SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment, 51258-51260 [2015-20800]

Download as PDF 51258 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Notices be issued to laboratories recognized by the FCC to perform: (i) Product testing of radio frequency equipment, and (ii) Testing of radio frequency equipment in an Open Area Test Site. To accomplish this transition, the Commission will updates the current ‘‘Experimental Licensing Radio’’ electronic filing system. The existing ELS Form 442 interface will require modification; and the ELS database will require modification to facilitate interoperability with the new ELS notification Web site. There will are new screen shots for the Web site/ licensees. Office of Engineering and Technology Web site http:// www.fcc.gov/els. Federal Communications Commission. Sheryl D. Todd, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20799 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of the agreements are available through the Commission’s Web site (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202)-523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 012067–012. Title: U.S. Supplemental Agreement to HLC Agreement. Parties: BBC Chartering Carriers GmbH & Co. KG and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, as a single member; Chipolbrok (Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company); Hanssy Shipping Pte. Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Industrial Maritime Carriers, L.L.C.; Nordana Line A/S; Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG.; and Safmarine MPV N.V. Filing Party: Wade S. Hooker, Esq.; 211 Central Park W; New York, NY 10024. Synopsis: The amendment deletes Big Lift Shipping, B.V. as a party to the worldwide HLC Agreement. Agreement No.: 012067–013. Title: U.S. Supplemental Agreement to HLC Agreement. Parties: BBC Chartering Carriers GmbH & Co. KG and BBC Chartering & VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, as a single member; Chipolbrok (Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company); Hanssy Shipping Pte. Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Industrial Maritime Carriers, L.L.C.; Nordana Line A/S; Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG.; and Safmarine MPV N.V. Filing Party: Wade S. Hooker, Esq.; 211 Central Park W; New York, NY 10024. Synopsis: The amendment deletes K/S Combi Lift as a party to the worldwide HLC Agreement and replaces it with J. Poulsen Shipping A/S. Agreement No.: 012067–014. Title: U.S. Supplemental Agreement to HLC Agreement. Parties: BBC Chartering Carriers GmbH & Co. KG and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, as a single member; Chipolbrok (Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company); Hanssy Shipping Pte. Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Industrial Maritime Carriers, L.L.C.; Nordana Line A/S; Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG.; and Safmarine MPV N.V. Filing Party: Wade S. Hooker, Esq.; 211 Central Park W; New York, NY 10024. Synopsis: The amendment would add MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co. as a party to the U.S. Agreement. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: August 19, 2015. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20859 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than September 18, 2015. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. First York Ban Corp., York, Nebraska; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Guide Rock State Bank, Guide Rock, Nebraska. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 19, 2015. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–20843 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 152 3193] SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment BILLING CODE 6730–01–P Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before September 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ sterimedconsent online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions—Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3193’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https:// DATES: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Notices ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ sterimedconsent by following the instructions on the Web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions—Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3193’’ 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 D), 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 D), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Robinson, FTC Southwest Region, ((214) 979–9386), 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2150, Dallas, TX 75201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for August 17, 2015), on the World Wide Web at: http://www.ftc.gov/ os/actions.shtm. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 16, 2015. Write ‘‘SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions— Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3193’’ 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 does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 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, like 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 discussed 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).1 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, 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/ sterimedconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also may file a comment through that Web site. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions—Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3193’’ 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 D), 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 D), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. 1 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51259 Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this 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 September 16, 2015. 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. Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, a consent agreement applicable to SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions. The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final the agreement’s proposed order. This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations that SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions made to consumers concerning its participation in the Safe Harbor privacy framework agreed upon by the U.S. and the European Union (‘‘EU’’) (‘‘U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework’’ or ‘‘Safe Harbor Framework’’). The Safe Harbor Framework allows U.S. companies to transfer data outside the EU consistent with EU law. To join the Safe Harbor Framework, a company must self-certify to the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) that it complies with a set of principles and related requirements that have been deemed by the European Commission as providing ‘‘adequate’’ privacy protection. These principles include notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. Commerce maintains a public Web site, www.export.gov/safeharbor, where it posts the names of companies that have self-certified to the Safe Harbor Framework. The listing of companies indicates whether their self-certification is ‘‘current’’ or ‘‘not current.’’ Companies are required to re-certify every year in order to retain their status as ‘‘current’’ members of the Safe Harbor Framework. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 51260 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions develops and manufactures on-site chemical-based medical waste processors. According to the Commission’s complaint, since at least January 2015, SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions set forth on its Web site, http://www.sterimedsystems.com/ privacy.html, privacy policies and statements about its practices, including statements related to its participation in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Commission’s complaint alleges that SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions falsely represented that it was a participant in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework when, in fact, SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions was never a participant in the Safe Harbor Framework. Commerce has never included the company on its public Web site. Part I of the proposed order prohibits SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions from making misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy or security program sponsored by the government or any other self-regulatory or standardsetting organization, including, but not limited to, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. Parts II through VI of the proposed order are reporting and compliance provisions. Part II requires SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions to retain documents relating to its compliance with the Order for a five-year period. Part III requires dissemination of the order now and in the future to persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the order. Part IV ensures the notification to the FTC of changes in corporate status. Part V mandates that SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions submit an initial compliance report to the FTC, and make available to the FTC subsequent reports. Part VI is a provision ‘‘sunsetting’’ the order after twenty (20) years, with certain exceptions. The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the proposed complaint or order or to modify the order’s terms in any way. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20800 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 152 3140] Jubilant Clinsys, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ jubilantclinsysconsent online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Jubilant Clinsys, Inc.— Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3140’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ jubilantclinsysconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Jubilant Clinsys, Inc.— Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3140’’ 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 D), 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 D), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique F. Einhorn, ((202) 326–2575), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for August 17, 2015), on the World Wide Web at: http://www.ftc.gov/ os/actions.shtm. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 16, 2015. Write ‘‘Jubilant Clinsys, Inc.—Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3140’’ 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 does not include any sensitive personal information, like 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, like 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 discussed 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).1 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, 1 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 163 (Monday, August 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51258-51260]
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

[File No. 152 3193]


SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions; Analysis of Proposed Consent 
Order To Aid Public Comment

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Proposed Consent Agreement.

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SUMMARY: 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 
order--embodied in the consent agreement--that would settle these 
allegations.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/sterimedconsent online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``SteriMed Medical Waste 
Solutions--Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3193'' on your comment and 
file your comment online at https://

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ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/sterimedconsent by following the 
instructions on the Web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment 
on paper, write ``SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions--Consent Agreement; 
File No. 152 3193'' 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 D), 
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 D), Washington, DC 
20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Robinson, FTC Southwest Region, 
((214) 979-9386), 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2150, Dallas, TX 75201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal 
Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, 
notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement 
containing consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with 
and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been 
placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The 
following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the 
consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic 
copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained 
from the FTC Home Page (for August 17, 2015), on the World Wide Web at: 
http://www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 16, 
2015. Write ``SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions--Consent Agreement; File 
No. 152 3193'' 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 does not include any 
sensitive personal information, like 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, like 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 discussed 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).\1\ Your comment will be kept 
confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole 
discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the 
public interest.
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    \1\ In particular, the written request for confidential 
treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and 
legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions 
of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
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    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/sterimedconsent by following the instructions on the web-based 
form. If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home, you 
also may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``SteriMed Medical Waste 
Solutions--Consent Agreement; File No. 152 3193'' 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 D), 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 D), 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 this 
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 September 16, 2015. 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.

Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment

    The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has 
accepted, subject to final approval, a consent agreement applicable to 
SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions.
    The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for 
thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. 
Comments received during this period will become part of the public 
record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the 
agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should 
withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final 
the agreement's proposed order.
    This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations 
that SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions made to consumers concerning its 
participation in the Safe Harbor privacy framework agreed upon by the 
U.S. and the European Union (``EU'') (``U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework'' 
or ``Safe Harbor Framework''). The Safe Harbor Framework allows U.S. 
companies to transfer data outside the EU consistent with EU law. To 
join the Safe Harbor Framework, a company must self-certify to the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') that it complies with a set of 
principles and related requirements that have been deemed by the 
European Commission as providing ``adequate'' privacy protection. These 
principles include notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data 
integrity, access, and enforcement. Commerce maintains a public Web 
site, www.export.gov/safeharbor, where it posts the names of companies 
that have self-certified to the Safe Harbor Framework. The listing of 
companies indicates whether their self-certification is ``current'' or 
``not current.'' Companies are required to re-certify every year in 
order to retain their status as ``current'' members of the Safe Harbor 
Framework.

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    SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions develops and manufactures on-site 
chemical-based medical waste processors. According to the Commission's 
complaint, since at least January 2015, SteriMed Medical Waste 
Solutions set forth on its Web site, http://www.sterimedsystems.com/privacy.html, privacy policies and statements about its practices, 
including statements related to its participation in the U.S.-EU Safe 
Harbor Framework.
    The Commission's complaint alleges that SteriMed Medical Waste 
Solutions falsely represented that it was a participant in the U.S.-EU 
Safe Harbor Framework when, in fact, SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions 
was never a participant in the Safe Harbor Framework. Commerce has 
never included the company on its public Web site.
    Part I of the proposed order prohibits SteriMed Medical Waste 
Solutions from making misrepresentations about its membership in any 
privacy or security program sponsored by the government or any other 
self-regulatory or standard-setting organization, including, but not 
limited to, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe 
Harbor Framework.
    Parts II through VI of the proposed order are reporting and 
compliance provisions. Part II requires SteriMed Medical Waste 
Solutions to retain documents relating to its compliance with the Order 
for a five-year period. Part III requires dissemination of the order 
now and in the future to persons with responsibilities relating to the 
subject matter of the order. Part IV ensures the notification to the 
FTC of changes in corporate status. Part V mandates that SteriMed 
Medical Waste Solutions submit an initial compliance report to the FTC, 
and make available to the FTC subsequent reports. Part VI is a 
provision ``sunsetting'' the order after twenty (20) years, with 
certain exceptions.
    The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the 
proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official 
interpretation of the proposed complaint or order or to modify the 
order's terms in any way.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-20800 Filed 8-21-15; 8:45 am]
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