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New Accounting Pronouncements

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New Accounting Pronouncements
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Accounting Changes And Error Corrections [Abstract]  
New Accounting Pronouncements

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New Accounting Pronouncements

Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, (“ASU 2020-04”) and ASU 2021-01, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Scope, (“ASU 2021-01”). The purpose of ASU 2020-04 is to provide optional guidance for a limited period of time to ease the potential burden in accounting for (or recognizing the effects of) reference rate reform on financial reporting. More specifically, the amendments in ASU 2020-04 provide optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships, and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met.  The amendments in ASU 2021-01 clarify that certain optional expedients and exceptions in Topic 848 for contract modifications and hedge accounting apply to derivatives that are affected by the discounting transition.  The amendments in ASU 2020-04 and ASU 2021-01 are effective as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. The Company is evaluating the impact of ASU 2020-04 and ASU 2021-01 and their impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

ASU 2020-06, Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”).  In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, which simplifies the guidance on the issuer’s accounting for convertible debt.  The provisions of ASU 2020-06 are applicable for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, with early adoption permitted no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020.  The Company elected to adopt ASU 2020-06 effective January 1, 2021.  See discussion of the impact of adoption at Note 7.