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Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Conoco, Inc., (Oil Refinery Complex), Ponca City, Oklahoma

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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, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides 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,” and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 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, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;

Whereas, the Port Authority of the Greater Oklahoma City Area, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 106, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the oil refinery complex of Conoco, Inc., located in Ponca City, Oklahoma (FTZ Docket 18-2000, filed 5/3/00);

Whereas notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (65 FR 31141, 5/16/00); 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 Conoco, Inc., located in Ponca City, Oklahoma (Subzone 160E), at the locations 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 Start Printed Page 6583petrochemical complex shall be subject to the applicable duty rate.

2. Privileged for 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 inputs covered under HTSUS Subheadings #2710.00.05—#2710.00.10 #2710.00.25, and #2710.00.4510 which are used in the production of:

—Petrochemical feedstocks (examiner's report, Appendix “C”)

—Products for export; and,

—Products eligible for entry under HTSUS #9808.00.30 and #9808.00.40 (U.S. Government purchases).

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of January 2001.

Troy H. Cribb,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

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Standard Appendix for Oil Refinery Subzones 1 Petrochemical Feedstocks/Refinery By-Products NPF Status

HTSUS No.Duty rate
Benzene2707.10.00Free.
Toluene2707.20.00Free.
Xylenes2707.30.00Free.
Napthalene2707.40.00Free.
Other Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures2707.50.00Free.
Carbon Black Oil2707.99.50Free.
2803.00.00Free.
Distillates/Fuel Oils2710.00.055.25¢/bbl.
2710.00.1010.5¢/bbl.
Kerosene2710.00.2010.5¢/bbl.
Naphthas (except motor fuel & blendstocks)2710.00.2510.5¢/bbl.
Mixtures of Hydrocarbons, not elsewhere specified2710.00.4510.5¢/bbl.
Liquified Natural Gas2711.11.00Free.
Propane2711.12.00Free.
Butanes2711.13.00Free.
Ethylene, Propylene, Butylene, Butadiene2711.14.00Free.
Ethane, other Liquified Petroleum Gases2711.19.00Free.
Natural Gas, gaseous2711.21.000Free.
Gaseous Propane, Butane, other Petroleum Gases2711.29.00Free.
Paraffin Waxes & Petroleum Jelly2712.10.00-2712.90.20Free.
Petroleum Coke and Asphalt2713.11.00-2713.90.00Free.
2714.10.00-2715.00.00Free.
Sulfur2802.00.00Free.
2503.00.00Free.
Sulfuric Acid2807.00.00Free.
Acyclic Hydrocarbons:
Saturated:
Ethane and Butane2901.10.10Free.
n-Pentane and Isopentane2901.10.30Free.
Other2901.10.40Free.
Unsaturated:
Ethylene, Propylene, Butylene2901.21.00-2901.23.00Free.
Buta-1-3-diene2901.24.10Free.
Dicyclopentadiene2902.19.0010Free.
Cyclic Hydrocarbons:
Benzene, Toluene and Xylenes2902.20.00-2902.44.00Free.
Cumene2902.70.00Free.
Pseudocumene2902.90.10Free.
1 This is a comprehensive list of finished products that may be produced with NPF inputs at the subzones designated in Appendix A (Fed. Reg. Notice of 9/2/99, 64 FR 48140) based on previous FTZ Board authorizations for oil refineries.
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