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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 226] 
 
                                  48 FR 45814 
 
                                October 7, 1983 
 
 
Approval for Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 62, Brownsville, Texas, 
Within Brownsville Customs Port of Entry 
 
TEXT: Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 
18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board's regulations (15 CFR Part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) adopts the following order: 
 
   Whereas,  the Brownsville Navigation District (BND), a Texas public 
corporation, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 62, which presently covers 
2,000 acres, has applied to the Board for authority to expand the area 
approved for possible zone activity to include an additional 19,000 acres 
of BND property within the Brownsville Customs port of entry; 
 
   Whereas,  the application was accepted for filing on July 26, 1982, and 
notice inviting public comment as given in the Federal Register on August 
13, 1982 (Doc. 15-82, 47 FR 35226), with additional notice extending the 
comment period given on October 12, 1982 (47 FR 44806); 
 
   Whereas, an examiners committee has investigated the application in 
accordance with the Board's regulations and recommends approval with a 
restriction that any activation of approved zone space beyond a total of 
2,000 acres would require further Foreign-Trade Zones Board approval;  
 
   Whereas,  the expansion is necessary to provide greater flexibility in 
extending zone procedures to firms within BND's port complex; and,  
 
   Whereas,  the Board has found that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations are satisfied, and that 
approval of the application is in the public interest; 
 
   Now, therefore,  the Board hereby orders: 
 
   That the Grantee is authorized to expand its zone in accordance with the
application filed July 26, 1982 (Docket No. 15-82) subject to the 
restriction that any activation of approved zone space beyond 2,000 acres 
requires further Board approval. The Grantee shall notify the Executive 
Secretary of the Board for approval prior to the commencement of any 
manufacturing operations. The authority given in this Order is further 
subject to settlement locally by the District Director of Customs and the 
District Army Engineer regarding compliance with their respective 
requirements relating to foreign-trade zones.  
 
   Signed at Washington, D.C. this 30th day of September 1983. Lawrence J. 
Brady, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. DaPonte Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary  
[FR Doc. 83-27470 Filed 10-6-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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