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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 9-90] 
                                  55 FR 10269 
                                 March 20, 1990 
   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone in Liberty County, TX; Houston Customs Port 
of Entry; Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Liberty County Economic Development Corporation, a Texas
non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone at sites in Liberty County, Texas, within the Houston 
Customs port of entry. It 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), and was formally filed on February 28, 
1990. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Article 
1446.01, Vernon's Annotated Statutes, Texas. 
   The proposed general-purpose zone would consist of 4 sites (246 acres) in
Liberty County, Texas. Site 1 (150 acres) is located in the City of 
Cleveland's International Industrial Park on Highway FM 2025 west of U.S. 
Highway 59. Sites 2 and 3 (Site Nos. E-1, and E-2 in application) 45 acres 
and 27 acres) are two planned industrial park sites located on the Trinity 
River some 2 miles south of U.S. Highway 90 in the City of Liberty. The 
parcels are part of the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District. Site 
4 (Site No. E-3 in application) (24 acres) is located within the Cleveland 
Municipal Airport on Highway FM 787, Liberty County, Texas. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Liberty County area. Several firms have expressed an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution, repacking, labeling and repair of 
machinery and equipment, electronic products and components, sporting goods 
and plumbing fixtures. No specific manufacturing approval is being sought 
at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case 
   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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Paul Rimmer, 
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest 
Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057-3012; and, Colonel Brink 
P. Miller, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, P.O. 
Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553-1229.  
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 4, 1990, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Liberty City Hall, 
1829 Sam Houston Street, Liberty, Texas, 77575. 
   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 March 28, 1990. 
Instead 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 
May 4, 1990.  
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
following locations: 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
515 Rusk Street, Room 2625, 
Houston, TX 77002. 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835, 
14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: March 13, 1990. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-6336 Filed 3-19-90; 8:45 am]