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Download as PDF 78390 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Proposed Rules energy conservation standards are warranted for battery chargers and external power supplies, and to develop such standards should the DOE make a positive determination. The second is called ‘‘The Current and Projected Future Market for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies.’’ This document presents an initial market and technology assessment for battery chargers and external power supplies. It also discusses potential product classes and criteria DOE is considering in establishing product classes. Copies of both documents are available at: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliance_standards/residential/ battery_external.html. DOE encourages those who wish to participate in the scoping workshop to obtain the two documents and be prepared to discuss their contents. Throughout each document, DOE identifies various issues on which it particularly seeks comments from stakeholders. These issues are summarized in an appendix to each document. As the two documents identify separate issues, one must read both documents in order to identify all of the issues on which DOE seeks comment. During the scoping workshop, DOE will address each item and provide an opportunity for discussion. However, stakeholders should not feel limited to comment on only those items identified by DOE. Stakeholders are welcome to comment on any part of either document. DOE is also interested in receiving viewpoints on all relevant issues that participants believe would affect DOE’s action on energy conservation standards for these products. The scoping workshop will be conducted in an informal, facilitated, conference style. A court reporter will be present to prepare a transcript of the meeting. There shall be no discussion of proprietary information, costs or prices, market shares, or other commercial matters regulated by the U.S. antitrust laws. DOE welcomes all interested parties, whether or not they participate in the scoping workshop, to submit in writing by Friday, February 16, 2007, comments and information on the matters addressed in the two documents and on other matters relevant to consideration of energy conservation standards for battery chargers and external power supplies. After the scoping workshop and the expiration of the period for submitting written comments, DOE will review the comments received and continue its work on determining whether energy conservation standards are warranted for battery chargers and external power supplies. Anyone who would like to participate in the scoping workshop, receive meeting materials, or be added to the DOE mailing list to receive future notices and information regarding battery chargers and external power supplies should contact Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones at (202) 586–2945, or visit DOE’s homepage for battery chargers and external power supplies (http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliance_standards/residential/ battery_external.html) and click on the ‘‘Register for E-mail Updates’’ link. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 22, 2006. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E6–22437 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Chapter I Notice of Intent to Request Public Comments Federal Trade Commission. Notice of intent to request public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: As part of its ongoing systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2007, it intends to request public comments on the rules and guides listed below. The Commission will request comments on, among other things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the rules and guides; possible conflict between the rules and guides and state, local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the rules and guides of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. No Commission determination on the need for or the substance of the rules and guides should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments. In addition, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further details may be obtained from the contact person listed for the particular rule under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission intends to initiate a review of and solicit public comments on the following rules and guides during 2007: (1) Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products, 16 CFR part 24. Agency Contact: Susan E. Arthur, (214) 979–9370, Federal Trade Commission, Southwest Region, 1999 Bryan St., Suite 2150, Dallas, TX 75201. (2) Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule, 16 CFR part 435. Agency Contact: Joel Brewer, (202) 326– 2967, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580. (3) Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles, 16 CFR part 259. Agency Contact: Hampton Newsome, (202) 326–2889, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580. As part of its ongoing program to review all current Commission rules and guides, the Commission also has tentatively scheduled reviews of other rules and guides for 2008 through 2017. A copy of this tentative schedule is appended. The Commission, in its discretion, may modify or reorder the schedule in the future to incorporate new legislative rules, or to respond to external factors (such as changes in the law) or other considerations. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41–58. By direction of the Commission. C. Landis Plummer, Acting Secretary. rmajette on PROD1PC72 with PROPOSALS APPENDIX—REGULATORY REVIEW MODIFIED TEN-YEAR SCHEDULE 16 CFR part 500 501 502 503 306 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 Year to review Topic Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) ...................................................... Exemptions from Part 500 of the FPLA ................................................................................................................... Regulations Under Section 5(C) of the FPLA .......................................................................................................... Statements of General Policy or Interpretations Under the FPLA .......................................................................... 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Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule ................................................................................. Rule concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations .............................. Credit Practices Rule ............................................................................................................................................... Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools ............................................................................. Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ......................................................................................... Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act .............................................................................. Rules and Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act ................................................................................. Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act ............................................................ Rule Concerning the Use of Negative Option Plans ............................................................................................... Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees ...................................................................................... Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses Rule ........................................................................................ Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act .................................................................................................... Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions ............................................................ Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms ...................................................................................................... Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures ................................................................................................................. Administrative Interpretations, General Policy Statements, and Enforcement Policy Statements .......................... Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries ............................................................................ Care Labeling Rule .................................................................................................................................................. Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry ............................................... Guides Against Deceptive Pricing ............................................................................................................................ Guides Against Bait Advertising .............................................................................................................................. Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services ......................................... Guide Concerning Use of the Word ‘‘Free’’ and Similar Representations .............................................................. Telemarketing Sales Rule ........................................................................................................................................ Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Coverage Rules ............................................................................. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Exemption Rules ........................................................................... Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Transmittal Rules ........................................................................... Rules and Regulations under the Hobby Protection Act ......................................................................................... Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles ...................................................... Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information ................................................................................................. Contact Lens Rule ................................................................................................................................................... Rules Implementing the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 ................................................................................................... Ophthalmic Practice Rules ....................................................................................................................................... Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Rules—Definitions ............................................................................................. FCRA Rules—Free Annual File Disclosures ........................................................................................................... FCRA Rules—Prohibition Against Circumventing Treatment as a Nationwide Consumer Reporting Agency ....... FCRA Rules—Duration of Active Duty Alerts .......................................................................................................... FCRA Rules—Appropriate Proof of Identity ............................................................................................................ FCRA Rules—Summaries, Notices, and Forms ...................................................................................................... Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation .......................................................................................................... FCRA Rules—Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records ................................................................. Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets ............................. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule ............................................................................................................... [FR Doc. E6–22407 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 4 RIN 2900–AL32 Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Evaluation of Multiple Scars Department of Veterans Affairs. Withdrawal of proposed rule. AGENCY: rmajette on PROD1PC72 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: In a document published in the Federal Register at 67 FR 65915 on October 29, 2002, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed to amend that portion of its Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the Skin in order to clarify how to evaluate VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:57 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 multiple superficial or deep scars in a uniform and consistent manner. Based on the nature of the public comments received, VA has decided that it would be appropriate to revise the proposed rule and publish a new proposed rule. This document withdraws that proposed rule. DATES: The proposed rule is withdrawn as of December 29, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Ferrandino, Regulations Staff (211D), Compensation and Pension Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273–7210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of VA’s notice of proposed rulemaking was to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (38 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013 2013 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2017 2017 part 4) by revising § 4.118, that portion of the Schedule that addresses scars. The intended effect of the rulemaking was to clarify the method of evaluating multiple superficial and deep scars and provide directions that promote consistent evaluations. VA has carefully considered the comments received on the proposed rule and has decided to withdraw that proposal. Accordingly, VA is withdrawing the proposal and is developing a new proposal, which it intends to publish at a later date. Approved: December 6, 2006. Gordon H. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 250 (Friday, December 29, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 78390-78391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22407]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Chapter I


