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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 237] 
 
                                  48 FR 53738 
 
                               November 29, 1983 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the City of Eagle Pass, 
Texas, for a Foreign-Trade Zone in Maverick County, Adjacent to the Eagle 
Pass Customs Port of Entry; Resolution and Order 
 
TEXT: Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81a), the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board has adopted the following Resolution and Order: 
 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
 
   After consideration of the application of the City of Eagle Pass, Texas, 
filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on July 25, 1983, 
requesting a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining 
a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Maverick County, Texas, adjacent to 
the Eagle Pass Customs port of entry, the Board, finding that the 
requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's 
regulations are satisfied with respect to Sites 1, 2, 4, and portions of 
Site 3, and that the proposal is in the public interest, approves the 
application with the exception of Site 5 and subject to the condition that 
any activation of approved zone space at Site 3 beyond 200 acres requires 
further Board approval.  
 
   As the proposal involves open space on which buildings may be constructed 
by parties other than the grantee, this approval includes authority to the 
grantee to permit the erection of such buildings, pursuant to Section 
400.815 of the Board's regulations, as are necessary to carry out the zone 
proposal, providing that prior to its granting such permission it shall 
have the concurrences of the local District Director of Customs, the U.S. 
Army District Engineer, when appropriate, and the Board's Executive 
Secretary. Further, the grantee shall notify the Board's Executive 
Secretary for approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing 
operation within the zone. The Secretary of Commerce, as Chairman and 
Executive Officer of the Board, is hereby authorized to issue a grant of 
authority and appropriate Board Order. 
 
 
Grant to Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in Maverick 
County, Texas, Adjacent to the Eagle Pass Customs Port of Entry  
 
   Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To provide 
for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of foreign-trade zones in 
ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign 
commerce, and for other purposes," as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the 
Act), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized and empowered 
to grant to corporations the privilege of establishing, operating, and 
maintaining foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to ports of entry under the 
jurisdiction of the United States;   

   Whereas, the City of Eagle Pass, Texas, (the Grantee) has made 
application (filed July 25, 1983, Docket No. 25-83, 48 FR 36301) in due 
and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and 
maintenance of a foreign-trade zone consisting of 5 sites in Maverick 
County, Texas, adjacent to the Eagle Pass Customs port of entry; 
 
   Whereas, notice of said application has been given and published, and 
full opportunity has been afforded all interested parties to be heard; and,
 
   Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the 
Board's regulations (15 CFR Part 400) would be satisfied subject to 
certain restrictions;  

   Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of
establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone, designated 
on the records of the Board as Zone No. 96 at Sites 1, 2, 3, and 4 
mentioned in the application and more particularly described on the maps 
and drawings accompanying the application in Exhibits IX and X, subject to 
the provisions, conditions, and restrictions of the Act and the regulations 
issued thereunder, to the same extent as though the same were fully set 
forth herein, and also to the following express conditions and limitations:
 
   Approval is denied as to Site 5 and any activation of approved zone 
space at Site 3 beyond 200 acres requires further Board approval. Activation
of the foreign-trade zone shall be commenced by the Grantee within a 
reasonable time from the date of issuance of the grant, and prior thereto 
the Grantee shall obtain all necessary permits from Federal, State, and 
municipal authorities.   

   The Grantee shall allow officers and employees of the United States 
free and unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade zone in 
the performance of their official duties. 
 
   The Grantee shall notify the Executive Secretary of the Board for 
approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing operations within 
the zone.   

   The grant shall not be construed to relieve the Grantee from liability 
for injury or damage to the person or property of others occasioned by the 
construction, operation, or maintenance of said zone, and in no event 
shall the United States, be liable therefor. 
 
   The grant is further subject to settlement locally by the District 
Director of Customs and the Army District Engineer with the Grantee 
regarding compliance with their respective requirements for the protection 
of the revenue of the United States and the installation of suitable 
facilities.  
 
   In witness whereof, the Foreign-trade Zones Board has caused its name 
to be signed and its seal to be affixed hereto by its Chairman and 
Executive Officer at Washington, D.C. this 22nd day of November 1983, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. DaPonte, 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 83-31927 Filed 11-28-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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