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Notice of Issuance of an Amended Export Trade Certificate of Review, Application No.97-3A003.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce has issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. (“AARQ”) on June 1, 2000. Notice of issuance of the original Certificate was published in the Federal Register on January 28, 1998 (63 FR 4223).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Morton Schnabel, Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-5131. This is not a toll-free number.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (1998).

The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (“OETCA”) is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Department of Commerce to publish a summary of a Certificate in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary's determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous.

Description of Amended Certificate

Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 97-00003, was issued to The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. (“AARQ”) on January 21, 1998 (63 FR 4223, January 28, 1998) and lastly amended on September 25, 1998 (63 FR 53013, October 2, 1998).

AARQ's Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to:

1. Add the following companies as new “Members” of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)): ADM Latin, Inc., Decatur, Illinois, and ADM Rice, Inc., Tarrytown, New York (subsidiaries of Archer Daniels Midland Company); AFE (USA), Inc., Houston, Texas; California Commodity Traders, LLC, Sacramento, California; California Pacific Rice Milling, Ltd., Arbuckle, California; Family & Sons, Inc., Miami, Florida; Far West Rice, Inc., Durham, California; Glencore Ltd., Stamford, Connecticut (a subsidiary of Glencore International AG), for the activities of Glencore Grain Division and Glencore Ltd.'s subsidiary, LaGrain International Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Incomar Texas, Ltd. and its subsidiary, Gulf Rice Arkansas, LLC, Houston, Texas; International Grain Brokerage, LLC, Yuba City, California; JFC International Inc., San Francisco, California (a subsidiary of Kikkoman Corp.); Kitoku America, Inc., Davis, California (a subsidiary of Kitoku Co., Ltd.); Start Printed Page 36411Mermentau Rice, Inc., Mermentau, Louisiana; Nishimoto Trading Company, Ltd., Los Angeles, California (a subsidiary of Nishimoto Trading Company, Ltd. (Japan)); PS International, Ltd., Durham, North Carolina; Texana Rice, Inc., Houston, Texas; Wehah Farm, Inc., dba Lundberg Family Farms, Richvale, California;

2. Delete the following companies as “Members” of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)): Broussard Rice Mill, Inc.; Cargill, Inc., for the activities of its division, Cargill Rice Milling; Cargill Rice, Inc.; and Gulf Rice Arkansas, Inc.;

3. Change the listings of the current Members as follows: “AC HUMKO, Corp. for the activities of AC HUMKO Rice Specialties, Brinkley Rice Milling Company, and El Campo Rice Milling Company, Dallas, Texas” should be amended to read “AC HUMKO Corp., Cordova, Tennessee;” “Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri” and “Pacific International Rice Mills, Inc., Woodland, California” should be amended to read “Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, and its subsidiary, Pacific International Rice Mills, Inc., Woodland, California;” “Continental Grain Company, New York, New York” should be amended to read “ContiGroup Companies, Inc., New York, New York;” “Gulf Rice Milling, Inc.” and “Gulf Pacific Rice Co., Inc.” should be amended to read “Gulf Pacific, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Gulf Pacific Rice Co., Inc., and Gulf Rice Milling, Inc., Houston, Texas;” and “The Connell Company for the activities of Connell Rice & Sugar Co. and Connell International Co.” should be amended to read “The Connell Company, Westfield, New Jersey.”; and

4. Include as export markets for the purpose of distributing tariff-rate quota auction proceeds the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

A copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration's Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4102, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

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Dated: June 1, 2000.

Morton Schnabel,

Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 00-14382 Filed 6-7-00; 8:45 am]

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