Federal Trade Commission January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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”)
Document Number: 06-882
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending the Appliance Labeling Rule to update ranges of comparability for compact clothes washers, refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. In addition, the Commission announces that ranges of comparability for standard clothes washers will remain in effect until further notice. Finally, the Commission is issuing minor, technical amendments to update the definition of medium base compact fluorescent lamp and to correct a sample heat pump label in the Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E6-627
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2009 the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR part 435 (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on February 28, 2006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-626
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
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'') (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through January 31, 2009 the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in four consumer financial regulations enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on January 31, 2006.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E6-449
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
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. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Public Law 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 (``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows:
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 06-422
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $22,761,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,276,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-417
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-176
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions