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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 7-87] 
                                  52 FR 27696 
                                 July 23, 1987 
Foreign-Trade Zone 84, Harris County, TX (Houston POE); Amendment of Zone 
Plan for Oiltanking Site 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone 84, requesting an amendment to its zone plan to add the petroleum
and chemical storage and blending facility of Oiltanking of Texas, Inc., in 
Harris County, Texas, within the Houston 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 400). It was formally filed on July 14, 1987. 
   PHA received authority from the Board to establish a multisite foreign-
trade zone in Harris County, Texas, on July 15, 1983 (Board Order, 48 FR 
34792, August 1, 1983). This amendment would also be subject to the 
restrictions contained in Board Order 214. 
   The proposed change would involve adding to the zone the public petroleum
product and chemical storage terminal and blending facilities of Oiltanking 
of Texas, Inc., a subsidiary of Marquard and Bohls Investment Corp., located
at 15602 Jacintoport Blvd., and on the Houston Ship Channel. With a 2 
million barrel capacity, the facility stores and blends motor fuels, 
reformate, naphtha, toluene, chemicals and blend stocks. The zone blending 
activities would be for export only.  

   In accordance with the 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, DC 20230; Donald Gough, 
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest 
Region, 5850 San Felige Street, Houston, TX 77057; and Colonel Gordon M. 
Clarke, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Galveston, P.O. 
Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553.  
   Comments concerning the proposed amendment of the zone plan are invited
in writing from interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before 
September 4, 1987.  

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the locations: 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
2625 Federal Courthouse, 
515 Rusk Street, 
Houston, TX 77002. 

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: July 16, 1987. 
Dennis Puccinelli, 
   Acting Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 87-16747 Filed 7-22-87; 8:45 am]