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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

HARSCO CORPORATION,
PANDROL JACKSON LIMITED,   
PANDROL JACKSON INC.

                  Defendant.


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Civil No: 99-CV-2706 (GK)

Filed: 10/14/1999


UNITED STATES' CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH
PROVISIONS OF THE ANTITRUST PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES ACT


The United States of America hereby certifies that it has complied with provisions of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act ("APPA"), 15 U.S.C.§§16(b)-(h), and states:

  1. The Complaint and proposed Final Judgment ("Judgment") were filed on October 14, 1999; and the Competitive Impact Statement was filed on November 8, 1999.

  2. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C.§16(b), the proposed Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement were published in the Federal Register on November 26, 1999 (64 Fed. Reg. 66492). A copy of the Federal Register notice is attached as Exhibit A.

  3. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C.§16(d), the United States furnished copies of the Competitive Impact Statement to anyone requesting them.

  4. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C.§16(c), a summary of the terms of the proposed Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement were published in the The Washington Post, a newspaper of general circulation in the District of Columbia. A copy of the certificate of publication from The Washington Post are attached as Exhibit B.

  5. During the 60-day comment period since publication of notice in the Federal Register and The Washington Post, the United States received no comments on the proposed settlement.

  6. The divestiture of the Switch and Crossing Grinding Assets to a purchaser approved by the United States, as contemplated in Paragraph IV of the Judgment and agreed to in the Hold Separate Stipulation and Order, has been accomplished

  7. With these steps having been taken, the parties have satisfied their obligations under the APPA. Pursuant to the Stipulation filed on October 14, 1999, the court may now enter the proposed Judgment, if it determines that the entry of the Judgment is in the public interest.
For the reasons set forth in the Competitive Impact Statement, the United States believes that the Judgment is in the public interest and that the Court therefore should enter it.

Dated: February 25, 2000

    Respectfully submitted,


_______________/s/________________
John F. Greaney, Esquire
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Litigation II Section
1401 H Street, N.W.
Suite 3000
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 305-9965


CERTIFICATION OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that a copy of the United States' Certificate of Compliance with the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act has been served upon Harsco Corporation, Pandrol Jackson Limited, and Pandrol Jackson Inc. by U.S. Mail, directed to each of the above-named parties at the addresses given below, this 25th day of February, 2000.

Counsel for Defendant Harsco
Dale Hershey, Esquire
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
USX Tower
600 Grant Street, 44th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 566-6058

Counsel for Defendants Pandrol Jackson Limited
and Pandrol Jackson Inc.

Wayne Dale Collins, Esquire
Shearman & Sterling
599 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022-6069
(212) 848-4127


_______________/s/________________
John F. Greaney
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
1401 H Street, N.W. -- Suite 3000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 305-9965

Dated: February 25, 2000.