DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 183--Austin, Texas 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 its zone in the Austin,
Texas, area, adjacent to the Austin 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 11, 1997.
FTZ 183 was approved on December 23, 1991 (Board Order 550, 57 FR
42; 1/2/92). The zone currently consists of seven sites in the Austin,
Site 1--Austin Enterprise site (317 acres), consisting of seven
parcels within the Austin Enterprise Zone Area along Highway 290 and
the Ben White Boulevard-Montopolis Drive area, Austin;
Site 2--Balcones Research site (50 acres), located in north central
Austin at the intersection of Burnett Road and Longhorn Boulevard;
Site 3--High Tech Corridor site (394 acres), consisting of five
parcels located along I-35, 14 miles north of downtown Austin (site
straddles Austin-Round Rock city line);
Site 4--Cedar Park site (122 acres), some eight miles northwest of
the Austin city limits, in Williamson County;
Site 5--Round Rock ``SSC'' site (246 acres), consisting of two
parcels located along I-35 between Chandler Road and Westinghouse Road
on the northern edge of the City of Round Rock;
Site 6--Georgetown site (246 acres), located along I-35 and U.S.
81, south of downtown Georgetown;
Site 7--San Marcos site (40 acres), located within the San Marcos
Municipal Airport facility in eastern San Marcos, adjacent to State
Highway 21, on the Hays County/Caldwell County line.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand Site 3 to
include 368 acres (5 contiguous tracts) located within the City of
Round Rock, adjacent to Site 3's eastern boundary. The additional
acreage is owned and operated by Dell Computer Holdings, L.P. and
Dresser Industries, Inc.
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 23, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to July 7, 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 Office, 903 San Jacinto Blvd.,
Suite 121, Austin, Texas 78701-2450
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: April 14, 1997.
John J. DaPonte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-10395 Filed 4-21-97; 8:45 am]
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