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Download as PDF 22234 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 72 Friday, April 13, 2012 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Chapter I Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments Federal Trade Commission. Notice of intent to request public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified tenyear regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments. DATES: Effective April 13, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further details about particular rules or guides may be obtained from the contact person listed below for the rule or guide. SUMMARY: To ensure that its rules and industry guides stay relevant and are not unduly burdensome, the Commission reviews its rules and guides on a ten-year schedule. Each year the Commission publishes its review schedule, with adjustments in response to public input, changes in the marketplace, and resource demands. When the Commission reviews a rule or guide, it publishes a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the continuing need for the rule or guide as well as the rule’s or guide’s costs and benefits to consumers and businesses. Based on this feedback, the Commission may modify or repeal the rule or guide to address public concerns or changed conditions, or to reduce undue regulatory burden. The Commission posts information about its review schedule on its Web site,1 thereby facilitating comment about rules and guides, and providing links in tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/regreview/index.shtml. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Apr 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 one location to comment requests, comment forms, and comments for rules and guides that are currently under review. The Web site also has a continuously updated review schedule, a list of rules and guides previously eliminated in the regulatory review process, and the Commission’s regulatory review plan. When the Commission published its regulatory review schedule for 2011– 2020, it also sought input on ways to improve its regulatory review program.2 The Commission received three comments in response.3 Two commenters, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (‘‘AHAM’’) and Whirlpool Corporation (‘‘Whirlpool’’), urged the Commission to reconsider its earlier decision to accelerate review of the Appliance Labeling Rule to 2012. AHAM explained, and Whirlpool concurred, that the Commission should avoid frequent rule revisions unless existing requirements are outdated, overly burdensome, or deficient. However, the Appliance Labeling Rule warrants a comprehensive review at this time that will allow the Commission to consider burden reductions associated with existing reporting requirements, explore ways to reduce the number of labels missing in showrooms, improve access to label information on retail Web sites, and consider whether additional consumer products should have energy labels. Therefore, the Commission has proceeded with the scheduled review of the Appliance Labeling Rule, 16 CFR part 305. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America submitted a comment that noted the Commission’s commitment to regulatory review and reduction of unnecessary burdens on business, but did not address the questions posed by the Commission, or any other aspect of the Commission’s regulatory review plan. Rather, it expressed various concerns, principally relating to transparency and scope, regarding Commission enforcement of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 45. The 2 Federal Trade Commission: Notice Announcing Ten-Year Regulatory Review Schedule and Request for Public Comment on the Federal Trade Commission’s Regulatory Review Program, 76 FR 41150 (July 13, 2011). 3 These comments are available on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ comments/regulatoryreviewschedule/index.shtm. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Commission notes that it is familiar with these concerns generally, has addressed them in various forums, and will continue to do so. Modified Ten-Year Schedule for Review of FTC Rules and Guides For 2012, the Commission intends to initiate reviews of, and solicit public comments on, the following guides: (1) Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry, 16 CFR part 20. Agency Contact: Jonathan L. Kessler, (216) 263–3436, Federal Trade Commission, East Central Region, 1111 Superior Ave E # 200, Cleveland, OH 44114–2577. (2) Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, 16 CFR part 23. Agency Contact: Reenah Kim, (202) 326–2272, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580. (3) Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services, 16 CFR part 240. Agency Contact: Michael Bloom, (202) 326– 2475, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580. The Commission is currently reviewing 22 of the 65 rules and guides within its jurisdiction. Due to resource constraints caused by the large number of rules and guides under review, the Commission is postponing review of the following matters previously scheduled for review in 2012: Guides Against Deceptive Pricing, 16 CFR part 233; Guides Against Bait Advertising, 16 CFR part 238; Guides Concerning Use of the Word ‘‘Free’’ and Similar Representations, 16 CFR part 251; and the Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses Rule [Holder in Due Course Rule], 16 CFR part 433. It is postponing the reviews of the three guides until 2017, and the review of the rule until 2013. The Commission is also consolidating its review of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Coverage Rules, 16 CFR part 801; and the HartScott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Exemption Rules, 16 CFR part 802, with its next review in 2020 of the Hart- E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 22235 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2012 / Proposed Rules Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act Transmittal Rules.4 A copy of the Commission’s modified regulatory review schedule for 2012 through 2021 is appended. The Commission, in its discretion, may modify or reorder the schedule in the future to incorporate new rules, or to respond to external factors (such as changes in the law) or other considerations. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41–58. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. Appendix REGULATORY REVIEW MODIFIED TEN-YEAR SCHEDULE 16 CFR part tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 239 254 259 260 300 301 303 305 306 308 Topic .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 309 .................... 312 .................... 423 .................... 424 .................... 425 .................... 429 .................... 435 .................... 455 .................... 700 .................... 701 .................... 702 .................... 703 .................... 20 ...................... 23 ...................... 240 .................... 310 .................... 433 .................... 500 .................... 501 .................... 502 .................... 503 .................... 304 .................... 314 .................... 315 .................... 316 .................... 456 .................... 460 .................... 682 .................... 233 .................... 238 .................... 