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Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 84, Houston, Texas, Area

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Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

Whereas, the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 84, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand its zone to include six additional sites (Sites 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22) in the Houston, Texas, area, adjacent to the Houston Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 49-2008, filed 9/10/08);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 54556, 9/22/08), and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,

Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:

The application to expand FTZ 84 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28, subject to the Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and further subject to a sunset provision that would terminate authority on May 31, 2014, for Sites 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22, where no activity has occurred under FTZ procedures before that date.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of April 2009.

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Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board/


Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-13625 Filed 6-10-09; 8:45 am]