Notice of Intent to Request Public Comments

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of intent to request public comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its ongoing systematic review of all Federal Trade 
Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 
2007, it intends to request public comments on the rules and guides 
listed below. The Commission will request comments on, among other 
things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the rules 
and guides; possible conflict between the rules and guides and state, 
local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the 
rules and guides of any technological, economic, or other industry 
changes. No Commission determination on the need for or the substance 
of the rules and guides should be inferred from the notice of intent to 
publish requests for comments. In addition, the Commission announces a 
revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further details may be obtained from 
the contact person listed for the particular rule under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission intends to initiate a review 
of and solicit public comments on the following rules and guides during 
2007:
    (1) Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products, 16 
CFR part 24. Agency Contact: Susan E. Arthur, (214) 979-9370, Federal 
Trade Commission, Southwest Region, 1999 Bryan St., Suite 2150, Dallas, 
TX 75201.
    (2) Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule, 16 CFR part 435. 
Agency Contact: Joel Brewer, (202) 326-2967, Federal Trade Commission, 
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580.
    (3) Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles, 
16 CFR part 259. Agency Contact: Hampton Newsome, (202) 326-2889, 
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.
    As part of its ongoing program to review all current Commission 
rules and guides, the Commission also has tentatively scheduled reviews 
of other rules and guides for 2008 through 2017. A copy of this 
tentative schedule is appended. The Commission, in its discretion, may 
modify or reorder the schedule in the future to incorporate new 
legislative rules, or to respond to external factors (such as changes 
in the law) or other considerations.

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

    By direction of the Commission.
C. Landis Plummer,
Acting Secretary.

