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[Federal Register: August 25, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 165)]
[Page 44299-44300]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket A(32b1)-16-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 122--Corpus Christi, TX, Subzone 122A, Coastal
Refining and Marketing, Inc. (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, grantee of FTZ 122,
pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations, for
modification of the restricted scope of authority in FTZ Board Order
310 authorizing Subzone 122A at the crude oil refinery of Coastal
Refining and Marketing, Inc. (Coastal), in Corpus Christi, Texas. The
request was formally filed on August 18, 1995.
    The FTZ Board approved subzone status for the Coastal refinery in
1985 (Subzone 122A, Board Order 310, 50 FR 38020, 9/19/85). The
approval was restricted in scope so that the refinery did not have the
option to choose non-privileged foreign status (NPF) on incoming
foreign merchandise.
    The company is now requesting that this restriction be modified so
that the refinery would have the option available under the FTZ Act to
choose 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,

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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
    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 September 25, 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: August 18, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-21203 Filed 8-24-95; 8:45 am]