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[Federal Register: June 22, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 120)]
[Page 32503]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 747]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Chevron U.S.A.
Products Company (Oil Refinery) Pascagoula, Mississippi.

    Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act ``To
provide for the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of
entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce,
and for other purposes,'' as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized to grant to
qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade
zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;
    Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;
    Whereas, an application from the Gulfport/Biloxi Foreign-Trade
Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 92, for authority to
establish special-purpose subzone status at the oil refinery complex of
Chevron U.S.A. Products Company, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, was filed
by the Board on July 21, 1993, and notice inviting public comment was
given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 33-93, 58 FR 41710, 8-5-93);
    Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the FTZ Act
and Board's regulations would be satisfied, and that approval of the
application would be in the public interest if approval is subject to
the conditions listed below;
    Now, Therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
subzone (Subzone 92D) at the Chevron U.S.A. Products Company refinery
complex, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, at the location described in the
application, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations,
including Sec. 400.28, and subject to the following conditions:

    1. Foreign status (19 CFR 146.41, 146.42) products consumed as
fuel for the refinery shall be subject to the applicable duty rate.
    2. Privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41) shall be elected on
all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that non-
privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR 146.42) may be elected on
refinery inputs covered under HTSUS Subheadings # 2709.00.1000-#
2710.00.1050 and # 2710.00.2500 which are used in the production of:

--petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products (examiners
report, Appendix D);
--products for export; and,
--products eligible for entry under HTSUS # 9808.00.30 and
9808.00.40 (U.S. Government purchases).

    3. The authority with regard to the NPF option is initially
granted until September 30, 2000, subject to extension.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of June 1995.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate
Chairman Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
    ATTEST: John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-15327 Filed 6-21-95; 8:45 am]