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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 56-97]

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, 
Fort Worth;
    Site 4 (91 acres)--Regency Business Park, Post & Paddock Road, 
Grand Prairie;
    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 
Road, Carrollton.
    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.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-17774 Filed 7-7-97; 8:45 am]