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[Federal Register: September 26, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 186)]
[Notices]
[Page 49564]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr26se95-37]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 772]


Grant of Authority For Subzone Status; Fina Oil Company (Oil
Refinery), Jefferson County, TX

    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, 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 Foreign-Trade Zone of Southeast
Texas, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 116, for authority to
establish special-purpose subzone status at the oil refinery complex of
Fina Oil Company, in Jefferson County (Port Arthur area), Texas, was
filed by the Board on December 13, 1994, and notice inviting public
comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 40-94, 59 FR
65752, 12-21-94); and,
    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 116B) at the Fina Oil Company refinery complex, in
Jefferson County, Texas, at the locations 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 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 (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 18th 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. 95-23888 Filed 9-25-95; 8:45 am]
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