Federal Trade Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-30872
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-30881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
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, 2012 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Pay-Per-Call Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2009.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-30831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
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.
Charges For Certain Disclosures
Document Number: E8-30830
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces that the ceiling on allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') will increase from $10.50 to $11.00 effective January 1, 2009. Under 1996 amendments to the FCRA, the Federal Trade Commission is required to increase the $8.00 amount referred to in paragraph (1)(A)(i) of Section 612(f) on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index (``CPI''), with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents. The CPI increased 35.72 percent between September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 2008. This increase in the CPI and the requirement that any increase be rounded to the nearest fifty cents results in an increase in the maximum allowable charge to $11.00 effective January 1, 2009.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-29119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of FTC Guidance Concerning the Cambridge Filter Method
Document Number: E8-28969
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has rescinded its 1966 guidance providing that it is generally not a violation of the FTC Act to make factual statements of the tar and nicotine yields of cigarettes when statements of such yields are supported by testing conducted pursuant to the Cambridge Filter Method, also frequently referred to as ``the FTC Method.'' In addition, advertisers should not use terms such as ``per FTC Method'' or other phrases that state or imply FTC endorsement or approval of the Cambridge Filter Method or other machine-based test methods.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28848
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
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 Commission is seeking public comments on its proposal to conduct consumer research on parental use of the Motion Picture Association of America (``MPAA'') movie rating information as it appears on DVD packaging for home video releases of rated motion pictures. The Commission is also seeking comment on a related proposal to conduct consumer research on parental attitudes toward the marketing of unrated DVD versions of rated motion pictures. To examine both issues, the Commission intends to conduct surveys of parents who have one or more children ages 7 to 16, and who have bought or rented a movie on DVD within the past year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28450
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a consumer study to research alternatives to existing lamp (i.e., light bulb) labeling requirements. This study is part of the Commission's rulemaking proceeding to examine the effectiveness of current light bulb package labeling as directed by Congress. Before conducting this research, the FTC is seeking public comments on the proposed study as part of its compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-28164
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Document Number: E8-28294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (``the Guides'').
Public Hearings Concerning the Evolving Intellectual Property Marketplace
Document Number: E8-27673
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a series of public hearings beginning on December 5, 2008, in Washington, D.C., to explore the evolving market for intellectual property (IP). The hearings will examine changes in intellectual property law, patent-related business models, and new learning regarding the operation of the IP marketplace since the FTC issued its October 2003 report, To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy (the FTC IP Report).\1\ Changes and proposed changes in the law, together with evolving business models for buying, selling and licensing IP, could significantly influence a patent's economic value and the operation of the IP marketplace. The hearings will consider the impact of these changes on innovation, competition and consumer welfare.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27534
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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 FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through March 31, 2012 the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in four consumer financial regulations promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board and enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on March 31, 2009.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-27019
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26882
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 January 31, 2012, the current PRA clearance for information sought through compulsory process orders to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers in order to obtain from them information including, among other things, their sales and marketing expenditures. The current clearance expires on January 31, 2009.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26405
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct consumer survey research to advance its understanding of the experiences of consumers who interact with consumer reporting agencies (``CRAs'') following an incident of identity theft. The results of this research will inform and guide the Commission's future enforcement and education efforts. This is the second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), and the Commission seeks additional public comments on its proposed consumer research before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Consumer Benefits and Harms: Distinguishing Resale Price Maintenance that Benefits Consumers From Resale Price Maintenance that Harms Consumers; Public Workshops; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26404
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will hold a series of public Workshop sessions at one or more locations to explore how best to distinguish between uses of resale price maintenance (RPM)\1\ that benefit consumers and those that do not, for purposes of enforcing Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1, and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 45 (hereinafter ``Sections 1 and 5''). Among other things, the Workshops will examine when and whether particular market facts or conditions make it more or less likely that the use of RPM will be procompetitive or neutral, and when or whether RPM may harm competition and consumers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E8-26058
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 February 28, 2012, the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in four product labeling rules enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on February 28, 2009.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-26037
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Reed Elsevier NV, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier Group plc, Reed Elsevier Inc., ChoicePoint Inc., ChoicePoint Services Inc., and ChoicePoint Government Services LLC; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-25400
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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.
Appliance Labeling Rule
Document Number: E8-25225
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is issuing this Notice to make technical corrections to the Appliance Labeling Rule. The corrections are necessary to ensure that amendatory language published on December 28, 2006 and scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2009 is consistent with other Rule amendments that have been codified since 2006 and are already effective.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E8-25106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
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 FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through October 31, 2011, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the FTC rule on ``Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation'' (``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule''). The current clearance expires on October 31, 2008.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-24931
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-24649
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-24222
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hexion LLC and Huntsman Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-24429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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
Document Number: E8-24339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of environmental marketing claims. This activity is part of the Commission's regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (``Green Guides'' or ``Guides''). Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on the proposed study. Comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24296
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
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 October 31, 2011, the current OMB clearance for the information collection requirements pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities. That clearance expires on October 31, 2008, and consists of: (a) applications to the Commission, including applications and notices contained in the Commission's Rules of Practice (primarily Parts I, II, and IV); (b) the FTC's consumer complaint systems; (c) the FTC's program evaluation activities and; (d) the FTC's Applicant Background Form.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E8-24232
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
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 October 31, 2011, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule''). That clearance expires on October 31, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E8-24210
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2012, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its regulations under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``FPLA''). That clearance expires on February 28, 2009.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E8-24021
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
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 October 31, 2011, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). The current clearance expires on October 31, 2008.
