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EXPORT TRADING COMPANY AFFAIRS (ETCA)
The Export Trade Certificate of Review Program - The Competitive Edge for U.S. Exporters
[Federal Register: April 18, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 75)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
ACTION: Notice of Application to Amend Certificate.
SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (``OETCA''),
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has
received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review
(``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and
requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanessa M. Bachman, Acting Director,
Office of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade
Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 482-5131. This is not a
toll-free number. In addition, the Office's website may be consulted at
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act
of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce
to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade
Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in
the Certificate from state and federal government antitrust actions and
from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct
specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its
terms and conditions. Section 302 (b) (1) of the Export Trading Company
Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6 (a) require the Secretary to publish a
notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and
summarizing its proposed export conduct.
Request for Public Comments
Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the
determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the
comments include any privileged or confidential business information,
it must be clearly marked and a non-confidential version of the
comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not
marked privileged or confidential business
information will be deemed to be non-confidential. An original and five
copies, plus two copies of the non-confidential version, should be
submitted by mail to: Office of Export Trading Company Affairs,
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Room 1104H,
Washington D.C. 20230; or by E-mail to email@example.com no later than
20 days after the date of this notice. Information submitted by any
person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
(5 U.S.C. 552). However, non-confidential versions of the comments will
be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether
or not to issue the certificate. Comments should refer to this
application as ``Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number
The United States Shippers' Association (``USSA'') original
Certificate was issued on June 3, 1986 (51 FR 20873, June 9, 1986), and
last amended on May 28, 1999 (64 FR 29994, June 4, 1999). A summary of
the application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: The United States Shippers' Association (``USSA''), 1209
Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.
Contact: Karin Kizer, Legal Counsel, Telephone: (202) 662-6000.
Application No.: 85-9A018.
Date Deemed Submitted: April 3, 2001.
Proposed Amendment: USSA seeks to amend its Certificate to:
1. Add the following companies as new ``Members'' of the
Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2 (1) of the Regulations
(15 C.F.R. 325.2 (1)): Basell USA Inc., Wilmington, DE (Controlling
Entity: Basell NV., Hoofddorp, The Netherlands); Resolution Performance
Products LLC, Houston, TX; (Controlling Entity: Apollo Management LP,
New York, NY); KRATON Polymers U.S. LLC (Controlling Entity: R.K.
Polymers LLC, New York, NY); Aventis Crop Science, USA LP (Controlling
Entity: Aventis Crop Science Holding SA, Lyon, France);
2. Change the listing of current member Rhodia, Inc., Cranberry, NJ
(Controlling Entity: Rhone-Poulenc, S.A., Courbevoie, France) to
Rhodia, Inc., Cranberry, NJ (Controlling Entity: Rhodia, S.A.,
3. Delete the following members: ANGUS Chemical Company, Buffalo
Grove, IL (Controlling Entity: Alberta Natural Gas, Alberta, Canada);
Nova Chemicals Inc., Monaca, PA; Rhone-Poulenc AG Company, Research
Triangle Park, NC (Controlling Entity: Rhone-Poulenc, S.A., Courbevoie,
France); and Rhone-Poulenc Animal Nutrition, Atlanta, GA (Controlling
Entity: Rhone-Poulenc, S.A., Courbevoie, France);
4. Add the following to the ``Definitions'' section of the
Certificate: ``Consultant'' means any individual, corporation,
partnership, limited liability company retained by USSA to act on
USSA's behalf in administrative, negotiating and coordinating
activities authorized by the Certificate;'' and
5. Add the term ``Consultants'' to those listed in the ``Protection
Provided by the Certificate'' section of the Certificate.
Dated: April 12, 2001.
Vanessa M. Bachman,
Acting Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 01-9612 Filed 4-17-01; 8:45 am]
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