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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-03672
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct an evaluation of Admongo, its advertising literacy program for children ages 8-12. The evaluation will involve a randomized controlled trial of the Admongo online game, using an Internet panel recruited by a market research company. This research will be conducted to further the FTC's mission of protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive marketing. The information collection requirements described below are being submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notices
Document Number: 2015-03549
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is making technical revisions to several of the notices that it is required to publish under the Privacy Act of 1974 to describe its systems of records about individuals. This action is intended to make these notices clearer, more accurate, and up-to-date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-02703
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-10
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 Pay- Per-Call Rule (Rule). That clearance expires on May 31, 2015.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of The Waiting Period Under The Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2015-02620
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-02435
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
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 information collection requirements pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities. That clearance expires on February 28, 2015.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-02461
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 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 ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Finance Select, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-02376
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
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. 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.
Craig Brittain, Individually; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-02375
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
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. 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.
First American Title Lending of Georgia, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-02373
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
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. 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.
Cerberus Institutional Partners V, L.P., AB Acquisition LLC, and Safeway Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-01971
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 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 agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2015-01966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-03
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.
Announcement of Public Workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition”
Document Number: 2015-01856
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will hold a second public workshop on February 24-25, 2015, as part of the workshop series, ``Examining Health Care Competition,'' \1\ to study recent developments related to health care provider organization and payment models that may affect competition and consumer protection in the provision of health care services. The workshop will be co-hosted by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (``DOJ''). Specific topics for discussion may include: early observations regarding accountable care organizations; alternatives to traditional fee-for- service payment models; trends in provider consolidation; trends in provider network and benefit design strategies, as well as contracting practices and regulatory activity that may enhance or undermine these strategies; and early observations regarding health insurance exchanges. This notice invites public comments on a series of topics. The FTC and DOJ (the ``Agencies'') will consider these comments as they prepare for the workshop and may use them in subsequent reports or policy papers, if any. For additional information, visit the workshop Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2015/02/ examining-health-care-competition or http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/ workshops/healthcare/2015/02/index.html.
Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
Document Number: 2015-01629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Based on comments received in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), the Commission proposes amending the rules and regulations promulgated under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``Rules'') to modernize the place-of-business listing requirement; incorporate a more comprehensive metric chart; address the use of exponents with customary inch/pound measurements; delete outdated prohibitions on retail price sales representations; and acknowledge the role of the weights-and-measures laws of individual states. The Commission seeks comment on these proposals.