Federal Trade Commission 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-5631
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct consumer research to examine the effectiveness of the FTC's current energy labeling requirements for consumer products and obtain information about alternatives to those labels. This activity is part of the Commission's efforts to examine the current labeling program, as required by section 137 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58). 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).
Appliance Labeling Rule
Document Number: 06-5591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Commission to issue labeling requirements for the electricity used by ceiling fans to circulate air. The Commission is seeking public comment on proposed energy labeling requirements for these products.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Rockstar Games, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-9359
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
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 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.
Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets
Document Number: E6-9233
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of the Rule concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Rule'' or ``Picture Tube Rule''), as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides, and has determined to retain the Rule in its current form.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-5392
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guides for the Nursery Industry
Document Number: E6-9185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comments on its Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: E6-8546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In a Federal Register notice published on April 12, 2006, 71 FR 19054, the FTC requested comment on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in connection with the Business Opportunity Rule. The Notice stated that comments must be submitted on or before June 16, 2006, and that rebuttal comments must be submitted on or before July 7, 2006. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period received on May 5, 2006, the Commission has extended the comment period for one additional month.
Basic Research LLC, et al.
Document Number: E6-7533
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
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 or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 06-4630
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-17
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 May 31, 2009 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR 435 (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). On February 2, 2006, the OMB granted the FTC's request for a short-term extension of this clearance to May 31, 2006.
Nations Title Agency, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-7397
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
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 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 06-4586
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Grant of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-4406
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: E6-6507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') to amend the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') to revise the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry, and invites written comments on the issues raised by the proposed changes.
Boston Scientific Corporation and Guidant Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-6226
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
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 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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-3932
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Dynamic Health of Florida, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-5622
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
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 or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis 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.
Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: 06-3395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is commencing a rulemaking to promulgate a trade regulation rule entitled ``The Business Opportunity Rule'' (or ``the Rule''), based upon the comments received in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR'') and other information discussed in this notice. The proposed Business Opportunity Rule would prohibit business opportunity sellers from failing to furnish prospective purchasers with material information needed to combat fraud and would prohibit other acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive within the meaning of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (``FTC Act'').
``Appliance Labeling Rule''; Energy Labeling; Public Workshop
Document Number: 06-3452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is planning to host a public workshop to discuss current energy labeling requirements for consumer products. This workshop is part of a rulemaking that the Commission initiated on November 2, 2005 (70 FR 66307). The workshop is open to the public, and there is no fee for attendance. For admittance to the conference center, all attendees will be required to show a valid photo identification, such as a driver's license.
Fresenius AG; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-5053
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
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 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.
Consumer Benefits and Harms: How Best to Distinguish Aggressive, Pro-Consumer Competition From Business Conduct To Attain or Maintain a Monopoly
Document Number: 06-3366
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold a series of public Hearings to explore how best to identify anticompetitive exclusionary conduct for purposes of antitrust enforcement under section 2 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 2. Among other things, the Hearings will examine whether and when specific types of conduct that potentially implicate section 2 are procompetitive or benign, and when they may harm competition and consumer welfare. The Agencies expect to focus on legal doctrines and jurisprudence, economic research, and business and consumer experiences. To begin, the Agencies are soliciting public comment from lawyers, economists, the business community, consumer groups, academics (including business historians), and other interested parties on two general subjects: (1) The legal and economic principles relevant to the application of section 2, including the administrability of current or potential antitrust rules for section 2, and (2) the types of business practices that the Agencies should examine in the upcoming Hearings, including examples of real-world conduct that potentially raise issues under section 2. With respect to the Agencies' request for examples of real- world conduct, the Agencies are soliciting discussions of the business reasons for, and the actual or likely competitive effects of, such conduct, including actual or likely efficiencies and the theoretical underpinnings that inform the decision of whether the conduct had or has pro-or anticompetitive effects. The Agencies will solicit additional submissions about the topics to be covered at the individual Hearings at the time that each Hearing is announced. The Agencies encourage submissions from business persons from a variety of unregulated and regulated markets, recognizing that market participants can offer unique insight into how competition works and that the implications of various business practices may differ depending on the industry context and market structure. The Agencies seek this practical input to provide a real-world foundation of knowledge from which to draw as the Hearings progress. Respondents are encouraged to respond on the basis of their actual experiences. The goal of these Hearings is to promote dialogue, learning, and consensus building among all interested parties with respect to the appropriate legal analysis of conduct under section 2 of the Sherman Act, both for purposes of law enforcement and to provide practical guidance to businesses on antitrust compliance. The FTC and the DOJ plan to hold two to four days of Hearings per month between June and December 2006, exclusive of August 2006. The Agencies plan to publish a more detailed description of the topics to be discussed before each Hearing and to solicit additional submissions about each topic. The Hearings will be transcribed and placed on the public record. Any written comments received also will be placed on the public record. A public report that incorporates the results of the Hearings, as well as other research, will be prepared after the Hearings.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-3213
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-3212
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is considering conducting a study to analyze the use and likely short- and long-run competitive effects of authorized generic drugs in the prescription drug marketplace. Before investigating these issues, the FTC is soliciting public comments on its proposed information requests to firms in the prescription drug industry. These comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Reinstatement of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-3086
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') intends to conduct a survey of parents who have one or more children, aged eight to 16, who play video or personal computer games. The FTC will also survey children aged eight to 16, who play video or personal computer games. The surveys are a follow-up to the Commission's surveys conducted in 2000 on consumers' use of and familiarity with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (``ESRB'') electronic game rating system. 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).
