Federal Trade Commission January 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2015-01517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In a November 28, 2014, Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``SNPRM''), the FTC proposed further amendments to the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Rule'' or ``Used Car Rule'') following a review of public comments concerning its December 2012 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM''). In response to a December 31, 2014, request, the Commission is extending the comment period announced in the November 2014 SNPRM from January 30, 2015, to March 17, 2015.
Focus Education, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-01516
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive acts or practices. 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: 2015-01430
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
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, for three years, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the rules and regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act (``Fur Rules''), 16 CFR 301. This clearance expires on April 30, 2015.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7a of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2015-00933
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2015-00929
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
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 $31,084,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,108,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-00666
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission plans to conduct a study to update and expand on the divestiture study it conducted in the mid-1990s to assess the effectiveness of the Commission's policies and practices regarding remedial orders where the Commission has permitted a merger but required a divestiture or other remedy, and identify the factors that contributed to the Commission successfully or unsuccessfully achieving the remedial goals of the orders. This is the first of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the Commission seeks public comment on its proposed study before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2015-00515
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-00166
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-09
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 for three years the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in three product labeling rules enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on March 31, 2015.
Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations
Document Number: 2015-00164
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission amends the Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations (``Cooling-Off Rule'' or ``Rule''). The final Rule adopts with modifications the Commission's proposal to increase the exclusionary limit for all door-to-door sales. Under the final Rule, the revised definition of ``door-to-door sale'' distinguishes between sales at a buyer's residence and those at other locations. First, the revised definition retains coverage for sales made at a buyer's residence that have a purchase price of $25 or more. Second, the revised definition covers sales at other locations that have a purchase price of $130 or more.