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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 25-83] 
 
                                  48 FR 36301 
 
                                August 10, 1983 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Maverick County, Texas, Adjacent to the 
Eagle Pass Customs Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Eagle Pass, Texas, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Maverick Country, 
adjacent to the Eagle Pass 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 July 25, 1983. The applicant is 
authorized to make this proposal under Article 1446.14 of Vernon's 
Annotated Civil Statutes of Texas. 
 
   The proposed zone involves 5 sites totalling 1380 acres. Site 1 is the 
Eagle Pass Industrial Park covering 188 acres at Industrial Boulevard and 
Brown Street in Eagle Pass. Existing warehouse facilities are available at 
this site for initial zone operations. Site 2 involves the City's Mini 
Industrial Park covering 17 acres at Industrial Boulevard and Adams Street, 
Eagle Pass. Site 3 is a standby area for heavy manufacturing involving 1100 
acres at the Maverick County Airport, U.S. Highway 277 in Maverick County. 
Site 4, covering 55 acres on State Highway 1588 near Highway 277 in 
Maverick County, and Site 5, covering 17 acres on Highway 277 in northern 
Eagle Pass, are standby areas for future zone development. The City has 
selected the Maverick County Development Corporation, a Texas non-profit 
development corporation, to operate the zone project. 
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Eagle Pass area. Local firms have indicated an interest in using the zone 
for warehousing/distribution and processing of construction materials and
apparel. No approval is being requested for manufacturing at this time. Such
requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis. 
 
   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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Donald Gough, 
Director, Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region, 
500 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002; and Colonel Theodore G. Stroup, Jr., 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Fort Worth, P.O. Box 17300, 
Fort Worth, TX 76102. 
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public 
hearing on September 8, 1983, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Zaragoza Room 
of the La Posada Hotel, 1000 Zaragoza, Laredo. 
 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary 
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by September 1. 
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 October 8, 1983.  
 
   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, 
160 Garrison Street, 
P.O. Box KK, 
Eagle Pass, TX 78852 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
 
   Dated: August 4, 1983. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 83-21779 Filed 8-9-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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