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

Rule Concerning Disclosures Regarding Energy Consumption and Water Use of Certain Home Appliances and other Products Required Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (“Appliance Labeling Rule”)
Document Number: 07-4193
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 137 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) requires the Commission to conduct a rulemaking to examine the effectiveness of current energy efficiency labeling requirements for consumer products covered by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The Commission has completed the required rulemaking and is publishing final amendments to the Appliance Labeling Rule (16 CFR Part 305).
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: E7-16841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission''), pursuant to a petition filed by Mohawk Industries, Inc. (``Mohawk''), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (``DuPont''), and PTT Poly Canada (``PTT Canada'') (all hereinafter ``Petitioners'') solicits comments on amending Rule 7(c) of the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') to establish a new generic fiber subclass name and definition within the existing definition of ``polyester'' for a specifically proposed subclass of polyester fibers made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (``PTT''). Petitioners state that PTT fiber, while having the same general chemical composition of polyester, has distinctive features of durability, resilience, softness, and ability to stretch with recovery that make PTT fiber significantly more suitable than conventional polyester (``PET'') for carpet and apparel. This notice also seeks comments on whether to amend Rule 7(c) to broaden or clarify its definition of polyester to describe more accurately the molecular structure and physical characteristics of PTT and any similar fibers, in the event that the petition does not warrant the establishment of a new subclass for PTT.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-4150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E7-16239
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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 June 30, 2010, the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2007.
Jarden Corporation and K2 Incorporated; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-16060
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension; Correction
Document Number: E7-15695
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC published a document in the Federal Register on August 7, 2007, seeking public comments on its proposals to extend: (1) The current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Rule Concerning Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions through November 30, 2010; and (2) the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearances for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms and the Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule through December 31, 2010. The document contained an incorrect weblink for submitting electronic comments.
Colegio de Optometras de Puerto Rico and Edgar Dávila García, O.D., and Carlos Rivera Alonso, O.D.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-15356
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E7-15328
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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. The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through November 30, 2010 the current OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Rule Concerning Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions. The clearance is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2007. The FTC is also seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through December 31, 2010 the current OMB clearances for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms and the Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule. Those clearances are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15326
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E7-14860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
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. The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through November 30, 2010 the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Prescreen Opt-Out Disclosure Rule. That clearance expires on November 30, 2007.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-3745
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions