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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 21-86] 
                                  51 FR 24188 
                                  July 2, 1986 
Foreign-Trade Zone 87 -- Lake Charles, LA; Application for Subzone Conoco 
Refinery, Lake Charles Area 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 87, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the 
oil refinery of Conoco, Inc., a Du Pont subsidiary, in Calcasieu Parish, 
Louisiana, adjacent to the Lake Charles Customs port of entry. The 
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the 
Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on June 17, 1986. 
   The Conoco complex, which employs some 900 persons, covers 1300 acres, 
consisting of a crude oil refinery (Highway 379, Westlake), and 4 
storage/distribution sites located along the Calcasieu River, Southwest of 
Lake Charles. The facilities are used to produce gasoline, jet fuel, and 
petroleum coke. Most of the crude oil is of foreign origin, and most of the
coke and a portion of the other refined products will be exported. 
   Zone procedures would exempt the refinery from Customs duty payments on 
the foreign products used in its exports. On its domestic sales, duties 
would be deferred. The savings from zone procedures would help the 
company improve its international competitiveness. 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 
20230; Joel Mish, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central 
Region, 423 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130; and Colonel Eugene S. 
Witherspoon, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District New Orleans, 
P.O. Box 60267, New Orleans, LA 70160.  
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before July 30, 1986.  
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
150 Marine Street, 
P.O. Box 1466, 
Lake Charles, LA 70602 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th And Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: June 26, 1986. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 86-14958 Filed 7-1-86; 8:45 am]