Statement of Commissioner Orson Swindle Concerning Premerger Notification Rules Changes
File No. P989316
The Commission and its staff have worked quickly and diligently on a package of interim rules to implement statutory changes to the premerger notification program that will take effect shortly. Other amendments to the premerger rules are designed to achieve needed housekeeping improvements or spell out procedures for the appeals process in Hart-Scott-Rodino matters. Although the interim rules announced today take effect imminently, I look forward to -- and would encourage -- any comments that members of the public care to submit concerning the clarity, consistency, and anticipated effects of these rules.