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Export Trade Certificate of Review

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Notice of Application for an Amended Export Trade Certificate of Review by DFA of California (“DFA”), Application No. 14-2A004.


The Secretary of Commerce, through the International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA), has received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (“Certificate”) from DFA. This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and seeks public comments on whether the amended Certificate should be issued.

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Joseph E. Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at

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Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2015). Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its application. Under 15 CFR 325.6 (a), interested parties may, within twenty days after the date of this notice, submit written comments to the Secretary through OTEA on the application.

Request for Public Comments: Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential.

An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230.

Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the amended Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as “Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 14-2A004.”

Summary of the Application

Applicant: DFA of California

Contact: c/o Gilbert Associates, Inc., 2880 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, California 95833.

Application No.: 14-2A004.

Date Deemed Submitted: November 24, 2015.

Proposed Amendments:

1. Add as new Members with respect to the covered products listed below:

a. Walnuts: Chico Nut Company; Pearl Crop, Inc.; Omega Walnut, Inc.; O-G Nut Company; California Walnut Company, Inc.; and Morada Nut Company, LP.

2. Change the name of existing Member Linden Nut Company to Pearl Crop, Inc.

DFA's proposed amendment of its Export Trade Certificate of Review would result in the following entities as Members under the Certificate:

1. Alpine Pacific Nut Company, Hughson, CA

2. Andersen & Sons Shelling, Vina, CA

3. Avanti Nut Company, Inc., Stockton, CA

4. Berberian Nut Company, LLC, Chico, CA

5. Carriere Family Farms, Inc., Glenn, CA

6. California Almond Packers and Exporters (CAPEX), Corning CA

7. California Walnut Company, Inc., Los Molinos, CAStart Printed Page 74764

8. Chico Nut Company, Chico, CA

9. Continente Nut LLC, Oakley, CA

10. C. R. Crain & Sons, Inc., Los Molinos, CA

11. Crain Walnut Shelling, Inc., Los Molinos, CA

12. Crisp California Walnuts, Stratford, CA

13. Diamond Foods, Inc., Stockton, CA

14. Empire Nut Company, Colusa, CA

15. Fig Garden Packing, Inc., Fresno, CA

16. Gold River Orchards, Inc., Escalon, CA

17. Grower Direct Nut Company, Hughson, CA

18. GSF Nut Company, Orosi, CA

19. Guerra Nut Shelling Company, Hollister, CA

20. Hill View Packing Company Inc., Gustine, CA

21. Mariani Nut Company, Winters, CA

22. Mariani Packing Company, Inc., Vacaville, CA

23. Mid Valley Nut Company Inc., Hughson, CA

24. Morada Nut Company, LP, Stockton, CA

25. National Raisin Company, Fowler, CA

26. O-G Nut Company, Stockton, CA

27. Omega Walnut, Inc., Orland, CA

28. Pearl Crop, Inc., Stockton, CA

29. Poindexter Nut Company, Selma, CA

30. Prima N oce Packing, Linden, CA

31. RPC Packing Inc., Porterville, CA

32. Sacramento Packing, Inc., Yuba City, CA

33. Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers, Inc., Yuba City, CA

34. San Joaquin Figs, Inc., Fresno, CA

35. Shoei Foods USA, Inc., Olivehurst, CA

36. Stapleton-Spence Packing, Gridley, CA

37. Sun-Maid Growers of California, Kingsburg, CA

38. Sunsweet Growers Inc., Yuba City, CA

39. Taylor Brothers Farms, Inc., Yuba City, CA

40. T.M. Duche Nut Company, Inc., Orland, CA

41. Wilbur Packing Company, Inc., Live Oak, CA

42. Valley Fig Growers, Fresno, CA

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Dated: November 23, 2015.

Joseph Flynn,

Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-5131,

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[FR Doc. 2015-30285 Filed 11-27-15; 8:45 am]