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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 896]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status

U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve (Crude Oil 
Storage); 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 crude oil storage 
facility of the U.S. Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum 
Reserve, Jefferson County, Texas, was filed by the Board on June 18, 
1996, and notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal 
Register (FTZ Docket 52-96, 61 FR 33094, 6-26-96); 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 are satisfied, and that approval of the application 
is in the public interest;
    Now, Therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone 
status at the

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crude oil storage facility of the U.S. Department of Energy's Strategic 
Petroleum Reserve, located in Jefferson County, Texas (Subzone 116D), 
at the location described in the application, and subject to the FTZ 
Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of June 1997.
Robert S. LaRussa,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, 
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 97-16277 Filed 6-20-97; 8:45 am]