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Document Number: 2016-10050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2016-10049
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2016-09103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its regular review of all its rules and guides, and in response to Congressional amendments to the Hobby Protection Act (``Hobby Act'' or ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act (``Rules''), and seeks comment on its proposals.
Document Number: 2016-08813
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements. The Statement describes the underlying consumer protection principles that guide the Commission's enforcement actions, advisory opinions, and other guidance addressing various forms of deceptively formatted advertising, including advertising and promotional messages integrated into and presented as non-commercial content.
Document Number: 2016-08657
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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 for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuels Rule. That clearance expires on June 30, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-08655
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''). That clearance expires on August 31, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-08369
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
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 Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (MITOR). This clearance expires on April 30, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-07679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's ``Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation'' (the ``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Document Number: 2016-07280
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct a survey of consumers to advance its understanding of the prevalence of consumer fraud and to allow the FTC to better serve people who experience fraud. The survey will be a follow-up to three previous surveys, the most recent of which was conducted between November 2011 and February 2012. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. Comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Document Number: 2016-06573
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-23
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: 2016-04884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
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: 2016-04883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.
Document Number: 2016-04190
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-26
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: 2016-04040
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-25
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: 2016-04039
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-25
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: 2016-03718
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
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 regulation ``Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies'' (``Information Furnishers Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on August 31, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-03036
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2016-03035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2016-02894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-16
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 this notice.
Document Number: 2016-02769
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
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: 2016-02744
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
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 EnergyGuide labels on clothes washers.
Document Number: 2016-01975
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Health Breach Notification Rule. That clearance expires on March 31, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-01946
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 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: 2016-01945
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 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: 2016-01944
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 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: 2016-01852
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Room 532 of the FTC Building for an Oral Argument In the Matter of LabMD, Inc. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Document Number: 2016-01452
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $31,841,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,184,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Document Number: 2016-01451
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act.
Document Number: 2016-00841
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-19
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, for three years, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (MITOR). This clearance expires on April 30, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-00313
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is publishing procedures for the administrative collection of debts, including those arising under judgments and orders of the Commission. These procedures, where applicable, will allow the use of administrative offset and tax refund offset to satisfy such debts. The use of these tools is expected to enhance the FTC's enforcement and collection efforts. The FTC is also making a technical revision to its existing rule for administrative garnishment of non- Federal wages to update the name of the Treasury Department agency responsible for cross-servicing debts.
Document Number: 2015-32972
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission issues final amendments to its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') by adopting rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol-gasoline blends. The amendments further the Rule's goal of helping purchasers identify the correct fuel for their vehicles.
Document Number: 2016-00369
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
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: 2016-00107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes revisions to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). The proposed revisions aim to respond to changes in the marketplace and help marketers avoid deceptive and unfair practices. This document summarizes the Commission's proposed revisions to the Guides and includes the proposed revised Guides.
Document Number: 2016-244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
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 for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuels Rule. That clearance expires on June 30, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-00038
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
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: 2016-00033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a qualitative survey of consumers who recently purchased an automobile and financed that purchase through a dealer. Through a survey research firm, the FTC seeks to interview consumers about the consumer's experience in selecting, purchasing, and financing an automobile from a dealer. The interviews also will involve reviewing the consumer's documentation from the purchase and financing. 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 in connection with Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Document Number: 2016-00028
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
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: 2015-32634
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
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: 2015-31822
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
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: 2015-31670
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2015-30761
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission adopts amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). These amendments define and prohibit the use of certain payment methods in all telemarketing transactions; expand the scope of the advance fee ban for recovery services; and clarify certain provisions of the Rule. The amendments are necessary to protect consumers from deceptive or abusive practices in telemarketing.
Document Number: 2015-30935
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
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 the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``Rule''), which will expire on February 29, 2016.
Document Number: 2015-30894
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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: 2015-30359
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-01
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 Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses, commonly known as the ``Holder Rule,'' as part of the agency's regular review of all its regulations and guides.
Document Number: 2015-30358
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
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: 2015-28918
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the rules and regulations promulgated under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``Rules'') to: Modernize the place-of-business listing requirement; incorporate a more comprehensive metric chart; address the use of exponents with customary inch/pound measurements; delete outdated prohibitions on retail price sales representations; and acknowledge the role of the weights-and-measures laws of individual states.
Document Number: 2015-28858
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2015-28522
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-10
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 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: 2015-27992
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2015-27934
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
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.
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