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.,
[FR Doc. 86-14958 Filed 7-1-86; 8:45 am]
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