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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Docket No. 609)

   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Port of Houston
                                 Authority
  for Special-Purpose Subzone Status for Export Activity; Tuboscope Vetco
      International, Inc. (Steel Tubular Products), Harris County, TX

                          Monday, December 7, 1992


Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC

Resolution and Order

Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18,
1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) adopts the following Resolution and Order:

The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:

After consideration of the application of the Port of Houston Authority,
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 84, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) on April 17, 1992, requesting special-purpose subzone 
status for export activity at the steel tubular products inspection and 
coating facility of Tuboscope Vetco International Inc., in Harris County, 
Texas, adjacent to the Houston Customs port of entry, the Board, finding 
that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act and the Board's 
regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest, 
approves the application:

The approval is subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations (as
revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10-8-91); including  400.28. The Secretary of
Commerce, as Chairman and Executive Officer of the Board, is hereby
authorized to issue a grant of authority and appropriate Board Order.

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Tuboscope Vetco International, Inc.
Plant, Harris County, TX

Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act, "To provide
for the establishment of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United 
States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes," 
as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act)," the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) is authorized to grant to corporations the privilege of 
establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of 
entry;

Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;

Whereas, an application from the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone 84, for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone
for export activity at the steel tubular products inspection and coating
facility of Tuboscope Vetco International, Inc., located in Harris County,
Texas, was filed by the Board on April 17, 1992 (FTZ) Docket 11-92, 57 FR
18866, 05-01- 92); and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the
Board's regulations are satisfied and that the proposal is in the public 
interest;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
substance (Subzone 84I) for export activity at the steel tubular products
inspection and coating plant of Tuboscope Vetco International, Inc, in
Harris County, Texas, at the location described in the application, subject
to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10-8-91), including  400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of November 1992, pursuant to Order
of the Board.

Alan M. Dunn,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce, for Import Administration; 
Chairman, Committee of Alternates, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

Attest:

Dennis Puccinelli,

Acting Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-29626 Filed 12-4-92; 8:45 am)