Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 3814 [2014-01285]

Download as PDF 3814 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 15 / Thursday, January 23, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act AGENCY: ACTION: Federal Trade Commission. Notice. 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. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective February 24, 2014. Kathryn E. Walsh, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Premerger Notification Office, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 301, Washington, DC 20580, Phone (202) 326–3100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Public Law 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). Note that while the filing fee thresholds are revised annually, the actual filing fees are not similarly indexed and, as a result, have not been adjusted for inflation in over a decade. The new thresholds, which take effect on February 24, 2014, are as follows: Original threshold ($ million) 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) ...................................................................................................................................................... Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees1(3)(b)(1) ................................................................... Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2) .................................................................... Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2) .................................................................... Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(3) .................................................................... Any 1 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: Original threshold Adjusted threshold ($ million) $10 million ............................ $50 million ............................ $100 million .......................... $110 million .......................... $200 million .......................... $500 million .......................... $1 billion ............................... 15.2 75.9 151.7 166.9 303.4 758.6 1,517.1 By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–01285 Filed 1–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P 1 Public Law 106–553, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:50 Jan 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Adjusted threshold ($ million) 200 50 200 10 100 10 100 100 10 100 100 500 500 303.4 75.9 303.4 15.2 151.7 15.2 151.7 151.7 15.2 151.7 151.7 758.6 758.6 considered a matter of public record and will ultimately be posted on the GAO Web page. Exposure Draft—Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government DATES: U.S. Government Accountability Office. ACTION: Notice of Comment Period Extension. ADDRESSES: AGENCY: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is extending the comment period for the proposed revisions to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ‘‘Green Book,’’ to February 18, 2014. We are requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the exposure draft. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 15 (Thursday, January 23, 2014)]
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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.

DATES: Effective February 24, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn E. Walsh, Federal Trade 
Commission, Bureau of Competition, Premerger Notification Office, 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 301, Washington, DC 20580, Phone (202) 
326-3100.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 
18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 
1976, Public Law 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). Note that while the filing fee 
thresholds are revised annually, the actual filing fees are not 
similarly indexed and, as a result, have not been adjusted for 
inflation in over a decade. The new thresholds, which take effect on 
February 24, 2014, are as follows:

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                                             Original        Adjusted
            Subsection of 7A               threshold ($    threshold ($
                                             million)        million)
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7A(a)(2)(A).............................             200           303.4
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)..........................              50            75.9
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)..........................             200           303.4
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)......................              10            15.2
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)......................             100           151.7
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II).....................              10            15.2
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II).....................             100           151.7
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)....................             100           151.7
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)....................              10            15.2
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      100           151.7
 Collection of Filing Fees\1\(3)(b)(1)..
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      100           151.7
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)....
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      500           758.6
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)....
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      500           758.6
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(3)....
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    Any \1\ 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:
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    \1\ Public Law 106-553, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note.

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                                                             Adjusted
                   Original threshold                      threshold ($
                                                             million)
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$10 million.............................................            15.2
$50 million.............................................            75.9
$100 million............................................           151.7
$110 million............................................           166.9
$200 million............................................           303.4
$500 million............................................           758.6
$1 billion..............................................         1,517.1
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    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-01285 Filed 1-22-14; 8:45 am]
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