Federal Trade Commission March 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: E9-6633
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') amends Rule 7(c) of the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') to establish a new generic fiber subclass name and definition within the existing definition of ``polyester'' for a subclass of fibers made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (``PTT''). The amendment establishes the subclass name ``triexta.''
National Association of Music Merchants, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-6486
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
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.
CVS Caremark Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-6484
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
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: E9-6035
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
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''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2012, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). On November 26, 2008, OMB granted the FTC's request for a short-term extension of this clearance to May 31, 2009, which focused on recent amendments to the Rule.
American Telecom Services, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-5733
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
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.
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: E9-5560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 325 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 provides the Commission with authority to promulgate energy labeling rules for consumer electronics, including televisions. The Commission is seeking comment on whether it should require labels for televisions and other consumer electronic products.
Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-5519
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
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.
Disclosures for Non-Federally Insured Depository Institutions under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA)
Document Number: E9-5305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA) directs the Commission to prescribe the manner and content of certain mandatory disclosures for depository institutions that lack federal deposit insurance. On March 16, 2005, the Commission published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on disclosure rules for such institutions. Subsequently, Congress passed the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA), which amended FDICIA's requirements. To ensure that the FTC's requirements are consistent with the FSRRA amendments, the Commission is seeking comment on conforming changes to the proposed Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-5113
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-11
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''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through March 31, 2012, the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in four consumer financial regulations promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board and enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on March 31, 2009.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-4381
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Lubrizol Corporation and The Lockhart Company; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-4481
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
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.
Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Document Number: E9-4282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's rule for ``Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting'' (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'').