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[Docket 14-96]

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

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Laredo, Texas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
94, requesting authority to expand its zone in Laredo, Texas, within
the Laredo Customs port of entry. 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 February 21, 1996.

    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) and December 29, 1992 (Board Order 620, 58 FR 3533, 1/
11/93). The zone project currently consists of four sites in the Laredo
area: Site 1 (500 acres)--within the 1,600-acre city-owned Laredo
International Airport Industrial Park; Site 2 (20 acres)--owned by the
Texas-Mexican Railway, along Highway 359 in Webb County; Site 3 (550
acres)--within the 1,400-acre Killiam industrial area, owned by Killiam
Oil Co., at 12800 Old Mines Road; Site 4 (1,500-acres)--within 7,000-
acre International Commerce Center, Laredo Northwest business and
residential development.

    The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to
include a site (proposed Site 5--930 acres)--located at a proposed
industrial park (currently known as the ``La Barranca Ranch'' site),
Interstate Highway 35,
adjacent to the Union Pacific rail line, in northern Webb County, some
15 miles north of Laredo. The site is owned by Librado Pina, Inc.

    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 Board.

    Public comment on the application 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 May 3, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to May 20, 1996).

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

Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, Lincoln Juarez
Bridge, Bldg. #2, Laredo, Texas 78044-3130
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: February 23, 1996.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-4981 Filed 3-1-96; 8:45 am]