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[Docket 47-96]

Foreign-Trade Zone 168--Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Area; Application
for Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Dallas/Fort Worth Maquila Trade Development
Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, requesting authority to expand its
zone to include a site in Carrollton, Texas, within the Dallas/Fort
Worth 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 May 30, 1996.

FTZ 168 was approved on November 1, 1990 (Board Order 491, 55 FR 46974, 11/8/90) and reorganized in 1992 and 1994. The zone currently consists of three sites in the Fort Worth, Texas, area:

Site 1 (24 acres)--industrial area at Alta Mesa and Will Rogers Boulevards, Fort Worth;
Site 2 (263 acres)--Centreport Industrial Development, south of DFW International Airport, Fort Worth;
Site 3 (195 acres)--Fossil Creek Business Park, I-35W and I-820, Fort Worth.

Applications are currently pending for a site (proposed Site 4--91 acres) located at the Regency Business Park along Post & Paddock Road, Grand Prairie, Texas (Doc. 77-95, 60 FR 61528, 11/30/95), and a site (proposed Site 5--630 acres) within the 1,200-acre Mercantile Center, located at I-35 and Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas (Doc. 27-96, 61 FR 17875, 4/23/96).

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include a site at the Frankford Trade Center (168 acres) located adjacent to I-35E and Frankford Road, Carrollton, Texas. The site is owned by Hunt Realty Investments, Inc., and zone services will be provided by the FTZ Operating Company of Texas.

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

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 August 12, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to August 26, 1996).

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

U.S. Department of Commerce District Office 2050 N. Stemmons Fwy., Suite 170 Dallas, Texas 75258 Office of the Executive Secretary Foreign-Trade Zones Board U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230

Dated: May 30, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-14744 Filed 6-10-96; 8:45 am]