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[Federal Register: September 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 186)][Notices]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
ACTION: Notice of Application To Amend an Export Trade Certificate of
Review Issued to U.S. Shippers Association.
SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), 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: Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export
Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-
5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 as 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: Export Trading
Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Room 7021-B H, Washington, DC 20230. 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
A summary of the application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: U.S. Shippers Association (``USSA''), 3715 East Valley
Drive, Missouri City, Texas 77459.
Contact: John S. Chinn, Project Director to USSA, Telephone: (734)
Application No.: 85-15A18.
Date Deemed Submitted: September 17, 2008.
The original USSA Certificate was issued on June 3, 1986 (51 FR
20873, June 9, 1986) and last amended on January 16, 2008 (73 FR 3944,
January 23, 2008).
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(1) of the Regulations
(15 CFR 325.2(1)): Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Michigan;
Alpharma Inc., Bridgewater, New Jersey; LyondellBasell Industries
A.F.S.C.A., Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Dawn K. Peterson, Katy,
2. Delete the following companies as ``Members'' of the
Chemicals, Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut; and Basell USA, Inc.,
Wilmington, Delaware (Controlling Entity: Basell NV, The Netherlands);
3. Change the address of the current Member from ``JWC and Company
LLC, of Macungie, Pennsylvania'' to ``JWC and Company, LLC, of Canton,
Dated: September 18, 2008.
Director, Export Trading Company Affairs