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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 30-97]

 
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, 
Texas, area:
    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.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-10395 Filed 4-21-97; 8:45 am]
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