Federal Trade Commission March 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Dave & Buster’s, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-7127
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
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 order embodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-5750
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
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, 2013, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuel Rule (or ``Rule''). This clearance expires on March 31, 2010.
Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments
Document Number: 2010-5746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
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 2010, it intends to request public comments on the rules 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 of any technological, economic, or other industry changes on the Rules. Further, the Commission gives notice that, based on its current ongoing review proceedings, it is postponing regulatory review for certain rules previously scheduled for 2010 review. In addition, the Commission announces that it is accelerating its review of the Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Rule to 2010. 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. Finally, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.
Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Document Number: 2010-5647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to amend its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') by adopting rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol fuels, revising the labeling requirements for fuels with at least 70 percent ethanol, allowing the use of an alternative octane rating method, and making certain other miscellaneous Rule revisions, based on comments received as part of its periodic regulatory review of the Rule. The proposed amendments are intended to further the Rule's goal of helping purchasers identify the correct fuel for their vehicles.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2010-5172
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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: 2010-5152
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-11
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 certain consumer electronics, including televisions. On March 16, 2009, the Commission sought comment on whether it should require energy disclosures for these products. After reviewing the comments received, the Commission is proposing to require EnergyGuide labels on televisions to help consumers with their purchasing decisions. As part of this effort, the Commission has scheduled a public meeting on April 16, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Transitions Optical, Inc.; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-4979
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-09
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.
Richard J. Stanton; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-4897
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-09
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 order embodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
PepsiCo, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-4894
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-09
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.
MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE RELIEF SERVICES
Document Number: 2010-4651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (Omnibus Appropriations Act), which was later clarified by the Credit Card Accountability and Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD Act), the Commission issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the practices of for-profit companies that, in exchange for a fee, offer to work with lenders and servicers on behalf of consumers to modify the terms of mortgage loans or to avoid foreclosure on those loans. The proposed Rule published for comment, among other things, would: prohibit providers of these services from making false or misleading claims; mandate that providers disclose certain information about these services; bar the collection of advance fees for these services; prohibit persons from providing substantial assistance or support to an entity they know or consciously avoid knowing is engaged in a violation of these Rules; and impose recordkeeping and compliance requirements.
Free Annual File Disclosures
Document Number: 2010-4273
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 205 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 requires the Federal Trade Commission to issue a rule to prevent deceptive marketing of free credit reports. To that end, the Commission amends the Free Annual File Disclosures Rule to require certain advertisements for ``free credit reports'' to include prominent disclosures designed to prevent consumers from confusing these ``free'' offers with the federally mandated free annual file disclosures available through the single centralized source. In addition, the final amended Rule requires nationwide consumer reporting agencies to delay advertisements for products and services through the centralized source until after consumers receive their free annual file disclosures, and prohibits other practices that may interfere with the free annual file disclosure process. The final amended Rule also implements certain technical changes to the original Rule.