Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The FTC intends to survey consumers to advance its understanding of the incidence of identity theft (``ID Theft'') and to allow the FTC to better serve the people who experience ID Theft and the law enforcement agencies that investigate and prosecute it. The survey is a follow-up to the FTC's ID Theft Survey conducted in March 2003 and released in September 2003. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. 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'') (44 U.S.C. 3501- 3520).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
The FTC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') information collection requirements contained in its Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting Rule (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule''). The FTC is seeking public comments on the proposal to extend through December 31, 2008 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the regulations. That clearance expires on December 31, 2005.
Johnson & Johnson; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Consent Agreement Settlements; Corrections
The Federal Trade Commission published a document in the Federal Register on April 3, 2001 (66 FR 17622), that, inter alia, revised Sec. 3.25(c) of the Commission Rules of Practice by adding a new sentence, and by adding a new clause to an existing sentence, and made those revisions effective on May 18, 2001. The Commission subsequently published a document in the Federal Register on December 12, 2001 (66 FR 64142), that, inter alia, further revised Sec. 3.25(c), and made those revisions effective on December 12, 2001. Inadvertently, however, the December 12, 2001 document did not include in its depiction of Sec. 3.25(c), as revised, the new sentence and new clause added by the April 3, 2001 document. This document corrects Sec. 3.25(c) by re-adding the new sentence and the new clause originally added by the April 3, 2001 document.
Rule Concerning Disclosures Regarding Energy Consumption and Water Use of Certain Home Appliances and Other Products Required Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (“Appliance Labeling Rule”)
Section 137 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires the Commission to conduct a rulemaking to examine the effectiveness of current energy efficiency labeling requirements for consumer products issued pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. In response to that directive, the Commission is seeking comments on the effectiveness of the Appliance Labeling Rule and suggestions for improvements to the energy labeling program. The Commission is also requesting comments about the overall costs and benefits of the Rule and its overall regulatory and economic impact as a part of the Commission's systematic review of all its regulations and guides.