Announced Actions for October 4, 2005

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Commission approval of proposed divestiture: On May 6, 2005, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (Magellan) filed a petition requesting the Commission’s approval of the proposed divestiture of certain assets recently acquired from Shell Oil Company (Shell). Under the terms of the FTC’s consent order concerning Magellan’s acquisition of certain pipeline and terminal assets from Shell, Magellan is required to divest a refined petroleum products terminal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Through this application, Magellan requested Commission approval to divest the former Shell Oklahoma City Terminal, as that asset is defined in the order, to TransMontaigne, Inc. The Commission has now approved the divestiture.

The Commission vote approving the divestiture was 3-0-1, with Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras recused. (FTC File No. 041-0164, Docket No. C-4122; the staff contact is Elizabeth Piotrowski, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2623; see press releases dated September 29 and November 26, 2004; and January 24, March 22, and May 10, 2005.)

Commission approval of report to Congress: The Commission has approved the issuance of a report to Congress regarding the Do Not Call Registry for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004. The report, which is available now as a link to this press release on the FTC’s Web site, has been submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as required by Section 4(b) of the Do Not Call Implementation Act.

The report contains information on the following topics: 1) the efficacy of the DNC Registry as a national registry; 2) the number of consumers who have placed their telephone numbers on the Registry; 3) the number of people paying fees to access the Registry and the amount of the fees; 4) the progress of coordinating the operation and enforcement of the Registry with similar registries maintained by the states; 5) the progress of coordinating the operation and enforcement of the Registry with enforcement activities of the Federal Communications Commission under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; and 6) FTC enforcement under the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The Commission vote approving issuance of the report was 4-0. (FTC File No. R411001; the staff contact is Catherine Harrington-McBride, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2452.)

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, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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