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FTZ Board Moves to Create New Subzones, Considers Reorganized Zone in Louisiana

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Chemical Facilities. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received an application from the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, grantee of FTZ 87, requesting subzone status for the Westlake Chemical Corporation facilities in Sulphur, La. The proposed subzone would consist of several sites as well as several pipelines. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. Comments on this application are due no later than July 12.

The FTZ Board has also received an application from the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 154, requesting subzone status for the Westlake Chemical Corporation facility in Geismar, La. The proposed subzone would include four pipelines totaling 4.9 miles in length. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. Comments on this request are due no later than July 12.

Request to Reorganize Zone. The FTZ Board has received an application from the England Economic & Industrial Development District, grantee of FTZ 261, requesting authority to reorganize this zone under the alternative site framework. The proposed service area would be Rapides Parish, La., adjacent to the Morgan City U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. Comments on this application are due no later than Aug. 1.

New Louisiana Subzone. The FTZ Board has approved the establishment of subzone 279A at the Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC facilities in Houma and Lockport, La., which are used for the construction and repair of oceangoing vessels.

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