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[Order No. 880]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Chevron Products Company 
(Oil Refinery); Perth Amboy (Middlesex County), NJ

    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, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act ``To 
provide for the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of 
entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, 
and for other purposes,'' as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized to grant to 
qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade 
zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;
    Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the 
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities 
cannot serve the specific use involved;
    Whereas, an application from the Port Authority of New York and New 
Jersey, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 49, for authority to establish 
special-purpose subzone status at the oil refinery of Chevron Products 
Company located in Perth Amboy (Middlesex County), New Jersey, was 
filed by the Board on October 21, 1996, and notice inviting public 
comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 78-96, 61 FR 
55954, 10-30-96); and,
    Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the 
examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and 
Board's regulations would be satisfied, and that approval of the 
application would be in the public interest if approval is subject to 
the conditions listed below;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone 
status at the oil refinery complex of Chevron Products Company, located 
in Perth Amboy (Middlesex County), New Jersey (Subzone 49F), at the 
location described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act and the 
Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28, and subject to 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, #2710.00.2500 and #2710.00.4510 which are used in the 
production of asphalt and certain intermediate fuel products (examiners 
report, Appendix C);
    3. The authority with regard to the NPF option is initially granted 
until September 30, 2000, subject to extension.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of March 1997.
Robert S. LaRussa,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, 
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-7245 Filed 3-20-97; 8:45 am]