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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 526 -DEC. 30, 1947 Withdrawal. Transmittal and publication. Expiration. "Person. Ante, pp. 214, 323 . Price criteria in li- censing of exports. 54 Stat. 712. 50U.S.C.app. A701. Ante, pp. 214 323 . Transportation fa- cilites. 66 Stat. 177. 50U.S.C.app. 1633. Ante, pp. 2, 34,322. Grain. 56 Stat. 177. 50U.8.C.app. 633. Ante, pp. 25,34,322. Ant, p.323 . of voluntary action as may be approved by the Attorney General. Any act or omission by such person or persons in compliance with a written request made pursuant to this section and with a voluntary plan promulgated thereunder shall not be the basis at any time for any prosecution or any civil action or any proceeding under the anti- trust laws of the United States or the Federal Trade Commission Act. (d) Such written request may, in the discretion of the governmental officer or agency which made the request, be withdrawn at any time by said governmental officer or agency, by written notice from said governmental officer or agency of such withdrawal to the Attorney General, and after publication of notice of such withdrawal in the Federal Register as provided in subsection (e), the provisions of this Act shall not apply to any subsequent act or omission by reason of such request or voluntary plan. (e) The Attorney General shall transmit to the President pro tem- pore of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and shall order published in the Federal Register every such request, and any withdrawal thereof, and any plan, program, or other arrange- ments promulgated under, or which is the basis of, any such request. (f) The power to make requests conferred by this Act shall expire upon expiration of section 2 of this Act, and any requests made and voluntary plans adopted under this Act shall have no force or effect six months thereafter. (g) As used in this section the term "person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, or association. EXPORT CONTROLS SEC. 3. (a) Section 6 (d) of the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 714), as amended, is amended by striking out "February 29, 1948" and inserting in lieu thereof "February 28, 1949". (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President in the exercise of the powers, authority, and discretion conferred upon him by such Act of July 2, 1940, as amended, is authorized to use price criteria in the licensing of exports, either by giving preference among otherwise comparable applications to those which provide for the lowest prices, or, in exceptional circumstances, by fixing reason- able mark ups in export prices over domestic prices. ALLOCATION OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AND ORAMI SEC. 4 . (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, title III of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, as amended, shall continue in effect to and including February 28, 1949, or such earlier date as the Congress by concurrent resolution or the President may designate, for the exercise of the powers, authority, and discretion conferred on the President by such title III with respect to the use of trans- portation equipment and facilities by rail carriers. (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, title II of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, is hereby revived and reenacted for the exercise of the powers, authority, and discretion conferred on the President by such title III with respect to the use of grain for the production of distilled spirits or neutral spirits for beverage purposes. The authority granted by this subsection shall expire on January 31, 1948. DELEGATION OF AUrrtORITr SEC. 5. The authority granted to the President by section 2 of this joint resolution and, notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of the Second Decontrol Act of 1947, the authority granted to the Presi- 946 [61 STAT.