251 .................... 410 .................... 18 ...................... 311 .................... 436 .................... 681 .................... 24 ...................... 453 .................... 14 ...................... 255 .................... 313 .................... 317 .................... 318 .................... 432 .................... 444 .................... 640 .................... Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees ................................................................ Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools ....................................................... Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles ................................................. Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims .................................................................... Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 ........................................... Rules and Regulations Under Fur Products Labeling Act ................................................................. Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act ...................................... Appliance Labeling Rule ..................................................................................................................... Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting ........................................................................... Trade Regulation Rule Pursuant to the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992 [Pay Per Call Rule]. Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles ................................. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule ......................................................................................... Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods ............................................... Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices [Unavailability Rule] ................................... Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans .................................................................................... Rule Concerning the Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise ............................................................................................... Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule ....................................................................................... Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act ............................................................................... Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions ...................................... Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms ................................................................................ Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures ............................................................................................ Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry .......................... Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries ...................................................... Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services ................... Telemarketing Sales Rule .................................................................................................................. Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses [Holder in Due Course Rule] ............................ Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ............................................. Exemptions From Requirements and Prohibitions under Part 500 ................................................... Regulations Under Section 5(c) of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ......................................... Statements of General Policy or Interpretation [under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act] .......... Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act ................................................................... Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information ............................................................................ Contact Lens Rule .............................................................................................................................. CAN–SPAM Rule ................................................................................................................................ Ophthalmic Practice Rules (Eyeglass Rule) ...................................................................................... Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation ..................................................................................... Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records ................................................................... Guides Against Deceptive Pricing ...................................................................................................... Guides Against Bait Advertising ......................................................................................................... Guide Concerning Use of the Word AFree@ and Similar Representations ...................................... Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets ........ Guides for the Nursery Industry ......................................................................................................... Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil ............................................................... Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising ................................................. Identity Theft [Red Flag] Rules ........................................................................................................... Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products ................................................................ Funeral Industry Practices .................................................................................................................. Administrative Interpretations, General Policy Statements, and Enforcement Policy Statements .... Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising ..................................... Privacy of Consumer Financial Information ....................................................................................... Prohibition of Energy Market Manipulation Rule ................................................................................ Health Breach Notification Rule ......................................................................................................... Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products ................................ Credit Practices .................................................................................................................................. Duties of Creditors Regarding Risk-Based Pricing ............................................................................ 