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[Federal Register: July 19, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 138)]
[Notices]
[Page 37047]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr19jy95-49]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket A(32b1)-11-95]


Foreign-Trade Zone 122--Corpus Christi, TX; Subzone 122B
Southwestern Refining (Crude Oil Refinery) Request for Modification of
Restrictions

    A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA), grantee of FTZ
122, pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations, for
modification of the restrictions in FTZ Board Order 310 authorizing
Subzone 122B at the crude oil refinery of Southwestern Refining
(Southwestern) in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Koch Refining Company is in
the process of purchasing the refinery.) The request was formally filed
on July 13, 1995.
    The FTZ Board approved subzone status for the Southwestern refinery
in 1985 (Subzone 122B, Board Order 310, 50 FR 38020, 9/19/85). The
approval was subject to certain standard restrictions, including one
that required the election of privileged foreign status on incoming
foreign merchandise.
    PCCA is now requesting that this restriction be modified so that
the refinery would have the option available under the FTZ Act to
choose non-privileged foreign (NPF) status on foreign refinery inputs
used to produce certain petrochemical feedstocks and by-products
including the following: benzene, toluene, xylenes, hydrocarbon
mixtures, distillates/residual fuel oils, kerosene, naphthas, liquified
natural gas, ethane, propane, butane, ethylene, propylene, butylene,
butadiene, petroleum coke, asphalt, sulfur, sulfuric acid, cumene and
pseudocumene.
    The request cites the FTZ Board's recent decision in the Amoco,
Texas City, Texas case (Board Order 731, 60 FR 13118, 3/10/95) which
authorized subzone status with the NPF option noted above. In the Amoco
case, the Board concluded that the restriction that precluded this NPF
option was not needed under current oil refinery industry
circumstances.
    Public comment on the proposal 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 [30 days from date of publication].
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at the following location: Office of
the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20230.

    Dated: July 13, 1995.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-17767 Filed 7-18-95; 8:45 am]
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