Notice is hereby given that, on February 21, 2017, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Southwest Research Institute—Cooperative Research Group on Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety II (“EssEs-II”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. 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, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, has been added as a party to this venture.
Also, Deere & Company, Moline, IL, has withdrawn as a party to this venture.
No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and EssEs-II intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.
On September 21, 2016, EssEs-II 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 15, 2016 (81 FR 80087).
The last notification was filed with the Department on November 30, 2016. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on January 4, 2017 (82 FR 870).
Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-06590 Filed 4-3-17; 8:45 am]
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