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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 12-88] 
                                   53 FR 7382 
                                 March 8, 1988 
Foreign-Trade Zone 62, Brownsville, TX; Application for Expansion  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Brownsville Navigation District (BND), grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 62, requesting authority to expand the zone to include 
two additional sites in Harlingen, Texas, within the Brownsville 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 
February 24, 1988. 
   The Brownsville zone was approved in October 1980 and expanded in 
September 1983. It presently covers the BND port complex, with authority to
activate up to 2000 acres, as well as a site at the Brownsville International
Airport. The current proposal calls for an extension of the zone to include
sites in Harlingen, Texas consisting of two parcels (320 acres) of publicly
owned property. Parcel 1, Harlingen Industrial Airpark (203 acres), is 
located at Valley International Airport on Rio Hondo Road in Harlingen. 
Parcel 2, Harlingen Industrial Park (117 acres), is located at FM 106 and 
FM 1595, also in Harlingen. 
   The application indicates there is a need for zone services in the 
Harlingen area and this expansion is designed to accommodate prospective
users who cannot use the existing Brownsville zone. 
   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: Joseph Lowry (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones Staff,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Don Gough, Deputy 
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region, 
5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057-3012; and Colonel John A. Tudela,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, P.O. Box 1229, 
Galveston, TX 77553-1229.  
   Comments concerning the proposed expansion are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before April 18, 1988.  
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
Office of the Port Director, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
International Border Station, 
Brownsville, TX 78520 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: March 1, 1988. 
Dennis Puccinelli, 
   Acting Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-5022 Filed 3-7-88; 8:45 am]