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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               [Docket 2-91]

   			Foreign-Trade Zone 153--San
                Diego, California; Application for Expansion

                         Tuesday, January 22, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the City of San Diego, California, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
153, requesting authority to expand its zone in San Diego, within the San 
Diego 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 January 10, 1991.

FTZ 153 was approved on October 14, 1988 (B.O. 394, 53 FR 41616, 10/24/88),
and currently involves 5 industrial park sites totalling 1,016 acres within
the City's Otay Mesa Planning Area, adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border.
The City is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include two
additional industrial parks in the Otay Mesa area: Brown Field Business
Park (160 acres), Otay Mesa Road and Britannia Boulevard (owner; California
Structures and Ahmanson Commercial Development Company); and Otay
International Center (389 acres), Harvest and Airway Roads, (owner; Westkin
Properties, Ltd.).

No manufacturing approvals are being sought 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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; John McGowan, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 880 Front Street, 
room 5-S-9, San Diego, California 92188; and, Colonel Charles S. Thomas, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Los Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, 
Los Angeles, California 90053-2325.

Comments concerning the proposed zone 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 February 25, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
6363 Greenwich Drive, 
San Diego, California 92122.

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 4213,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: January 11, 1991.

John T. Da ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-1406 Filed 1-18-91; 8:45 am]