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, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;
Whereas, an application from the San Francisco Port Commission, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 3, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the oil refinery complex of Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company (formerly Ultramar, Inc.), located in the Martinez, California, area, was filed by the Board on January 1, 2002, and notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 1-2002, (67 FR 1438, 1/11/02)); 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 3C) at the oil refinery complex of the Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company in the Martinez, California, area, 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 #2709.00.10, #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, #2710.99.16, #2710.99.21, and #2710.99.45 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).Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of December 2002.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 02-32265 Filed 12-23-02; 8:45 am]
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