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Document Number: 2014-17785
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-17705
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-17553
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces an open source prize competition that challenges the public to create and improve an innovative robocall honeypot. A honeypot is an information system that is designed to attract perpetrators of illegal actsin this case robocallersand gain knowledge about their tactics. The Contest will be held at DEF CON 22, a conference of information security specialists, in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 7-10, 2014. The Contest will occur in 3 independent phases, with Winner(s) chosen from each phase. Phase 1, ``Creator,'' involves building a robocall honeypot. Phase 2, ``Attacker,'' requires Contestants to identify a honeypot's security vulnerabilities. Phase 3, ``Detective,'' involves analysis of data from an existing robocall honeypot.
Document Number: 2014-17486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-17285
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-16545
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-16340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs and benefits, and regulatory and economic impact, of its Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act (``Rules''), as part of the agency's regular review of all its regulations and guides.
Document Number: 2014-16339
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has completed its review of the Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry (Used Auto Parts Guides or Guides) and has determined to revise and retain the Guides.
Document Number: 2014-16147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-16146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-16080
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-14326
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through September 30, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Privacy Rule (GLB Privacy Rule or Rule), 16 CFR Part 313. That clearance expires on September 30, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-14058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its regulatory review of the Energy Labeling Rule, the Federal Trade Commission proposes to expand coverage of the Lighting Facts label, change the current label categories for refrigerators, revise the ceiling fan label design, and require room air conditioner labels on packaging instead of the units themselves.
Document Number: 2014-13886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-13634
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-13398
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on September 30, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-12736
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends its rules and regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (``Wool Rules'' or ``Rules'') to conform to the requirements of the Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming Act, which revised the labeling requirements for cashmere and certain other wool products, and align with the amended rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'').
Document Number: 2014-12759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In an April 4, 2014 Federal Register Notice, the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposed amending its Fuel Rating Rule to provide revised rating, certification, and labeling requirements for blends of gasoline and more than 10 percent ethanol (``ethanol blends'') and an additional octane rating method for gasoline. The NPRM requested comments on the proposed amendments, and stated that comments must be received on or before June 2, 2014. In response to a request to extend the comment period received on May 20, 2014, the Commission is extending the comment period from June 2, 2014 to July 2, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-12734
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-12416
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its ``Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations'' (``RBP Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the risk-based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on August 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-11047
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission amends its Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act to update the Fur Products Name Guide, provide more labeling flexibility, incorporate Truth in Fur Labeling Act provisions, and conform the guaranty provisions to those governing textiles. The Commission does not change the required name for nyctereutes procyonoides fur products. Labels will continue to describe this animal as ``Asiatic Raccoon.''
Document Number: 2014-12046
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in these matters settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-11626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements in the FTC's Fuel Rating Rule will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC intends to ask OMB to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for these information collection requirements. That clearance otherwise expires on May 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-11484
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to collect information about Patent Assertion Entity (``PAE'') organization, structure, economic relationships, and activity, including acquisition, assertion, litigation, and licensing practices. This is the second of two Federal Register Notices required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). Last year, the FTC published a Federal Register Notice (``First Notice'') and received public comments on its proposal. Through this Second Notice, the Commission seeks additional public comments on, and Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review and approval of, the revised proposed collection of information discussed in this Notice.
Document Number: 2014-10889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') resumes its regulatory review of the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide''). The Commission seeks comments on potential amendments to update the Guide to reflect changes to the Environmental Protection Agency's (``EPA'') fuel economy labeling rules, address advertising for alternative fueled vehicles, and consider other advertising claims prevalent in the market.
Document Number: 2014-11111
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-10645
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-10518
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a consumer study to examine fuel economy advertising. The study is part of the Commission's regulatory review of the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide''). This is the first of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed consumer research before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Document Number: 2014-09821
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules''), and the Premerger Notification and Report Form and associated Instructions (``Form and Instructions'') to reflect the new address of the Commission's Premerger Notification Office (the ``PNO'').
Document Number: 2014-09173
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the FTC is submitting a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).
Document Number: 2014-08951
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-08950
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-08635
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-08236
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-07739
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission issues conforming amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to require a new Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for televisions and establish data reporting requirements for those products.
Document Number: 2014-07518
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'' or ``Rules'') to incorporate the updated International Organization for Standardization (``ISO'') standard 2076:2010(E); allow certain hang- tags that do not disclose the product's full fiber content; better address electronic commerce by amending the definition of the terms ``invoice'' and ``invoice or other paper''; update the guaranty provisions by, among other things, replacing the requirement that suppliers provide a guaranty signed under penalty of perjury with a certification, and revising the form used to file continuing guaranties with the Commission under the Textile, Fur, and Wool Acts accordingly; and clarify several other provisions.
Document Number: 2014-07423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes amendments to its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') that would adopt and revise rating, certification, and labeling requirements for ethanol-gasoline blends and would allow an alternative octane rating method. The proposed amendments further the Rule's goal of helping purchasers identify the correct fuel for their vehicles.
Document Number: 2014-06448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of environmental marketing claims. This is the first of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed research before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Document Number: 2014-05955
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is updating its regulations regarding fees for the provision of services in disseminating information and records to the public. The updates reflect changes in, and additions to, the types of services that the Federal Trade Commission provides, and account for changes in the costs of providing such services.
Document Number: 2014-06066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission systematically reviews its rules and guides to ensure they continue to achieve their intended purpose without unduly burdening commerce. As part of this systematic review, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``FPLA'' or ``Act'').
Document Number: 2014-06035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission publishes this notice and request for public comment concerning proposed self-regulatory guidelines submitted by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (``iKeepSafe''), under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Document Number: 2014-05847
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on September 30, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-05844
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule. That clearance expires on March 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-05263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Document Number: 2014-05403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2017, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule (``Rule''), which will expire on May 31, 2014. DATES: Comments must be filed by May 12, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-05192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-05266
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is increasing certain civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by law. These adjustments reflect inflation since the penalty amounts were last adjusted.
Document Number: 2014-05262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-04709
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-04708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.