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[Federal Register: March 27, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 58)]
[Page 15747-15748]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket A(32b1)-2-95; Docket A(32b1)-3-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 124--Grammercy, Louisiana, Subzone 124C, Star
Enterprise, (Crude Oil Refinery Complex); Foreign-Trade Zone 116--Port
Arthur, Texas, Subzone 116A, Star Enterprise (Crude Oil Refinery
Complex) Requests for Modification of Restrictions

    Requests have been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the South Louisiana Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 124, and
the Foreign-Trade Zone of Southeast Texas, grantee of FTZ 116, pursuant
to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations, for modification of
the restrictions in FTZ Board Orders 667 and 668 authorizing Subzones
124C and 116A at the crude oil refinery complexes of Star Enterprise in
Convent, Louisiana, and in Jefferson/Hardin Counties, Texas. The
requests were formally filed on March 22, 1995.
    The FTZ Board approved subzone status for the Star Enterprise
refineries [[Page 15748]] in 1993 (Subzone 124C, Board Order 667, 59 FR
60, 1/3/94; and Subzone 116A, Board Order 668, 59 FR 61, 1/3/94). The
approvals were subject to certain standard restrictions, including one
that required the election of privileged foreign status on incoming
foreign merchandise.
    The companies are now requesting that this restriction be modified
so that they 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, ethane,
propane, butane, ethylene, propylene, butylene, butadiene, petroleum
coke, asphalt, sulfur, and sulfuric acid.
    The requests cite 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 [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

    Dated: March 22, 1995
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-7497 Filed 3-24-95; 8:45 am]