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VenPath, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-21947
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
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.
SmartStart Employment Screening, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-21946
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
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 orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
mResource LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-21945
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
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.
IDmission LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-21944
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
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.
Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets
Document Number: 2018-21803
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Picture Tube Rule'' or ``Rule''), as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. Pursuant to that review, the Commission now determines that the Rule is no longer necessary to prevent deceptive claims regarding the size of television screens and to encourage uniformity and accuracy in their marketing. The Commission, therefore, repeals the Rule.
A & O Enterprises Inc and Aaron K. Roberts; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-21749
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
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
Document Number: 2018-21377
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``Rule''), which will expire on January 31, 2019.
Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil
Document Number: 2018-20273
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of the Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil (``Recycled Oil Rule'' or ``Rule''), as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. The Commission now updates the Rule's reference to American Petroleum Institute Publication 1509 to reflect the most recent version of that document. Otherwise, the Commission retains the Rule in its current form.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2018-20328
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-20275
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-20274
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Patriot Puck; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-20272
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
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.
Sandpiper of California and PiperGear USA; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-20271
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
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.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2018-20198
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
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: 2018-20048
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
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.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: C2-2018-14378
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of Guides for the Nursery Industry
Document Number: 2018-19227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission''), following its initial review of the Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''), proposes to rescind the Guides and remove them from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Impax Laboratories Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2018-19226
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Room 532 of the Federal Trade Commission Building for an Oral Argument in In the Matter of Impax Laboratories, Inc. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-18448
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
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 the agency's shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the information collection requirements in subpart N of the CFPB's Regulation V (``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2018.
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries
Document Number: 2018-17454
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') adopts revised Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). This document summarizes the Commission's revisions to the previous Guides and includes the final Guides as revised. Readers can find the Commission's complete analysis in the Statement of Basis and Purpose (``SBP'') on the FTC's website at https://www.ftc.gov/public-statements/2018/07/statement- basis-purpose-final-revisions-jewelry-guides.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-16936
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the FTC Red Flags, Card Issuers, and Address Discrepancies Rules \1\ (``Rules''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2018.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-16935
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is publishing in final form a modification to all FTC Privacy Act system of records notices (SORNs) by amending and bifurcating an existing global routine use relating to assistance in data breach responses, to conform with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance to federal agencies, OMB Memorandum 17-12.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: C1-2018-15979
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
Document Number: 2018-16608
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission seeks comment in connection with a forthcoming series of public hearings in the fall and winter 2018 to examine whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy. These hearings will cover a range of issues listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Commission seeks the views of consumers, business representatives, economists, lawyers, academics, information technology professionals, and other interested parties. Commenters are invited to address one or more of the following topics generally, or with respect to a specific industry.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-16025
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2018-14378
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'' or ``FTC'') and the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (``the Assistant Attorney General'' or ``DOJ'') (together the ``Antitrust Agencies'' or ``Agencies'') and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. The Commission is amending the Rules to make them clearer and easier to apply. The Commission is also amending the Rules to allow for the use of email in certain circumstances. Finally, the Commission is adding updated Instructions to the Premerger Notification and Report Form which include amendments for clarity and to make several non-substantive changes.
1-800 Contacts, Inc. Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2018-13327
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Room 532 of the FTC Building for an Oral Argument In the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, Inc. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
CRH plc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-13190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-20
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 orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-13189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-13188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Northrop Grumman Corporation and Orbital ATK, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-12750
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
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: 2018-11503
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-30
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 the Commission's rules and regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act (Fur Rules or Rules). The clearance expires on May 31, 2018.
Amneal Holdings, LLC, and Impax Laboratories, Inc.; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-09546
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
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.
BLU Products, Inc.; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-09545
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-09333
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to modify all FTC Privacy Act system of records notices (SORNs) by amending and bifurcating an existing routine use relating to assistance in data breach responses, to conform with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance to federal agencies, OMB Memorandum 17-12.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-08628
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is publishing in final form a routine use that would permit disclosure of the agency's Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') request and appeal records to the Office of Government Information Services (``OGIS''), in order for OGIS to assist FOIA requesters, as needed, in processing and resolving their FOIA requests and appeals. In addition, the FTC is updating the records disposition section of the Privacy Act system of records notice for these records.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2018-08627
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
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 pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities. That clearance expires on April 30, 2018, and consists of: (a) Requests to the Commission primarily under Parts I and IV of the Commission's Rules of Practice; (b) the FTC's consumer complaint systems; and (c) the FTC's program evaluation activities.
Uber Technologies, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-08600
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
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.
Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets
Document Number: 2018-08003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comment on the proposed repeal of its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Picture Tube Rule'' or ``Rule''). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPR'') provides background on the Picture Tube Rule and this proceeding, discusses public comments received by the Commission in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), and solicits further comment on the proposed repeal of the Rule.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-07697
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-07128
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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 contained in the Commission's Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (Wool Rules). The clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-07127
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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 to extend for three years the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Rules). The clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-07126
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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 contained in the Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods As Amended (Care Labeling Rule). The clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; the Entertainment Software Rating Board's COPPA Safe Harbor Program Application To Modify Program Requirements
Document Number: 2018-06976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission publishes this notification and request for public comment concerning proposed modifications to Entertainment Software Rating Board's (``ESRB'') Commission-approved self-regulatory guidelines, under the ``safe harbor'' provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Energy Labeling Rule; Correction
Document Number: 2018-06694
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') is issuing a correction to the Energy Labeling Rule to replace regulatory language inadvertently removed.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2018-06669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in four consumer financial regulations enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on July 31, 2018.
Oregon Lithoprint, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05800
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a document in the Federal Register of March 15, 2018, concerning the proposed consent agreement in Oregon Lithoprint, Inc. The document contained the incorrect date by which comments must be received. This document corrects the date by which comments must be received; they must be received on or before April 10, 2018.
CoreLogic Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05799
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter is intended to remedy the impact of CoreLogic's failure to comply fully with the Decision and Order previously issued in In the Matter of CoreLogic, Inc., Docket No. C-4458. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the Order To Show Cause and Order Modifying Orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would remedy CoreLogic's failure to comply fully with the Decision and Order.
Nectar Brand LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05613
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
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.
Oregon Lithoprint, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05252
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
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.