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                    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 
Hearing  
 
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 
facilities.   

   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., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 84-13121 Filed 5-15-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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