4 The Hart-Scott-Rodino (‘‘HSR’’) program includes an ongoing review of all the HSR rules. In 2011, the Commission made significant changes to 16 CFR part 803 by overhauling the premerger notification form. The Commission also amended the definition of ‘‘associates’’ in 16 CFR part 801, VerDate Mar<15>2010 Year to review 16:47 Apr 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 and made minor amendments to several exemption rules in 16 CFR part 802. See the Statement of Basis and Purpose, Federal Trade Commission: Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements, 76 FR 42471 (July 19, 2011) at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-19/pdf/2011- PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently Currently 2012. 2012. 2012. 2013. 2013. 2013. 2013. 2013. 2013. 2014. 2014. 2015. 2015. 2015. 2016. 2016. 2017. 2017. 2017. 2017. 2018. 2018. 2018. 2018. 2019. 2019. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. Review. 17822.pdf. As this review covered all sections of the HSR rules, it is appropriate to consolidate future reviews of these rules with the next scheduled review of 16 CFR part 803. The Commission will accelerate these reviews if necessary. E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 22236 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2012 / Proposed Rules REGULATORY REVIEW—Continued MODIFIED TEN-YEAR SCHEDULE 16 CFR part 641 642 660 680 698 801 802 803 437 Topic .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... Duties of Users of Consumer Reports Regarding Address Discrepancies ....................................... Prescreen Opt-Out Notice .................................................................................................................. Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies ............................................. Affiliate Marketing ............................................................................................................................... Model Forms and Disclosures ............................................................................................................ [Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act] Coverage Rules ..................................................... [Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act] Exemption Rules .................................................... [Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act] Transmittal Rules ................................................... Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Business Opportunities .............................. [FR Doc. 2012–8742 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary of Labor 29 CFR Part 15 Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Parts 638 and 670 RIN 1290–AA25 Administrative Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Related Statutes Office of the Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: This amendment revises the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) regulations governing administrative claims submitted to DOL pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees’ Claims Act (MPCECA), and for payment of claims arising out of the operation of the Job Corps. The regulations governing such claims were last revised in 1995. MPCECA has since been amended to allow payment of up to $100,000 if the claim arose from an emergency or extraordinary circumstance. Further, the implementing authority for the Job Corps was changed to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) since the last time the regulations were updated. These regulations are being amended to reflect those changes, improve the clarity and ease of use of the regulations, and to harmonize the regulations governing these claims between those regulations in titles 20 and 29 of the CFR, which includes deleting the references to these claims in 20 CFR part 638 as these revisions have rendered those sections tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Year to review 16:47 Apr 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 unnecessary. Finally, the regulations in title 20 have also been updated to reflect the recently revised regulations regarding claims of Job Corps students under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1290–AA25, by ONE of the following methods: Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: The Internet address to submit comments on the rule is http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Submit written comments to Catherine P. Carter, Counsel for Claims and Compensation, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Because of security measures, mail directed to Washington, DC is sometimes delayed. We will only consider comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service on or before the deadline for comments. Instructions: All comments must include the RIN 1290–AA25 for this rulemaking. Receipt of any comments, whether by mail or Internet, will not be acknowledged. Because DOL continues to experience delays in receiving postal mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are encouraged to submit any comments by mail early. Comments on the proposed rule will be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the address listed above for mailed comments. Persons who need assistance to review the comments will be provided with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. Copies of this proposed rule may be obtained in alternative formats (e.g., large print, audiotape or disk) upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments and/or to obtain the proposed rule in an alternative format, contact DOL at 202– PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2020. 2021. 693–5320 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine P. Carter, Counsel for Claims and Compensation, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: 202–693–5320 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access this telephone number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Proposed Rule and Concurrent, Identical Direct Final Rule Since this rule is not controversial and primarily concerns agency procedures, we have determined that the subject of this rulemaking is suitable for a direct final rule. No significant adverse comments are anticipated. Accordingly, concurrent with this proposed rule, a separate, identical direct final rule is published in today’s issue of the Federal Register. The duplicate direct final rule will expedite rulemaking in the event no significant adverse comments are received and we withdraw this notice of proposed rulemaking. All interested parties should comment at this time because we will not initiate an additional comment period. If no significant adverse comments to the accompanying proposed rule are received on or before June 12, 2012, the direct final rule will become effective July 12, 2012 without further notice. If significant adverse comments are received, we will publish a timely notice in the Federal Register withdrawing the direct final rule, and will then proceed with the rulemaking by addressing the comments and developing a final rule from this proposed rule. For purposes of withdrawing the direct final rule, a significant adverse comment is one that explains (1) why the direct final rule is E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Chapter I


Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of intent to request public comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade 
Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten-
year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the 
need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should 
be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments.

