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[Federal Register: July 3, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 127)]
[Page 34511]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket A(32b1)-10-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 122--Corpus Christi, TX Subzone 122C Neste
Trifinery Petroleum Services (Crude Oil Refinery); Request for
Modification of Restriction

    A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, 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 122C at the crude oil refinery of Neste Trifinery Petroleum
Services (Neste) in Corpus Christi, Texas. The request was formally
filed on June 26, 1995.
    The Board Order in question was issued subject to certain standard
restrictions, including one that required the election of privileged
foreign status on incoming foreign merchandise. The zone grantee has
requested that the latter restriction be modified so that Neste 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 (primarily asphalt at this
    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
    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 August 2, 1995.
    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

    Dated: June 26, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-16308 Filed 6-30-95; 8:45 am]