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Notice of Receipt of Application for Presidential Permit for the Construction of a New International Border Crossing

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Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has received an application from the County of El Paso, Texas for a Presidential Permit seeking authorization for the construction, operation and maintenance of an international bridge between Tornillo, Texas and Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico. The proposed six lane bridge would be located approximately 650 feet from the existing Fabens-Caseta international crossing.

The Department's jurisdiction with respect to this application is based upon Executive Order 11423, dated August 16, 1968, as amended, and the International Bridge Act of 1972, (Pub. L. 92-343, 86 Stat. 731, approved September 26, 1972).

As required by E.O. 11423, the Department is circulating this application to concerned agencies for comment.

Interested persons may submit their views regarding this application in writing by August 30, 2003 to Mr. Dennis M. Linskey, Coordinator, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs, Room 4258, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520.

The application and related documents made part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in connection with this application are available for review in the Office of Mexican Affairs during normal business hours throughout the comment period.

Any questions related to this notice may be addressed to Mr. Linskey at the above address or by fax at (202) 647-5752.

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Dated: July 15, 2003.

Gregory Sprow,

Deputy Director, Office of Mexican Affair, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 03-18723 Filed 7-22-03; 8:45 am]