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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-11596
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
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 contained in the rules and regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act (Fur Rules or Rules). That clearance expires on August 31, 2021.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2021-11498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes updates to comparability ranges and sample labels for central air conditioners in the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11108
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
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 a proposed amendment to its previously approved information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to the largest domestic cigarette manufacturers. The additional information sought consists of the annual sales, give aways, and marketing expenditures for electronic devices used to heat non- combusted cigarette products. The current FTC clearance from OMB to collect information from cigarette manufacturers expires December 31, 2023.
Kushly Industries LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-10976
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-10285
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
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 clearances for information collection requirements in Regulations B, E, M, and Z, which are enforced by the Commission. These clearances expire on September 30, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-09925
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
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 Commission's rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Rules). That clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-09525
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
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 three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's rules and regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (Wool Rules). That clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Casey's General Stores, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-09329
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-09225
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
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 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. That clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-07798
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
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 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.
BASF SE and DIEM Labs; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-07217
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
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 of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-04993
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
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 Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (``FPLA Rules''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2021.
Gennex Media LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-04650
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
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 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.
Prohibition of Energy Market Manipulation Rule Review
Document Number: 2021-04196
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of its Prohibition of Energy Market Manipulation Rule implementing Section 811 of Subtitle B of Title VIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This regulatory review is part of the Commission's periodic review of all its regulations and guides. The Commission has determined to retain the Rule in its present form.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2021-03751
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-03604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
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 the Commission's rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Rules). That clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2021-03184
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2021-03183
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2020-28880
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to require EnergyGuide labels for portable air conditioners and issue amendments to central air conditioner labels to conform with Department of Energy (``DOE'') changes to efficiency descriptors.
Amazon Flex; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-02705
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-02471
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-08
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 the Commission's rules and regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (Wool Rules). That clearance expires on May 31, 2021.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2021-02110
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by law.
Flo Health, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-01697
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
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.
Everalbum, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-01430
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-25
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 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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2021-01172
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $37,382,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,738,200 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-01156
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
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 entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021.
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.