Notice is hereby given that, on March 11, 2013, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (“IAPMO”) 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, the nature and scope of IAPMO's standards development activities are to provide for the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of solar energy, geothermal, and hydronic systems including but not limited to equipment and appliances intended for space heating or cooling; water heating; swimming pool heating or process heating; and snow and ice melt systems.
On September 14, 2004, IAPMO 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 29, 2004 (69 FR 69396).
The last notification was filed with the Department on December 10, 2004. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on February 2, 2005 (70 FR 5485).
Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-07134 Filed 3-27-13; 8:45 am]
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