Federal Trade Commission November 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2016-28473
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2016-28472
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
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 Consumer Product Warranty Rule. That clearance expires on December 31, 2016.
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2016-27694
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Rule'' or ``Used Car Rule''). The Final Rule adopts the following proposals: adding a Buyers Guide statement recommending that consumers obtain a vehicle history report (``VHR''), and directing them to an FTC website for more information about VHRs and safety recalls; revising the Buyers Guide statement describing the meaning of an ``As Is'' sale in which a dealer offers a vehicle for sale without a warranty; adding boxes to the front of the Buyers Guide where dealers can indicate additional warranty and service contract coverage; adding a Spanish statement to the English Buyers Guide advising consumers to ask for a copy of the Buyers Guide in Spanish if the dealer is conducting the sale in Spanish (and providing a Spanish translation of the optional consumer acknowledgment of receipt of the Buyers Guide); and adding air bags and catalytic converters to the list of major defects on the back of the Buyers Guide.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-27701
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 its portion of the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Regulation O (the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule). The FTC shares enforcement of Regulation O with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This clearance expires on January 31, 2017.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-27440
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information
Document Number: 2016-27266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Request for Public Comment on the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2016-27264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
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 is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for reporting requirements in its Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26486
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is submitting the information collection requirements described below 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 proposed information requests to marketers of electronic cigarettes (``e-cigarettes''). The FTC proposes to issue compulsory process orders to up to 15 e-cigarette manufacturers, distributors, and marketers per year for information concerning, among other things, data on annual sales and marketing expenditures. The Commission intends to ask OMB for a three-year clearance to collect this information.