[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 18 (Friday, January 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4323-4324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1867]


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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 Date: February 27, 2012.

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

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            $272.8
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)......................                50              68.2
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)......................               200             272.8
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)..................                10              13.6
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)..................               100             136.4
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II).................                10              13.6
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II).................               100             136.4
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)................               100             136.4
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)................                10              13.6
Section 7A note: Assessment and                    100             136.4
 Collection of Filing Fees \1\
 (3)(b)(1)..........................
Section 7A note: Assessment and                    100             136.4
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)
Section 7A note: Assessment and                    500             682.1
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2)
Section 7A note: Assessment and                    500             682.1
 Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(3)
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Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and limitation
  values in the HSR rules.
\1\ Public Law 106-553, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note.


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    (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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                                                              Adjusted
                    Original threshold                        threshold
                                                              (million)
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$10 million...............................................         $13.6
50 million................................................          68.2
100 million...............................................         136.4
110 million...............................................         150.1
200 million...............................................         272.8
500 million...............................................         682.1
1 billion.................................................       1,364.1
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    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 18a.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-1867 Filed 1-26-12; 8:45 a.m.]
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