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[Federal Register: November 28, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 228)]
[Page 58597]
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[Docket 75-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 99, Wilmington, Delaware; Proposed Foreign-
Trade Subzone; Star Enterprise (Oil Refinery Complex); Delaware City,

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Delaware Economic Development Office on behalf of
the State of Delaware, grantee of FTZ 99, requesting special-purpose
subzone status for the oil refinery complex of Star Enterprise (general
partnership between Texaco Refining and Marketing (East), Inc. and
Saudi Refining, Inc.), located in Delaware City, Delaware. 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 November 13,
    The refinery complex (1,800 acres) consists of a main refinery/
petrochemical plant, storage tanks and a marine terminal, located at
the intersection of Rte. 9 and Rte. 72 on the Delaware River in
Newcastle County (Delaware City area), Delaware, some 35 miles south of
    The refinery (140,000 barrels per day; 652 employees) is used to
produce fuels and petrochemical feedstocks. Fuels produced include
gasoline, distillates and naphthas. Petrochemicals include propane and
butane, and refinery by-products include sulfur and petroleum coke. All
of the crude oil (93 percent of inputs), and some feedstocks and motor
fuel blendstocks are sourced abroad.
    Zone procedures would exempt the refinery from Customs duty
payments on the foreign products used in its exports. On domestic
sales, the company would be able to choose the finished product duty
rate (nonprivileged foreign status--NPF) on certain petrochemical
feedstocks and refinery by-products (duty-free). The duty on crude oil
ranges from 5.25 cents to 10.5 cents barrel. The application indicates
that the savings from zone procedures would help improve the refinery's
international competitiveness.
    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
January 29, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to February 12, 1996).
    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, 660 American Avenue, Suite
201, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: November 20, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-29069 Filed 11-27-95; 8:45 am]