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[Federal Register: November 28, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 228)]
[Page 58597-58598]
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[Order No. 785]

Revision of Grant of Authority, Subzone 84J; Shell Oil Co., (Oil
Refinery), Harris County, TX

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

    Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) authorized
subzone status at the oil refinery of Shell Oil Company in Harris
County (Houston area), Texas, in 1993 (Subzone 84J), Board Order 669,
50 FR 68116, 12/23/93);
    Whereas, the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of FTZ 84, has
requested, pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1)(i), a revision (filed 9/13/95,
A(32b1)-17-95; FTZ Doc. 65-95, assigned 10/25/95) of the grant of
authority for FTZ Subzone 84J which would make its scope of authority
identical to that recently granted for FTZ Subzone 199A at the refinery
complex of Amoco Oil Company, Texas City, Texas (Board Order 731, 60 FR
13118, 3/10/95); and,
    Whereas, the request has been reviewed and the Assistant Secretary

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Import Administration, acting for the Board pursuant to
Sec. 400.32(b)(1), concurs in the recommendation of the Executive
Secretary, and approves the request;
    Now therefore, the Board hereby orders that, subject to the Act and
the Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28, Board Order 669 is
revised to include the following conditions:
    1. Foreign status (19 CFR Secs. 146.41, 146.42) products consumed
as fuel for the refinery shall be subject to the applicable duty rate.
    2. Privileged foreign status (19 CFR Sec. 146.41) shall be elected
on all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that non-
privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR Sec. 146.42) may be elected on
refinery inputs covered under HTSUS Subheadings #2709.00.1000--
#2710.00.1050 and # 2710.00.2500 which are used in the production of:

--Petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products (FTZ staff report,
Appendix B);
--Products for export; and,
--Products eligible for entry under HTSUS #9808.00.30 and #9808.00.40
(U.S. Government purchases).

    3. The authority with regard to the NPF option is initially granted
until September 30, 2000, subject to extension.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of November 1995.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-29071 Filed 11-27-95; 8:45 am]