Federal Trade Commission December 27, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-22171
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
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 Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through January 31, 2010 the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Trade Regulation Rule (``MTOR'' or ``Rule''), 16 CFR Part 435. That clearance expires on January 31, 2007.
Public Workshop: Negative Options: An FTC Workshop Analyzing Negative Option Marketing
Document Number: E6-22147
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is planning to host a public workshop that will analyze the marketing of offers of goods and services with negative option features. The workshop will address the pros and cons of such offers, discuss online marketing of such offers, and explore ways to make effective disclosures in online advertising of such offers.
Telemarketing Sales Rule; Extension Beyond January 2, 2007, of the Previously Announced Forbearance Policy in Enforcement of the Prohibition of Prerecorded Calls in the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”)
Document Number: E6-22144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In a Federal Register document published on October 4, 2006, 71 FR 58716, the FTC denied a request for creation of a new safe harbor in the TSR for prerecorded calls by sellers and their telemarketers to consumers with whom the seller has an ``established business relationship,'' and proposed an amendment to the TSR that would make explicit the prohibition on prerecorded calls that is now implicit in the TSR's call abandonment provisions. The Commission accordingly also announced the revocation of a previously announced policy of forbearing from enforcement of the TSR's call abandonment prohibition effective January 2, 2007. In response to a request for an extension of the forbearance policy, the Commission has determined that the forbearance policy should remain in effect until the conclusion of the prerecorded call amendment proceeding.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-9865
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions