Federal Trade Commission 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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United States Postal Service Study
Document Number: E7-11607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for filing public comments on several issues in connection with the preparation of a report required by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E7-11600
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is providing notice to its employees, former employees, and applicants for federal employment about the rights and remedies available to them under the Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection, and retaliation laws. This notice fulfills the FTC's initial notification obligation under the Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act), as implemented by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations at 5 CFR part 724.
Rite Aid Corporation and The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc.; Analysis of The Agreement Containing Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-11222
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
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 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 order embodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-11122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is adopting in final form a new routine use that permits disclosure of FTC records protected by the Privacy Act when reasonably necessary to respond and prevent, minimize, or remedy harm that may result from an agency data breach or compromise.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-11049
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
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 Identity Theft Report Definition Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on June 30, 2007.
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-2073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Actavis Group hf. and Abrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-7478
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
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 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
Document Number: E7-7375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is submitting the information collection requirements described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC is seeking public comments on proposed information requests to food and beverage companies and quick service restaurants. The FTC proposes to issue compulsory process orders to major food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, and marketers and quick service restaurant companies for information concerning, among other things, their marketing activities and expenditures targeted toward children and adolescents.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E7-6773
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
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'') (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2010 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained its Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''), 16 CFR Parts 801-803. That clearance expires on May 31, 2007.
Darden Restaurants, Inc., GMRI, Inc., and Darden GC Corp.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-6610
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
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 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.
Interagency Proposal for Model Privacy Form Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: C7-1476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-1646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
Document Number: E7-5829
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') amends its Trade Regulation Rule entitled ``Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures'' (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule'') to streamline the Rule, minimize compliance costs, and to respond to changes in new technologies and market conditions in the offer and sale of franchises. Part 436 sets forth those amendments to the Franchise Rule pertaining to the offer and sale of franchises. Part 437 sets forth a revised form of the original Franchise Rule pertaining solely to the offer and sale of business opportunities. This document provides background on the Franchise Rule and this proceeding; discusses the public comments the Commission received; and describes the amendments the Commission is making based on the record. This document also contains the text of the final amended Rule and the Rule's Statement of Basis and Purpose (``SBP''), including a Regulatory Analysis.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-5821
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to adopt a new routine use that would permit disclosure of FTC records governed by the Privacy Act when reasonably necessary to respond and prevent, minimize, or remedy harm that may result from an agency data breach or compromise.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-5819
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend the current Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Contact Lens Rule (``Rule'') from April 30, 2007 through April 30, 2010. The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to OMB for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-5818
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-29
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 Identity Theft Report Definition Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on June 30, 2007.
Interagency Proposal for Model Privacy Form Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: 07-1476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-29
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, FTC, CFTC, and SEC (the Agencies) are proposing amendments to their rules that implement the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), Title V, Subtitle A. These rules require financial institutions to provide initial and annual privacy notices to their customers. As required under section 728 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (Regulatory Relief Act or Act), the Agencies are proposing a safe harbor model privacy form that financial institutions may use to provide disclosures under the privacy rules. Institutions that use notices based on the Sample Clauses currently contained in most of the privacy rules would lose the benefit of a safe harbor for compliance with respect to those notices if they are provided more than one year following the date of publication of a final rule. Similarly, institutions that use notices based on the Sample Clauses in the SEC's privacy rule could no longer rely on the guidance provided with respect to those notices if they are provided more than one year following the date of publication of a final rule.
Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil
Document Number: E7-5678
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-28
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, with the exception of incorporating by reference American Petroleum Institute Publication 1509, Fifteenth Edition, and updating incorporation by reference approval language, has determined to retain the Recycled Oil Rule in its current form.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-5677
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-28
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 is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through April 30, 2010 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Free Annual File Disclosures Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2007.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 07-1403
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-21
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.
Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Document Number: E7-5039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending until June 18, 2007 the deadline for filing comments on the Guides and on two consumer surveys commissioned by the Commission concerning the interpretation of consumer endorsements.
Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products
Document Number: E7-5038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its review, pursuant to a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``SNPR''), of the testing procedures for multichannel ``home theater'' amplifiers under the Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (``Rule'' or ``Amplifier Rule''). The Commission has determined not to amend the Rule at this time and to place the Rule on its regular review schedule for 2008 as part of the Commission's ongoing systematic review of Federal Trade Commission rules and guides. Until the Commission provides further guidance regarding which channels need be associated for purposes of rating multichannel amplifiers, the Commission will not enforce the association requirement of Section 432.2 of the Rule as it relates to the continuous power output per channel ratings for multichannel amplifiers. The Commission, however, will continue to enforce the other provisions of the Rule with regard to multichannel amplifiers.
Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-4799
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-16
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.
Kmart Corporation, Kmart Services Corporation, and Kmart Promotions, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-4798
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-16
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-1165
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Transfer of Delegations of Authority To Disclose Certain Nonpublic Information to Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies and To Sign Confidentiality Agreements With Certain Foreign Agencies
Document Number: E7-3719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has delegated authority to share information with certain law enforcement agencies in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Spain to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Commission has also delegated to the Director of International Affairs authority to execute confidentiality agreements with certain foreign agencies, as a condition of their being granted access to nonpublic databases. These delegations include authority previously delegated to the Associate Director for International Consumer Protection.
Rules of Practice
Document Number: E7-3718
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is updating the agency's description of its organization and activities in Part 0 of its Rules of Practice to include the Office of International Affairs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3397
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
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.
Public Workshop; Proof Positive: New Directions for ID Authentication
Document Number: E7-3238
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC and other participating agencies are planning to host a two-day public workshop to explore the role of authentication processes in preventing identity theft. The workshop will provide a forum for discussion among public sector, private sector, and consumer representatives about better ways to authenticate the identities of individuals.
DirectRevenue LLC, DirectRevenue Holdings LLC, Joshua Abram, Daniel Kaufman, Alan Murray, and Rodney Hook; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-3058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
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 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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-633
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Appliance Labeling Rule
Document Number: 07-613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-13
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 issued pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The Commission is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the existing labeling requirements.
MiRealSource, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-2305
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
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; Reinstatement of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1837
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') intends to conduct a pilot study in connection with Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. This study is a follow-up to the Commission's previous pilot study conducted from October 2005 through June 2006. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comment on its proposed consumer pilot study. 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.
TC Group L.L.C., Riverstone Holdings LLC, Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund II, L.P., and Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund III, L.P.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-1479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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 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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-373
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hospira, Inc., and Mayne Pharma Limited; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E7-1291
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-952
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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 is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2010 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuel Rule. That clearance expires on February 28, 2007.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E7-821
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
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 $24,001,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,400,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E7-819
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
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 the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 (``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows:
Guides Concerning the Use to Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Document Number: 07-197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (``the Guides''), as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current regulations and guides. The Commission is also releasing consumer research it commissioned regarding the messages conveyed by consumer endorsements. The Commission is seeking comment on this research and upon several other specific endorsement-related issues.