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Document Number: 2014-24846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of 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 second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed consumer research in connection with Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Document Number: 2014-24247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In an August 11, 2014, Federal Register Notice, as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides, the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') sought public comment on the efficacy, costs, and benefits of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''), and whether the Commission should retain, modify, or rescind it. The Notice stated that comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014. In response to a request received on September 29, 2014, the Commission has decided to extend the comment period, which will now close on November 13, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-24014
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-23682
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
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 rule on Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-23681
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
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: 2014-23680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
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: 2014-23601
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
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 is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years its OMB clearance for the 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: 2014-23137
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'') previously published in the Federal Register a request for public comments on the overall costs and benefits of and the continuing need for its Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services (``the Guides''). The Commission issued this request as part of its program for periodic review of its rules and guides to ensure they are up-to-date, effective, and not overly burdensome.
Document Number: 2014-22402
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
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: 2014-22388
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
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: 2014-22359
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
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 second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed consumer research in connection with requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Document Number: 2014-22092
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission adopts final amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule previously entitled ``Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise,'' including revising its name to ``Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise'' (the ``Rule''). The final Rule is based upon the comments received in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM''), a Staff Report, and other information. This document contains the text of the final Rule and the Rule's Statement of Basis and Purpose (``SBP''), including a Regulatory Analysis.
Document Number: 2014-22054
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its request to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Gramm-Leach- Bliley Financial Privacy Rule (GLB Privacy Rule), 16 CFR part 313. That clearance expires on September 30, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-21970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-21985
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Document Number: 2014-21685
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
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 the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on February 28, 2015.
Document Number: 2014-21621
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
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 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: 2014-20842
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') is correcting a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 12, 2014, which amends the Energy Labeling Rule by updating comparability ranges for certain heating and cooling products and making conforming changes to the Rule's sample labels.
Document Number: 2014-20776
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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 to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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 to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Document Number: 2014-20745
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
Document Number: 2014-20645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission publishes this request for public comment concerning the proposed parental consent method submitted by AgeCheq Inc. (``AgeCheq'') under the Voluntary Commission Approval Processes provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Document Number: 2014-19504
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-18
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 December 31, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule), 16 CFR Part 432 (OMB Control Number 3084-0105). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-19092
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
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 December 31, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-19090
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC seeks public comments on proposed information requests by compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on manufacturer annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information collection expires January 31, 2015. The Commission intends to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.
Document Number: 2014-18982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
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 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: 2014-18958
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2014-18501
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by publishing new ranges of comparability for required labels on central air conditioners, heat pumps, and weatherized furnaces.
Document Number: 2014-18505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission requests public comment on its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comments as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Document Number: 2014-17978
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has completed its regulatory review of the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides, and has determined to retain the Rule in its current form.
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.