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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                             (Docket No. 38-92)

    Foreign-Trade Zone 84; Harris County, TX; Application for Expansion
  Port of Entry), Zone Site #11--Oiltanking of Houston, Inc., Houston, TX

                          Monday, January 11, 1993

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of FTZ 84, requesting 
authority to expand Zone Site 11 at the liquid bulk storage facilities of 
Oiltanking of Houston, Inc. (Oiltanking) (formerly Oiltanking of Texas, 
Inc.) located in Houston, 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 December 22, 1992.

The FTZ Board approved FTZ 84 in 1983 (Board Order 214, 48 FR 34792,
8/1/83), and the zone project currently includes 12 sites in Harris County,
Texas. Zone Site 11 (50 acres) covers a portion of the Oiltanking facility.
It was authorized by the Board for the storage of liquid bulk products in
1988 (Board Order 409, 53 FR 53042, 12/30/88). The facility is located at
15602 Jacintoport Blvd. in Houston, Texas.

The application requests authority to expand Site 11 to cover the entire
Oiltanking facility (269 Acres). The expansion would include new storage
facilities constructed since 1988, adding 6 million barrels of liquid bulk
storage capacity to the 3.1 million barrels at existing site 11. All
limitations (e.g., no blending, processing) stated in Board Order 409
authorizing the original site would apply to the expanded site.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ Staff has
been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the

Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original
and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the
address below. The closing period for their receipt is March 12, 1993.
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the subsequent
15-day period is March 29, 1993.

A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at each
of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
#1 Allen Center, 
500 Dallas, Suite #1160, 
Houston, Texas 77002.

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

Dated: December 30, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-546 Filed 1-8-93; 8:45 am)