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[Federal Register: June 6, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 110)]
[Page 28839]
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[Order No. 825; Subzone 124A]

Revision of Grant of Authority; TransAmerican Natural Gas
Corporation (Oil Refinery) Destrehan, LA

    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 TransAmerican Natural Gas
Corporation, in Destrehan, Louisiana, in 1988, subject to conditions
(Subzone 124A, Board Order 379, 53 FR 11539, 4/7/88);
    Whereas, the South Louisiana Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 124,
has requested, pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1)(i), a revision (filed 3/
25/96, A(32b1)-3-96; FTZ Doc. 39-96, assigned 5/8/96) of the grant of
authority for FTZ Subzone 124A 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 Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, acting
for the Board pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1), concurring in the findings
and recommendations of the FTZ Staff and Executive Secretary, approves
the request;
    Now therefore, subject to the Act and the Board's regulations,
including Sec. 400.28, Board Order 379 is revised to replace the two
conditions currently listed in the Order with the following conditions:
    1. Foreign status (19 CFR 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 146.41) shall be elected on
all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that non-
privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR 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 29th day of May 1996.
Paul L. Joffe,
Acting, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration,
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-14159 Filed 6-5-96; 8:45 am]