[Federal Register: December 28, 1994]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 22--Chicago, Illinois; Application for
Subzone; Amoco Pipeline Company (Crude Oil Storage Terminal) Manhattan,
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Illinois International Port District, grantee of FTZ
22, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the crude oil
storage/blending/transhipment terminal of Amoco Pipeline Company (APL)
(wholly-owned subsidiary of Amoco Corporation), in Manhattan, Illinois
(Chicago area). 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 December 14, 1994.
The APL terminal (1.4 mil.-barrel capacity; 172 acres) is located
at 15600 Bruns Road, Manhattan (Will County), Illinois, some 40 miles
southwest of Chicago. The terminal (28 employees) is used to store,
blend and transport (by pipeline) crude oil for use by Amoco Oil
Company's Whiting, Indiana, refinery (subzone application pending, Doc.
30-93, 58 FR 39006, 7/21/93).
Zone procedures would allow APL to defer Customs duty payment on
foreign crude oil while it is in the APL facility, allowing Amoco Oil
Company to maintain the appropriate zone status of the crude so that
the Whiting refinery can use zone procedures as authorized by the FTZ
Board. This will give the refinery the same opportunity to use zone
procedures for foreign crude delivered from the APL facility as those
refineries with subzone status that take direct delivery of foreign
In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions
(original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is
[60 days from date of publication]. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to [75 days from date of publication]).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, Xerox Center, Suite 2440,
55 West Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois 60603
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: December 16, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 94-31972 Filed 12-27-94; 8:45 am]
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