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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Docket 18-97]


Foreign-Trade Zone 53; Rogers County (Tulsa), Oklahoma; 
Application for Subzone Status ARCO Pipe Line Company (Crude Oil 
Terminal) Lincoln County, Oklahoma

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority, grantee 
of FTZ 53, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the crude oil 
distribution terminal of ARCO Pipe Line Company (APL) (wholly-owned 
subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company), located in Lincoln County, 
Oklahoma. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of 
the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the 
regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on 
March 19, 1997.
    The APL terminal (8 tanks/1 million barrel capacity on 80 acres) is 
located at 3 1/8  Mile South Linwood, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, some 3 
miles south of Cushing and 50 miles southwest of Tulsa. The terminal 
(13 employees) is used for the receipt, storage, blending and 
distribution via pipeline of crude oil for use by APL's oil refinery 
customers in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and other midwestern and northern 
states. Crude oil is delivered to the terminal via two pipelines from 
ocean terminals in Texas City, Texas, and Freeport, Texas, owned by 
Seaway Pipeline Company (general partnership between wholly-owned 
subsidiaries of APL and Phillips Petroleum Company) and operated by 
APL.
    Zone procedures would allow APL customers to defer Customs duty 
payment on foreign crude oil to domestic refineries with subzone 
status. APL customers would be able to maintain the appropriate zone 
status of the crude so that these refineries can use zone procedures as 
authorized by the FTZ Board. This procedure will give these refineries 
the same opportunity to use zone procedures for foreign crude delivered 
from the APL system as those refineries with subzone status that take 
direct delivery of foreign crude from vessels.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ 
Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and 
report to the Board.
    Public comment 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 
June 2, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to June 16, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, Suite 505, 440 
South Houston Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: March 24, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-8256 Filed 3-31-97; 8:45 am]
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