Notice is hereby given that, on October 1, 2004, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Business Process Management Initiative (“BPMI”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the name and principal place of business of the standards development organization and (2) the nature and scope of its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
Pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act, the name and principal place of business of the standards development organization is: Business Process Management Initiative, Lighthouse Point, FL. The nature and scope of BPMI's standards development activities are: standardization of terminology, definitions, formats, quality, and procedures for the production, use and deployment of business process management systems, and related data. Standards, recommended practices, and technical reports prepared in accordance with BPMI's policies and procedures are intended to have broad national acceptance, as well as provide the basis upon which to achieve international accord in the development of ISO standards.Start Signature
Dorothy B. Fountain,
Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 04-27066 Filed 12-9-04; 8:45 am]
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