[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 229 (Friday, November 28, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63389-63390]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-31306]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division


Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Joint Industry Program--Development of an 
Instrument for Corrosion Detection in Insulated Pipes Using a 
Magnetostrictive Sensor

    Notice is hereby given that, on October 8, 1997, 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 (``SwRI'') has filed written notifications simultaneously 
with the Attorney General and with the Federal Trade Commission 
disclosing a change in its membership and performance date in its 
cooperative research project known as ``Joint Industry Program--
Development of an Instrument for Corrosion Detection in Insulated Pipes 
Using a Magnetostrictive Sensor,'' or ``JIP''. 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, three new participants have joined the 
cooperative research project: CTI Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK; Gas 
Research Institute, Chicago, IL; and Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering 
Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. In addition, Southwest Research Institute, 
San Antonio, TX, has been a participant in JIP since the inception of 
the project, but was inadvertently not noted as such in the original 
and succeeding notifications. Also, participant Texaco, Inc., and 
Electric Power Research

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Institute has withdrawn from participation in the project.
    The remaining participants in the Joint Industry Program have 
agreed to extend the original twelve (12) month period of performance 
and revise the project completion date to December 31, 1997.
    No other changes have been made in the planned research activities 
or the membership of the project. Membership in this group research 
project remains open and SwRI intends to file additional written 
notification disclosing all changes in membership.
    On October 25, 1995, SwRI (Joint Industry Program, JIP) 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 February 23, 1996 (61 FR 7020). 
The last notification was filed with the Department on March 15, 1996. 
A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) 
of the Act on April 23, 1996 (61 FR 17913).
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 97-31306 Filed 11-26-97; 8:45 am]
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