Announced Actions for February 9, 1996

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The FTC staff contact is Dan Ducore, 202-326-2526.

Commission action regarding petitions to reopen and modify or set aside orders: Following a public comment period, the Commission has responded to a petition from the following entity:

  • The FTC has granted a petition from Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), thereby ending ARCO's obligation to obtain FTC appproval before acquiring any interest in or assets of any company that produces urethane polyether polyol, propylene glygol or propylene oxide. The prior-approval provision was in a 1990 consent order that settled FTC charges over ARCO's acquisition of certain chemical assets from Union Carbide Corporation (Docket No. C-3314; Commission vote 4-0, Commissioner Roscoe B. Starek, III, recused).

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