DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 25-84]
49 FR 20747
May 16, 1984
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Ellis County, Texas; Application and Public
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Midlothian Traded Zone Corporation, a Texas non-profit
corporation associated with the City of Midlothian and the Chamber of
Commerce, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade
zone in Ellis County, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas/Ft. Worth 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 May 7, 1984. The
applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Senate Bill 769, 68th
Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 1983, signed on May 17, 1983.
The proposed foreign-trade zone will be located on a 600-acre parcel
south of U.S. Highway 67 at 9th Street and Center Drive in Midlothian. The
facility is part of a planned industrial park to be called the Mid-Texas
International Center. Trade Zone Operators, Inc. will manage the zone
project with users assuming responsibility for developing their own
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Ellis County area. Mazda Motors of America, Inc. would use zone procedure
for its ongoing automobile accessorization operation on the site, and
other such operations are expected. Another proposed user plans to
manufacture electronic wire and cable products. No specific manufacturing
requests are being made at this time, however, 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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, 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, 5850 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77057; and Colonel
Theodore G. Stroup, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Fort Worth, 819 Taylor St., P.O. Box 17300, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on June 15, 1983, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Midlothian City
Hall, 235 North 8th Street, Midlothian.
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 June 5.
Intead 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 July 16, 1984.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
1100 Commerce Street, Rm. 7A5,
Dallas, TX 75242
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: May 10, 1984.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 84-13121 Filed 5-15-84; 8:45 am]
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