Announced Actions for October 16, 2001

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The Commission has received an application for divestiture from the following: Lafarge S.A./Blue Circle Industries PLC; Blue Circle North America Inc.; and Blue Circle Inc. (Lafarge). Through this application, and pursuant to the terms of the consent order reached with the Commission, Lafarge has requested FTC approval of the proposed divestiture of Blue Circle's Lime Assets to Peak Investments L.L.C. The application will be subject to public comment until November 13, 2001, after which the Commission will vote on whether to approve it. Comments should be sent to: Secretary, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. (FTC File No. 001-0112; Docket No. C-4014; staff contact is Roberta Baruch, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2861; see press releases dated June 19, 2001; August 3, 2001; and August 10, 2001.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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