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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993; ASTM International-Standards

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Notice is hereby given that, on April 12, 2005, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), ASTM International—Standards (“ASTM”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. 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, ASTM has provided an updated list of current, ongoing ASTM standards activities originating between January 2005 and April 2005, designated as Work Items. A complete listing of ASTM Work Items, along with a brief description of each, is available at

On September 15, 2004, ASTM 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 November 10, 2004 (69 FR 65226). The last notification was filed on January 21, 2005. A notice was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2005 (70 FR 7307).

For additional information, please contact: Thomas B. O'Brien, Jr., General Counsel, at ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, telephone #610-832-9597, e-mail address

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Dorothy B. Fountain,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-9527 Filed 5-11-05; 8:45 am]