DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 168--Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, 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 two sites in Gainesville (Cooke County), Texas,
adjacent to 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 June 27, 1997.
FTZ 168 was approved on November 1, 1990 (Board Order 491, 55 FR
46974, 11/8/90) and has been expanded four times (B.O.'s 603, 873, 885,
886). The zone currently consists of six sites in the Dallas/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,
Site 4 (91 acres)--Regency Business Park, Post & Paddock Road,
Site 5 (630 acres) within the 1,200-acre Mercantile Center, located
at I-35 and Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth;
Site 6 (168 acres) Frankford Trade Center, I-35E and Frankford
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to
include two industrial parks (642 acres total) located in Gainesville
(Cooke County), Texas, some 50 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth
Customs port of entry: Proposed Site 7 (185 acres) Corporate Square
Industrial Park/Armco/National Industrial Center, 3333 North I.H. 35;
and, Proposed Site 8 (457 acres) Gainesville Municipal Airport, 2300
Bonnavilla Drive. The sites are owned by the City of Gainesville,
though certain parcels have been sold to individual businesses. 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 September 8, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 22, 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, 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
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Dated: July 1, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-17774 Filed 7-7-97; 8:45 am]
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