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Expansion of Subzone 116B; Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., Port Arthur and Jefferson County, Texas

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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 Start Printed Page 19633and 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 and Border Protection ports of entry;

Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of subzones for specific uses;

Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zone of Southeast Texas, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 116, has made application to the Board to expand Subzone 116B on behalf of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., to include as Site 5 a pipeline that extends from the subzone's Site 4 in Nederland to Site 1 in Port Arthur, Texas (FTZ Docket B-85-2014, docketed 11-25-2014);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (79 FR 71831, 12-02-2014) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,

Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's memorandum, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations are satisfied;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby approves the expansion of Subzone 116B on behalf of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.13.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of April 2015.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.


Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2015-08456 Filed 4-10-15; 8:45 am]