[Federal Register: December 2, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 231)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
ACTION: Notice of Application to Amend an Export Trade Certificate of
SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs, International
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, has received an
application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review
(``ACertificate''). 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
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 nonconfidential version of the comments
(identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked
privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be
nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies
of the nonconfidential 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
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
However, nonconfidential 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 97-6A003.''
The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc.'s
original Certificate was issued on January 21, 1998 (63 FR 4220,
January 28, 1998), and previously amended on June 4, 1998 (63 FR 31738,
June 10, 1998); September 25, 1998 (63 FR 53013, October 2, 1998); June
1, 2000 (65 FR 36410, June 8, 2000); April 5, 2001 (66 FR 21368, April
30, 2001); and February 5, 2002 (67 FR 7357, February 19, 2002). A
summary of the current application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc.
(AARQ), c/o David Van Oss of Riviana Foods Inc., 2777 Allen Parkway,
Houston, Texas 77019.
Contact: M. Jean Anderson, Esq., Counsel to Applicant, Telephone:
Application No.: 97-6A003.
Date Deemed Submitted: November 19, 2002.
Proposed Amendment: AARQ 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 C.F.R. Sec. 325.2(l) (2002)): JIT Products, Inc., Davis,
California; Nidera, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut (a subsidiary of Nidera
Handelscompagnie BV (Netherlands)); and Sunshine Rice, Inc., Stockton,
California (a subsidiary of Sunshine Business Enterprises, Inc.).
2. Delete the following companies as Members of the Certificate:
Glencore Ltd., Stamford, Connecticut (a subsidiary of Glencore
International AG), for the activities of Glencore Grain Division; and
Liberty Rice Mill, Inc., Kaplan, Louisiana.
3. Change the listing of the following Members: ``CAL PAC
Investments, LLC dba California Pacific Rice Milling, Woodland,
California'' should be amended to read ``Gold River Mills, LLC dba
California Pacific Rice Milling, Woodland, California;'' ``Incomar
Texas Ltd., and its subsidiary, Gulf Rice Arkansas, LLC, Houston,
Texas'' should be amended to read ``Gulf Rice Arkansas, LLC (subsidiary
of Ansera Marketing, Inc.), Houston, Texas;'' ``PS International, Ltd.,
Durham, North Carolina'' should be amended to read ``PS International,
Ltd., Chapel Hill, North Carolina;'' ``Texana Rice, Inc., Houston,
Texas'' should be amended to read ``Texana Rice Inc., Louise, Texas;''
``The Connell Company, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey'' should be amended
to read ``The Connell Company for the activities of itself, its
subsidiary, Connell (Taiwan) Ltd., and its two divisions, Connell Rice
& Sugar Co. and Connell International Company, Berkeley Heights, New
Jersey;'' and ``Uncle Ben's, Inc., Houston, Texas'' should be amended
to read ``Uncle Ben's Inc., Greenville, Mississippi.''
Dated: November 25, 2002.
Jeffrey C. Anspacher,
Director, Office of Export Trading, Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 02-30415 Filed 11-29-02; 8:45 am]
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