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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)]

[Notices]

[Page 19920-19921]

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

[DOCID:fr18ap01-37]

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, oetca@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482-5131. This is not a

toll-free number. In addition, the Office's website may be consulted at

http://build.trade.gov/ian/etca/tg_ian_002123.

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

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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 oetca@ita.doc.gov 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

85-9A018.''

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.,

Boulonge-Billancourt, France);

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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