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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)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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 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 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.''
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,
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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