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Tapjoy, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-00568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2021-00483
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-00337
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Trade Regulation Rule titled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-00214
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities, consisting of: (a) Responding to applications to the Commission pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice (Parts 1 and 4); (b) the FTC's consumer reporting systems; and (c) the FTC's program evaluation activities. The current clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Chemence, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-00083
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
E. & J. Gallo Winery and Constellation Brands; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-29149
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
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 of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Reef Industries, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-29003
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-31
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
CBD Meds, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-29002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-31
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Epichouse, LLC (First Class Herbalist CBD); Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-29001
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-31
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Ascension Data & Analytics, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-28407
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
SkyMed International, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-28262
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-27831
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products
Document Number: 2020-27569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (the ``Amplifier Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (``ANPRM'') to gather information, related to seven topics, that will help to determine the path for future amendments to the premerger notification rules (``the Rules'') under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (``the Act'' or ``HSR'').
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is proposing amendments to the premerger notification rules (``the Rules'') that implement the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (``the Act'' or ``HSR'') to change the definition of ``person'' and create a new exemption. The Commission also proposes explanatory and ministerial changes to the Rules, as well as necessary amendments to the HSR Form and Instructions to effect the proposed changes.
Stryker and Wright Medical; Analysis of Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-26104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a document in the Federal Register of November 9, 2020, concerning the proposed consent agreement in the Matter of Stryker and Wright Medical. That document did not contain the Statement of Commissioner Rohit Chopra regarding this matter. This document corrects the omission.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-25756
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Zoom Video Communications, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-25130
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
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. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-25035
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in its rule governing Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods As Amended (``Care Labeling Rule''). The current clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Pfizer Inc. and Mylan N.V.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-25021
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
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.
Stryker and Wright Medical; Analysis of Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-24813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-09
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-24585
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for its shared enforcement authority with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') for the information collection requirements in the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (``Privacy Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-24325
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (Negative Option Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on December 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-24094
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule), (OMB Control Number 3084-0105). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-23764
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-23515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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 proposed information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest domestic cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information collection expires December 31, 2020. The Commission intends to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-23417
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (``FPLA Rules''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2021.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-22944
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-22943
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-22942
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duties of Creditors Regarding Risk-Based Pricing Rule
Document Number: 2020-19529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Duties of Creditors Regarding Risk-Based Pricing Rule (``Risk-Based Pricing Rule'') as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd- Frank Act.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2020-19515
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'' or ``Rules'') to incorporate the most recent ISO 2076 standard for generic fiber names.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-21885
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2020-19137
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-21786
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on October 31, 2020.
Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies Rule
Document Number: 2020-19523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies Rule (``Furnisher Rule'') as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Affiliate Marketing Rule
Document Number: 2020-19174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Affiliate Marketing Rule as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule
Document Number: 2020-19176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. In addition, the FTC is proposing to amend the Rule to correspond to changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act and to reinstate a model prescreen opt-out notice.
Duties of Users of Consumer Reports Regarding Address Discrepancies
Document Number: 2020-19141
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Duties of Users of Consumer Reports Regarding Address Discrepancies Rule (``Address Discrepancy Rule'') as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. The FTC also proposes to amend the Rule to accord with changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Public Workshop Examining Franchise Rule
Document Number: 2020-20006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public workshop relating to its March 13, 2019 Request for Public Comment on the Franchise Rule (``2019 Request for Comment''). The workshop will explore issues relating to the Franchise Rule's disclosure requirements, the Rule's prohibitions against disclaimers, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the 2019 Request for Comment.
Arko Holdings Ltd. and Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC; Analysis of Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-19140
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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.
Contact Lens Rule
Document Number: 2020-14206
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is publishing a final rule to implement amendments to the Contact Lens Rule. These amendments require that prescribing eye care practitioners obtain a confirmation of prescription release from patients after releasing a contact lens prescription and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission is permitting prescribers to comply with automatic prescription release via electronic delivery in certain circumstances. Further, these amendments specify a time period for prescribers to respond to requests for prescriptions; clarify and institute additional requirements for automated telephone verification messages; more precisely delineate what constitutes unlawful alteration of a prescription; and require that sellers provide a method for, and notice of the method for, patient prescription presentation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-16718
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in its Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2020.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-16310
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-16301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in the Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods
Document Number: 2020-13919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comment on a proposal to repeal its trade regulation rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended (``Care Labeling Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Elanco Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-15724
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
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.
Marc Ching; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-15316
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-16
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Made in USA Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2020-13902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks comment on this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') related to ``Made in USA'' and other unqualified U.S.-origin claims on product labels.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-15226
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule). The current clearance expires on July 31, 2020.