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

Revisions to Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2015-07117
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published final rules on March 23, 2015, revising certain of its rules of practice. This document makes a technical correction to those final rules.
EnergyGuide Labels on Televisions
Document Number: 2015-07070
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by publishing new ranges of comparability for required EnergyGuide labels on televisions.
BMW of North America, LLC; Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-06903
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-26
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. 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.
Par Petroleum Corporation and Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-06626
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
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.
Revisions to Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2015-06406
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is revising certain of its rules of practice to promote fairness, flexibility and efficiency in its investigations, studies, and adjudicative proceedings. These rule revisions include a revision to the rule governing the status of cases in administrative adjudication following a district court's denial of preliminary injunctive relief in an ancillary proceeding. Other changes include revisions to the list of Commission officials who have authority to modify the terms and timeframe for compliance with compulsory process, and a change to the deadline for the Commission to dispose of petitions to limit or quash compulsory process. In addition, the Commission is updating its procedures for accessing public records and list of exempt Privacy Act systems.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-06352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
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 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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2015-05919
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Robocall Contest; “DetectaRobo”
Document Number: 2015-05442
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces an open source prize competition that challenges the public to analyze data from a robocall honeypot, thus improving honeypot design. A honeypot is an information system that is designed to attract perpetrators of illegal actsin this case robocallersand gain knowledge about their tactics. The Contest will be held during the National Day of Civic Hacking, from June 6-7, 2015.
Robocall Contest: Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back
Document Number: 2015-05439
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces a prize competition that challenges the public to create a crowd-source robocall honeypot. A honeypot is an information system that is designed to attract perpetrators of illegal actsin this case robocallersand gain knowledge about their tactics. The Contest will be held in two phases, a ``Qualifying'' phase and ``Final'' phase (see Section 7). The Final phase will be held at DEF CON 23, a conference of information security specialists, in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 6-9, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2015-05194
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
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 intends to ask OMB to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (``FPLA Rules''). That clearance expires on May 31, 2015.
AmeriFreight, Inc. and Marius Lehmann; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-05105
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
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. 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.
Health Discovery Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-04348
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-03
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. 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.
Novartis AG; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-04205
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-02
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.