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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket 46-96] Foreign-Trade Zone 165--Midland, TX; Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Midland, Texas, grantee of FTZ 165, requesting authority to expand its zone to include a site in Fort Stockton (Pecos County), Texas, some 90 miles south of Midland International Airport (a U.S. Customs user-fee airport). 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 May 29, 1996.
FTZ 165 was approved on June 29, 1990 (Board Order 477, 55 FR 28263; 7/10/90). The zone currently consists of two sites: Site 1 (112 acres--2 parcels) within the Midland International Airport complex; and, Site 2 (39 acres)--Midland Industrial Park, 5 miles east of the airport.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general- purpose zone to include a site at the Pecos County Industrial Park (300 acres) located northwest of U.S. Highway 205, within the Fort Stockton/ Pecos County Airport facility. The site is owned and operated by the County of Pecos, which will serve as FTZ administrator.
In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10-8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board.
Public comment (original and 3 copies) is invited from interested parties (see FTZ Board address below). The closing date for their receipt is August 12, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to August 26, 1996).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Director of Airports, Midland International Airport, 9506 Laforce Boulevard, Midland, TX 79711 Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 Dated: May 30, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-14743 Filed 6-10-96; 8:45 am]