Announced Actions for May 12, 2000

Commission action regarding applications for approval:

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  • The FTC has received an application for the approval of a transaction from the following: Exxon Mobil Corporation. As required by Paragraph XIV.B. of the Commission's order in Docket No. C-3907, Exxon Mobil has entered into two Base Oil Supply Agreements. The agreements, with Castrol North America, Inc. and Pennzoil-Quaker State, would require the company to supply a cumulative total of 12,000 barrels per day of base oil.

    The Commission is seeking public comment on this application for 30 days, until June 12, 2000. Comments should be sent to the Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. (FTC File No. 991-0077; Docket No. C-3907; staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, 202-326-2526; see press release dated November 30, 1999.)

Publication of Federal Register notices:

  • The FTC has approved the publication of a Federal Register related to the following: The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In this notice, which will be published shortly, the Commission is announcing the opportunity for corporations, associations, organizations and other entities to participate as co-sponsors of the COPPA Communications Campaign. Co-sponsors will work with the Commission to develop and disseminate informational materials about COPPA and the related Rule, which went into effect in late April.

    The Commission vote to approve publication of the Federal Register notice was 5-0. (FTC File No. P994504; staff contact is Randy Satterfield, Assistant Director, Office of Consumer and Business Education, 202-326-3407.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; toll free: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

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