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Foreign-Trade Zone 161-Sedgwick County, KA, Request for Minor Modification-Subzone 161B, Frontier El Dorado Refining Company, El Dorado, KA (Crude Oil Refinery Complex)

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An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Board of County Commissioners of Sedgwick County, Kansas, grantee of FTZ 161, requesting authority on behalf of the Frontier El Dorado Refining Company (Frontier), pursuant to Sec. 400.27(f) of the Board's regulations, for a minor modification of the list of products that can be produced from non-privileged (NPF) inputs referenced in Restriction #2 of FTZ Board Order 862 (62 FR 1314, 1/9/97) and Board Order 1116 (65 FR 52696, 8/30/00), authorizing Subzone 161B at Frontier's' oil refinery complex in El Dorado, Kansas. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on April 10, 2001.

The company is now requesting to add one additional refinery product—Alpha-Methylstyrene (also known as AMS or styrene) (HTSUS 2902.50.0000, duty-free)—to the list of petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products that can be produced from NPF status inputs (e.g., crude oil) at the refinery. The list is referenced as Appendix “C” of the Examiner's Report in Board Orders 862 and 1116, Restriction #2.

Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 23, 2001. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to June 7, 2001.

A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the following location: Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 4008, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

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Dated: April 11, 2001.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-9982 Filed 4-20-01; 8:45 am]