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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
             [Docket No. 31-88; Foreign-Trade Zone 12, McAllen, TX] 
                                  53 FR 40484 
                                October 17, 1988 
Application for Expansion of Zone; McAllen Economic Development Corp.  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the McAllen Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), successor by
change of name to McAllen Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 12,
requesting authority to expand the zone to include an additional site at the
McAllen-Miller International Airport, McAllen, Texas, within the Hidalgo 
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 September 30, 1988.  
   The McAllen zone was approved on October 30, 1970 (Board Order 84, 35 FR
16962, 11-3-70), and expanded on May 2, 1984 (Board Order 254, 49 FR 22842,
6-1-84). The zone presently covers 80 acres within the McAllen Southwest 
Industrial Area, McAllen. The grantee has requested authority to expand the
zone to include an 8.5-acre parcel at the Air Cargo Facility within the 
airport complex. The 8.5-acre city-owned parcel is situated south of Uvalde
Street and east of FM 1926 about three miles north of the existing zone. The
expansion is being requested to make zone warehouse space available at the 
airport to facilitate international air cargo shipments. 
   No manufacturing approvals are being sought in the application. Such 
approvals would be requested from 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: Joseph Lowry (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Paul Rimmer, Deputy 
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region, 
5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057-3012; and Colonel John A. Tudela,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, P.O. Box 1229, 
Galveston, TX 77553-1229.  
   Comments concerning the proposed expansion 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 November 22, 1988.
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Administration Building, 
International Bridge, 
Hidalgo, TX 78557 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: October 3, 1988. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-23925 Filed 10-14-88; 8:45 am]