Rules of Practice
Document Number: E8-23745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is proposing to amend Parts 3 and 4 of its Rules of Practice, in order to further expedite its adjudicative proceedings, improve the quality of adjudicative decision making, and clarify the respective roles of the Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'') and the Commission in Part 3 proceedings.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-23330
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Bioque Technologies, Inc., et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-23328
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
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.
Holly A. Bacon, d/b/a Cleansing Time Pro; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-23327
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
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.
Daryl C. Jenks, d/b/a Premium Essiac Tea 4less; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-23325
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23036
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through October 31, 2011, the current OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Negative Option Rule. That clearance expires on October 31, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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. The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through October 31, 2011, the current OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Amplifier Rule. That clearance expires on October 31, 2008.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-22567
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: E8-22415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 21, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') published a Federal Register document soliciting public comments in connection with its review of the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''). The document stated that comments must be received by September 19, 2008. In response to a request to extend the comment period received on September 12, 2008, the Commission has determined to reopen and extend the comment period until November 19, 2008.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E8-21466
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Prohibitions on Market Manipulation and False Information in Subtitle B of Title VIII of The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Document Number: E8-21605
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In a Federal Register notice published on August 19, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') requested comment on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') in connection with its rulemaking pursuant to Section 811 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (``EISA''). The NPRM stated that comments must be received on or before September 18, 2008. In response to a request to extend the comment period received on September 5, 2008, the Commission has determined to extend the comment period until October 17, 2008.
Public Workshop Concerning Petroleum Market Manipulation Rulemaking
Document Number: E8-21604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will host a public workshop to discuss issues arising from, and comments submitted in regard to, its rulemaking proceeding concerning Prohibitions on Market Manipulation and False Information in Subtitle B of Title VIII of The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (``EISA''). In particular, the workshop will consider the desirability and scope of the proposed rule prohibiting market manipulation in wholesale petroleum markets. The Commission will publish an agenda on its website prior to the workshop.
Information Collection Activities; Emergency Clearance Submission for Expedited OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20775
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
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 emergency processing and a request for a temporary, 180-day grant of clearance pursuant to OMB's regulations implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The Commission seeks public comments on the PRA burden analysis below for the final amendments to the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule'').
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-20571
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the Federal Trade Commission's Performance Review Board.
Public Workshops and Roundtables: Emerging Health Care Competition and Consumer Issues
Document Number: E8-20399
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') announces it will hold two workshops and roundtables in the fall of 2008 on emerging health care competition and consumer issues. They will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and consumer protection policies are implicated: (1) competition provided by developing an abbreviated regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologic drugs; and (2) competition among health care providers based on quality information. The workshops and roundtables will be held at and administered by the FTC and their dates will be announced in a separate public notice. This notice poses a series of questions for which the FTC seeks public comment. The Commission will consider these comments as it prepares for the public workshops and roundtables. In the spring of 2009, the FTC will release a report that analyzes the potential impacts on the marketplace of various policy options in these two areas.
Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”)
Document Number: E8-20253
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission adopts two final amendments to the TSR. The first is an amendment making explicit a prohibition in the TSR on telemarketing calls that deliver prerecorded messages without a consumer's express written agreement to receive such calls. This amendment also requires that all prerecorded telemarketing calls provide specified opt-out mechanisms so that consumers can opt out of future calls. The amendment is necessary because the reasonable consumer would consider prerecorded telemarketing messages to be coercive or abusive of such consumer's right to privacy. The second amendment modifies the method for measuring the maximum call abandonment rate prescribed by the TSR's call abandonment safe harbor. The new method will permit sellers and telemarketers to calculate call abandonment rates for a live calling campaign over a thirty-day period, or any part thereof. This amendment is necessary because the current ``per day'' standard effectively precludes the use of predictive dialers with small calling lists.
Public Workshop Concerning the Prohibition of Unfair Methods of Competition In Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act
Document Number: E8-20008
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on October 17, 2008, in Washington, D.C., to explore the scope of the prohibition of ``unfair methods of competition'' in Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 45. In particular, the workshop will consider the appropriate scope of Section 5 in light of legal precedent, economic learning and changing business practices in a global and hi- tech economy. The Commission seeks the views of the legal, academic, and business communities on the issues to be explored at the workshop. This notice poses a series of questions relevant to those issues for which the Commission seeks comment. The agency will consider these comments as it prepares for the workshop. Prior to the workshop, the Commission will publish an agenda on its website.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-19213
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
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 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.
Prohibitions On Market Manipulation and False Information in Subtitle B of Title VIII of The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Document Number: E8-19154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Title VIII, Subtitle B of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (``EISA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is proposing a rule to implement Section 811 of Subtitle B prohibiting the use or employment of manipulative or deceptive devices or contrivances in wholesale petroleum markets.\1\ The Commission invites written comments on issues raised by the proposed Rule and seeks answers to the specific questions set forth in Section II.L of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-18098
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
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 FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through January 31, 2012, the current PRA clearance for information sought through compulsory process orders to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers in order to obtain from them information including, among other things, their sales and marketing expenditures. The current clearance expires on January 31, 2009.