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Approval for Expansion of Subzone 199C, Valero Refining Company, (Oil Refinery), Texas City, TX

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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 Texas City Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation, grantee of FTZ 199, has requested authority on behalf of Valero Refining Company (Valero), to add capacity and to expand the scope of authority under zone procedures within Subzone 199C at the Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas (FTZ Docket 40-2001, filed 9/19/2001);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (66 FR 49163, 9/26/01); Start Printed Page 20088

Whereas, pursuant to § 400.32(b)(1) of the FTZ Board regulations (15 CFR 400), the Secretary of Commerce's delegate on the FTZ Board has the authority to act for the Board in making decisions regarding manufacturing activity within existing zones when the proposed activity is the same, in terms of products involved, to activity recently approved by the Board and similar in circumstances (15 CFR 400.32(b)(1)(i)); 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 orders:

The application to add capacity and to expand the scope of authority under zone procedures within Subzone 199C on behalf of Valero, is approved, 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 petrochemical complex 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 #2709.00.10, #2709.00.20, #2710.11.25, #2710.11.45, #2710.19.05, #2710.19.10, #2710.19.45, #2710.91.00, #2710.99.05, #2710.99.10, #2710.99.21, #2710.99.45, and 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 15th day of April, 2002.

Faryar Shirzad,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-10076 Filed 4-23-02; 8:45 am]

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