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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 892]

 
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Texaco Inc.; (Oil 
Refinery) Skagit County, Washington

    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 of Tacoma, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 86, for authority to establish special-purpose 
subzone status at the oil refinery complex of Texaco Inc., located in 
Skagit County, Washington, was filed by the Board on July 17, 1996, and 
notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ 
Docket 58-96, 61 FR 39119, 7-26-96); 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 authorizes the establishment of a 
subzone (Subzone 86C) at the oil refinery complex of Texaco Inc., 
located in Skagit County, Washington, 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 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, #2710.00.2500 and #2710.00.4510 which are used in the 
production of:

--Petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products (examiners report, 
Appendix C);
--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 2d day of June 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. 97-15611 Filed 6-12-97; 8:45 am]
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