DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 18-90]
55 FR 22052
May 31, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone 80, San Antonio, TX; Application for Expansion and for
Subzones at Bausch and Lomb Sunglasses Plant; Colin Medical Instruments
Plant; and Friedrich Air Conditioning Plant
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of San Antonio, Texas, grantee of FTZ 80, requesting
authority to expand and reorganize its zone, and requesting special-purpose
subzone status at three plants in the San Antonio Customs port of entry
area. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the
Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the regulations of
the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on May 15, 1990.
FTZ 80 was approved on September 16, 1982 (Board Order 200, 47 FR 42011,
9/23/82), and it currently covers 556 acres at four sites in the San Antonio
area. Site 1 (51 acres) is an industrial area on Coliseum Road. Site 2 (4
acres) is at 315 Medina Street. Site 3 (500 acres) is within the Southwest
Industrial Center, Quintana Road at I-35. A temporary site was authorized
in 1989 at a 58,000 sq. ft. warehouse owned and operated by Southwest
Freight of San Antonio, Inc., at 5040 Space Center Drive (A-39-89,
The proposed zone reorganization would delete existing Sites 1 and 2,
and make the temporary Southwest Freight site a permanent zone site (new
Site 1). The change would also add a site at the airport (new Site 2) and
3 new industrial park sites (to be designated as Sites 4, 5 and 6).
The reorganized general-purpose zone would consist of: Site 1, Southwest
Freight facility (existing temporary site); Site 2, (8 acres) located at
John Saunders and Wetmore Roads at the San Antonio International Airport;
Site 3 Southwest Industrial Center, known as the Notre Dame site (existing
Site 3); Site 4 (320 acres) an industrial park at Interstate Highway 10
East and Loop 410; Site 5 (281 acres) an industrial park located at the
Intersection of FM 3009 and Interstate Highway 35, known as the Tri-County
facility; Site 6 (683-acres) an industrial park at Foster and Kiefer Roads,
known as the Foster Ridge facility. The proposal calls for an activation
limit of 225 acres at all sites.
The proposal also requests subzone status for three distribution/
processing facilities: Bausch and Lomb, Inc., plant, 5335 Castroville Road
(17 acres), warehousing/distribution and assembly of sunglasses and frames
(duty rate 7.2%); Colin Medical Instruments Corporation plant, 12677
Silicon Drive near I-10 (21 acres), warehousing/distribution of medical
equipment (duty rate 3.4%); and, Friedrich Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration Company plant, 4200 North Pan Am Expressway (39 acres),
warehouse/distribution and assembly of room air conditioners and components
such as compressors and copper tubing (duty rate 1.4-5%).
Zone procedures at all sites would be used for duty deferral. No requests
for manufacturing approvals are being made at this time. Such requests
would be made to 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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
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, Suite 500, Houston, TX
77057-3012; and Colonel William D. Brown, District Engineer, U.S. Army
Engineer District Fort Worth, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300.
Comments concerning the proposed expansion and subzones 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 9, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Customs Service Port Director's Office,
10500 Highway 281 North, Suite 170,
San Antonio, TX 78216,
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 22, 1990.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 90-12521 Filed 5-30-90; 8:45 am]
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