Federal Trade Commission 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Workshop on Pet Medications Issues
Document Number: 2012-16594
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission seeks public comments in connection with a workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry. The workshop will consider how current industry distribution and other business practices affect consumer choice and price competition for pet medications; the ability of consumers to obtain written, portable prescriptions that they can fill wherever they choose; and the ability of consumers to verify the safety and efficacy of pet medications that they purchase. The workshop will also examine the extent to which recent changes to restricted distribution and prescription portability practices in the contact lens industry might yield lessons applicable to the pet medications industry. The Commission seeks the views of consumers, veterinarians, business representatives, economists, lawyers, academics, and other interested parties on these issues. This notice poses a series of questions relevant to those issues about which the Commission seeks comment. After conducting the workshop and reviewing comments, the Commission may prepare a report discussing these issues.
16 CFR Part 23
Document Number: 2012-16119
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission systematically reviews all of its current rules and guides to ensure that they continue to achieve their intended purpose without unduly burdening commerce. As part of this review, the Commission requests public comments on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, regulatory and economic impact of, and possible modifications to, the FTC's Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.
Koninklijke Ahold N.V./Safeway, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-15308
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
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.
Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles
Document Number: 2012-14828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks public comment on two amendments to its ``Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles'' (``Alternative Fuels Rule'' or ``Rule''). Specifically, the proposed amendments consolidate the FTC's alternative fueled vehicle (AFV) labels with new fuel economy labels required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and eliminate FTC requirements for used AFV labels.
Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
Document Number: 2012-14785
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC announces revised monetary thresholds for three exemptions from the Franchise Rule. FTC is required to adjust the size of the monetary thresholds every fourth year based upon the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers published by the Department of Labor.
Johnson & Johnson and Synthes, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-14660
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-15
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.
Franklin Budget Car Sales, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-14372
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-13
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 orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
EPN, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-14369
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-13
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 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: 2012-14256
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-13
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: 2012-13626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comment on proposed disclosures to help consumers, distributors, contractors, and installers easily determine whether a specific furnace or central air conditioner meets applicable Department of Energy regional efficiency standards.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2012-13619
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2012-12863
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through September 30, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Health Breach Notification Rule. That clearance expires on September 30, 2012.
Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-12132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
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 costs, benefits, necessity for, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's ``Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry.''
Myspace, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-11613
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2012-11037
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Kinder Morgan, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-10870
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
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.
CoStar Group, Inc., Lonestar Acquisition Sub, Inc., and LoopNet, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-10550
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2012-10097
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through April 30, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in four consumer financial regulations enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on April 30, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-9853
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Pay-Per-Call Rule (Rule). That clearance expires on May 31, 2012 (OMB Control No. 3084-0102).
Rescission of Rules
Document Number: 2012-8748
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB''). As a result, the Commission is rescinding the following rules under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: ``[Identity Theft] Definitions''; ``Free Annual File Disclosures Rule''; ``Prohibition Against Circumventing Treatment as a Nationwide Consumer Reporting Agency''; ``Duration of Active Duty Alerts''; and ``Appropriate Proof of Identity.'' In addition, the Commission is rescinding two rules addressing mortgage advertising and mortgage assistance relief services under the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act: ``Mortgage Acts and Practices-Advertising Rule'' and ``Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule.'' The Commission is also rescinding its rules governing ``Disclosure Requirements for Depository Institutions Lacking Federal Deposit Insurance'' under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act and its ``Procedures for State Application for Exemption from the Provisions of the [Federal Debt Collection Practices] Act.'' These rules have been republished by the CFPB.
Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments
Document Number: 2012-8742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2012-8734
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Star Pipe Products, Ltd.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-7234
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-6400
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through March 31, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``FPLA'') rules. That clearance expires on March 31, 2012.
Western Digital Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-5851
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
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: 2012-5606
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Carpenter Technology Corporation and Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-5333
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-06
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.
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-5331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-06
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: C1-2012-2665
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Winchester Industries; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-5001
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
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.
THV Holdings LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-5000
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
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.
Serious Energy, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-4999
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
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.
Long Fence & Home, LLLP; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-4998
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
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.
Gorell Enterprises, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-4997
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
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: 2012-3310
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2012-2665
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939
Document Number: 2012-1862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') systematically reviews all its rules and guides to ensure that they continue to achieve their intended purpose without unduly burdening commerce. As part of this systematic review, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of, and possible modifications to, the Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (``Wool Rules'' or ``Rules''). The Commission also seeks comment on how it should modify the Rules to implement the Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming Act, and on the costs and benefits of certain provisions of the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2012-1867
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2012-1866
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-1365
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2012-985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is proposing to amend parts of its regulations. The proposed amendments would make changes to the FTC's investigatory procedures in the interest of fairness, efficiency, and openness in all FTC investigations. The amendments would also revise the Commission's rules governing reprimand, suspension, and disbarment of attorneys practicing before the Commission.
CVS Caremark Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-876
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-19
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.
Upromise, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-750
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
AmeriGas Propane, L.P., AmeriGas Propane, Inc., Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., and Energy Transfer Partners GP, L.P.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-748
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
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 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: 2012-231
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sigma Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-267
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-10
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.
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: 2011-33696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In a November 28, 2011 Federal Register Notice, the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR'') on disclosure requirements for heating and cooling equipment. In response to a request, the Commission is extending the comment period from January 10, 2012 to February 6, 2012.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2011-33695
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission grants a thirty (30) day extension until February 2, 2012 for filing public comments in response to the Commission's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for public comment published on November 7, 2011 (``ANPR'').