DATES: Effective April 13, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further details about particular rules 
or guides may be obtained from the contact person listed below for the 
rule or guide.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To ensure that its rules and industry guides 
stay relevant and are not unduly burdensome, the Commission reviews its 
rules and guides on a ten-year schedule. Each year the Commission 
publishes its review schedule, with adjustments in response to public 
input, changes in the marketplace, and resource demands.
    When the Commission reviews a rule or guide, it publishes a notice 
in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the continuing need 
for the rule or guide as well as the rule's or guide's costs and 
benefits to consumers and businesses. Based on this feedback, the 
Commission may modify or repeal the rule or guide to address public 
concerns or changed conditions, or to reduce undue regulatory burden.
    The Commission posts information about its review schedule on its 
Web site,\1\ thereby facilitating comment about rules and guides, and 
providing links in one location to comment requests, comment forms, and 
comments for rules and guides that are currently under review. The Web 
site also has a continuously updated review schedule, a list of rules 
and guides previously eliminated in the regulatory review process, and 
the Commission's regulatory review plan.
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    \1\ http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/regreview/index.shtml.
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    When the Commission published its regulatory review schedule for 
2011-2020, it also sought input on ways to improve its regulatory 
review program.\2\ The Commission received three comments in 
response.\3\
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    \2\ Federal Trade Commission: Notice Announcing Ten-Year 
Regulatory Review Schedule and Request for Public Comment on the 
Federal Trade Commission's Regulatory Review Program, 76 FR 41150 
(July 13, 2011).
    \3\ These comments are available on the Commission's Web site at 
http://www.ftc.gov/os/comments/regulatoryreviewschedule/index.shtm.
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    Two commenters, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers 
(``AHAM'') and Whirlpool Corporation (``Whirlpool''), urged the 
Commission to reconsider its earlier decision to accelerate review of 
the Appliance Labeling Rule to 2012. AHAM explained, and Whirlpool 
concurred, that the Commission should avoid frequent rule revisions 
unless existing requirements are outdated, overly burdensome, or 
deficient. However, the Appliance Labeling Rule warrants a 
comprehensive review at this time that will allow the Commission to 
consider burden reductions associated with existing reporting 
requirements, explore ways to reduce the number of labels missing in 
showrooms, improve access to label information on retail Web sites, and 
consider whether additional consumer products should have energy 
labels. Therefore, the Commission has proceeded with the scheduled 
review of the Appliance Labeling Rule, 16 CFR part 305.
    The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America submitted a 
comment that noted the Commission's commitment to regulatory review and 
reduction of unnecessary burdens on business, but did not address the 
questions posed by the Commission, or any other aspect of the 
Commission's regulatory review plan. Rather, it expressed various 
concerns, principally relating to transparency and scope, regarding 
Commission enforcement of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission 
Act, 15 U.S.C. 45. The Commission notes that it is familiar with these 
concerns generally, has addressed them in various forums, and will 
continue to do so.

Modified Ten-Year Schedule for Review of FTC Rules and Guides

    For 2012, the Commission intends to initiate reviews of, and 
solicit public comments on, the following guides:
    (1) Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile 
Parts Industry, 16 CFR part 20. Agency Contact: Jonathan L. Kessler, 
(216) 263-3436, Federal Trade Commission, East Central Region, 1111 
Superior Ave E  200, Cleveland, OH 44114-2577.
    (2) Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, 
16 CFR part 23. Agency Contact: Reenah Kim, (202) 326-2272, Federal 
Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of 
Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580.
    (3) Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising 
Payments and Services, 16 CFR part 240. Agency Contact: Michael Bloom, 
(202) 326-2475, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, 600 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580.
