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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket 27-96] Foreign-Trade Zone 168--Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Dallas/Fort Worth Maquila Trade Development Corporation (MTDC), grantee of FTZ 168, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Fort Worth, Texas, area, within the Dallas/Fort Worth 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 April 3, 1996.
FTZ 168 was approved on November 1, 1990 (Board Order 491, 55 FR 46974, 11/8/90) and reorganized in 1992 and 1994. The zone currently consists of three sites in the Fort Worth, Texas, area:
Site 1 (24 acres)--an industrial area at Alta Mesa and Will Rogers Boulevards, Fort Worth;
Site 2 (263 acres)--within the Centreport industrial development, south of DFW International Airport, Fort Worth;
Site 3 (195 acres)--within the Fossil Creek Business Park, I-35W and I-820, Fort Worth.
An application is currently pending (Doc. 77-95, 60 FR 61528, 11/ 30/95) for a fourth site located at the Regency Business Park, Post & Paddock Road, Grand Prairie, Texas, west of the City of Dallas.
The applicant is now applying for a fifth site (630 acres) within the 1,200-acre Mercantile Center, located at I-35 and Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas. The site is owned by Mercantile Partners, L.P., a Texas Limited Partnership. Zone services will be provided by the FTZ Operating Company of Texas.
No specific manufacturing requests 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, a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is June 24, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to July 8, 1996).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 2050 N. Stemmons Fwy., Suite 170, Dallas, Texas 75258 Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230
Dated: April 9, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-9984 Filed 4-22-96; 8:45 am]