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[Docket 4-97]
Foreign-Trade Zone 84--Houston, Texas Area Application for 
Expansion of Subzone 84L California Microwave--Microwave Network 
Systems, Inc.; Stafford, Texas

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 relocate Subzone 84L, authorized for California 
Microwave--Microwave Network Systems, Inc. (microwave 
telecommunications products), to a larger facility in Stafford, Texas, 
within the Houston 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 January 22, 1997.
    Subzone 84L was approved on 12/28/94 (Board Order 722, 60 FR 2377, 
1/9/95) for the microwave radio/telecommunications products 
manufacturing facility (3.5 acres, 240 persons) of Microwave Networks, 
Inc. (MNI), located in Harris County, Texas. Approval was subject to 
the restriction requiring that the company elect privileged foreign 
status on foreign components admitted to the subzone. MNI was acquired 
in 1996 by California Microwave, Inc. and now operates under the name 
of California Microwave--Microwave Network Systems, Inc. (CMMNS).
    The zone grantee is now requesting authority on behalf of CMMNS to 
relocate the subzone from the currently authorized manufacturing plant 
to a larger manufacturing facility (16 acres, 355 employees), located 
at 4000 Greenbriar Drive in Stafford, Texas. The application includes a 
request for an expanded level of manufacturing authority but the scope 
of the products made under FTZ procedures will not change (microwave 
radios for use in cellular and other telecommunications networks). FTZ 
authority would remain subject to the restrictions approved in Board 
Order 722.
    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 April 21, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to 
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during 
the subsequent 15-day period (to May 6, 1997).
    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 Export Assistance Center, 500 Dallas, Suite 
1160, Houston, Texas 77002
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: January 30, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-4224 Filed 2-19-97; 8:45 am]

The Contents entry for this article reads as follows:

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Applications, hearings, determinations, etc.:
    California Microwave-Microwave Network Systems, Inc.; microwave
      telecommunications products manufacturing facility, 7751