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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Order No. 668]

 

Star Enterprise (Oil Refinery), Port Arthur, TX; Grant of 
Authority for Subzone Status

    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 Foreign-Trade Zone of Southeast 
Texas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 116, for authority to establish a 
special-purpose subzone for the refinery facilities of Star Enterprise, 
in Jefferson and Hardin Counties (Port Arthur area), Texas, was filed 
by the Board on March 21, 1991, and notice inviting public comment was 
given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 17-91, 56 FR 13799, 4-4-91); 
and,
    Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the 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 116A) at the Star Enterprise refinery facilities in 
Jefferson and Hardin Counties (Port Arthur area), Texas, 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 crude oil or products used as fuel for the refinery 
shall be dutiable.
    2. Star shall elect privileged foreign status on foreign crude oil 
and other foreign products admitted to the subzone, except as indicated 
below.
    3. Star may elect nonprivileged foreign status with respect to 
foreign crude oil that is associated with sulfur by-product that 
results from the refining process, based on an appropriate allocation 
method to be determined by Customs. This initial approval is limited to 
a period of three years beginning from the date of activation, subject 
to extension.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of December 1993.
Barbara R. Stafford,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, 
Chairman, Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
    Attest:
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 93-32075 Filed 12-30-93; 8:45 am]
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