DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 9-90]
55 FR 10269
March 20, 1990
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone in Liberty County, TX; Houston Customs Port
of Entry; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Liberty County Economic Development Corporation, a Texas
non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone at sites in Liberty County, Texas, within the Houston
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), and was formally filed on February 28,
1990. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Article
1446.01, Vernon's Annotated Statutes, Texas.
The proposed general-purpose zone would consist of 4 sites (246 acres) in
Liberty County, Texas. Site 1 (150 acres) is located in the City of
Cleveland's International Industrial Park on Highway FM 2025 west of U.S.
Highway 59. Sites 2 and 3 (Site Nos. E-1, and E-2 in application) 45 acres
and 27 acres) are two planned industrial park sites located on the Trinity
River some 2 miles south of U.S. Highway 90 in the City of Liberty. The
parcels are part of the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District. Site
4 (Site No. E-3 in application) (24 acres) is located within the Cleveland
Municipal Airport on Highway FM 787, Liberty County, Texas.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Liberty County area. Several firms have expressed an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution, repacking, labeling and repair of
machinery and equipment, electronic products and components, sporting goods
and plumbing fixtures. No specific manufacturing approval is being sought
at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case
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, TX 77057-3012; and, Colonel Brink
P. Miller, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, P.O.
Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553-1229.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 4, 1990, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Liberty City Hall,
1829 Sam Houston Street, Liberty, Texas, 77575.
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 28, 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 4, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
515 Rusk Street, Room 2625,
Houston, TX 77002.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835,
14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: March 13, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-6336 Filed 3-19-90; 8:45 am]
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