Import Administration
September 2001:   New FTZ Mailing Address  
last update: September 2002 
                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 238] 
 
                                  48 FR 53739 
 
                               November 29, 1983 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the City of Del Rio, 
Texas, for a Foreign-Trade Zone in Val Verde County, Adjacent to the Del 
Rio 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-81u), 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 Del Rio, 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 Val Verde County, 
Texas, adjacent to the Del Rio 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, and that the proposal is in the public 
interest, approves the application.  
 
   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 Val Verde
County, Texas, Adjacent to the Del Rio 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 Del Rio, Texas (the Grantee), has made application
(filed July 25, 1983, Docket No. 26-83, 48 FR 36101) in due and proper form
to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and maintenance of 
a foreign-trade zone consisting of 4 sites in Val Verde County, Texas, 
adjacent to the Del Rio 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) are satisfied; 
 
   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. 97 at the locations mentioned 
above 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: 
 
   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. 83-31928 Filed 11-28-83; 8:45 am]