    The Commission is currently reviewing 22 of the 65 rules and guides 
within its jurisdiction. Due to resource constraints caused by the 
large number of rules and guides under review, the Commission is 
postponing review of the following matters previously scheduled for 
review in 2012: Guides Against Deceptive Pricing, 16 CFR part 233; 
Guides Against Bait Advertising, 16 CFR part 238; Guides Concerning Use 
of the Word ``Free'' and Similar Representations, 16 CFR part 251; and 
the Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses Rule [Holder in Due 
Course Rule], 16 CFR part 433. It is postponing the reviews of the 
three guides until 2017, and the review of the rule until 2013.
    The Commission is also consolidating its review of the Hart-Scott-
Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Coverage Rules, 16 CFR part 801; and 
the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Exemption Rules, 16 
CFR part 802, with its next review in 2020 of the Hart-

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Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act Transmittal Rules.\4\
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    \4\ The Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') program includes an ongoing 
review of all the HSR rules. In 2011, the Commission made 
significant changes to 16 CFR part 803 by overhauling the premerger 
notification form. The Commission also amended the definition of 
``associates'' in 16 CFR part 801, and made minor amendments to 
several exemption rules in 16 CFR part 802. See the Statement of 
Basis and Purpose, Federal Trade Commission: Premerger Notification; 
Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements, 76 FR 42471 (July 19, 
2011) at http:[sol][sol]www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-19/pdf/
2011-17822.pdf. As this review covered all sections of the HSR 
rules, it is appropriate to consolidate future reviews of these 
rules with the next scheduled review of 16 CFR part 803. The 
Commission will accelerate these reviews if necessary.
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    A copy of the Commission's modified regulatory review schedule for 
2012 through 2021 is appended. The Commission, in its discretion, may 
modify or reorder the schedule in the future to incorporate new rules, 
or to respond to external factors (such as changes in the law) or other 
considerations.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41-58.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.

Appendix

                                                Regulatory Review
                                           Modified Ten-Year Schedule
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           16 CFR part                           Topic                              Year to review
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239..............................  Guides for the Advertising of      Currently Under Review.
                                    Warranties and Guarantees.
254..............................  Guides for Private Vocational and  Currently Under Review.
                                    Distance Education Schools.
259..............................  Guide Concerning Fuel Economy      Currently Under Review.
                                    Advertising for New Automobiles.
260..............................  Guides for the Use of              Currently Under Review.
                                    Environmental Marketing Claims.
300..............................  Rules and Regulations Under the    Currently Under Review.
                                    Wool Products Labeling Act of
                                    1939.
301..............................  Rules and Regulations Under Fur    Currently Under Review.
                                    Products Labeling Act.
303..............................  Rules and Regulations Under the    Currently Under Review.
                                    Textile Fiber Products
                                    Identification Act.
305..............................  Appliance Labeling Rule..........  Currently Under Review.
306..............................  Automotive Fuel Ratings,           Currently Under Review.
                                    Certification and Posting.
308..............................  Trade Regulation Rule Pursuant to  Currently Under Review.
                                    the Telephone Disclosure and
                                    Dispute Resolution Act of 1992
                                    [Pay Per Call Rule].
309..............................  Labeling Requirements for          Currently Under Review.
                                    Alternative Fuels and
                                    Alternative Fueled Vehicles.
312..............................  Children's Online Privacy          Currently Under Review.
                                    Protection Rule.
423..............................  Care Labeling of Textile Wearing   Currently Under Review.
                                    Apparel and Certain Piece Goods.
424..............................  Retail Food Store Advertising and  Currently Under Review.
                                    Marketing Practices
                                    [Unavailability Rule].
425..............................  Use of Prenotification Negative    Currently Under Review.
                                    Option Plans.
429..............................  Rule Concerning the Cooling-Off    Currently Under Review.
                                    Period for Sales Made at Homes
                                    or at Certain Other Locations.
435..............................  Mail or Telephone Order            Currently Under Review.
                                    Merchandise.
455..............................  Used Motor Vehicle Trade           Currently Under Review.
                                    Regulation Rule.
700..............................  Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss   Currently Under Review.
                                    Warranty Act.
701..............................  Disclosure of Written Consumer     Currently Under Review.
                                    Product Warranty Terms and
                                    Conditions.
