[Federal Register: August 30, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 169)]
[Notices]
[Page 52696-52697]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1116]

Extension of Nonprivileged Status Authority, Oil Refinery Subzones

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, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;

Whereas, the Board approved the oil refinery/petrochemical complex subzones listed below to conduct certain activity under zone procedures, subject to product and time restrictions;

Whereas, applications were submitted from the FTZ grantees of the subzones listed below, requesting a time extension of authority to elect nonprivileged foreign status (NPF) on crude oil and related products used in the production of certain petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products at the crude oil refineries/petrochemical complexes of the listed subzones;

Whereas, the applications were filed by the Board on August 23, 1999, and notice describing the applications and inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 41-99, 64 FR 48140, 9/2/99); 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 applications would be in the public interest if approval is subject to the conditions listed below;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby amends the Board Orders listed below, authorizing an extension of authority for the listed subzones, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28, and further subject to the following conditions:

1. Foreign status (19 CFR 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 146.41) shall be elected on all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that non- privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR 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 (examiner's report, Appendix "C");
--products for export;
--and, products eligible for entry under HTSUS #9808.00.30 and #9808.00.40 (U.S. Government purchases).

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Subzone Order Docket No.
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2H................................. 791 Doc. 41(1)-99
2I................................. 821 Doc. 41(2)-99
2J................................. 895 Doc. 41(3)-99
3B................................. 974 Doc. 41(4)-99
8F................................. 822 Doc. 41(5)-99
8G................................. 822 Doc. 41(6)-99
9E................................. 769 Doc. 41(7)-99
20C................................ 761 Doc. 41(8)-99
22I................................ 779 Doc. 41(9)-99
22J................................ 960 Doc. 41(10)-99
31B................................ 878 Doc. 41(11)-99
35C................................ 838 Doc. 41(12)-99
35D................................ 891 Doc. 41(13)-99
47B................................ 865 Doc. 41(14)-99
49E................................ 792 Doc. 41(15)-99
49F................................ 880 Doc. 41(16)-99
70T................................ 879 Doc. 41(17)-99
82F................................ 921 Doc. 41(18)-99
82G................................ 962 Doc. 41(19)-99
84F................................ 770 Doc. 41(20)-99
84J................................ 785 Doc. 41(21)-99
84N................................ 793 Doc. 41(22)-99
84O................................ 837 Doc. 41(23)-99
84P................................ 961 Doc. 41(24)-99
84Q................................ 975 Doc. 41(25)-99
87A................................ 808 Doc. 41(26)-99
87B................................ 760 Doc. 41(27)-99
92D................................ 747 Doc. 41(28)-99
99E................................ 831 Doc. 41(29)-99
104C............................... 805 Doc. 41(30)-99
115B............................... 780 Doc. 41(31)-99
116A............................... 740 Doc. 41(32)-99
116B............................... 772 Doc. 41(33)-99
116C............................... 848 Doc. 41(34)-99
122A............................... 782 Doc. 41(35)-99
122C............................... 765 Doc. 41(36)-99
122I............................... 759 Doc. 41(37)-99
122J............................... 771 Doc. 41(38)-99
122L............................... 768 Doc. 41(39)-99
122M............................... 1031 Doc. 41(40)-99
124A............................... 825 Doc. 41(41)-99
124C............................... 739 Doc. 41(42)-99
124E............................... 773 Doc. 41(43)-99
124F............................... 839 Doc. 41(44)-99
142A............................... 790 Doc. 41(45)-99
142B............................... 806 Doc. 41(46)-99
142C............................... 894 Doc. 41(47)-99
146D............................... 781 Doc. 41(48)-99
149C............................... 920 Doc. 41(49)-99
149E............................... 999 Doc. 41(50)-99
152B............................... 762 Doc. 41(51)-99
154A............................... 847 Doc. 41(52)-99
161B............................... 862 Doc. 41(53)-99
181A............................... 864 Doc. 41(54)-99
199A............................... 731 Doc. 41(55)-99
199B............................... 830 Doc. 41(56)-99
199C............................... 863 Doc. 41(57)-99
202B............................... 959 Doc. 41(58)-99
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Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of August 2000.
Troy H. Cribb,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration,
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 00-22198 Filed 8-29-00; 8:45 am]
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