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[Federal Register: October 17, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 202)]
[Notices]
[Page 54153-54154]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Order No. 848]


Clark Refining and Marketing, Inc. (Oil Refinery), Jefferson
County, TX; 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 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
Clark Refining and Marketing, Inc., in Jefferson County, Texas, was
filed by the Board on February 16, 1996, and notice inviting public
comment was given in the

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Federal Register (FTZ Docket 12-96, 61 FR 7469, 2/28/96); 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 116C) at the oil refinery complex of Clark Refining
and Marketing, Inc., 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, #210.00.2500 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. 96-26651 Filed 10-16-96; 8:45 am]