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[Federal Register: October 17, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 202)]
[Notices]
[Page 54152-54153]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Order No. 847]


Exxon Corporation (Oil Refinery), Baton Rouge, LA, Area; 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:

    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

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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 Greater Baton Rouge Port
Commission, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 154, for authority to
establish special-purpose subzone status at the oil refinery/
petrochemical complex of Exxon Corporation in the Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, area, was filed by the Board on February 7, 1996, and notice
inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket
9-96, 61 FR 6623, 2/21/96); and,
    Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the
examiner's report, and finds 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 154A) at the oil refinery/petrochemical complex of
Exxon Corporation in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area, 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, #2710.00.2500 and #2710.00.4510 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 7th day of October 1996.
Robert S. LaRussa,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration,
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

    Attest:
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-26650 Filed 10-16-96; 8:45 am]