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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 26-83] 
                                  48 FR 36302 
                                August 10, 1983 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Val Verde County, Texas, Adjacent to the Del 
Rio 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 Del Rio, Texas, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Val Verde County, 
adjacent to the Del Rio 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 1446.13, Vernon's Annotated Civil 
Statutes of Texas. 
   The proposed zone covers 422 acres on 4 separate sites. Site 1 involves 
the Del Rio Industrial Park covering 151 acres on Cienegas Road and Johnson 
Boulevard, within the extraterritorial limits of Del Rio. Site 2 is a 
City-owned industrial park covering 220 acres at 10th Street and Johnson 
Boulevard, within the Del Rio International Airport complex. Site 3 is an 
existing public warehousing facility on 1 1/2 acres at 100 Jasper Road in 
Del Rio, to be used for initial zone activity. Site 4 involves 50 acres 
near Amistad Dam in Val Verde County, to be used as standby space for 
future zone development. Amistad Transfer and Storage has been designated 
to operate the zone project.  
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Del Rio area. Prospective uses of the zone include the warehousing/
distribution of appliances, appliance parts and house slippers. 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, 
International Bridge, 
Starr Route 2, 
Del Rio, TX 78840 
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., 
   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 83-21780 Filed 8-9-83; 8:45 am] 
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