DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 7-82]
47 FR 5923
February 9, 1982
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-San Antonio, Texas; Application and Public
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of San Antonio, Texas,
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in
San Antonio and Bexar County, within and adjacent to the San Antonio
Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the
provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C.
81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was
formally filed on February 1, 1982. The applicant is authorized to make
this proposal under Article 1446.10 of Vernon's Annotated Revised Civil
Statutes of the State of Texas.
The proposed zone will cover a total of 556 acres on three separate
parcels. Site 1 is a 52-acre parcel in an industrial area on Coliseum Road
at Interstate 35 in San Antonio. Three buildings totaling 287,000 square
feet are available for initial zone processing and warehousing operations.
Site 2 covers 4 acres at 315 Medina Street adjacent to the downtown
business district with 174,000 square feet of warehouse space. Site 3 is
located within the Southwest Industrial Center on Quintana Road and
Interstate 35 in Bexar County. Covering 500 acres this site will be used
to accommodate firms requiring their own facilities and to provide standby
space for future zone development. The City has designated Scobey Moving
and Storage Company as operator for the zone project.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
San Antonio area. Prospective users have indicated an interest in zone
procedures for storage, exhibiton, testing, packing and assembly of
machinery, fabricated metal products, roofing materials, medical equipment,
household appliances, wood products, electronic components and products,
clothing, footwear, paper products, and beer.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
20230; Donald Gough, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S. Customs
Service, Region VI, 500 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002; and Colonel
Donald J. Palladino, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Ft.
Worth, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a
public hearing on March 4, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City
Council Chambers, City Hall, Commerce and Flores Streets, San Antonio. The
purpose of the hearing is to help inform interested persons about the
proposal, to provide an opportunity for their expression of views, and to
obtain information useful to the examiners.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
They should notify the Board's Executive Secretary of their desire to be
heard in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by
February 24, 1982. Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may
be submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners
committee, care of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of
this notice through April 3, 1982. Evidence submitted during the post-
hearing period is not desired unless it is clearly shown that the matter
is new and material and that there are good reasons why it could not be
presented at the hearing. A copy of the application and accompanying
exhibits will be available during this time for public inspection at each
of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
1802 N.E. Loop 410,
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721,
14th and Constitution, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated February 3, 1982.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 82-3420 Filed 2-8-82; 8:45 am]
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