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FMC Denies Request for Expedited Review of Shipping Act Agreements

January 15, 2009

NR 09-01

Contact: Karen V. Gregory (202) 523-5725; e-mail: secretary@fmc.gov

At its meeting yesterday, the Federal Maritime Commission ("FMC" or "Commission") voted 2-1 to deny a request for expedited review of the Port Fee Services Agreement, FMC Agreement No. 201199. A notice of the filing had been transmitted by the Commission to the Federal Register, where it was published on November 13, 2008. 73 Fed. Reg. 67157.

The period of review ends February 13, 2009. The Commission also unanimously voted to deny a request for expedited review of an amendment to the TransPacific Stabilization Agreement, FMC Agreement No. 011223-043. A notice of the filing had been transmitted by the Commission to the Federal Register, where it was published on December 29, 2008. 73 Fed. Reg. 79484.

The period of review ends February 1, 2009. These filings are available on the Commission's website at http://www2.fmc.gov/agreements.