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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               [Docket 77-91]

  			Foreign-Trade Zone 94--Laredo,
                      Texas Application for Expansion

                          Monday, December 2, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the City of Laredo, Texas, grantee of FTZ 94, requesting authority
to expand its zone in Laredo, Texas. 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 November 6, 1991.

FTZ 94 was approved on November 22, 1983 (Board Order 235, 48 FR 53737,
11/29/83) and expanded on March 26, 1990 (Board Order 468, 55 FR 12696,
4/5/90). It currently consists of three sites in the Laredo area: Site 1
(550 acres) within the 1600-acre city-owned Laredo International Airport
Industrial Park; Site 2 (20 acres) owned by the Texas-Mexican Railway,
along Highway 359 in Webb County; and Site 3 (550 acres) at 12800 Oil Mines
Road, within the 1400-acre Killiam tract, owned by Killiam Oil Company.

The grantee is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include a
site at the 7,000-acre International Commerce Center, owned by Dolores
Development Company. (The application requests authority only to activate
1,500 acres within the center.) The center is part of the 14,000-acre
Laredo Northwest business and residential development, adjacent to the
Laredo Solidarity Bridge crossing to Mexico.

No manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such approvals would
be requested from the Board on a case-by-case basis.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, and 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; 
Donna De La Torre, Director, Office of Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs 
Service, Southwest Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, suite 500, Houston, Texas
77057-3012; and, Colonel John A. Mills, District Engineer, U.S. Army 
Engineer District Fort Worth, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300.

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 January 13, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for inspection at each of the
following locations:
Office of the District Director, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Lincoln Juarez Bridge, Building 2, 
Laredo, Texas 78044-3130

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

Dated: November 22, 1991.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Acting Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-28841 Filed 11-29-91; 8:45 am]