Notice is hereby given that, on May 2, 2006, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) 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, since November 18, 2005, ASME has published several new standards and initiated a new standards activity within the general nature and scope of ASME's standards development activities, as specified in its original notification and transferred other activities to other standards developers. More detail regarding these changes can be found at www.asme.org.
On September 15, 2004, ASME 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 October 13, 2004 (69 FR 60895).
The last notification was filed with the Department on November 25, 2005. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on December 15, 2005 (70 FR 74333).Start Signature
Dorothy B. Fountain,
Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 06-4724 Filed 5-19-06; 8:45 am]
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