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[Federal Register: June 16, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 116)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Docket A(32b1)-8-95 Docket A(32b1)-9-95]


Requests for Modification of Restrictions

    In the matter of: Foreign-Trade Zone 122--Corpus Christi, TX
Subzone 122I; CITGO Refining and Chemicals, Inc. (Crude Oil Refinery
Complex) and Foreign-Trade Zone 87--Lake Charles, LA, Subzone 87B,
CITGO Petroleum Corporation (Crude Oil Refinery Complex)

    Requests have been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122, and
the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, grantee of FTZ 87,
pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations, for
modification of FTZ Board Order 407 (53 FR 52457, 12/28/88) and Board
Order 420 (54 FR 27660, 6/30/89), which authorized subzone status at
the crude oil refinery complexes of CITGO Refining and Chemicals, Inc.
in Corpus Christi, Texas (Subzone 122I), and CITGO Petroleum
Corporation in Lake Charles, Louisiana (Subzone 87B), respectively. The
requests were formally filed on June 9, 1995.
    The Board Orders in question were issued subject to certain
standard restrictions, including one that required the election of
privileged foreign status on incoming foreign merchandise. The zone
grantees have requested that the latter restriction be modified in each
Board Order so that CITGO 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, other
aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures, distillates/residual fuel oils,
kerosene, naphtha, natural gas, ethane, propane, butane, ethylene,
propylene, butylene, butadiene, cumene, petroleum coke, paraffin wax,
asphalt, sulfur, and sulfuric acid.
    The requests cite 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 July 17, 1995.

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    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: June 12, 1995.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 95-14820 Filed 6-15-95; 8:45 am]

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