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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              [Order No. 504]

    Approval for Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 68 El Paso, Texas

                          Friday, January 11, 1991

Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 
18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
Regulations (15 CFR part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) 
adopts the following Resolution and Order:

Whereas, the City of El Paso, Texas, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 68, 
has applied to the Board for authority to expand its general-purpose zone 
at four sites in El Paso, within the El Paso Customs port of entry;

Whereas, the application was accepted for filing on March 19, 1990, and
notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register on April
2, 1990 (Docket 12-90, 55 FR 12244);

Whereas, an examiners committee has investigated the application in
accordance with the Board's regulations and recommends approval;

Whereas, the expansion is necessary to improve and expand zone services in
the El Paso, Texas, area; and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations are satisfied, and that 
approval of the application is in the public interest;

Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders:

That the Grantee is authorized to expand the zone in accordance with the
application filed on March 19, 1990. The grant does not include authority
for manufacturing operations, and the Grantee shall notify the Board for
approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing or assembly
operations. The authority given in this Order is subject to settlement
locally by the District Director of Customs and the District Army Engineer
regarding compliance with their respective requirements relating to 
foreign-trade zones.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of January, 1991.

Francis J. Sailer,

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.


John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-713 Filed 1-10-91; 8:45 am]