Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, 63012-63014 [2020-19515]

Download as PDF 63012 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / Rules and Regulations if an agency finds there is good cause to do so. BIS finds good cause to issue this rule without advance notice and public comment because such procedures are unnecessary, see 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). This final rule does not affect any substantive changes to the EAR. It implements the provision in E.O. 13526 that executive branch officials who are authorized to disseminate classified information outside the executive branch ensure the protection of the information in a manner equivalent to that provided within the executive branch. This final rule safeguards classified information by preventing unauthorized persons from accessing classified information submitted to a court reviewing agency action under the EAR. For the same reasons, the Department has determined that this final rule should be issued without a delayed effective date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). 5. 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In any judicial review of any agency action under the EAR, if such action was based in whole or in part on classified national security information as defined in Executive Order 13526 (December 29, 2009), such information may be submitted to the reviewing court ex parte and in camera. This paragraph (b) does not confer or PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2020–22077 Filed 10–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 303 RIN 3084–AB28 Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act Federal Trade Commission. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (‘‘Textile Rules’’ or ‘‘Rules’’) to incorporate the most recent ISO 2076 standard for generic fiber names. DATES: This rule is effective November 5, 2020. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of November 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jock Chung, (202) 326–2984, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (‘‘Textile Act’’) 1 and Rules require marketers to, among other things, attach a label to each covered textile product disclosing: (1) The product’s generic names; (2) the percentages, by weight, of its constituent fibers; (3) the name under which the manufacturer or other responsible company does business or, in lieu thereof, the company’s registered identification number; and (4) the name of the country where the product was processed or manufactured.2 Section 303.7 of the Textile Rules (Generic names and definitions for manufactured fibers) establishes the generic names for man-made fibers that manufacturers must disclose. This provision lists the generic names and definitions established by the Commission through its textile petition 1 15 U.S.C. 70 et seq. 15 U.S.C. 70b(b). 2 See E:\FR\FM\06OCR1.SGM 06OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / Rules and Regulations process under § 303.8, and incorporates by reference the generic names and definitions set forth in the ISO 2076 standard. The Commission cannot automatically incorporate future changes to an incorporated standard.3 Therefore, it periodically updates the Rule’s reference to the ISO standard to keep abreast of ISO 2076 amendments.4 II. Amendments to the Textile Rules In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’) published on February 18, 2020,5 the Commission proposed amending § 303.7 to incorporate the most recent version of the relevant ISO standard, ISO 2076:2013(E), ‘‘Textiles— Man-made fibres—Generic names.’’ This standard includes seven generic fiber names that are not defined in the currently-incorporated 2010 ISO standard: ‘‘chitin,’’ ‘‘ceramic,’’ ‘‘polybenzimidazol,’’ ‘‘polycarbamide,’’ ‘‘polypropylene/polyamide bicomponent,’’ ‘‘protein,’’ and ‘‘trivinyl.’’ In the NPRM, the Commission noted that Commission staff had received several inquiries from manufacturers interested in using the petition process to add ‘‘chitin,’’ a name recognized in ISO 2076:2013(E), to the Commission’s list of approved generic fiber names. The Commission stated that incorporating the updated ISO standard into the Textile Rules would resolve those requests, save both the Commission and manufacturers resources, and harmonize the two standards without the need to address other ISO recognized names individually. The Commission did not receive any germane comments. Accordingly, based on the analysis provided in the NPRM, the Commission now amends the Textile Rules to change the Rules’ current reference to the ISO 2076:2010(E) standard for generic fiber names to the updated ISO 2076:2013(E) standard. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has designated this rule as not a ‘major rule,’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES III. Paperwork Reduction Act The Textile Rules contain recordkeeping and disclosure 3 Specifically, Office of the Federal Register regulations state that incorporation by reference is ‘‘limited to the edition of the publication that is approved,’’ and ‘‘future amendments or revisions of the publication are not included.’’ See 1 CFR 51.1(f). 4 See 79 FR 18766 (Apr. 4, 2014). 5 85 FR 8781 (Feb. 18, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 05, 2020 Jkt 253001 requirements that constitute information collection requirements as defined by 5 CFR 1320.3(c), the definitional provision within the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) regulations that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’). OMB has approved the Rule’s existing information collection requirements through May 31, 2021 (OMB Control No. 3084–0101). The amended Textile Rules do not impose any additional collection of information requirements. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, requires that the Commission provide an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) with a Proposed Rule, and a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) with the final Rule, unless the Commission certifies that the Rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.6 The Commission anticipates that the final amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The amendment incorporates the most recent version of the relevant ISO standard for textile fiber names, ISO 2076:2013(E), and should not increase the costs of small entities that manufacture or import textile fiber products. Instead, the amendment will enable these entities to market products in the United States under seven additional fiber names. Therefore, based on available information, the Commission certifies that amending the Textile Rules will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses. Although the Commission certifies under the RFA that the amendment will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, the Commission has determined, nonetheless, that it is appropriate to publish a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis in order to explain the impact of the amendment on small entities as follows: A. Description of the Reason for Agency Action The Commission is amending the Rules to provide greater flexibility in complying with the Rules’ disclosure requirements by permitting textile fiber product marketers to market products containing fibers defined in the updated ISO 2076:2013(E) standard. 65 PO 00000 U.S.C. 603–605. Frm 00081 Fmt 4700 B. Issues Raised by Comments in Response to the IRFA The Commission did not receive any comments related to the impact of the final amendment on small businesses. In addition, the Commission did not receive any comments filed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. C. Estimate of Number of Small Entities to Which the Amendments Will Apply Under the Small Business Size Standards issued by the Small Business Administration, textile apparel manufacturers qualify as small businesses if they have 500 or fewer employees. Clothing wholesalers qualify as small business if they have 100 or fewer employees. The Commission’s staff has estimated that approximately 10,744 textile fiber product manufacturers and importers are covered by the Textile Rules’ disclosure requirements.7 A substantial number of these entities likely qualify as small businesses. The Commission estimates that the amendment will not have a significant impact on these small businesses because it does not impose any new obligations; rather, it permits them to offer more products while complying with the Textile Rules. D. Projected Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Other Compliance Requirements, Including Classes of Covered Small Entities and Professional Skills Needed To Comply The amendment is not expected to increase any reporting, recordkeeping, or other requirements associated with the Textile Rules. E. Description of Steps Taken To Minimize Significant Economic Impact, If Any, on Small Entities, Including Alternatives The Commission did not propose any specific small entity exemption or other significant alternatives because the amendment is not expected to increase reporting requirements and will not impose any new requirements or compliance costs. No comments identified any new compliance costs. V. Incorporation by Reference Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51, the Commission incorporates the specifications of the following standard issued by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO): ISO 2076:2013(E), which lists the generic names used to designate the different categories of man-made fibres, based on 7 83 Sfmt 4700 63013 E:\FR\FM\06OCR1.SGM FR 2992, 2993 (Jan. 22, 2015). 06OCR1 63014 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / Rules and Regulations a main polymer, currently manufactured on an industrial scale for textile and other purposes, together with the distinguishing attributes that characterize them. This ISO standard is reasonably available to interested parties. Members of the public can obtain copies of ISO 2076:2013(E) from the International Organization for Standardization, ISO Central Secretariat, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401–1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland; (+41 22 749 01 11); central@iso.org; https:// www.iso.org/home.html. They can also obtain copies from the American National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10036–7417; (212) 642–4900; isot@ ansi.org; https://www.ansi.org. This ISO standard is also available for inspection at the FTC Library, (202) 326–2395, Federal Trade Commission, Room H– 630, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. List of Subjects in 16 CFR Part 303 Advertising, Incorporation by reference, Labeling, Recordkeeping, Textile fiber products. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Commission amends part 303 of title 16, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: PART 303—RULES AND REGULATIONS UNDER THE TEXTILE FIBER PRODUCTS IDENTIFICATION ACT 1. The authority citation for part 303 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 70 et seq. 2. Amend § 303.7: a. By revising the introductory text; and ■ b. In paragraph (v), by removing the words ‘‘16 CFR 303.7(c)’’ and adding, their place, the words ‘‘paragraph (c) of this section’’. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES § 303.7 Generic names and definitions for manufactured fibers. Pursuant to the provisions of section 7(c) of the Act, the Commission hereby establishes the generic names for manufactured fibers, together with their respective definitions, set forth in this section, and the generic names for manufactured fibers, together with their respective definitions, set forth in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2076:2013(E). ISO 2076:2013(E), ‘‘Textiles—Man-made fibres—Generic names,’’ Sixth edition, November 15, 2013, is incorporated by reference into this section with the approval of the Director of the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Oct 05, 2020 Jkt 253001 Register under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that specified in this section, the Federal Trade Commission must publish notice of change in the Federal Register and the material must be available to the public. All approved material is available for inspection at the Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room H–630, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2222, and is available from: (a) The International Organization for Standardization, ISO Central Secretariat, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401–1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland; (+41 22 749 01 11); central@iso.org; https:// www.iso.org/home.html; and (b) the American National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10036–7417; (212) 642–4900; isot@ansi.org; https://www.ansi.org. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. * * * * * The Department of Health and Human Services provided the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with a scheduling recommendation to place remimazolam and its salts in schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In accordance with the CSA, as amended by the Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act, DEA is hereby issuing an interim final rule placing remimazolam, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible, in schedule IV of the CSA. DATES: The effective date of this rulemaking is October 6, 2020. Interested persons may file written comments on this rulemaking in accordance with 21 U.S.C. 811(j)(3) and 21CFR 1308.43(g). Electronic comments must be submitted, and written comments must be postmarked, on or before November 5, 2020. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept comments after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the last day of the comment period. Interested persons may file a request for hearing or waiver of hearing in accordance with 21 U.S.C. 811(j)(3) and 21 CFR 1308.44. Requests for hearing By direction of the Commission, and waivers of an opportunity for a Commissioner Slaughter not participating. hearing or to participate in a hearing, April J. Tabor, together with a written statement of Acting Secretary. position on the matters of fact and law [FR Doc. 2020–19515 Filed 10–5–20; 8:45 am] asserted in the hearing, must be BILLING CODE 6750–01–P received on or before November 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: To ensure proper handling of comments, please reference ‘‘Docket DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE No. DEA–658’’ on all correspondence, including any attachments. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 6, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 63012-63014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 303

