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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 39-84] 
 
                                  49 FR 35671 
 
                               September 11, 1984 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 84 -- Harris County, TX (Houston Customs Port of Entry); 
Application To Amend Zone Plan 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 84, requesting authority to amend the plan for Foreign-Trade Zone 84 in
Harris County, Texas, within the Houston Customs port of entry, by replacing
8 of the originally approved sites with 10 new ones. 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 August 29, 1984. The applicant is authorized 
to make this proposal under Article 1446.7 of Vernon's Annotated Civil 
Statutes.  
 
   The PHA received authority from the Board to establish a multi-site 
foreign-trade zone in Harris County, Texas on July 15, 1983 (Board Order 
214, 48 FR 34792, 8/1/83). While 5 PHA sites were approved as conventional 
sites, the remaining sites were approved for 5 years subject to special 
conditions. The new sites in this application are non-PHA sites and would 
also be subject to these conditions.  

   The proposed ten new sites total 221 acres, replacing the 8 deleted 
sites which total 253 acres. The sites to be added involve 6 privately 
owned warehouse/distribution operations, and 4 manufacturing operations. The
manufacturing sites are for Cleanese Chemical Company for the storage and 
blending of organic chemicals; Vetco Offshore, Inc., manufacturing oil and 
gas drillings equipment from steel tubular products and connectors; Landell
Manufacturing, Inc., manufacturing steel pipe couplings for the petroleum 
industry; and United Steel Machinery Corporation, a steel service center 
levelling and cutting sheet and plate. 
 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consist 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, Suite 500, 5850 San Felipe St., 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 amendment 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 9, 1984.  

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
2625 Federal Bldg., 
515 Rusk St., 
Houston, TX 77002 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
 
   Dated: September 5, 1984. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.   
[FR Doc. 84-23942 Filed 9-10-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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