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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 35-85] 
 
                                  48 FR 43364 
 
                               September 23, 1983 
 
 
Application for Expansion; Foreign-Trade Zone 12, McAllen, Texas  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by McAllen Trade Zone, Inc. (McAllen) grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone 12, requesting authority to expand its zone project in McAllen, Texas, 
adjacent to the Hidalgo 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 September 14, 1983. The applicant is 
authorized to make this proposal under Article 1446.2 of Vernon's 
Annotated Civil Statutes of Texas,  
 
   On October 23, 1970, McAllen was authorized by the Board to establish a 
foreign-trade zone (Board Order 84, 35 FR 16962, 11/3/70). The project 
covers 40 acres in the McAllen Southwest Industrial Area, an industrial 
park located at W. Military Highway and S. 33rd Street in McAllen. In 1982, 
the zone served 105 business firms and received $446 million in 
merchandise. There has been a 400 percent increase in merchandise received 
during the past five years. Because all of the park's buildings are now 
fully occupied and the remaining vacant parcels are too small to 
accommodate larger prospective industrial users, the grantee has requested 
an expansion of its zone area. 
 
   The expanded are a would cover 40 acres immediately to the south of the 
existing approved zone area. A 50,000 square foot multi-user building will 
be constructed and tracts will be available for tenants requiring their own 
facilities. 
 
   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, 
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest 
Region, Suite 500, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057; and Colonel 
Alan L. Laubscher, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, 
P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553. 
 
   Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing 
from interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or 
before October 21, 1983. 
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Administration Building, 
Bridge Street, 
P.O. Box Q, 
Hidalgo, TX 78557 
 
 
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: September 19, 1983. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 83-26017 Filed 9-22-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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