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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-23764
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-23515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC seeks public comments on proposed information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest domestic cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information collection expires December 31, 2020. The Commission intends to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-23417
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (``FPLA Rules''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2021.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-22944
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-22943
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-22942
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duties of Creditors Regarding Risk-Based Pricing Rule
Document Number: 2020-19529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Duties of Creditors Regarding Risk-Based Pricing Rule (``Risk-Based Pricing Rule'') as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd- Frank Act.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2020-19515
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-21885
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2020-19137
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-21786
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on October 31, 2020.
Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies Rule
Document Number: 2020-19523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies Rule (``Furnisher Rule'') as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Affiliate Marketing Rule
Document Number: 2020-19174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Affiliate Marketing Rule as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule
Document Number: 2020-19176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act and to reinstate a model prescreen opt-out notice.
Duties of Users of Consumer Reports Regarding Address Discrepancies
Document Number: 2020-19141
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Duties of Users of Consumer Reports Regarding Address Discrepancies Rule (``Address Discrepancy Rule'') as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. The FTC also proposes to amend the Rule to accord with changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Public Workshop Examining Franchise Rule
Document Number: 2020-20006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public workshop relating to its March 13, 2019 Request for Public Comment on the Franchise Rule (``2019 Request for Comment''). The workshop will explore issues relating to the Franchise Rule's disclosure requirements, the Rule's prohibitions against disclaimers, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the 2019 Request for Comment.
Arko Holdings Ltd. and Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC; Analysis of Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-19140
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Contact Lens Rule
Document Number: 2020-14206
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is publishing a final rule to implement amendments to the Contact Lens Rule. These amendments require that prescribing eye care practitioners obtain a confirmation of prescription release from patients after releasing a contact lens prescription and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission is permitting prescribers to comply with automatic prescription release via electronic delivery in certain circumstances. Further, these amendments specify a time period for prescribers to respond to requests for prescriptions; clarify and institute additional requirements for automated telephone verification messages; more precisely delineate what constitutes unlawful alteration of a prescription; and require that sellers provide a method for, and notice of the method for, patient prescription presentation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-16718
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in its Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2020.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-16310
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-16301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in the Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods
Document Number: 2020-13919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comment on a proposal to repeal its trade regulation rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended (``Care Labeling Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Elanco Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-15724
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Marc Ching; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-15316
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Made in USA Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2020-13902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks comment on this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') related to ``Made in USA'' and other unqualified U.S.-origin claims on product labels.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-15226
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule). The current clearance expires on July 31, 2020.
RagingWire Data Centers, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-14782
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of Federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-14582
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Tri Star Energy, LLC; Analysis of Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-14508
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
Document Number: 2020-12617
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') announces revised monetary thresholds for three exemptions from the Franchise Rule. The FTC is required to adjust the size of the monetary thresholds every fourth year based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (``CPI-U'') published by the Department of Labor.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-13706
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) seeks public comments on proposed information requests to be sent pursuant to compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on manufacturer annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information collection expires December 31, 2020. The Commission plans to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-13703
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements of its Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations (``Risk-Based Pricing Rule'' or ``Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the risk- based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on July 31, 2020.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-13109
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Prohibition of Energy Market Manipulation Rule
Document Number: 2020-10988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks public comment on the overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its rule prohibiting fraud or deceit in wholesale petroleum markets, and omissions of material information that are likely to distort petroleum markets, as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-11877
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements associated with its Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on June 30, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-11293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule (the Dispute Settlement Rule or the Rule). The current clearance expires on May 31, 2020.
Miniclip S.A.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-11098
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Health Breach Notification
Document Number: 2020-10263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Health Breach Notification Rule (the ``HBN Rule'' or the ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-10883
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2020-10301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is withdrawing the proposed rule titled, ``Semiannual Regulatory Agenda,'' published on May 7, 2020. This agenda will be incorporated in the upcoming government-wide Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-10307
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is submitting a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
AbbVie Inc. and Allergan plc; Analysis of Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-10081
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2020-08932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is publishing its semiannual regulatory agenda in accordance with agency regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-09379
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in its Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule). The current clearance expires on July 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-09158
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (``Privacy Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2020.
Postponement of Public Workshop Related to Proposed Changes to the Safeguards Rule
Document Number: 2020-08800
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is rescheduling the public workshop relating to its April 4, 2019 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') announcing proposed changes to the Commission's Safeguards Rule. The workshop will take place via live webcast rather than in person. Additionally, the Commission is extending the deadlines for submission of requests to participate in the workshop and of public comments relating to the subject matter of the workshop.
Axon Enterprise, Inc. and Safariland, LLC; Analysis of Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-08604
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-07913
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2020-07757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from this notice.
Funeral Industry Practices
Document Number: 2020-07172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending the deadline for filing comments on its Trade Regulation Rule entitled ``Funeral Industry Practices Rule'' (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule'').