         Appendix--Regulatory Review Modified Ten-Year Schedule
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                                                               Year to
         16 CFR part                       Topic                review
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500..........................  Regulations Under Section 4          2008
                                of the Fair Packaging and
                                Labeling Act (FPLA).
501..........................  Exemptions from Part 500 of          2008
                                the FPLA.
502..........................  Regulations Under Section            2008
                                5(C) of the FPLA.
503..........................  Statements of General Policy         2008
                                or Interpretations Under
                                the FPLA.
306..........................  Automotive Fuel Ratings,             2008
                                Certification and Posting
                                Rule.

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424..........................  Retail Food Store                    2008
                                Advertising and Marketing
                                Practices Rule.
429..........................  Rule concerning Cooling-Off          2008
                                Period for Sales Made at
                                Homes or at Certain Other
                                Locations.
444..........................  Credit Practices Rule.......         2008
254..........................  Guides for Private                   2009
                                Vocational and Distance
                                Education Schools.
260..........................  Guides for the Use of                2009
                                Environmental Marketing
                                Claims.
300..........................  Rules and Regulations under          2009
                                the Wool Products Labeling
                                Act.
301..........................  Rules and Regulations under          2009
                                the Fur Products Labeling
                                Act.
303..........................  Rules and Regulations under          2009
                                the Textile Fiber Products
                                Identification Act.
425..........................  Rule Concerning the Use of           2009
                                Negative Option Plans.
239..........................  Guides for the Advertising           2010
                                of Warranties and
                                Guarantees.
433..........................  Preservation of Consumers'           2010
                                Claims and Defenses Rule.
700..........................  Interpretations of Magnuson-         2010
                                Moss Warranty Act.
701..........................  Disclosure of Written                2010
                                Consumer Product Warranty
                                Terms and Conditions.
702..........................  Pre-sale Availability of             2010
                                Written Warranty Terms.
703..........................  Informal Dispute Settlement          2010
                                Procedures.
14...........................  Administrative                       2011
                                Interpretations, General
                                Policy Statements, and
                                Enforcement Policy
                                Statements.
23...........................  Guides for the Jewelry,              2011
                                Precious Metals, and Pewter
                                Industries.
423..........................  Care Labeling Rule..........         2011
20...........................  Guides for the Rebuilt,              2012
                                Reconditioned and Other
                                Used Automobile Parts
                                Industry.
233..........................  Guides Against Deceptive             2012
                                Pricing.
238..........................  Guides Against Bait                  2012
                                Advertising.
240..........................  Guides for Advertising               2012
                                Allowances and Other
                                Merchandising Payments and
                                Services.
251..........................  Guide Concerning Use of the          2012
                                Word ``Free'' and Similar
                                Representations.
310..........................  Telemarketing Sales Rule....         2013
801..........................  Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust          2013
                                Improvements Act Coverage
                                Rules.
802..........................  Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust          2013
                                Improvements Act Exemption
                                Rules.
803..........................  Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust          2013
                                Improvements Act
                                Transmittal Rules.
304..........................  Rules and Regulations under          2014
                                the Hobby Protection Act.
309..........................  Labeling Requirements for            2014
                                Alternative Fuels and
                                Alternative Fueled Vehicles.
314..........................  Standards for Safeguarding           2014
                                Customer Information.
315..........................  Contact Lens Rule...........         2015
316..........................  Rules Implementing the CAN-          2015
                                SPAM Act of 2003.
456..........................  Ophthalmic Practice Rules...         2015
603..........................  Fair Credit Reporting Act            2015
                                (FCRA) Rules--Definitions.
610..........................  FCRA Rules--Free Annual File         2015
                                Disclosures.
611..........................  FCRA Rules--Prohibition              2015
                                Against Circumventing
                                Treatment as a Nationwide
                                Consumer Reporting Agency.
613..........................  FCRA Rules--Duration of              2015
                                Active Duty Alerts.
614..........................  FCRA Rules--Appropriate              2015
                                Proof of Identity.
698..........................  FCRA Rules--Summaries,               2015
                                Notices, and Forms.
460..........................  Labeling and Advertising of          2016
                                Home Insulation.
682..........................  FCRA Rules--Disposal of              2016
                                Consumer Report Information
                                and Records.
410..........................  Deceptive Advertising as to          2017
                                Sizes of Viewable Pictures
                                Shown by Television
                                Receiving Sets.
312..........................  Children's Online Privacy            2017
                                Protection Rule.
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