Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7a of the Clayton Act, 7369-7370 [2019-03395]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2019 / Notices the Board believes this obviates the need for notarization. The second recommendation was to use a website for submissions to minimize burden. The Board currently allows submission of the FR Y–12 and FR Y–12A by mail or electronically via the Federal Reserve System’s Reporting Central application, so the Board does not believe an additional electronic submission mechanism is necessary. The third recommendation was to ensure that respondents are aware of exactly which information must be reported, and the reasons that this information is required. Board staff has strived to draft instructions for the FR Y–12 and FR Y– 12A reports that are as clear as possible and will continue to explore ways to increase the clarity of those instructions. The Board’s public OMB supporting statements and Federal Register notices regarding the FR Y–12 and FR Y–12A reports explain that the information collected by the reports is necessary for the Board to carry out its responsibilities of supervising holding companies and maintaining U.S. financial stability. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Noel A. Radcliffe, Hillsboro, Wisconsin; Richard A. Radcliffe, Sparta, Wisconsin; Robin W. Radcliffe, Brooktondale, New York; and Rolfe M. Radcliffe, Berkshire, New York, each individually and acting in concert; to acquire voting shares of BRAD, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire shares of Black River Country Bank, both of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Robert L. Triplett III, Senior Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201–2272: 1. City Bank and Kendra B. Lane, both of Lubbock, Texas, as Trustees of the South Plains Financial, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Lubbock, Texas (‘ESOP’) and Robert C. Dean, and Kendra B. Lane, all of Lubbock, Texas, as members of the ESOP Investment Committee; to acquire voting shares of the ESOP and thereby indirectly acquire South Plains Financial, Inc., and City Bank, both of Lubbock, Texas. The revisions to the FR Y–12 and FR Y–12A will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 27, 2019. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 26, 2019. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act 17:33 Mar 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James F. Mongoven (202–326–2879), Bureau of Competition, Office of Policy and Coordination. (Authority: 15 U.S.C. § 19(a)(5)) April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–03396 Filed 3–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P 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: April 3, 2019. Nora Whitehead (202–326–3100), Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Premerger Notification Office, 400 7th Street SW, Room 5301, Washington, DC 20024. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM VerDate Sep<11>2014 March 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Federal Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than March 19, 2019. DATES: BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE 6210–01–P The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (‘‘Act’’) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). Section 8(a)(1), and $3,656,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A). [FR Doc. 2019–03845 Filed 3–1–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–03776 Filed 3–1–19; 8:45 am] Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company 7369 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 $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 $36,564,000 for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 7370 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2019 / Notices 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 Fees 1 (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) .................................................................... 1 Public $200 50 200 10 100 10 100 100 10 100 100 500 500 Adjusted threshold (million $359.9 90 359.9 18 180 18 180 180 18 180 180 899.8 899.8 Law 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 (‘‘the HSR 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 ............................... $18 90 180 198 359.9 899.8 1,799.5 By direction of the Commission. April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. Proposed Project [FR Doc. 2019–03395 Filed 3–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Online Application Order Form for Products from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).’’ SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Mar 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 18, 2018 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Online Application Order Form for Products From the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced ‘‘H-Cup’’) is a vital resource helping the Agency achieve its research agenda, thereby furthering its goal of improving the delivery of health care in the United States. HCUP is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a FederalState-Industry partnership and sponsored by AHRQ. HCUP includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States, with all-payer, encounter-level information beginning in 1988. The HCUP databases are annual files that contain anonymous information from hospital discharge records for inpatient PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 care and certain components of outpatient care, such as emergency care and ambulatory surgeries. The project currently releases seven types of databases created for research use on a broad range of health issues, including cost and quality of health services, medical practice patterns, access to health care programs, and outcomes of treatments at the national, State, and local market levels. HCUP also produces a large number of software tools to enhance the use of administrative health care data for research and public health use. Software tools use information available from a variety of sources to create new data elements, often through sophisticated algorithms, for use with the HCUP databases. HCUP’s objectives are to: • Create and enhance a powerful source of national, state, and all-payer health care data. • Produce a broad set of software tools and products to facilitate the use of HCUP and other administrative data. • Enrich a collaborative partnership with statewide data organizations (that voluntarily participate in the project) aimed at increasing the quality and use of health care data. • Conduct and translate research to inform decision making and improve health care delivery. This project is being conducted by AHRQ through its primary contractor and subcontractor, IBM Watson Health and Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the outcomes, cost, cost-effectiveness, and use of health care services and access to such services. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(3). Method of Collection The HCUP releases seven types of databases for public research use: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7369-7370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03395]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7a of the Clayton 
Act

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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: April 3, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Whitehead (202-326-3100), Federal 
Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Premerger Notification Office, 
400 7th Street SW, Room 5301, Washington, DC 20024.

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 30 
days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows:

[[Page 7370]]



------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Original        Adjusted
            Subsection of 7A                 threshold       threshold
                                             (million)       (million
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7A(a)(2)(A).............................            $200          $359.9
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)..........................              50              90
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)..........................             200           359.9
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)......................              10              18
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)......................             100             180
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II).....................              10              18
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II).....................             100             180
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)....................             100             180
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)....................              10              18
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      100             180
 Collection of Filing Fees \1\ (3)(b)(1)
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      100             180
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)....
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      500           899.8
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)....
Section 7A note: Assessment and                      500          899.8
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(3)....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Public Law 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 (``the HSR 
Form'') and its Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by 
the term ``(as adjusted)'', as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Adjusted
                   Original threshold                        threshold
                                                             (million)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
$10 million.............................................             $18
$50 million.............................................              90
$100 million............................................             180
$110 million............................................             198
$200 million............................................           359.9
$500 million............................................           899.8
$1 billion..............................................         1,799.5
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    By direction of the Commission.
April J. Tabor,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-03395 Filed 3-1-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6750-01-P