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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Docket 82-96]


Foreign-Trade Zone 80--San Antonio, Texas; Application for
Expansion

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of San Antonio, Texas, grantee of FTZ 80, requesting authority to expand its zone in San Antonio, Texas, area, within the San Antonio 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 December 2, 1996.

FTZ 80 was approved on September 16, 1982 (Board Order 200, 47 FR 42011; 9/23/82), and expanded on May 17, 1991 (Board Order 552, 56 FR 24171, 5/29/91). The zone currently consists of eight sites in the San Antonio, Texas, area:

Site 1 (1 acre, 58,000 sq. ft.) Southwest Freight Warehouse, 5040 Space Center Drive, San Antonio;
Site 2 (4 acres, 80,000 sq. ft.)--within San Antonio International Airport complex, John Saunders and Wetmore Roads, San Antonio;
Site 3 (500 acres)--Freeport Business Centre, Quintana Road at I- 35, Bexar County;
Site 4 (195 acres)--Cornerstone Business Park, IH-10 East and Loop 410, Bexar County;
Site 5 (281 acres)--Tri-County Business Park, FM 3009 and IH-35, Shertz, Texas (Guadalupe & Comal Counties);
Site 6 (683 acres)--Foster Ridge Industrial Park, Foster and Kiefer Roads, Bexar County;
Site 7 (2 Parcels; 31 acres)--Binz-Engleman Center, I-35 North at Binz-Engleman Road, San Antonio; and City Park East, N.E. Loop 410 at IH-10 East and Eddie Road, San Antonio; and,
Site 8 (9 acres, 208,000 sq. ft.)--1143 Coliseum Road, San Antonio, owned by Security Capital Industrial Trust (expires 10/1/97).

The applicant is now requested authority to expand Sites 2 and 8, and to include two new sites (proposed Sites 9 and 10) as follows:

Site 2--expand to include the airport's East Air Cargo area located on Wetmore Road, San Antonio, increasing total area to 50 acres;
Site 8--expand to include the entire Coliseum Distribution Center, San Antonio, and remove time limit, increasing total area to 46 acres;
Proposed Site 9 (85 acres)--Henry B. Gonzalez and Alamadome Convention Centers, Market Street and Durango Boulevard, San Antonio;
Proposed Site 10 (2,407 acres)--former Kelly Air Force Base including adjacent proposed Van de Walle industrial park (555 acres), Commerce Street and Acme Road, San Antonio.

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 February 18, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to March 5, 1997).

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 Officer, 1222 N. Main, Ste. 450, San Antonio, Texas 78212 Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230

Dated: December 10, 1996. John J. DaPonte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-32118 Filed 12-17-96; 8:45 am]