DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
54 FR 21089
May 16, 1989
Foreign-Trade Zone 94 -- Laredo, Texas; Application for Expansion
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Laredo, Texas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 94,
requesting authority to expand the zone to include additional acreage in the
Laredo area, within the Laredo 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 April 28, 1989.
The Laredo zone was approved on November 22, 1983 (Board Order 235, 48
FR 53737, 11/29/83), and presently covers 212 acres at four sites in the
Laredo area. Sites 1 and 2 (142 acres) are located on publicly owned
property at the Laredo International Airport (LIA Site). Site 3 (20 acres),
owned by the Texas-Mexican Railway, is located on Highway 359 in Webb
County. Site 4 (50 acres), owned by Killam Oil Company (Killam Site), is
located at 12800 Old Mines Road about two miles northwest of the city
limits. This site was approved as part of a boundary modification in
The grantee has requested authority to expand the airport site to include
the entire 1,600-acre airport complex, and to expand Site 4 to include the
entire 1,400-acre Killam tract. The authority is requested subject to a
condition that would limit the total area eligible for activation to 500
acres at the LIA Site and to 550 acres at the Killam Site. Manufacturing
activity would require further FTZ Board approval on a case-by-case basis.
The expansion is being requested to provide greater flexibility in
locating prospective zone users at both sites in an effort to assist the
City's economic development efforts.
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, DC 20230; Paul Rimmer, Deputy
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region,
5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, Texas 77057-3012; and Colonel John E.
Schaufelberger, District, Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Fort Worth,
P.O. Box 17300, Forth Worth, Texas 76102-0300.
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 July 5, 1989.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Office of the District Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
Lincoln Juarez Bridge,
Administration Building #2,
Laredo, Texas 78044-3130
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2835,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 9, 1989.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 89-11621 Filed 5-15-89; 8:45 am]
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