DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 25-83]
48 FR 36301
August 10, 1983
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Maverick County, Texas, Adjacent to the
Eagle Pass Customs Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Eagle Pass, Texas, requesting authority to
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Maverick Country,
adjacent to the Eagle Pass Customs port of entry. The application was
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR
Part 400). It was formally filed on July 25, 1983. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Article 1446.14 of Vernon's
Annotated Civil Statutes of Texas.
The proposed zone involves 5 sites totalling 1380 acres. Site 1 is the
Eagle Pass Industrial Park covering 188 acres at Industrial Boulevard and
Brown Street in Eagle Pass. Existing warehouse facilities are available at
this site for initial zone operations. Site 2 involves the City's Mini
Industrial Park covering 17 acres at Industrial Boulevard and Adams Street,
Eagle Pass. Site 3 is a standby area for heavy manufacturing involving 1100
acres at the Maverick County Airport, U.S. Highway 277 in Maverick County.
Site 4, covering 55 acres on State Highway 1588 near Highway 277 in
Maverick County, and Site 5, covering 17 acres on Highway 277 in northern
Eagle Pass, are standby areas for future zone development. The City has
selected the Maverick County Development Corporation, a Texas non-profit
development corporation, to operate the zone project.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Eagle Pass area. Local firms have indicated an interest in using the zone
for warehousing/distribution and processing of construction materials and
apparel. No approval is being requested for manufacturing at this time. Such
requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Donald Gough,
Director, Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region,
500 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002; and Colonel Theodore G. Stroup, Jr.,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Fort Worth, P.O. Box 17300,
Fort Worth, TX 76102.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on September 8, 1983, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Zaragoza Room
of the La Posada Hotel, 1000 Zaragoza, Laredo.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by September 1.
Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted in
accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care
of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice
through October 8, 1983.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
160 Garrison Street,
P.O. Box KK,
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Pennsylvania NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: August 4, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-21779 Filed 8-9-83; 8:45 am]
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