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

Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under The Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-9871
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: E9-9808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 21, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') published a Federal Register notice soliciting public comments in connection with its review of the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule'').\1\ The notice stated that comments must be received by September 19, 2008. The Commission subsequently extended the time within which to submit comments until November 19, 2008.\2\ On March 17, 2009, the Commission received supplemental comments from the National Automobile Dealers Association and the National Independent Dealers Association responding to comments made by other interested parties during the comment period. In response to those comments and to provide all interested parties with the same opportunity to comment, the Commission has decided to reopen the comment period for forty-five days.
Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles
Document Number: E9-9649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the FTC's Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide''). The amendments would amend the Guide to reflect changes to the Environmental Protection Agency's (``EPA'') fuel economy labeling rules for new automobiles and to take into account developments in automobile technology.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E9-9473
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Trade Commission
Kellogg Company; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-9484
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Public Workshop: Business Opportunity Rule An FTC Workshop Analyzing Business Opportunity Disclosure Form and Other Proposed Changes to the Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: E9-9440
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is planning to hold a public workshop relating to the March 26, 2008 Revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``RNPR'') that announced proposed changes to the trade regulation rule entitled ``Business Opportunity Rule,'' 16 CFR Part 437 (the ``Rule''). The workshop will explore issues relating to the effectiveness of the proposed revised Business Opportunities Disclosure Form attached to this Notice as a means of conveying material information to prospective purchasers of business opportunities. The workshop is also anticipated to develop the record related to certain issues raised in the comments received in response to the RNPR.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-9425
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
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 September 30, 2012, the current PRA clearance requirements contained in the FTC
Prohibitions on Market Manipulation in Subtitle B of Title VIII of The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Document Number: E9-9224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 811 of Subtitle B of Title VIII of The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (``EISA''),\1\ the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is issuing a Revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``RNPRM''). The revised proposed Rule in this RNPRM would prohibit any person, directly or indirectly, in connection with the purchase or sale of crude oil, gasoline, or petroleum distillates at wholesale, from knowingly engaging in any act, practice, or course of businessincluding the making of any untrue statement of material factthat operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person, or intentionally failing to state a material fact that under the circumstances renders a statement made by such person misleading, provided that such omission distorts or tends to distort market conditions for any such product. Violations of the revised proposed Rule, if such Rule is adopted, would require proof by a preponderance of the evidence. Anyone violating an FTC rule promulgated under Section 811 of EISA, such as this revised proposed Rule would be if adopted, may face civil penalties of up to $1 million per violation per day, in addition to any relief available to the Commission under the Federal Trade Commission Act (``FTC Act'').\2\ The Commission invites written comments on issues raised by the revised proposed Rule and seeks answers to the specific questions set forth in Section IV.I. of this RNPRM.
Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations
Document Number: E9-9135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission requests public comment on its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations (``Cooling-Off Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting public comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Health Breach Notification Rule
Document Number: E9-8882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'' or ``the Act''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') or (``Commission'') must issue rules requiring vendors of personal health records and related entities to notify individuals when the security of their individually identifiable health information is breached. Accordingly, the FTC seeks comment on a proposed rule.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notices
Document Number: E9-8859
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is revising several of the notices that it is required to publish under the Privacy Act of 1974 to describe its systems of records about individuals. This action is intended to make these notices clearer, more accurate, and up-to-date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-8665
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
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 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 (OMB Control No. 3084-0102).
BASF SE; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-8203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-09
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Native Essence Herb Company, et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-8140
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-09
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 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: E9-7551
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions