Telemarketing Sales Rule, 61267-61268 [2014-24247]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 197 / Friday, October 10, 2014 / Proposed Rules List of Subjects in 5 CFR Parts 337, 576, 792, 831, and 842 Administrative practice and procedure, Government employees, Government publications, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Retirement. PART 831—RETIREMENT 7. The authority citation for part 831 continues to read as follows: ■ U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Katherine Archuleta, Director. Accordingly, OPM is proposing to amend title 5, parts 337,576, 792, 831 and 842, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: PART 337—EXAMINING SYSTEM 1. The authority citation for part 337 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 1104(a)(2), 1302, 2302, 3301, 3302, 3304, 3319, 5364; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218; 33 FR 12423, Sept. 4, 1968; 45 FR 18365, Mar. 21, 1980; 116 Stat. 2290, sec. 1413 of Public Law 108– 136 (117 Stat. 1665), as amended by sec. 853 of Public Law 110–181 (122 Stat. 250). Subpart C—Alternative Rating and Selection Procedures § 337.305 ■ [Removed.] 2. Remove § 337.305. PART 576—VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS 3. The authority citation for part 576 is amended to read as follows: ■ Authority: Sections 3521 through 3525 of title 5, United States Code. ■ 4. Revise § 576.104 to read as follows: § 576.104 Additional agency requirements. After OPM approves an agency plan for Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments, the agency must immediately notify OPM of any subsequent changes in the conditions that served as the basis for the approval of the Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment authority. PART 792—FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH, COUNSELING, AND WORK/ LIFE PROGRAMS 5. The authority citation for part 792 continues to read as follows: ■ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Authority: 5 U.S.C. 7361–7363; Sec. 643, Pub. L. 106–58, 113 Stat. 477; 40 U.S.C. 590(g). 6. In § 792.204, remove paragraph (d) and revise paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ § 792.204 Agency responsibilities; reporting requirement. * * * * * (c) Agencies are responsible for tracking the utilization of their funds VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 and reporting the results to OPM at such time and in such manner as OPM prescribes. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8347; Sec. 831.102 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8334; Sec. 831.106 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552a; Sec. 831.108 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8336(d)(2); Sec. 831.114 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8336(d)(2), and Sec. 1313(b)(5) of Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135; Sec. 831.201(b)(1) also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8347(g); Sec. 831.201(b)(6) also issued under 5 U.S.C. 7701(b)(2); Sec. 831.201(g) also issued under Secs. 11202(f), 11232(e), and 11246(b) of Pub. L. 105–33, 111 Stat. 251; Sec. 831.201(g) also issued under Sec. 7(b) and (e) of Pub. L. 105– 274, 112 Stat. 2419; Sec. 831.201(i) also issued under Secs. 3 and 7(c) of Pub. L. 105– 274, 112 Stat. 2419; Sec. 831.204 also issued under Sec. 102(e) of Pub. L. 104–8, 109 Stat. 102, as amended by Sec. 153 of Pub. L. 104– 134, 110 Stat. 1321; Sec. 831.205 also issued under Sec. 2207 of Pub. L. 106–265, 114 Stat. 784; Sec. 831.206 also issued under Sec. 1622(b) of Pub. L. 104–106, 110 Stat. 515; Sec. 831.301 also issued under Sec. 2203 of Pub. L. 106–265, 114 Stat. 780; Sec. 831.303 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8334(d)(2) and Sec. 2203 of Pub. L. 106–235, 114 Stat. 780; Sec. 831.502 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8337, and Sec. 1(3), E.O. 11228, 3 CFR 1965–1965 Comp. p. 317; Sec. 831.663 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8339(j) and (k)(2); Secs. 831.663 and 831.664 also issued under Sec. 11004(c)(2) of Pub. L. 103–66, 107 Stat. 412; Sec. 831.682 also issued under Sec. 201(d) of Pub. L. 99– 261, 100 Stat. 23; Sec. 831.912 also issued under Sec. 636 of Appendix C to Pub. L. 106– 554, 114 Stat. 2763A–164; Subpart P also issued under Sec. 535(d) of Title V of Division E of Pub. L. 110–161, 121 Stat. 2042; Subpart V also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8343a and Sec. 6001 of Pub. L. 100–203, 101 Stat. 1330–275; Sec. 831.2203 also issued under Sec. 7001(a)(4) of Pub. L. 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388–328. § 831.114 ■ [Amended] 8. In § 831.114, remove paragraph (p). PART 842—FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM—BASIC ANNUITY 9. The authority citation for part 842 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8461(g); Secs. 842.104 and 842.106 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8461(n); Sec. 842.104 also issued under Secs. 3 and 7(c) of Pub. L. 105–274, 112 Stat. 2419; Sec. 842.105 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8402(c)(1) and 7701(b)(2); Sec. 842.106 also issued under Sec. 102(e) of Pub. L. 104–8, 109 Stat. 102, as amended by Sec. 153 of Pub. L. 104–134, 110 Stat. 1321–102; Sec. 842.107 also issued under Secs. 11202(f), 11232(e), and 11246(b) of Pub. L. 105–33, 111 Stat. 251, and Sec. 7(b) of Pub. L. 105–274, 112 Stat. 2419; Sec. 842.108 also issued under Sec. 7(e) of Pub. L. 105–274, 112 Stat. 2419; PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 61267 Sec. 842.109 also issued under Sec. 1622(b) of Public Law 104–106, 110 Stat. 515; Sec. 842.208 also issued under Sec. 535(d) of Title V of Division E of Pub. L. 110–161, 121 Stat. 2042; Sec. 842.213 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8414(b)(1)(B) and Sec. 1313(b)(5) of Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135; Secs. 842.304 and 842.305 also issued under Sec. 321(f) of Pub. L. 107–228, 116 Stat. 1383; Secs. 842.604 and 842.611 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8417; Sec. 842.607 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8416 and 8417; Sec. 842.614 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8419; Sec. 842.615 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 8418; Sec. 842.703 also issued under Sec. 7001(a)(4) of Pub. L. 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388; Sec. 842.707 also issued under Sec. 6001 of Pub. L. 100–203, 101 Stat. 1300; Sec. 842.708 also issued under Sec. 4005 of Pub. L. 101– 239, 103 Stat. 2106 and Sec. 7001 of Pub. L. 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388; Subpart H also issued under 5 U.S.C. 1104; Sec. 842.810 also issued under Sec. 636 of Appendix C to Pub. L. 106–554 at 114 Stat. 2763A–164; Sec. 842.811 also issued under Sec. 226(c)(2) of Public Law 108–176, 117 Stat. 2529; Subpart J also issued under Sec. 535(d) of Title V of Division E of Pub. L. 110–161, 121 Stat. 2042. § 842.213 [Amended] 10. In § 842.213, remove paragraph (p). ■ [FR Doc. 2014–23295 Filed 10–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 306 Telemarketing Sales Rule Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Extension of comment period. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Comments addressing the regulatory review of the TSR must be received on or before November 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Tregillus, (202) 326–2970, or Karen S. Hobbs (202) 326–3587, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.—Rm. CC–8528, Washington, DC 20580. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCP1.SGM 10OCP1 61268 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 197 / Friday, October 10, 2014 / Proposed Rules Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Telemarketing Sales Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR Part 310, Project No. R411001’’ on your comment. File your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ telemarketingsalesnprm by following the instructions on the Web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is extending the comment period for its rule review of the TSR to November 13, 2014. The Commission’s Notice requesting public comment posed an extensive list of questions on the costs, benefits and efficacy of the TSR in the marketplace, and whether the Commission should retain, modify, or rescind it.1 The Commission also specifically requested comment on three issues: (1) Whether the preaquired account information provisions of the TSR should be modified in view of current credit card association rules and the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act, 15 U.S.C. 8401 (2010); (2) what impact, if any, the increasing use of general media to solicit inbound calls from consumers to purchase a variety of goods or services, including those involving a negative option or free trial, is having; and (3) the costs and burdens of modifying the recordkeeping requirements of the TSR to require telemarketers to retain their own call records. The regulatory review comment period was to end on October 14, 2014. In a letter dated September 25, 2014, which the Commission received on September 29, 2014, the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (‘‘PACE’’) requested that the Commission extend the comment period for an additional two months. The Commission recognizes that the extensive list of questions on which it has requested public comment raise significant issues and believes that extending the comment period for 30 days will be sufficient to facilitate a more complete record. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: 1 Federal Trade Commission: Telemarketing Sales Rule, Rule Review, 79 FR 46732 (Aug. 11, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Oct 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before November 13, 2014. Write ‘‘Telemarketing Sales Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR Part 310, Project No. R411001’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc. gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment doesn’t include any sensitive personal information, such as anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information . . . which is privileged or confidential,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, and you have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ telemarketingsalesnprm, by following the instructions on the Web-based form. If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov, you also may file a comment through that Web site. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Telemarketing Sales Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR Part 310, Project No. R411001’’ on your comment and on the envelope and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read the August 11, 2014 Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before November 13, 2014. You can find more information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in the Commission’s privacy policy, at http:// www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm. By direction of the Commission. Janice Podoll Frankle, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–24247 Filed 10–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 191 and 194 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2014–0609; FRL–9917–73– OAR] Review Process To Determine Whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Continues To Comply With the Disposal Regulations and Compliance Criteria Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of availability; official opening of public comment period. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 197 (Friday, October 10, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 61267-61268]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24247]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 306


Telemarketing Sales Rule

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'').

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Comments addressing the regulatory review of the TSR must be 
received on or before November 13, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Tregillus, (202) 326-2970, or 
Karen S. Hobbs (202) 326-3587, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal 
Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.--Rm. CC-8528, Washington, 
DC 20580.

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ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Telemarketing Sales 
Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR Part 310, Project No. R411001'' on your 
comment. File your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/telemarketingsalesnprm by following the 
instructions on the Web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment 
on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade 
Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 
CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the 
following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex 
B), Washington, DC 20024.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is extending the comment 
period for its rule review of the TSR to November 13, 2014. The 
Commission's Notice requesting public comment posed an extensive list 
of questions on the costs, benefits and efficacy of the TSR in the 
marketplace, and whether the Commission should retain, modify, or 
rescind it.\1\ The Commission also specifically requested comment on 
three issues: (1) Whether the preaquired account information provisions 
of the TSR should be modified in view of current credit card 
association rules and the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act, 15 
U.S.C. 8401 (2010); (2) what impact, if any, the increasing use of 
general media to solicit inbound calls from consumers to purchase a 
variety of goods or services, including those involving a negative 
option or free trial, is having; and (3) the costs and burdens of 
modifying the recordkeeping requirements of the TSR to require 
telemarketers to retain their own call records. The regulatory review 
comment period was to end on October 14, 2014.
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    \1\ Federal Trade Commission: Telemarketing Sales Rule, Rule 
Review, 79 FR 46732 (Aug. 11, 2014).
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    In a letter dated September 25, 2014, which the Commission received 
on September 29, 2014, the Professional Association for Customer 
Engagement (``PACE'') requested that the Commission extend the comment 
period for an additional two months. The Commission recognizes that the 
extensive list of questions on which it has requested public comment 
raise significant issues and believes that extending the comment period 
for 30 days will be sufficient to facilitate a more complete record.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before November 13, 
2014. Write ``Telemarketing Sales Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR Part 
310, Project No. R411001'' on your comment. Your comment--including 
your name and your state--will be placed on the public record of this 
proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public 
Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a 
matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals' home 
contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission 
Web site.
    Because your comment will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment doesn't include any 
sensitive personal information, such as anyone's Social Security 
number, date of birth, driver's license number or other state 
identification number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, 
financial account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also 
solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include 
any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other 
individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not 
include any ``[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information 
. . . which is privileged or confidential,'' as provided in Section 
6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 
4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive 
information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, 
patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. If you 
want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you 
must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, 
and you have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 
CFR 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC 
General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the 
public interest.
    Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit 
your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your 
online comment, you must file it at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/telemarketingsalesnprm, by following the instructions on the Web-
based form. If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov, you 
also may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ``Telemarketing 
Sales Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR Part 310, Project No. R411001'' on 
your comment and on the envelope and mail your comment to the following 
address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, 
or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade 
Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th 
Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. If 
possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or 
overnight service.
    Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read the 
August 11, 2014 Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act 
and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of 
public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate.
    The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public 
comments that it receives on or before November 13, 2014. You can find 
more information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, 
in the Commission's privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm.

    By direction of the Commission.
Janice Podoll Frankle,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-24247 Filed 10-9-14; 8:45 am]
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