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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 53-96]

Foreign-Trade Subzone 183A--Dell Computer Corporation Application
for Expansion

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Foreign Trade Zone of Central Texas, Inc., grantee of FTZ 183, requesting authority to expand Subzone 183A at the computer manufacturing facilities of Dell Computer Corporation (Dell) located in Austin, Texas. 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 June 19, 1996.

Subzone 183A was approved on November 16, 1992 (Board Order 607, 57 FR 56902; 12/1/92). The subzone currently consists of the following three sites: Site 1: (32 acres) located in the Braker Center Industrial Park, at the intersection of Braker Lane and Metric Boulevard; Site 2: McKalla 2 (124,000 sq. ft.) located at 2500 McHale Court within the Rutland Center Industrial Park; and, Site 3: Research 1 (100,685 sq. ft.) located at 8701 Research Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Sites 2 and 3 are temporary sites, which expire on December 31, 1996.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the subzone as follows:

--Expand Site 1 to include three buildings (Braker C, D & F, 9 acres, 143,280 sq. ft.)
--Add Site 2 to the subzone plan on a permanent basis
--Expand Site 2 by adding a building (McKalla I, 135,000 sq. ft.) located at 10220 McKalla Drive; and
, --Add Site 3 to the subzone plan on a permanent basis.

Dell is authorized to manufacture computers and related products under zone procedures within Subzone 183A. This proposal does not involve any new manufacturing authority under zone procedures.

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 30, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 16, 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, 410 E. 5th Street, Suite 414-A, Austin, TX 78711 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: June 24, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-16748 Filed 6-28-96; 8:45 am]