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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE [DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA]




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and    
STATE OF NEW YORK,

                  Plaintiffs,

                  v.

STERICYCLE, INC.,
SAMW ACQUISITION CORP., and
HEALTHCARE WASTE SOLUTIONS, INC.   

                  Defendants.

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CASE NO.: 1:11-cv-00689

JUDGE: Howell, Beryl A.

DECK TYPE: Antitrust

DATE STAMP: April 8, 2011




PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES'S
EXPLANATION OF CONSENT DECREE PROCEDURES

Plaintiff United States of America ("United States") submits this short memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the Court's entry of the proposed Final Judgment. This Judgment would settle this case pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(h) (the "APPA"), which applies to civil antitrust cases brought and settled by the United States.

  1. Today, the United States has filed a Complaint, Hold Separate Stipulation and Order, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement. The parties have agreed that the Court may enter the proposed Final Judgment following compliance with the APPA.


  2. The APPA requires that the United States publish the proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement in the Federal Register and cause to be published a summary of the terms of the proposed Final Judgment and the Competitive Impact Statement in certain newspapers at least sixty (60) days prior to entry of the proposed Final Judgment. The notice will inform members of the public that they may submit comments about the proposed Final Judgment to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (see 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(c)).


  3. During the sixty-day period, the United States will consider, and at the close of that period respond to, any comments that it has received, and it will publish the comments and the United States' responses in the Federal Register.


  4. After the expiration of the sixty-day period, the United States will file with the Court the comments and the United States' responses, and it may ask the Court to enter the proposed Final Judgment (unless the United States has decided to withdraw its consent to entry of the Final Judgment, as permitted by paragraph IV(A) of the Hold Separate Stipulation and Order, see 15 U.S.C. 16(d)).


  5. If the United States requests that the Court enter the proposed Final Judgment after compliance with the APPA, 15 U.S.C. 16(e)-(f), then the Court may enter the Final Judgment without a hearing, provided that it concludes that the Final Judgment is in the public interest.


April 8, 2011 Respectfully submitted,


   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:


_______________/s/________________
Lowell R. Stern (D.C. Bar #440487)
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division, Litigation II Section
450 5th Street, N.W., Suite 8700
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-3676



CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I, Lowell R. Stern, hereby certify that on April 8, 2011, I caused a copy of the foregoing Plaintiff United States's Explanation of Consent Decree Procedures to be served upon Defendants Stericycle, Inc. and SAMW Acquisition Corp., and Healthcare Waste Solutions, Inc. by mailing the documents electronically to the duly authorized legal representatives of Defendants as follows:

Counsel for Defendants Stericycle, Inc., and SAMW Acquisition Corp.:

David A. Clanton, Esquire
Baker & McKenzie LLP
815 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006-4078
Tel: (202) 452-7014
Email: david.clanton@bakermckenzie.com

Counsel for Defendant Healthcare Waste Solutions, Inc.:

William J. Kolasky, Esquire
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 663-6357
Email: william.kolasky@wilmerhale.com



    _______________/s/________________
Lowell R. Stern, Esquire
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division, Litigation II Section
450 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 8700
Washington, DC 20530
Tel.: (202) 514-3676