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[Federal Register: March 28, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 59)]
[Page 15903]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 732]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status BASF Corporation
(Caprolactam/Nylon-6 Resin); Freeport, TX

    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;
    Whereas, an application from the Port of Freeport, Texas (Brazos
River Harbor Navigation District), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 149,
for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the
chemical products manufacturing facilities of BASF Corporation in
Freeport, Texas, was filed by the Board on February 2, 1993, and notice
inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket
3-93, 58 FR 8929, 2-18-93); and,
    Whereas, the Board has found 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 provided approval is
subject to certain conditions;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
subzone (Subzone 149A) at the plant sites of BASF Corporation in
Freeport, Texas, at the locations described in the application, subject
to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28, and
subject to the following conditions:
    1. Privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41) shall be elected on
all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that
nonprivileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR 146.42) may be elected for
foreign caprolactam extract (HTSUS 2933.71.0000-6) and cyclohexanone
(HTSUS 2914.22.1000) up to a level of 45 million kilograms (100 mil.
lbs.) annually for each item.
    2. The authority with regard to the NPF option is initially granted
until December 31, 1999, subject to extension.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of March 1995.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
John Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-7611 Filed 3-27-95; 8:45 am]