DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 10270
March 20, 1990
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone in Presidio, TX; Application and Public
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Presidio Economic Development Corporation, a Texas non-profit
corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Presidio, Texas, within the Presidio Customs port of entry. It
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 March 1, 1990. The applicant is authorized
to make this proposal under Article 1446.01 of Vernon's Annotated Statutes
of the State of Texas.
The proposed general-purpose zone would be situated at a new 184-acre
industrial park which straddles State Highway 67 and the Customs border
offices, adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Presidio, Texas.
Zone status is requested for the entire industrial park, which is owned by
RCS, Inc., the developer.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Presidio area for the storage, inspection and distribution of produce,
textiles/apparel, furniture, industrial equipment, and electronic products
and components. Zone procedures would also be used in conjunction with the
inspection of cattle from Mexico. No specific manufacturing approval is
being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a
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 Lt. Colonel
Steven M. Dougan, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1580, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103-1580.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 3, 1990, beginning at 10 a.m. at City Hall, West O'Reilly
Street, Presidio, Texas 79845.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in
writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by March 27, 1990.
Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted in
accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care of
the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice through
May 3, 1990.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
Border Station-Highway 67,
P.O. Box 927,
Presidio, Texas 79845.
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: March 13, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-6337 Filed 3-19-90; 8:45 am]
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