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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-21667
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 FTC's Consumer Product Warranty Rule (Warranty Rule or Rule). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans
Document Number: 2019-21265
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks public comment on the need for amendments to the Commission's ``Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans'' (i.e., ``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule'') to help consumers avoid recurring payments for products and services they did not intend to order and to allow them to cancel such payments without unwarranted obstacles.
DTE Energy Company; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-21316
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
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 Agreement Containing 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; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20985
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 FTC's portion of the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Regulation N (the Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule). The FTC generally shares enforcement of Regulation N with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB''). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20967
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
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 clearance for information collection requirements of its Affiliate Marketing Rule, which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart C) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20963
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Contact Lens Rule (Rule). That clearance expires on October 31, 2019.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2019-20191
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
US Foods Holding Corp.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-20182
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
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 Agreement Containing 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.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2019-19888
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''). The current clearance expires on December 31, 2019.
Thru, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
EmpiriStat, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
DCR Workforce, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19394
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
Trueface.ai; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19393
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
LotaData, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19392
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2019-19014
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2019-19009
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2019-19008
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2019-18446
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-27
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.
Unrollme Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-17815
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
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.
Boston Scientific Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-17460
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
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 of Agreement Containing 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.
Request for Contractor Submission of Final Invoices for Expired Contracts
Document Number: 2019-16954
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') currently has open files for contracts that have lapsed. The contract periods of performance for services and final delivery dates for goods have expired and the time allowed for contract file closeout is overdue. To clear the backlog of physically completed contracts (FAR 4.804) the FTC will utilize the procedure described below based on FAR 4.804-5 and 42.708 that will enable the Commission to close these files all at one time in an efficient and cost effective manner. No separate contract modifications will be issued.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2019-16945
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements in its ``Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule'' (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''), which applies to used vehicle dealers. That clearance expires on December 31, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-16514
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''). That clearance expires on August 31, 2019.
Aleksandr Kogan and Alexander Nix; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-16372
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in these matters settle 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 orders embodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Quaker Chemical Corporation and Global Houghton Ltd.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-16152
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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 Agreement Containing 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.
Request for Public Comment on the Federal Trade Commission's Implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Document Number: 2019-15754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (``COPPA'' or ``the Act''), through the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``the Rule'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-14291
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 Contact Lens Rule (or Rule). The current clearance expires on October 31, 2019.
Military Credit Monitoring
Document Number: 2019-13598
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is publishing a final rule to implement the credit monitoring provisions applicable to active duty military consumers in section 302 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA''). That section requires nationwide consumer reporting agencies (``NCRAs'') to provide a free electronic credit monitoring service to active duty military consumers, subject to certain conditions. The final rule defines ``electronic credit monitoring service,'' ``contact information,'' ``material additions or modifications to the file of a consumer,'' and ``appropriate proof of identity,'' among other terms. It also contains requirements on how NCRAs must verify that an individual is an active duty military consumer. Further, the final rule contains restrictions on the use of personal information and on communications surrounding enrollment in the electronic credit monitoring service.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2019-13225
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the 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 Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form (``HSR Form'') and Instructions to require use of 10-digit codes based upon the North American Product Classification System in place of the 10- digit codes based upon the North American Industry Classification System.
UnitedHealth Group and DaVita; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-13499
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
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 Agreement Containing 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.
Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-13383
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements in its Energy Labeling Rule. That clearance expires on November 30, 2019.
SecurTest, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-13003
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-19
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.
DealerBuilt/LightYear Dealer Technologies; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-12768
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
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.
Shore to Please Vacations LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-12280
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
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.
Staffordshire Property Management, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-12279
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
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 to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-11194
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements in its regulation ``Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies'' (``Information Furnishers Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. The existing clearance expires on June 30, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10994
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the agency's Mail, internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (MITOR or Rule). The existing clearance expires on May 31, 2019. The public should address comments to this notice to the OMB.
Contact Lens Rule
Document Number: 2019-09627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its regulatory review of the Contact Lens Rule (``Rule''), the Commission is proposing modifications to its prior proposal to amend the Rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission is further proposing to amend the Rule to: Permit prescribers to comply with automatic prescription release via electronic delivery in certain circumstances; 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 accept patient prescription presentation. The Commission seeks comment on these proposals. The Commission is not adopting any final amendments to the Rule at this time and continues to consider comments and information submitted in response to its Request for Comment of September 2015, its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of December 2016, and its Notice Announcing Public Workshop and Request for Comment of December 2017.
Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information
Document Number: 2019-10910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
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 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Rescission of Model Forms and Disclosures
Document Number: 2019-10110
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is rescinding several Model Forms and Disclosures promulgated pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') that it has determined are no longer necessary. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act transferred rulemaking authority associated with these forms and disclosures to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (``Bureau'' or ``CFPB''). Given the CFPB's 2018 updates to its model forms and disclosures, the Commission has determined that rescinding several of its model forms and disclosures would reduce confusion. The Commission is also making conforming amendments to address references to the updated model forms and disclosures in related rules.
Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10388
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''). That clearance expires on August 31, 2019.
A Waldron HVAC, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-09955
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
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.
National Floors Direct, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-09953
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
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.
LVTR LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-09952
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
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.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2019-09815
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guides for the Nursery Industry
Document Number: 2019-09745
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its review of the Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides'') as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. Pursuant to that review, the Commission now rescinds the Guides.
Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation: Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2019-09622
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'') to clarify, streamline, and improve existing requirements. Specifically, the amendments clarify the Rule's coverage, improve Fact Sheet disclosures, require certain test methods to substantiate R-value claims for non-insulation products, update the test procedures incorporated into the Rule, and exempt certain disclosures for limited format advertising.
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2019-08936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-08909
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the agency's Health Breach Notification Rule. The existing clearance expires on May 31, 2019. The public should address comments to this notice to the OMB.