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[Docket A(27F)-43-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 115, Beaumont, TX Subzone 115B, Mobil Oil
Corporation (Crude Oil Refinery Complex); Request for Minor
Modification of Restriction

    A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Foreign Trade Zone of Southeast Texas, Inc., grantee of
FTZ 115, pursuant to Sec. 400.27(f) of the Board's regulations, for a
minor modification of the restrictions in FTZ Board Order 780
authorizing Subzone 115B at the crude oil refinery complex of Mobil Oil
Corporation (Mobil) in the Beaumont, Texas, area. The request was
formally filed on December 14, 1995.

    The FTZ Board approved subzone status for the Mobil refinery in
1995 (Subzone 115B, Board Order 780, 60 FR 54471, 10/24/95). The
approval was subject to certain standard restrictions.

    The company is now requesting that restriction #2, which allows the
election of non-privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR 146.42) on
refinery inputs covered under HTSUS Subheadings # 2709.00.1000 - #
2710.00.1050 and # 2710.00.2500, be extended to cover HTSUS Subheading
#2710.00.4510--natural gas condensate.

    The request indicates that the HTSUS number for this input was
omitted from the list of refinery inputs in the original subzone
application and that the product functions like crude oil with respect
to the refining process.

    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 February 26, 1996.

    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

    Dated: January 19, 1996.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-1308 Filed 1-25-96; 8:45 am]