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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: January 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 11)]


[Page 2910-2911]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []






International Trade Administration


Export Trade Certificate of Review


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




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


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: 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, 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 85-12A18.''


[[Page 2911]]


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, Telephone: (734) 927-4328.

Application No.: 85-12A18.

Date Deemed Submitted: January 9, 2006.

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

20873, June 9, 1986), and last amended on November 5, 2004 (69 FR

67703, November 19, 2004).

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)):

(a) Atotech USA, Inc., Rockhill, South Carolina; Bostik, Inc.,

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; Hutchinson FTS, Inc., Troy, Michigan; Paulstra

CRC Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Sartomer Company, Inc., Exton,

Pennsylvania; Total Lubricants USA, Inc., Linden, New Jersey; and Total

Petrochemicals USA, Inc., Houston, Texas. The controlling entity for

these seven proposed new members is Total Holdings USA, Inc., Houston,


(b) Shell Chemical LP, Houston, Texas; Shell Chemicals Americas,

Inc., Calgary, Ontario, Canada; and Shell Oil Products Company LLC,

Houston, Texas. The controlling entity for these three proposed new

members is Royal Dutch Shell plc, The Hague, The Netherlands; and

(c) DeSantis & Associates, Inc., Missouri City, Texas;

2. Delete the following companies as ``Members'' of the

Certificate: ConocoPhillips, Borger, Texas; Lyondell Chemicals

Worldwide, Inc., Houston, Texas; and Pecten Chemicals, Inc., Houston,

Texas; and

3. Change the name of the following Member: ``Resolution

Performance Products, LLC, Houston, Texas'' to ``Hexion Specialty

Chemicals, Houston, Texas'' (controlling entity: Apollo Management LP,

New York, New York).


Dated: January 11, 2006.

Jeffrey C. Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. E6-470 Filed 1-17-06; 8:45 am]




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