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Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this Start Printed Page 67868waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.

The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/13/2006
20061803Medical Action Industries IncMedegen Holdings, LLCMedegen Newco, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/16/2006
20061854Overseas Shipholding Group, IncMaritrans IncMaritrans Inc.
20061856CCMP Capital Investors II, L.PRestatement o/t Robert & Patricia Kern '92 R/T of 1/9/98Generac Power Systems, Inc.
20061859BNS Holding, IncCollins Industries, IncCollins Industries, Inc.
20061862Allyn C. FordKoch Industries, IncGeorgia-Pacific Corporation.
20061866Lonnie A. PilgrimGold Kist IncGold Kist Inc.
20061867Novartis AGCell Therapeutics, IncCell Therapeutics Europe S.r.l.
20061873Kellwood CompanyJohn Paul Richard, IncCRL Group, LLC.
20061874D.E. Shaw Oculus International FundOwens CorningOwens Corning.
20061875D.E. Shaw Composite International FundOwens CorningOwens Corning.
20070007TA X L.PS & B Industries IncS & B Industries Inc
20070008TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.PS & B Industries IncS & B Industries Inc.
20070009Chandler Trust No. 2Tribune CompanyTribune Company.
20070010Chandler Trust No. 1Tribune CompanyTribune Company.
20070014KRG Capital Fund III, L.PTecta America CorpTecta America Corp.
20070015Arthur and Yvonne LiuThe Edward W. Scripps TrustScripps Shop At Home, Inc., WRAY, Inc., WSAH, Inc., WSAH Licensee, Inc.
20070016HealthCare Partners Medical GroupJupiter Partners II L.PJSA Holdings, Inc.
20070017Firestone Holdings LLCFreescale Semiconductor, IncFreescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20070020Tata Sons LimitedEnergy Brands IncEnergy Brands Inc.
20070022Millennium Pharmaceuticals, IncAnorMED IncAnorMED Inc.
20070024FR X Offshore, L.PActeon Group LimitedActeon Group Limited.
20070025Parthenon Investors II, L.PADPI Holding, IncADPI Holding, Inc.
20070028Kelso AIV VII, L.PVoting Trust—Hallmark Cards, IncorporatedCrown Media Distribution, LLC.
20070038Cavalier Telephone CorporationTalk America Holdings, IncTalk America Holdings, Inc.
20070047Roark-Carvel LLCBDC Family Limited PartnershipSchlotzsky's Ltd., Schlotzsky's Real Estate Holdings, Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/17/2006
20061319Thermo Electron CorporationFisher Scientific International IncFisher Scientific International Inc.
20061833Apollo Investment Fund IV, L.PSky Terra Communications, IncSky Terra Communications, Inc.
20070031The Principal Financial Group, IncWashington Mutual, IncWM Advisors, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/18/2006
20061794Weyerhaeuser TIA, IncDomtar IncDomtar Inc.
20070013Pfizer IncMr. Ronald O. PerelmanTrans Tech Pharma, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/20/2006
20061382Barr Pharmaceuticals, IncPLIVA d.dPLIVA d.d.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/23/2006
20070006Amgen IncAvidia, IncAvidia, Inc.
20070021Dr. Ernst VolgenauRobert A. BaruchRABA Technologies, LLC.
20070023Green Equity Investors IV, L.PMotorsport Aftermarket Group, IncMotorsport Aftermarket Group, Inc.
20070033Brockway Moran & Partners Fund II, L.PQuad-C Partners VI, L.PMWI Acquisition, Inc.
20070044The Resolute Fund L.PJordan Industries, IncKinetek, Inc.
20070050DCP Midstream Partners, LPDuke Energy CorporationGas Supply Resources LLC.
20070051DCP Midstream Partners, LPConocoPhillipsGas Supply Resources LLC.
20070052GGC Investment Fund II, L.PDuke and Gael HabernickelHaband Company, Inc.
20070053Francisco Partners II, L.PMetrologic Instruments, IncMetrologic Instruments, Inc.
20070058Munder Capital Holdings, LLCComerica IncorporatedMunder Capital Management.
20070065INVEST Tools Incthinkorswim Group, Incthinkorswim Group, Inc.
20070068Lam Research CorporationBullen Ultrasonics, IncBullen Ultrasonics, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/24/2006
20070046General Atlantic-Partners 83B, L.PEmdeon CorporationEBS Master LLC.
20070074Wicks Communications & Media Partners III, L.PMr. Sumner M. RedstoneCBS Radio Holdings Inc., CBS Radio Stations Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/25/2006
2006159Live Nation, IncHOB Entertainment, IncHOB Entertainment, Inc.
20061841Compagnie Generale de GeophysiqueVeritas DGC IncVeritas DGC Inc.
20061846WPS Resources CorporationPeoples Energy CorporationPeoples Energy Corporation.
20070048Brambles Industries plcBrambles Industries LimitedBrambles Industries Limited.
20070049Brambles Industries LimitedBrambles Industries plcBrambles Industries plc.
20070059Gilead Sciences, IncMyogen, IncMyogen, Inc.
20070063Superior Energy Services, IncWarrior Energy Services CorporationWarrior Energy Services Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/26/2006
20070001Becton, Dickinson and Company, IncTriPath Imaging, IncTriPath Imaging, Inc.
20070019Sumner M. RedstoneHarmonix Music Systems, IncHarmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/27/2006
20070101IAWS Group plcCode Hennessy & Simmons IV LPOtis Spunkmeyer Holdings, Inc.
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Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative, or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 06-9376 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]