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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-23065
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
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 Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule (``Prescreen Opt-Out Rule'' or ``Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart F) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). This clearance expires on October 31, 2016.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2016-22282
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records
Document Number: 2016-22198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``The Commission) requests public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records (``Disposal Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2016-21854
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission issues final amendments to improve access to energy labels online and improve labels for refrigerators, ceiling fans, central air conditioners, and water heaters. The Commission is issuing these amendments to assist consumers in their purchasing decisions and ensure labels are consistent with Department of Energy requirements.
Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms
Document Number: 2016-21853
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) adopts amendments to the rules on Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (Disclosure Rule) and Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (Pre-Sale Availability Rule) to give effect to the E-Warranty Act, which allows for the use of Internet Web sites to disseminate warranty terms to consumers in some circumstances.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-14
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 consumers' 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 second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed consumer research. The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the PRA.
ON Semiconductor Corporation; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-21902
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2016-21783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to require labels for portable air conditioners, large-diameter and high-speed small diameter ceiling fans, and instantaneous electric water heaters. Additionally, it proposes eliminating certain marking requirements for plumbing products.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-21675
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
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 Contact Lens Rule. That clearance expires on September 30, 2016.
Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information
Document Number: 2016-21231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2016-21402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2016-20950
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'' or ``FTC'') and the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (``the Assistant Attorney General'' or ``DOJ'') (together the ``Antitrust Agencies'' or ``Agencies'') and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. These amendments update the Rules to allow for submission of the Premerger Notification and Report Form (``Form'') and accompanying documents (together the ``HSR Filing'') on digital video/versatile disc (``DVD''), and clarify the Instructions to the Form.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20933
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
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 its portion of the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Regulation N (the Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule). The FTC shares enforcement of Regulation N with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB''). This clearance expires on December 31, 2016.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2016-20817
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-31
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20356
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 its Consumer Product Warranty Rule. That clearance expires on December 31, 2016.
Fortiline, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-19339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19226
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
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 Affiliate Marketing Rule (or ``Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart C) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19230
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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 Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2016.
Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles
Document Number: 2016-18973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'').
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger
Document Number: 2016-18915
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Mars Petcare US, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-18906
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
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 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.
Very Incognito Technologies, Inc., Doing Business as Vipvape
Document Number: 2016-18566
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has approved a final consent order in this matter, settling alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the Complaint and the terms of the Decision and Order.
Victrex, plc; Invibio, Limited; and Invibio, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-18565
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has approved a final consent order in this matter, settling alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition, and has issued a Statement of the Commission. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment and Statement of the Commission describe both the allegations in the Complaint and the terms of the Decision and Order.
Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group NV/SA; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-18564
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Mylan N.V.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-18563
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Allergan plc; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-18562
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17474
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
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.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-16729
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
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.
Ball Corporation and Rexam PLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-16687
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-14
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-15859
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2016-15302
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, as amended, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is increasing the maximum civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by the Federal Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. and The Williams Companies, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-14092
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Practice Fusion, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-14091
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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.
Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles
Document Number: 2016-13098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks comments on proposed amendments to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'') to reflect current Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'') fuel economy labeling rules and to consider advertising claims prevalent in the market.
Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation
Document Number: 2016-13097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ``Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation'' (the ``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12330
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
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 Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule (``Prescreen Opt-Out Rule'' or ``Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart F) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). This clearance expires on October 31, 2016.
Rule Governing Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms
Document Number: 2016-12030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) proposes to amend the rules on Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (Disclosure Rule) and Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (Pre-Sale Availability Rule) to give effect to the E-Warranty Act, which allows for the use of Internet Web sites to disseminate warranty terms to consumers in some circumstances.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11952
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-20
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 Contact Lens Rule. This clearance expires on September 30, 2016.
Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
Document Number: 2016-11789
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC announces revised monetary thresholds for three exemptions from the Franchise Rule. The FTC is required to adjust the size of the monetary thresholds every fourth year based upon the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers published by the Department of Labor.
American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-11763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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 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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2016-10050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2016-10049
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act
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.
Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
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.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
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.
Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation
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'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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'').