Federal Trade Commission May 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Access Requests From Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies for Consumer Protection Materials
Document Number: E7-9966
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is amending Rule 4.11 of its Rules of Practice, which addresses disclosure requests, to add a new provision, Rule 4.11(j). The new provision conforms the agency's rules to its authority to share confidential information in non-antitrust matters with foreign law enforcers, with appropriate confidentiality assurances and subject to certain restrictions, as provided for under the recently-enacted U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-455, 120 Stat. 3372 (2006). The Commission is also amending Rules 4.10(d) and (e), which describe certain materials subject to prohibitions on disclosures and exceptions for specified circumstances, to cross- reference the new Rule 4.11(j).
Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products
Document Number: E7-9965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is requesting public comments on its Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products (``Leather Guides''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
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 Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through July 31, 2010 the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its proposed Affiliate Marketing Rule (or ``proposed Rule''). That clearance expires on July 31, 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E7-9304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
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 Federal Trade Commission (``FTC or Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through September 30, 2010, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its regulations under the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 (``Smokeless Tobacco Act'' or the ``Act''). That clearance expires on September 30, 2007.
Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles
Document Number: E7-8886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide''). The Commission is also seeking comments on whether the Guide should be amended in light of recent amendments to the Environmental Protection Agency's (``EPA'') fuel economy labeling rules for new automobiles.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8567
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is considering conducting a study to analyze the use and likely short- and long-run competitive effects of authorized generic drugs in the prescription drug marketplace. Before investigating these issues, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed information requests to firms in the prescription drug industry. 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'') (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).
InPhonic, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-8403
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Soyo, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-8402
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
United States Postal Service Study
Document Number: E7-8251
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 20, 2006, President Bush signed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (``PAEA'' or the ``Act'') into law. Congress intended the PAEA to increase competition and efficiency in the provision of mail service. The Act requires the Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission or ``FTC'') to prepare and submit to the President, Congress, and the Postal Regulatory Commission (``PRC'') a comprehensive report by December 20, 2007, identifying Federal and State laws that apply differently to the United States Postal Service (``USPS'') with respect to the competitive category of mail and to private companies providing similar products. To help prepare this report, the Commission is requesting public comment on several issues.