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[Federal Register: September 29, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 189)]
[Page 50545]
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[Order No. 770]

Revision of Grant of Authority; Subzone 84F; Phibro Refining
Inc., (Oil Refinery), Houston, Texas

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:

    Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) authorized
subzone status at the oil refinery of Phibro Refining Inc., in Houston,
Texas, in 1991 (Subzone 84F, Board Order 552, 56 FR 67058, 12/27/91);
    Whereas, the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of FTZ 84F, has
requested pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1)(i), a revision (filed 7/18/95,
A(32b1)-13-95; FTZ Doc. 47-95, assigned 8/30/95) of the grant of
authority for FTZ Subzone 84F which would make its scope of authority
identical to that recently granted for FTZ Subzone 199A at the refinery
complex of Amoco Oil Company, Texas City, Texas (Board Order 731, 60 FR
13118, 3/10/95); and,
    Whereas, the request has been reviewed and the Assistant Secretary
for Import Administration, acting for the Board pursuant to
Sec. 400.32(b)(1), concurs in the recommendation of the Executive
Secretary, and approves the request;
    Now therefore, the Board hereby orders that, subject to the Act and
the Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28, Board Order 552 is
revised to replace the two conditions currently listed in the Order
with the following conditions:
    1. Foreign status (19 CFR Secs. 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 Sec. 146.41) shall be elected
on all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that non-
privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR Sec. 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 (FTZ staff report,
Appendix B);
--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 20th day of September 1995.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-24293 Filed 9-28-95; 8:45 am]