[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Pages 13015-13016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04420]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone 122--Corpus Christi, Tx; Application for 
Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of 
FTZ 122, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the 
alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (15 CFR 
400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or 
reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater 
flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ``usage-driven'' FTZ 
sites for operators/users located within a grantee's ``service area'' 
in the context of the Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for 
a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 docketed on February 20, 2013.
    FTZ 122 was approved by the Board on September 5, 1985 (Board Order 
310, 50 FR 38020, 9/19/1985) and expanded on December 6, 1991 (Board 
Order 545, 56 FR 65884, 12/19/1991), and on September 1, 1995 (Board 
Order 764, 60 FR 47149, 9/11/1995). The current zone includes the 
following sites in Corpus Christi: Site 1 (7,155 acres)--Port of Corpus 
Christi Inner Harbor Terminal Complex (excluding the areas on which 
Subzones 122H and 122R are located); Site 3 (14 acres)--Ray West 
Warehouses, Inc., located within 2 miles of the Port

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and downtown Corpus Christi; Site 4 (176 acres)--American Petrofina 
Marketing, Inc., located at the mouth of the ship channel; Site 7 (18.2 
acres)--GateFront, LLC, located at 7102 Marvin L. Berry Road; and, Site 
8 (3.71 acres)--C.C. Distributors, Inc., located at 210 McBride Lane. 
(Note: Sites 2, 5 and 6 were removed from the zone via minor boundary 
modification procedures in November 2010 (A(27f)-81-2010).)
    The grantee's proposed service area under the ASF would be the 
Counties of Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg and Bee, 
Texas, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would 
be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies' 
needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and 
adjacent to the Corpus Christi Customs and Border Protection port of 
    The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing 
zone project to include existing Site 1 as a ``magnet'' site and 
existing Sites 3, 7 and 8 as ``usage-driven'' sites. The ASF allows for 
the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ``sunset'' time 
limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant 
proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. The applicant is also requesting 
to remove Site 4 from the zone. No additional subzones/usage-driven 
sites are being requested at this time. The application would have no 
impact on FTZ 122's previously authorized subzones.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, Camille Evans of the 
FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and 
information presented in the application and case record and to report 
findings and recommendations to the Board.
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address 
below. The closing period for their receipt is April 29, 2013. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to May 13, 2013.
    A copy of the application will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For 
further information, contact Camille Evans at [email protected] 
or (202) 482-2350.

    Dated: February 20, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-04420 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]