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[Docket 58-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 35; Philadelphia, PA; Amended Application for 
Subzone; Tosco Corporation (Oil Refinery Complex); Delaware County, PA

Notice is hereby given that the application of the Philadelphia 
Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 35, requesting special-purpose 
subzone status for the oil refinery complex of Tosco Corporation 
(Tosco), in Delaware County, PA (Doc. 58-95, 60 FR 53164, 10/12/95) has 
been amended to reflect certain changes to the refinery's operations 
subsequent to its purchase by Tosco from BP Exploration & Oil Inc.
    Upon taking over the refinery on February 2, 1996, Tosco requested 
that the processing of the pending subzone application be put on hold 
until further notice. Tosco now has requested that the processing of 
the application, as amended, be resumed. It plans to restart refinery 
operations on May 1, 1997.
    The refinery (185,000 barrels per day, 360 employees) will be used 
to produce fuels and petrochemical feedstocks. Fuels produced include 
gasoline, jet fuel, distillates, residual fuels, and naphthas. 
Petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products may include methane, 
ethane, butane, propane, toluene, benzene, xylene, petroleum coke, 
asphalt and carbon black. LPG (liquified petroleum gas) recovery 
facilities and two 15,000 barrel tanks have been added enabling all the 
LPG produced in the refinery to be recovered and sold.
    The application remains otherwise unchanged.
    The comment period is reopened until March 24, 1997.
    Copies of the application and the amendment are available for 
public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, Suite 1501, 615 
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: February 13, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-4223 Filed 2-19-97; 8:45 am]

The Contents entry for this article reads as follows:

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Applications, hearings, determinations, etc.:
    Tosco Corp.; oil refinery complex, 7751