DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 409]
53 FR 53042
December 30, 1988
Approval for Amendment of Zone Plan of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 84, Harris
County, TX, Within the Houston 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
Regulations (15 CFR Part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board)
adopts the following order:
Whereas, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone No. 84, has applied to the Board for authority to amend its zone plan
by including an additional private site for the petroleum and chemical
storage and blending facilities of Oiltanking of Texas, Inc., located in
Harris County, Texas, within the Houston Customs port of entry;
Whereas, the application was accepted for filing on July 14, 1987, and
notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register on July
23, 1987 (FTZ Doc. 7-87, 52 FR 27696);
Whereas, an examiners committee has investigated the application in
accordance with the Board's regulations and recommends conditional approval;
Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade
Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations would be satisfied if
approval is given subject to the conditions stated below;
Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:
That the Grantee is authorized to amend its zone plan in accordance with
the application filed July 14, 1987, subject to the following conditions:
1. Operations at this site shall be subject to the restrictions
applicable to FTZ 84 by virtue of Board Order 214 (7/15/83).
2. Full zone benefits for blending and processing shall be available
only for export activity.
3. Privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.65) shall be elected for any
foreign merchandise prior to any blending or processing operation.
4. This approval is for a period ending January 15, 1989, subject to
Board action on the pending PHA application for a permanent extension of
the "B" sites of the Houston zone (FTZ Doc. 8-88).
The Grantee shall notify the Board for approval prior to the
commencement of any manufacturing or blending operation not specifically
described in the application. The authority given in this Order is 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, DC, this 21st day of December 1988.
Jan W. Mares,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 88-30119 Filed 12-29-88; 8:45 am]
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