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Procedures To Enhance the Accuracy and Integrity of Information Furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies Under Section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
Document Number: E9-15323
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC (Agencies) are publishing these final rules to implement the accuracy and integrity and direct dispute provisions in section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) that amended section 623 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The final rules implement the requirement that the Agencies issue guidelines for use by furnishers regarding the accuracy and integrity of the information about consumers that they furnish to consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and prescribe regulations requiring furnishers to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines. These final rules also implement the requirement that the Agencies issue regulations identifying the circumstances under which a furnisher must reinvestigate disputes about the accuracy of information contained in a consumer report based on a direct request from a consumer.
Guidelines for Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies
Document Number: E9-15322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC (Agencies) request comment to gather information that would assist the Agencies in considering the development of a possible proposed addition to the furnisher accuracy and integrity guidelines that were issued in today's Federal Register. Those guidelines, along with the accompanying regulations, implement the accuracy and integrity provisions in section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) that amended section 623 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeks to obtain information that would assist the Agencies in determining whether it would be appropriate to propose an addition to one of the guidelines that would delineate the circumstances under which a furnisher would be expected to provide an account opening date to a consumer reporting agency to promote the integrity of the information. In addition, the Agencies request comment more broadly on whether furnishers should be expected to provide any other types of information to a consumer reporting agency in order to promote integrity.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-14919
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: E9-14449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In a Federal Register notice published on April 24, 2009, 74 FR 18712, the FTC announced a workshop, to be held June 1, 2009, in the rulemaking proceeding to amend the Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Business Opportunities, 16 CFR Part 437 (``The Business Opportunity Rule''). Among other things, the Notice stated that workshop comments would be accepted until June 15, 2009. In response to a request received on June 11, 2009, for an extension of the comment period, the Commission has extended the workshop comment period until June 29, 2009.
Tender Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-14107
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Kmart Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-14106
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Alta Bates Medical Group; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-13956
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Sears Holdings Management Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-13955
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-15
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 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: E9-13643
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct two exploratory studies on consumer susceptibility to fraudulent and deceptive marketing. This research will be conducted to further the FTC's mission of protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive marketing. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed research. This notice seeks comments on the Fraud Susceptibility Internet Panel Study, one of the two studies. The Commission is also seeking comments on the other study in a separate Federal Register notice. 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; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13642
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct two exploratory studies on consumer susceptibility to fraudulent and deceptive marketing. This research will be conducted to further the FTC's mission of protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive marketing. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed research. This notice seeks comments on the Fraud Susceptibility Experiment Study, one of the two studies. The Commission is also seeking comments on the other study in a separate Federal Register notice. Comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Mortgage Assistance Relief Services
Document Number: E9-12596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
President Obama signed the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act on March 11, 2009. Section 626 of the Act directed the Commission to initiate, within 90 days of the date of enactment, a rulemaking proceeding with respect to mortgage loans. To implement the Act, the Commission has commenced a rulemaking proceeding in two parts. This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rulemaking,
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Mortgage Acts and Practices
Document Number: E9-12595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
President Obama signed the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act on March 11, 2009. Section 626 of the Act directed the Commission to initiate, within 90 days of the date of enactment, a rulemaking proceeding with respect to mortgage loans. To implement the Act, the Commission has commenced a rulemaking proceeding in two parts. This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), the Mortgage Acts and
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
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''). This is the second of two notices required under the PRA in which the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2012, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on May 31, 2009.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-11249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans
Document Number: E9-11226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-14
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 Trade Regulation Rule concerning ``Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans.''
Fair Credit Reporting Affiliate Marketing Regulations; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
Document Number: E9-10009
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS and NCUA published in the Federal Register final rules to implement the affiliate marketing provisions of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) on November 7, 2007. The Commission published its final affiliate marketing rule on October 30, 2007. The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA and the Commission (Agencies) published in the Federal Register final rules
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11019
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of environmental marketing claims. The study is part of the Commission's regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (``Green Guides'' or ``Guides''). This is the second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks 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.
James B. Nutter & Company; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-10959
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Public Workshop: Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: E9-10812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rules of Practice
Document Number: E9-9972
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is amending Rules 3.1, 3.25, 3.31(g), and 4.2, and rescinding Rule 3.11A, of its Rules of Practice, 16 CFR Parts 3 and 4. Other than these revisions, it is adopting as final all other amendments to the Part 3 and Part 4 Rules that were published as interim final rules on January 13, 2009. 74 Fed. Reg. 1804.
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
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: E9-6633
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') amends 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 subclass of fibers made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (``PTT''). The amendment establishes the subclass name ``triexta.''
National Association of Music Merchants, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-6486
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
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.
CVS Caremark Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-6484
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: E9-6035
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
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 May 31, 2012, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). On November 26, 2008, OMB granted the FTC's request for a short-term extension of this clearance to May 31, 2009, which focused on recent amendments to the Rule.
American Telecom Services, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-5733
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
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.
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: E9-5560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 325 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 provides the Commission with authority to promulgate energy labeling rules for consumer electronics, including televisions. The Commission is seeking comment on whether it should require labels for televisions and other consumer electronic products.
Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-5519
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
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.
Disclosures for Non-Federally Insured Depository Institutions under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA)
Document Number: E9-5305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA) directs the Commission to prescribe the manner and content of certain mandatory disclosures for depository institutions that lack federal deposit insurance. On March 16, 2005, the Commission published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on disclosure rules for such institutions. Subsequently, Congress passed the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA), which amended FDICIA's requirements. To ensure that the FTC's requirements are consistent with the FSRRA amendments, the Commission is seeking comment on conforming changes to the proposed Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-5113
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-11
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''). 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: E9-4381
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Lubrizol Corporation and The Lockhart Company; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-4481
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
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.
Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Document Number: E9-4282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-02
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 rule for ``Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting'' (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'').
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.