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[Federal Register: July 24, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 141)]
[Notices]
[Page 37871-37872]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket A (32b1)-12-95]


Foreign-Trade Zone 9--Honolulu, HI, Subzone 9E, Chevron U.S.A.
Products Company (Crude Oil Refinery); Request for Modification of
Restrictions

    A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development &
Tourism, on behalf of the State of Hawaii, grantee of FTZ 9, pursuant
to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations, for modification of
the restrictions in FTZ Board Order 415 authorizing Subzone 9E at the
crude oil refinery of Chevron U.S.A. Products Company (Chevron) in Ewa,
Oahu, Hawaii. The request was formally filed on July 14, 1995.
    The Board Order in question was issued subject to certain standard
restrictions, including one that required the election of privileged
foreign status on incoming foreign merchandise. The zone grantee has
requested that the latter restriction be modified so that Chevron would
have the option

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available under the FTZ Act to choose non-privileged foreign (NPF)
status on foreign refinery inputs used to produce certain petrochemical
feedstocks and by-products, including the following: benzene, toluene,
xylenes, other hydrocarbon mixtures, distillates/residual fuel oils,
kerosene, naphthas, liquified petroleum gas, ethane, methane, propane,
butane, ethylene, propylene, butylene, butadiene, petroleum coke,
asphalt, sulfur, and sulfuric acid.
    The request cites the FTZ Board's recent decision in the Amoco,
Texas City, Texas case (Board Order 731, 60 FR 13118, 3/10/95) which
authorized subzone status with the NPF option noted above. In the Amoco
case, the Board concluded that the restriction that precluded this NPF
option was not needed under current oil refinery industry
circumstances.
    Public comment on the proposal 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 August 23, 1995.
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at the following location: Office of
the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20230.

    Dated: July 17, 1995.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-18135 Filed 7-21-95; 8:45 am]
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