Public Workshop: Protecting Consumers in the New Mortgage Marketplace
Document Number: E6-4439
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is planning to host a public workshop, Protecting Consumers in the New Mortgage Marketplace. The workshop will explore consumer protection issues arising from the emergence of ``nontraditional'' or ``alternative'' mortgage products in the United States residential mortgage marketplace. The workshop will provide an opportunity for government regulators, industry participants, consumer advocates, and other interested parties to discuss the impact of these products on consumers and the marketplace. The event is open to the public and there is no fee for attendance. For admittance to the workshop, all attendees will be required to show a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver's license. Additional information about the workshop will be posted on the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/mortgage/index.html. Date and Location: The workshop will be held on May 24, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Federal Trade Commission's Satellite Building Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Requests to Participate as Workshop Panelists: FTC staff will identify and invite individuals with relevant expertise to participate as panelists. In addition, the FTC staff may invite other persons to participate as panelists who submit requests in response to this Federal Register notice. Requests to participate as panelists in the workshop must be received on or before Wednesday, April 12, 2006. Persons filing requests to participate as panelists will be notified whether they have been invited on or before Wednesday, April 26, 2006. For further instructions, please see the ``Requests to Participate as Workshop Panelists'' section under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. Workshop Agenda: Additional information about the workshop will be posted on the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/ mortgage/index.html. An agenda will be posted there in advance of the workshop.
Delegation of Authority To Respond To Requests From Costa Rica's Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Commerce
Document Number: E6-4213
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has delegated authority to the Associate Director for International Consumer Protection to respond to disclosure and other requests from Costa Rica's Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Commerce (MEIC) pursuant to a memorandum of understanding with the Commission.
Interagency Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Procedures to Enhance the Accuracy and Integrity of Information Furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies Under Section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
Document Number: 06-2758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC (the Agencies) request comment to gather information useful for developing the guidelines and regulations required by section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act). Pursuant to section 312, the Agencies, acting in consultation and coordination, must: Establish guidelines for use by persons that furnish information to consumer reporting agencies (furnishers) regarding the accuracy and integrity of the consumer information that they furnish to those agencies; and prescribe regulations that require furnishers to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines. Section 312 also requires the Agencies jointly to prescribe regulations that identify the circumstances under which a furnisher shall be required to reinvestigate a dispute concerning the accuracy of information contained in a consumer report on a consumer based on a direct request of the consumer.
Valassis Communications, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-3965
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-20
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-3700
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct consumer research to examine the effectiveness of the FTC's current energy labeling requirements for consumer products and obtain information about alternatives to those labels. This activity is part of the Commission's efforts to examine the current labeling program, as required by section 137 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58). Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. Comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-2474
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Document Number: 06-2356
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (``the COPPA Rule'' or ``the Rule''), which implements the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. The Rule regulates how Web site operators and others may collect, use, and distribute personal information from children online. The Commission requested comment on the costs and benefits of the Rule and whether it should be retained without change, modified, or eliminated. The Commission also requested comment on the Rule's effect on: information practices relating to children; children's ability to obtain online access to information of their choice; and the availability of Web sites directed to children. Pursuant to this review, the Commission concludes that the Rule continues to be valuable to children, their parents, and Web site operators, and has determined to retain the Rule in its current form. This document discusses the comments received in response to the Commission's request for public comment and announces the Commission's decision to retain the Rule without modification.
Allergan, Inc. and Inamed Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-3550
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-3244
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is soliciting public comments on proposed information requests to beverage alcohol manufacturers. These comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, of compulsory process orders to alcohol advertisers for information concerning, inter alia, compliance with voluntary advertising placement provisions, sales and marketing expenditures, and the status of third-party review of complaints regarding compliance with voluntary advertising codes.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-2116
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
CardSystems Solutions, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-2934
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
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 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.
Request for Information and Comment: Food Industry Marketing Practices to Children and Adolescents
Document Number: 06-1931
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Conference Report of Public Law 109-108 instructs the FTC to submit a report to Congress by July 1, 2006 on ``marketing activities and expenditures of the food industry targeted toward children and adolescents.'' To assist in the preparation of this report, the Commission seeks relevant information and empirical data regarding food and beverage industry marketing to children and adolescents.
Health Care Alliance of Laredo, L.C.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E6-2721
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-27
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 06-1649
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3520 (``PRA'') information collection requirements contained in its proposed revision of the Pay-Per-Call Rule (``Rule'').\1\ The FTC is seeking public comments on the proposal to extend through December 31, 2009 the current PRA clearance. That clearance expires on February 28, 2006.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 06-1503
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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