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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Auto Body Consortium, Inc.: “Hot Metal Gas Forming ” (“HMGF”)

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Notice is hereby given that, on March 8, 2002, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Auto Body Consortium, Inc.: “Hot Metal Gas Forming” (“HMGF”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership status. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Alcoa, Alcoa Center, PA has acquired Reynolds Metals Company, Chester, VA and assumed its membership in the venture. Also, the following member has changed its name: Cooperweld, Piqua, OH to LTV Copperweld, Piqua, OH. In addition, Hydrodynamics Technologies, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI has been dropped as a party to this venture.

No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and Auto Body Consortium, Inc.: “Hot Metal Gas Forming” (“HMGF”) intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On December 21, 1998, Auto Body Consortium, Inc.: “Hot Metal Gas Forming” (“HMGF”) filed its original notification pursuant to section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on February 18, 1999 (64 FR 8124).

The last notification was filed with the Department on July 31, 2000. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on October 3, 2000 (65 FR 59017).

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Constance K. Robinson,

Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-8095 Filed 4-3-02; 8:45 am]

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