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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'').
[Ouml]ssur Hf.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-07588
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-10
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2020-06960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes amending the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to require EnergyGuide labels for portable air conditioners and seeks comment on these proposed requirements, particularly the proposed effective date. The Commission also proposes conforming amendments to reflect upcoming Department of Energy (``DOE'') changes to efficiency descriptors for central air conditioners. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on the labeling requirements in our regulations.
Tapplock, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-07499
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-09
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.
Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-07173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending the deadline for filing comments on its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (``the Endorsement Guides'').
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-07311
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-07310
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-07269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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 its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on October 31, 2020.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-07170
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-06579
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Rule Governing Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. The current clearance expires on April 30, 2020.
Danaher Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-06212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-06071
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is making technical revisions to several of the notices that it has published under the Privacy Act of 1974 to describe its systems of records. This action is intended to make these notices clearer, more accurate, and up-to-date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-05266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
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 Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule (the Dispute Settlement Rule or the Rule). The current clearance expires on May 31, 2020.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-05053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Workshop Examining Information Security for Financial Institutions and Information Related to Changes to the Safeguards Rule
Document Number: 2020-04610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a 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 explore information concerning the cost of information security for financial institutions, the availability of information security services for smaller financial institutions, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM.
FXI Holdings and Innocor; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-04182
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Rent-to-Own Store Swaps; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-03782
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Agnaten SE, Compassion First and NVA; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-03687
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Document Number: 2020-03447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comments on its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (``Endorsement Guides'' or ``Guides''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of its 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: 2020-03445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-03371
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
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 its ``Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations'' (``Risk-Based Pricing 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. The current clearance expires on July 31, 2020.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2020-02759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes amending 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. The proposed amendment should reduce compliance costs and increase flexibility for firms providing textile fiber information to consumers.
Funeral Industry Practices Rule
Document Number: 2020-02803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is requesting public comment on its Trade Regulation Rule entitled ``Funeral Industry Practices Rule'' (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Rule defines unfair and deceptive practices in the sale of funeral goods and services and prescribes preventive requirements to protect against these practices. The Commission is soliciting comments about the efficiency, costs, benefits, and regulatory impact of the Rule as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. All interested persons are hereby given notice of the opportunity to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the Rule.
LendEDU; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-02798
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-02111
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on June 30, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 its shared enforcement authority with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') for information collection requirements contained in the CFPB's Regulation O. That clearance expires on February 29, 2020.
T&M Protection Resources, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-02022
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2020-01423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-00894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-00893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions