Federal Trade Commission February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advertising of Books: Enforcement Policy
Document Number: E9-3940
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission rescinds its stated policy that it will not ordinarily challenge claims in advertising that promote the sale of books and other publications when the advertising purports only to express the opinion of the author or to quotei.e., mirrorthe contents of the book or publication.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-3645
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a consumer study to evaluate alternatives to the current disclosures required for most consumer lamp (i.e., light bulb) products. The Commission is examining the effectiveness of current light bulb package labeling as directed by Congress. Before conducting this study, the FTC is seeking public comments on the proposed study pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-3056
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
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 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.
Genica Corporation and Compgeeks.com; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-2764
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
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.
Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments
Document Number: E9-2464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2009, it intends to request public comments on the rules and guide listed below (``Rules''). The Commission will request comments on, among other things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the Rules; possible conflict between the Rules and state, local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the Rules of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the Rules should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments. In addition, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-2380
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Getinge AB and Datascope Corp.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-2376
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
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: E9-1644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending until March 2, 2009 the deadline for filing comments on its proposed revisions to the Federal Trade Commission's Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (``the Guides'').