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AGENCY: ACTION: 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: February 27, 2020. 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: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4985 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2020 / 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 $376 94 376 18.8 188 18.8 188 188 18.8 188 188 940.1 940.1 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 ......................... $18.8 94 188 206.8 376 940.1 1,880.2 By direction of the Commission. April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. 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. 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The CAHPS Health Plan Database was developed by AHRQ in 1998 in response to requests from health plans, purchasers, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide comparative data to support public reporting of health plan ratings, health plan accreditation and quality improvement. This research has the following goals: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) To maintain the CAHPS Health Plan Database using data from AHRQ’s standardized CAHPS Health Plan Survey to provide results to health care purchasers, consumers, regulators and policy makers across the country. (2) To offer several products and services, including aggregated results presented through an Online Reporting System, summary chartbooks, custom analyses, and data for research purposes. (3) To provide data for AHRQ’s annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. (4) To provide state-level data to CMS for public reporting on Medicaid.gov and Data.Medicaid.gov that does not display the name of the health plans. Survey data from the CAHPS Health Plan Database is used to produce four types of products: (1) An annual chartbook available to the public on the CAHPS Database website (https:// www.cahpsdatabase.ahrq.gov/ CAHPSIDB/Public/Chartbook.aspx); (2) individual participant reports that are confidential and customized for each participating organization (e.g., health plan, Medicaid agency) that submits their data; (3) a research database available to researchers wanting to conduct additional analyses; and (4) data tables provided to AHRQ for inclusion in the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4984-4985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01423]


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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: February 27, 2020.

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:

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                                         Original           Adjusted
         Subsection of 7A               threshold          threshold
                                        (million)          (million)
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7A(a)(2)(A).......................               $200               $376
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)....................                 50                 94
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)....................                200                376
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)................                 10               18.8
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)................                100                188
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II)...............                 10               18.8
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II)...............                100                188
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)..............                100                188
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)..............                 10               18.8
Section 7A note: Assessment and                   100                188
 Collection of Filing Fees \1\
 (3)(b)(1)........................
Section 7A note: Assessment and                   100                188
 Collection of Filing Fees
 (3)(b)(2)........................
Section 7A note: Assessment and                   500              940.1
 Collection of Filing Fees
 (3)(b)(2)........................
Section 7A note: Assessment and                   500              940.1
 Collection of Filing Fees
 (3)(b)(3)........................
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\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:

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                                                            Adjusted
                  Original threshold                       threshold
                                                           (million)
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$10 million..........................................              $18.8
$50 million..........................................                 94
$100 million.........................................                188
$110 million.........................................              206.8
$200 million.........................................                376
$500 million.........................................              940.1
$1 billion...........................................            1,880.2
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    By direction of the Commission.
April J. Tabor,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-01423 Filed 1-27-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6750-01-P