DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 21210
May 23, 1990
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Dallas-Fort Worth Maquila Trade Development Corporation
(MTDC), a Texas non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone at sites in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas,
within the Dallas 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 8, 1990. The applicant is authorized to make this
proposal under Article 1446.01 of the Texas Revised Statutes.
The proposed MTDC project would be the third general-purpose zone project
in the Dallas-Fort Worth Customs port of entry area. The existing zones in
the area are: FTZ 39 at the DFW International Airport (Grantee: Dallas-Fort
Worth Regional Airport Board, FTZ Board Order 133, 43 FR 37478, 8/17/78);
and, FTZ 113 at the Mid-Texas International Center in Midlothian, some 20
miles south of Dallas (Grantee: Midlothian Trade Zone Corporation, Board
Order 283, 50 FR 300, 1/3/85).
The proposed new foreign-trade zone would cover 3 sites (1050 acres) in
the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Site 1 (766 acres) is the LBJ Southport Center
industrial park at I-635/I-20 and I-45 in South Dallas (developers: LBJ
Diamond Partnership, Langdon 101 & 114, and I20-I45 Partnership). Site 2
(24 acres) is an industrial area located at Alta Mesa Boulevard and Will
Rogers Boulevard in southern Fort Worth (developer: Centre Development
Company, Inc.). Site 3 (260 acres) is located within the CentrePort
industrial development at Highway 183 and Highway 360, south of the DFW
International Airport (developer: Centre Development Company, Inc.).
The application contends there is a need for additional zone services
in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at sites for which the existing grantees are
not appropriate sponsors. The proposed MTDC zone will focus on activity
associated with maquiladora plants in Mexico, including the warehousing/
distribution of products such as truck parts, electronic components,
telecommunication equipment, pharmaceuticals and toys.
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, DC
20230; Paul Rimmer, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs
Service, Southwest Region, Suite 500, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston,
TX 77057-3012; and, Colonel William D. Brown, District Engineer, U.S. Army
Engineer District Fort Worth, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300.
Comments concerning the proposed zone 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 July 3, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, Room 7A5,
100 Commerce Street,
Dallas, TX 75242
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 16, 1990.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 90-12004 Filed 5-22-90; 8:45 am]
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