Federal Trade Commission 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products
Document Number: 2010-1418
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of its Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (``Amplifier Rule'' or ``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. The Commission also takes this opportunity to issue guidance concerning the testing requirements under the Rule for measuring power ratings of multichannel amplifiers.
Request for Comments Concerning Regulations Implementing the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986; Termination of Regulatory Review
Document Number: 2010-1043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has terminated the regulatory review of its regulations (``smokeless tobacco regulations''), implementing the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 (``Smokeless Tobacco Act'').
Regulations under the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act; Termination of Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: 2010-1041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has terminated its rulemaking concerning a proposed amendment to its regulations (``smokeless tobacco regulations''), , implementing the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 (``Smokeless Tobacco Act''). The proposed amendment expressly provided that sponsored racing vehicles and other event-related objects that display the brand name, logo, or selling message of smokeless tobacco products are advertising subject to the Smokeless Tobacco Act and the Commission's implementing regulations. In addition, the proposal set out a method for the display and rotation of the statutory health warnings on the objects subject to the amendment.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds For Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2010-1040
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
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 $25,841,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,584,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds For Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2010-1039
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
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:
Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations
Document Number: E9-30678
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System
The Board and the Commission are jointly issuing final rules to implement the risk-based pricing provisions in section 311 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act), which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The final rules generally require a creditor to provide a risk-based pricing notice to a consumer when the creditor uses a consumer report to grant or extend credit to the consumer on material terms that are materially less favorable than the most favorable terms available to a substantial proportion of consumers from or through that creditor. The final rules also provide for two alternative means by which creditors can determine when they are offering credit on material terms that are materially less favorable. The final rules also include certain exceptions to the general rule, including exceptions for creditors that provide a consumer with a disclosure of the consumer's credit score in conjunction with additional information that provides context for the credit score disclosure.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-558
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
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 seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through January 31, 2013, the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Trade Regulation Rule (``MTOR'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on January 31, 2010.
Agrium Inc. and CF Industries Holding, Inc.; Analysis of the Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-410
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-13
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; i-SAFE, Inc. Application for Safe Harbor
Document Number: 2010-291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission publishes this notice and request for public comment concerning proposed self-regulatory guidelines submitted by i-SAFE, Inc. under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-31208
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-31207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-31202
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
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, 2013, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuel Rule. Those clearances expire on March 31, 2010.