Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Global Climate and Energy Project, 12596 [2018-05764]

Download as PDF 12596 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 56 / Thursday, March 22, 2018 / Notices By order of the Commission. Issued: March 19, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2018–05816 Filed 3–21–18; 8:45 am] Proposed Exemption From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions Employee Benefits Security Administration BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed exemption. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Global Climate and Energy Project Notice is hereby given that, on November 22, 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’’), Global Climate and Energy Project (‘‘GCEP’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its nature and objectives. 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 members of GCEP have amended the agreement between them to change the nature and objectives of GCEP by extending the termination of GCEP from August 31, 2018, to August 31, 2019, modifying the work descriptions of GCEP, and revising the payment obligations of the members. 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 GCEP intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On March 12, 2003, GCEP 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 April 4, 2003 (68 FR 16552). The last notification was filed with the Department on August 17, 2015. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on September 29, 2015 (80 FR 58504). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2018–05764 Filed 3–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Mar 21, 2018 This document contains notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed individual exemption from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). If this proposed one-year temporary exemption is granted, certain entities with specified relationships to BNP Paribas will not be precluded from relying on the exemptive relief provided by Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84–14. DATES: Applicable Date: If granted, this proposed one-year temporary exemption will be applicable for the period beginning on May 30, 2018 until the earlier of: (1) May 29, 2019; or (2) the date of final agency action made by the Department in connection with an application for longer-term exemptive relief for the covered transactions described herein. Written comments and requests for a public hearing on the proposed exemption should be submitted to the Department within five days from the date of publication of this Federal Register Notice. ADDRESSES: Comments should state the nature of the person’s interest in the proposed exemption and the manner in which the person would be adversely affected by the exemption, if granted. A request for a hearing can be requested by any interested person who may be adversely affected by an exemption. A request for a hearing must state: (1) The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the person making the request; (2) the nature of the person’s interest in the exemption and the manner in which the person would be adversely affected by the exemption; and (3) a statement of the issues to be addressed and a general description of the evidence to be presented at the hearing. The Department will grant a request for a hearing made in accordance with the requirements above where a hearing is necessary to fully explore material factual issues identified by the person requesting the hearing. A notice of such hearing shall SUMMARY: Antitrust Division Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be published by the Department in the Federal Register. The Department may decline to hold a hearing where: (1) The request for the hearing does not meet the requirements above; (2) the only issues identified for exploration at the hearing are matters of law; or (3) the factual issues identified can be fully explored through the submission of evidence in written (including electronic) form. All written comments and requests for a hearing (at least three copies) should be sent to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Exemption Determinations, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20210. Attention: Application No. D–11949. Interested persons are also invited to submit comments and/or hearing requests to EBSA via email or FAX. Any such comments or requests should be sent either by email to: eoed@dol.gov, or by FAX to (202) 693– 8474 by the end of the scheduled comment period. The application for exemption and the comments received will be available for public inspection in the Public Documents Room of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–1515, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Warning: All comments received will be included in the public record without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be confidential or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If you submit a comment, EBSA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment, but DO NOT submit information that you consider to be confidential, or otherwise protected (such as Social Security number or an unlisted phone number) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. However, if EBSA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EBSA might not be able to consider your comment. Additionally, the http:// www.regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EBSA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email directly to EBSA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 56 (Thursday, March 22, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 12596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05764]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division


Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Global Climate and Energy Project

    Notice is hereby given that, on November 22, 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''), Global Climate and Energy 
Project (``GCEP'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with 
the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing 
changes in its nature and objectives. 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 members of GCEP have amended the agreement between 
them to change the nature and objectives of GCEP by extending the 
termination of GCEP from August 31, 2018, to August 31, 2019, modifying 
the work descriptions of GCEP, and revising the payment obligations of 
the members.
    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 GCEP intends to file additional 
written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.
    On March 12, 2003, GCEP 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 April 4, 
2003 (68 FR 16552).
    The last notification was filed with the Department on August 17, 
2015. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to 
Section 6(b) of the Act on September 29, 2015 (80 FR 58504).

Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-05764 Filed 3-21-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-11-P