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[Federal Register: May 8, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 88)]
[Page 22543-22544]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Docket A(32b1)-6-95]


Foreign-Trade Zone 122--Corpus Christi, TX, Subzone 122L, Koch
Refining Company (Crude Oil Refinery Complex); Request for Modification
of Restriction

    A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122,
pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations, for
modification of the restrictions in FTZ Board Order 535 authorizing
Subzone 122L at the crude oil refinery complex of Koch Refining Company
(Koch) in Corpus Christi, Texas. The request was formally filed on
April 26, 1995.
    The FTZ Board approved subzone status for the Koch refinery in 1991
(Subzone 122L, Board Order 535, 56 FR 43905, 9/5/91). The approval was
subject to certain standard restrictions, including one that required
the election of privileged foreign status on incoming foreign
merchandise.
    The company is now requesting that this restriction be modified so
that it would have the option 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, hydrocarbon mixtures,
distillates/residual fuel oils, kerosene, naphthas, liquified natural
gas, ethane, propane, butane, ethylene, propylene, butylene, butadiene,
petroleum coke, asphalt, sulfur, sulfuric acid, cumene and
pseudocumene.
    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 June 7, 1995.
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at the following
[[Page 22544]] 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: May 1, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-11253 Filed 5-5-95; 8:45 am]
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