702..............................  Pre-Sale Availability of Written   Currently Under Review.
                                    Warranty Terms.
703..............................  Informal Dispute Settlement        Currently Under Review.
                                    Procedures.
20...............................  Guides for the Rebuilt,            2012.
                                    Reconditioned and Other Used
                                    Automobile Parts Industry.
23...............................  Guides for the Jewelry, Precious   2012.
                                    Metals, and Pewter Industries.
240..............................  Guides for Advertising Allowances  2012.
                                    and Other Merchandising Payments
                                    and Services.
310..............................  Telemarketing Sales Rule.........  2013.
433..............................  Preservation of Consumers' Claims  2013.
                                    and Defenses [Holder in Due
                                    Course Rule].
500..............................  Regulations Under Section 4 of     2013.
                                    the Fair Packaging and Labeling
                                    Act.
501..............................  Exemptions From Requirements and   2013.
                                    Prohibitions under Part 500.
502..............................  Regulations Under Section 5(c) of  2013.
                                    the Fair Packaging and Labeling
                                    Act.
503..............................  Statements of General Policy or    2013.
                                    Interpretation [under the Fair
                                    Packaging and Labeling Act].
304..............................  Rules and Regulations Under the    2014.
                                    Hobby Protection Act.
314..............................  Standards for Safeguarding         2014.
                                    Customer Information.
315..............................  Contact Lens Rule................  2015.
316..............................  CAN-SPAM Rule....................  2015.
456..............................  Ophthalmic Practice Rules          2015.
                                    (Eyeglass Rule).
460..............................  Labeling and Advertising of Home   2016.
                                    Insulation.
682..............................  Disposal of Consumer Report        2016.
                                    Information and Records.
233..............................  Guides Against Deceptive Pricing.  2017.
238..............................  Guides Against Bait Advertising..  2017.
251..............................  Guide Concerning Use of the Word   2017.
                                    AFree@ and Similar
                                    Representations.
410..............................  Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes  2017.
                                    of Viewable Pictures Shown by
                                    Television Receiving Sets.
18...............................  Guides for the Nursery Industry..  2018.
311..............................  Test Procedures and Labeling       2018.
                                    Standards for Recycled Oil.
436..............................  Disclosure Requirements and        2018.
                                    Prohibitions Concerning
                                    Franchising.
681..............................  Identity Theft [Red Flag] Rules..  2018.
24...............................  Guides for Select Leather and      2019.
                                    Imitation Leather Products.
453..............................  Funeral Industry Practices.......  2019.
14...............................  Administrative Interpretations,    2020.
                                    General Policy Statements, and
                                    Enforcement Policy Statements.
255..............................  Guides Concerning Use of           2020.
                                    Endorsements and Testimonials in
                                    Advertising.
313..............................  Privacy of Consumer Financial      2020.
                                    Information.
317..............................  Prohibition of Energy Market       2020.
                                    Manipulation Rule.
318..............................  Health Breach Notification Rule..  2020.
432..............................  Power Output Claims for            2020.
                                    Amplifiers Utilized in Home
                                    Entertainment Products.
444..............................  Credit Practices.................  2020.
640..............................  Duties of Creditors Regarding      2020.
                                    Risk[dash]Based Pricing.

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641..............................  Duties of Users of Consumer        2020.
                                    Reports Regarding Address
                                    Discrepancies.
642..............................  Prescreen Opt-Out Notice.........  2020.
660..............................  Duties of Furnishers of            2020.
                                    Information to Consumer
                                    Reporting Agencies.
680..............................  Affiliate Marketing..............  2020.
698..............................  Model Forms and Disclosures......  2020.
801..............................   [Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust      2020.
                                    Improvements Act] Coverage Rules.
802..............................   [Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust      2020.
                                    Improvements Act] Exemption
                                    Rules.
803..............................   [Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust      2020.
                                    Improvements Act] Transmittal
                                    Rules.
437..............................  Disclosure Requirements and        2021.
                                    Prohibitions Concerning Business
                                    Opportunities.
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