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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 28-86] 
 
                                  51 FR 30684 
 
                                August 28, 1986 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 122 -- Nueces County, TX (Corpus Christi POE); 
Application for Subzone for Champlin Oil Refinery, Nueces County 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the oil refinery complex of 
the Champlin Petroleum Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Pacific
Corporation, in Nueces County, Texas, adjacent to the Corpus Christi 
Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the 
provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 USC 81a-81u), and
the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on 
August 18, 1986. 
 
   The 125,000 BPD refinery, which employs 600 persons, covers 905 acres on
sites at Highway 37/Corn Products Road and Highway 37/Nueces Bay Blvd. The
facilities are used to produce gasoline, middle distillates, coke, and fuel
oil. Some 80 percent of the refinery inputs are imported, including crude 
oil, naptha and catalysts. The company exports some 11 percent of the 
refined products.   

   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, and in some cases reduced. 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; 
Donald Gough, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service,
Southwest Region, 5850 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77057; and Colonel 
Gordon M. Clarke, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston,
P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553.  

   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 September 30, 
1986.  
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
 
 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Government Plaza, 
400 Mann St., Suite 305, 
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: August 22, 1986. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-19540 Filed 8-27-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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