Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-ASTM International Standards, 1884 [2013-00283]

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A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 11, 2012 (77 FR 61786). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2013–00283 Filed 1–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Intent To Extend an Information Collection National Science Foundation. Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public or other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 1884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00283]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division


Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--ASTM International Standards

    Notice is hereby given that, on December 12, 2012, pursuant to 
Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 
1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), ASTM International 
(``ASTM'') 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, ASTM has provided an updated list of 
current, ongoing ASTM standards activities originating between 
September and December 2012 designated as Work Items. A complete 
listing of ASTM Work Items, along with a brief description of each, is 
available at http://www.astm.org.
    On September 15, 2004, ASTM 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 10, 2004 (69 FR 65226).
    The last notification was filed with the Department on September 
10, 2012. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to 
Section 6(b) of the Act on October 11, 2012 (77 FR 61786).

Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-00283 Filed 1-8-13; 8:45 am]
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