Announced Actions for March 18, 1998

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Applications for approval of transactions: The FTC has approved a request from TRW, Inc. to shorten the public comment from 30 days to 10 days for the company’s application to divest TRW’s Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) program Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services operations to Computer Sciences Corporation. The FTC will seek comments on TRW’s petition until March 25, 1998. The Commission’s vote to approve the shortened public comment period was 5-0. (See news releases dated March 13, 1998; December 24, 1997; FTC File No. 981-0081. Staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, 202-326- 2526.)

Petitions to reopen and modify or set aside orders: The FTC has received a petition from the following entity seeking changes in, or termination of, an FTC order. The FTC is seeking public comments on the newly-received petition for 30 days, until April 17, 1998.

  • Schnuck Markets, Inc. has petitioned the FTC to allow the company to donate certain used food service equipment from a closed a supermarket to a local community college. Schnuck also has asked the Commission to replace a prior approval provision in a 1995 consent agreement with a prior notice provision. (See news releases dated February 13, 1998; July 30, 1997; Docket No.C-3585. Staff contact is Roberta S. Baruch, 202-326-2861.)

Comments on these petitions should be addressed to the FTC, Office of the Secretary, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Copies of the documents referenced above are available from the FTC’s World Wide Web site at: and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, at the same address; 202-FTC-HELP (202-382-4357); 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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