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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: May 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 97)]

[Notices]

[Page 28880-28881]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

[DOCID:fr19my04-26]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

Export Trade Certificate of Review

ACTION: Notice of application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of

Review.

SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (``OETCA''),

International Trade Administration, U.S. 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: Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Office

of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration,

(202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at

oetca@ita.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act

of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001-21) 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 (5) copies, plus two (2)

copies of the non-confidential version, should be submitted no later

than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Export Trading

Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of

Commerce, Room 1104H, Washington, DC 20230, or transmit by e-mail at

oetca@ita.doc.gov. 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 85-10A18.''

A summary of the application for an amendment follows.

Summary of the Application

Applicant: U.S. Shippers Association (``USSA''), P.O. Box 67, East

Texas, Pennsylvania 18046-0067.

Contact: Ronald Baumgarten, Jr., Counsel to Applicant, telephone:

(202) 662-5265.

Application No.: 85-10A18.

Date Deemed Submitted: May 4, 2004.

The USSA original Certificate was issued on June 3, 1986 (51 FR

20873, June 9, 1986), and last amended on April 3, 2001 (66 FR 35773,

July 9, 2001).

Proposed Amendment: USSA seeks to amend its Certificate to:

1. Add each of the following companies as a new ``Member'' of the

Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations

(15 CFR 325.2(l) (2004)): Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park,

North Carolina (Controlling Entity: Bayer Corporation, Bayer

CropScience AG, D-40789 Monheim am Rhein,

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Germany); ConocoPhillips, Borger, Texas; and Solvay Chemicals, Inc.,

Houston, Texas (Controlling Entity: Solvay America, Inc., Houston,

Texas).

2. Change the listing of the Members of the Certificate to reflect

corporate organizational changes: Aventis Crop Science, USA LP to Bayer

CropScience (Aventis Crop Science was acquired by Bayer Corporation);

Phillips Petroleum Company merged with Conoco, Inc., to form

ConocoPhillips; and Solvay Minerals, Inc., combined with Solvay Interox

and Solvay Performance Chemicals to form Solvay Chemicals, Inc.

(Controlling Entity: Solvay America, Inc.).

3. Delete the following members: Aventis Crop Science, USA LP,

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Controlling Entity: Aventis

Crop Science Holding SA, 69009 Lyon, France); Phillips Petroleum

Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Solvay Minerals, Inc., Houston,

Texas (Controlling Entity: Solvay S.A., Brussels, Belgium).

Dated: May 13, 2004.

Jeffrey C. Anspacher,

Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. 04-11313 Filed 5-18-04; 8:45 am]

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