Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 2692-2693 [E7-819]

Download as PDF 2692 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices Estimated average hours per response: Turnover survey: 51 hours; outstandings survey: 60 hours Number of respondents: 60 General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a)(2), 358, and 3105(c)) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. ’552(b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 3036 is the U.S. part of a global data collection that is conducted by central banks every three years. More than fifty central banks plan to conduct the survey in 2007. The Bank for International Settlements compiles national data from each central bank to produce global market statistics. The Federal Reserve System and other government agencies use the survey to monitor activity in the foreign exchange and derivatives markets. Respondents use the published data to gauge their market share. 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Under the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis heading, the entry for Enterprise Financial Services Corp., Clayton, Missouri, is revised to read as follows: A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. Enterprise Financial Services Corp. Clayton, Missouri; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Clayco Banc Corporation, De Soto, Kansas, and thereby indirectly acquire Great American Bank, DeSoto, Kansas. Comments on this application must be received by January 26, 2007. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 16, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–777 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act Federal Trade Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94–435, 90 Stat. 1390 (‘‘the Act’’), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows: [In millions] Original threshold rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Subsection of 7A 7A(a)(2)(A) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(i) .................................................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(i) .................................................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i) ................................................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i) ................................................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II) ............................................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II) ............................................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III) .............................................................................................................................................................. 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III) .............................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 $200 50 200 10 100 10 100 100 10 Adjusted threshold $239.2 59.8 239.2 12.0 119.6 12.0 119.6 119.6 12.0 2693 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices [In millions] Original threshold Subsection of 7A Section Section Section Section 7A 7A 7A 7A 1 Pub. note: note: note: note: Assessment Assessment Assessment Assessment and and and and Collection Collection Collection Collection of of of of Fees 1 (3)(b)(1) ......................................................................... Fees (3)(b)(2) ............................................................................ Fees (3)(b)(2) ............................................................................ Fees (3)(b)(3) ............................................................................ [In millions] Original threshold Adjusted threshold $10 ............................ 50 .............................. 100 ............................ 110 ............................ 200 ............................ 500 ............................ * 1 .............................. $12.0 59.8 119.6 131.5 239.2 597.9 1,195.8 * In billions. $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $24,001,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,400,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A). DATES: Effective Date: January 22, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James F. Mongoven, Bureau of Competition, Office of Policy and Coordination, (202) 326–2879. (Authority: 15 U.S.C. 19(a)(5)). By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–821 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P Effective Date: February 21, 2007. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B. Michael Verne, Bureau of Competition, Premerger Notification Office (202) 326–3100. Announcement of Establishment of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Committee Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7A. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–819 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6750–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act Federal Trade Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than SUMMARY: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 100 100 500 500 119.6 119.6 597.9 597.9 L. 106–553, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note. Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and limitation values in the HSR rules (16 CFR Parts 801–803) and the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form and its Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by the term ‘‘(as adjusted)’’, as follows: DATES: Filing Filing Filing Filing Adjusted threshold VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provision of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the establishment of a Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Committee. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be submitted by close of business on February 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: Nominations may be submitted by electronic mail to PA.guidelines@hhs.gov. Alternatively, nominations may be sent to the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following address: CAPT Richard Troiano, PhD., Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Room LL–100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8280 (telephone), (240) 453–8281(fax). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Richard Troiano, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Room LL–100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, 240/453–8280 (telephone), 240/453– 8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Internet at http:// www.health.gov/PAguidelines/. There is strong evidence that regular physical activity promotes health and reduces risk of many chronic diseases. Over the past 40 years, many organizations, including the Federal Government, have issued physical activity recommendations. More recently, a specific physical activity guideline was included in the 2000 and 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the Institute of Medicine included physical activity in greater detail in its review of energy balance in the 2005 Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. While the various recommendations illustrate scientific consensus on the health benefits of physical activity, they differ from each other in the particular recommendations and highlighted benefits. The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will review existing scientific literature to identify where there is sufficient evidence to develop a comprehensive set of specific physical activity recommendations. The Committee will prepare a report to the Secretary that documents scientific background and rationale for the 2008 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 13 (Monday, January 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2692-2693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-819]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton 
Act

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds 
for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required 
by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of 
the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino 
Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 
(``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or 
acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the 
Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant 
Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before 
consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal 
Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the 
change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). 
The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the 
Federal Register, are as follows:

                              [In millions]
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                                                  Original     Adjusted
               Subsection of 7A                  threshold    threshold
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7A(a)(2)(A)...................................         $200       $239.2
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)................................           50         59.8
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)................................          200        239.2
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)............................           10         12.0
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)............................          100        119.6
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II)...........................           10         12.0
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II)...........................          100        119.6
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)..........................          100        119.6
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)..........................           10         12.0

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Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of           100        119.6
 Filing Fees \1\ (3)(b)(1)....................
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of           100        119.6
 Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)........................
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of           500        597.9
 Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)........................
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of           500       597.9
 Filing Fees (3)(b)(3)........................
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\1\ Pub. L. 106-553, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note.

    Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and 
limitation values in the HSR rules (16 CFR Parts 801-803) and the 
Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form and its 
Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by the term ``(as 
adjusted)'', as follows:

                              [In millions]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Original threshold                   Adjusted threshold
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$10...............................................                 $12.0
50................................................                  59.8
100...............................................                 119.6
110...............................................                 131.5
200...............................................                 239.2
500...............................................                 597.9
* 1...............................................              1,195.8
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* In billions.


DATES: Effective Date: February 21, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B. Michael Verne, Bureau of 
Competition, Premerger Notification Office (202) 326-3100.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7A.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-819 Filed 1-19-07; 8:45 am]
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