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	U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
	FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD
	ORDER NO. 895
 
	GRANT OF AUTHORITY FOR SUBZONE STATUS

	MURPHY OIL USA, INC.
	(Oil Refinery)
	ST. BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA

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 Board of Commissioners of the Port of New 
Orleans, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 2, for authority to establish special-
purpose subzone status at the oil refinery complex of Murphy Oil USA, Inc., 
located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, was filed by the Board on July 1, 
1996, and notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register 
(FTZ Docket 55-96, 61 FR 36550, 7-11-96); 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 2J) at the oil refinery complex of Murphy Oil USA, Inc., located  
in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, at the location described in the 
application, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including 
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 ______ day of ____________ 1997.




__________________________________
Robert S. LaRussa
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce
   for Import Administration
Alternate Chairman
Foreign-Trade Zones Board


ATTEST:_________________________
               John J. Da Ponte, Jr.
               Executive Secretary