RIN 3084-AB28


Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products 
Identification Act

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') 
amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products 
Identification Act (``Textile Rules'' or ``Rules'') to incorporate the 
most recent ISO 2076 standard for generic fiber names.

DATES: This rule is effective November 5, 2020. The incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the 
Director of the Federal Register as of November 5, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jock Chung, (202) 326-2984, Attorney, 
Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Act'') \1\ 
and Rules require marketers to, among other things, attach a label to 
each covered textile product disclosing: (1) The product's generic 
names; (2) the percentages, by weight, of its constituent fibers; (3) 
the name under which the manufacturer or other responsible company does 
business or, in lieu thereof, the company's registered identification 
number; and (4) the name of the country where the product was processed 
or manufactured.\2\
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 70 et seq.
    \2\ See 15 U.S.C. 70b(b).
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    Section 303.7 of the Textile Rules (Generic names and definitions 
for manufactured fibers) establishes the generic names for man-made 
fibers that manufacturers must disclose. This provision lists the 
generic names and definitions established by the Commission through its 
textile petition

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process under Sec.  303.8, and incorporates by reference the generic 
names and definitions set forth in the ISO 2076 standard.
    The Commission cannot automatically incorporate future changes to 
an incorporated standard.\3\ Therefore, it periodically updates the 
Rule's reference to the ISO standard to keep abreast of ISO 2076 
amendments.\4\
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    \3\ Specifically, Office of the Federal Register regulations 
state that incorporation by reference is ``limited to the edition of 
the publication that is approved,'' and ``future amendments or 
revisions of the publication are not included.'' See 1 CFR 51.1(f).
    \4\ See 79 FR 18766 (Apr. 4, 2014).
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II. Amendments to the Textile Rules

    In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') published on February 
18, 2020,\5\ the Commission proposed amending Sec.  303.7 to 
incorporate the most recent version of the relevant ISO standard, ISO 
2076:2013(E), ``Textiles--Man-made fibres--Generic names.'' This 
standard includes seven generic fiber names that are not defined in the 
currently-incorporated 2010 ISO standard: ``chitin,'' ``ceramic,'' 
``polybenzimidazol,'' ``polycarbamide,'' ``polypropylene/polyamide 
bicomponent,'' ``protein,'' and ``trivinyl.''
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    \5\ 85 FR 8781 (Feb. 18, 2020).
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    In the NPRM, the Commission noted that Commission staff had 
received several inquiries from manufacturers interested in using the 
petition process to add ``chitin,'' a name recognized in ISO 
2076:2013(E), to the Commission's list of approved generic fiber names. 
The Commission stated that incorporating the updated ISO standard into 
the Textile Rules would resolve those requests, save both the 
Commission and manufacturers resources, and harmonize the two standards 
without the need to address other ISO recognized names individually.
    The Commission did not receive any germane comments. Accordingly, 
based on the analysis provided in the NPRM, the Commission now amends 
the Textile Rules to change the Rules' current reference to the ISO 
2076:2010(E) standard for generic fiber names to the updated ISO 
2076:2013(E) standard.
    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has designated this 
rule as not a `major rule,' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

III. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Textile Rules contain recordkeeping and disclosure requirements 
that constitute information collection requirements as defined by 5 CFR 
1320.3(c), the definitional provision within the Office of Management 
and Budget (``OMB'') regulations that implement the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (``PRA''). OMB has approved the Rule's existing information 
collection requirements through May 31, 2021 (OMB Control No. 3084-
0101). The amended Textile Rules do not impose any additional 
collection of information requirements.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, requires 
that the Commission provide an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis 
(IRFA) with a Proposed Rule, and a Final Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis (FRFA) with the final Rule, unless the Commission certifies 
that the Rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.\6\
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    \6\ 5 U.S.C. 603-605.
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    The Commission anticipates that the final amendment will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
The amendment incorporates the most recent version of the relevant ISO 
standard for textile fiber names, ISO 2076:2013(E), and should not 
increase the costs of small entities that manufacture or import textile 
fiber products. Instead, the amendment will enable these entities to 
market products in the United States under seven additional fiber 
names. Therefore, based on available information, the Commission 
certifies that amending the Textile Rules will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses. Although 
the Commission certifies under the RFA that the amendment will not have 
a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, the 
Commission has determined, nonetheless, that it is appropriate to 
publish a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis in order to explain the 
impact of the amendment on small entities as follows:

A. Description of the Reason for Agency Action

    The Commission is amending the Rules to provide greater flexibility 
in complying with the Rules' disclosure requirements by permitting 
textile fiber product marketers to market products containing fibers 
defined in the updated ISO 2076:2013(E) standard.

B. Issues Raised by Comments in Response to the IRFA

    The Commission did not receive any comments related to the impact 
of the final amendment on small businesses. In addition, the Commission 
did not receive any comments filed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of 
the Small Business Administration.

