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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 49-87] 
 
                                   53 FR 783 
 
                                January 13, 1988 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 9, Honolulu, HI; Application for Subzone Chevron Oil 
Refinery  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Hawaii State Department of Business and Economic 
Development, grantee of FTZ 9, requesting special-purpose subzone status for
the oil refinery of Chevron U.S.A., Inc., located in Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii, 
adjacent to the Honolulu Customs port of entry. The application was 
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as 
amended (19 USC 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 
400). It was formally filed on December 30, 1987.  
 
   The 50,000 BPD refinery (248 acres) is located on Malakole Road, within
the James Campbell Industrial Park, Ewa, Oahu. The facility employs 180 
persons and is used to produce gasoline, fuel oil, jet fuel, diesel, 
petroleum gases and asphalt. Some 66 percent of the refinery inputs are 
sourced abroad, including crude oil and feedstock. Some products, such as 
jet fuel, are exported.  
 
   Zone procedures would exempt the refinery from Customs payments on the 
foreign products used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company is
seeking to avoid duties on fuel used in the refinery and to defer duties 
until products leave the refinery. On some products, such as asphalt and 
certain gases, the company would be able to elect the duty rate available 
to importers of these products. (The current rate is zero. The duty on 
crude oil ranges from 5 1/4 to 10 1/2 cents/barrel.) The applicant indicates
that zone procedures will help the company's international competitiveness. 
 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; 
George Roberts, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 
P.O. Box 1641, Honolulu, HI 96806; and Colonel F.W. Wanner, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Honolulu, Building 230, Ft. Shaffer, 
HI 96858.  
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before February 21, 
1988.  
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
P.O. Box 50026, 4106 Federal Bldg., 
300 Ala Moana Blvd., 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th & Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: December 30, 1987. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 88-528 Filed 1-12-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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