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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               [Docket 58-91]

  			Foreign-Trade Zone 84--Harris
                  County, Texas; Application for Expansion

                          Friday, October 11, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), grantee of FTZ 84, requesting
authority to expand its zone in the Harris County, Texas, area. 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 October 4, 1991.

FTZ 84 was approved on July 15, 1983 (Board Order 214, 48 FR 34792,
8/1/93). After earlier expansions, the zone plan was revised on January 12,
1989 (Board Order 424, 54 FR 3516, 1/24/89). The zone currently consists of
3 sites at PHA industrial parks (535 acres), and 10 sites (559 acres) for
public warehousing/storage activity.

The grantee is now requesting authority to expand four of its existing zone
sites as follows: Site A-1 (currently 409 acres)--add a parcel (12 acres)
on the west bank of the Houston Ship Channel, adjacent to Wharves 8 and 9,
and a parcel (14 acres) located at 9800 Clinton Drive on the eastern end of
the Port Authority Industrial Park; Site A-3 (currently 29 acres)--restore
zone site to original boundaries by adding the 30-acre parcel that was
deleted in a boundary modification (A-40-90); Site A-3T (currently 30
acres)--add 28 acres at 816 West Barbours Cut Boulevard and remove time
limit (12/6/93); and Site B-9 (currently 43 acres)--add a parcel (113
acres) at 16338 Air Center Boulevard, within the Central Green Business Park.

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, Office of Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest 
Region, Suite 500, 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.

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 December 6, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
2625 Federal Courthouse Building, 
515 Rusk Street, 
Houston, TX 77002.

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: October 7, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-24649 Filed 10-10-91; 8:45 am]