Federal Trade Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: E8-6059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is publishing a revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend Part 437, the trade regulation rule governing sale of business opportunities that are not covered by the amended Franchise Rule. The revised proposed Business Opportunity Rule (or ``the Rule'') is based upon the comments received in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM''), and other information discussed in this notice. The revised proposed Business Opportunity Rule would require business opportunity sellers to furnish prospective purchasers with specific information that is material to the consumer's decision as to whether to purchase a business opportunity and which should help the purchaser identify fraudulent offerings. The proposed rule also would prohibit other acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive within the meaning of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (the ``FTC Act'').
Goal Financial, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-5090
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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.
Connecticut Chiropractic Association, the Connecticut Chiropractic Council, and Robert L. Hirtle, Esq.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-5089
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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.
Regulatory Review of the Trade Regulation Rule on Funeral Industry Practices
Document Number: E8-5065
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or the ``FTC'') has completed its regulatory review of the Trade Regulation Rule on Funeral Industry Practices (``the Funeral Rule'' or ``the Rule''). The Rule sets forth preventive requirements in the form of price and information disclosures to ensure funeral providers avoid engaging in acts or practices the Commission has identified as unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Pursuant to the review, the Commission concludes that the Rule in its current form continues to be valuable to consumers, and the benefits of the Rule outweigh the costs. Because of insufficient support in the record, the Commission declines to propose amendments that some commenters advocated, namely to: expand the scope of the Rule; eliminate the basic services fee of the funeral director; allow funeral providers to charge casket handling fees; prohibit discount funeral packages; require additional price and information disclosures on the various disclosure documents; and adopt additional regulations focused on contracts for funeral arrangements made on a pre-need basis. However, to further the Commission's understanding of this evolving industry, the Commission will continue to accept written comment and data, as described below.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-4883
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Document Number: E8-4699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 205 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate biodiesel labeling requirements. In accordance with this directive, the FTC is publishing proposed amendments to its rule for ``Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification, and Posting'' (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is seeking comment on proposed changes to the Rule.
American Cash Market, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-4304
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
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.
Anderson Payday Loans; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-4303
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
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.
Cash Pro d/b/a MakePaydayToday.com; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-4302
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
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.
Notice of Intent to Request Public Comments
Document Number: E8-4195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2008, it intends to request public comments on the rules and guide listed below. The Commission will request comments on, among other things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the rules and guide; possible conflict between the rules and guide and state, local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the rules and guide of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guide should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments. In addition, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 08-955
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims; The Green Guides and Packaging; Public Workshop
Document Number: E8-3972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is planning to host a public workshop on April 30, 2008, to examine developments in green packaging claims and consumer perception of such claims. The workshop is a component of the Commission's regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, which was announced on November 26, 2007.
Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products
Document Number: E8-3715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (``Amplifier Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission solicits comment as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries
Document Number: E8-3594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is seeking comments on a proposed amendment to the platinum section of the FTC's Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, 16 CFR part 23. The amendment provides guidance on how to mark or describe non-deceptively products containing at least 500 parts per thousand, but less than 850 parts per thousand, pure platinum and no other platinum group metals. The Commission is also seeking comment on whether the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries should be revised to provide guidance on how to mark or describe platinum-clad, filled, plated, or overlay products.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 08-832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Negotiated Data Solutions LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-3556
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for filing public comments in connection with the consent agreement in this matter, which settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices and unfair methods of competition.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 08-524
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Negotiated Data Solutions LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-1801
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E8-1487
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
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 $25,319,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,531,900 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E8-1486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
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, Pub. L. 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:
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 08-361
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Herbs Nutrition Corporation, et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-1169
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
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.
Life is good, Inc., and Life is good Retail, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-1168
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
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.