C. Estimate of Number of Small Entities to Which the Amendments Will 
Apply

    Under the Small Business Size Standards issued by the Small 
Business Administration, textile apparel manufacturers qualify as small 
businesses if they have 500 or fewer employees. Clothing wholesalers 
qualify as small business if they have 100 or fewer employees. The 
Commission's staff has estimated that approximately 10,744 textile 
fiber product manufacturers and importers are covered by the Textile 
Rules' disclosure requirements.\7\ A substantial number of these 
entities likely qualify as small businesses. The Commission estimates 
that the amendment will not have a significant impact on these small 
businesses because it does not impose any new obligations; rather, it 
permits them to offer more products while complying with the Textile 
Rules.
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D. Projected Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Other Compliance 
Requirements, Including Classes of Covered Small Entities and 
Professional Skills Needed To Comply

    The amendment is not expected to increase any reporting, 
recordkeeping, or other requirements associated with the Textile Rules.

E. Description of Steps Taken To Minimize Significant Economic Impact, 
If Any, on Small Entities, Including Alternatives

    The Commission did not propose any specific small entity exemption 
or other significant alternatives because the amendment is not expected 
to increase reporting requirements and will not impose any new 
requirements or compliance costs. No comments identified any new 
compliance costs.

V. Incorporation by Reference

    Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51, the Commission 
incorporates the specifications of the following standard issued by the 
International Organization of Standardization (ISO): ISO 2076:2013(E), 
which lists the generic names used to designate the different 
categories of man-made fibres, based on

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a main polymer, currently manufactured on an industrial scale for 
textile and other purposes, together with the distinguishing attributes 
that characterize them.
    This ISO standard is reasonably available to interested parties. 
Members of the public can obtain copies of ISO 2076:2013(E) from the 
International Organization for Standardization, ISO Central 
Secretariat, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401-1214 Vernier, Geneva, 
Switzerland; (+41 22 749 01 11); [email protected]; https://www.iso.org/home.html. They can also obtain copies from the American National 
Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 
10036-7417; (212) 642-4900; [email protected]; https://www.ansi.org. This 
ISO standard is also available for inspection at the FTC Library, (202) 
326-2395, Federal Trade Commission, Room H-630, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20580.

List of Subjects in 16 CFR Part 303

    Advertising, Incorporation by reference, Labeling, Recordkeeping, 
Textile fiber products.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Commission amends 
part 303 of title 16, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:

PART 303--RULES AND REGULATIONS UNDER THE TEXTILE FIBER PRODUCTS 
IDENTIFICATION ACT

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1. The authority citation for part 303 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 70 et seq.


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2. Amend Sec.  303.7:
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a. By revising the introductory text; and
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b. In paragraph (v), by removing the words ``16 CFR 303.7(c)'' and 
adding, their place, the words ``paragraph (c) of this section''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  303.7   Generic names and definitions for manufactured fibers.

    Pursuant to the provisions of section 7(c) of the Act, the 
Commission hereby establishes the generic names for manufactured 
fibers, together with their respective definitions, set forth in this 
section, and the generic names for manufactured fibers, together with 
their respective definitions, set forth in International Organization 
for Standardization (ISO) 2076:2013(E). ISO 2076:2013(E), ``Textiles--
Man-made fibres--Generic names,'' Sixth edition, November 15, 2013, is 
incorporated by reference into this section with the approval of the 
Director of the Federal Register under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 
51.
    To enforce any edition other than that specified in this section, 
the Federal Trade Commission must publish notice of change in the 
Federal Register and the material must be available to the public. All 
approved material is available for inspection at the Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room H-630, Washington, DC 
20580, (202) 326-2222, and is available from: (a) The International 
Organization for Standardization, ISO Central Secretariat, Chemin de 
Blandonnet 8, CP 401-1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland; (+41 22 749 01 
11); [email protected]; https://www.iso.org/home.html; and (b) the 
American National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth 
Floor, New York, NY 10036-7417; (212) 642-4900; [email protected]; https://www.ansi.org. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, email [email protected], or 
go to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
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    By direction of the Commission, Commissioner Slaughter not 
participating.
April J. Tabor,
Acting Secretary.
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