Federal Trade Commission 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-32218
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-32217
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings and Orchid Cellmark Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-32125
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-31686
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2011-31749
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC published a notice and request for comment on December 6, 2011, regarding its intention to seek renewed Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act for the information collection requirements in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule. This document makes a technical correction to a hyperlink in that document and adds instructions for sending public comments to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31692
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
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''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through March 31, 2015, the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in four product labeling rules enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on March 31, 2012.
Business Opportunity Rule
Document Number: 2011-30597
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adopting final amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule entitled ``Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Business Opportunities'' (``Business Opportunity Rule'' or ``Rule''). Among other things, the Business Opportunity Rule has been amended to broaden its scope to cover business opportunity sellers not covered by the interim Business Opportunity Rule, such as sellers of work-at-home opportunities, and to streamline and simplify the disclosures that sellers must provide to prospective purchasers. The final Rule is based upon the comments received in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), an Initial Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``INPR''), a Revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``RNPR''), a public workshop, a Staff Report, and other information discussed herein. This document also contains the text of the final Rule and the Rule's Statement of Basis and Purpose (``SBP''), including a Regulatory Analysis.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through December 31, 2014, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2011.
Facebook, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-31158
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31082
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a notice and request for comment on November 29, 2011, concerning information requests to beverage alcohol advertisers, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. This document makes a technical correction to a hyperlink contained in that document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30960
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct an evaluation of Admongo, its advertising literacy program for children ages 8-12. The evaluation will involve a randomized controlled trial of the Admongo program in one or more school districts, involving 6,000-8,000 students. This research will be conducted to further the FTC's mission of protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive marketing. We will consider comments on this proposed research before submitting a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30434
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below are being 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 proposed information requests to beverage alcohol advertisers that will seek information concerning, among other things, sales and marketing expenditures, compliance with voluntary advertising placement provisions, digital marketing practices and data collection, and lesser-known media programs.
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: 2011-30436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comment on disclosures to help consumers, distributors, contractors, and installers easily determine whether a specific furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump meets the applicable new Department of Energy efficiency standard for the regions where it will be installed. The Commission seeks comment on the content, location, and format of such disclosures. As part of this effort, the Commission staff will hold a public meeting with the Department of Energy to discuss possible disclosures.
Pool Corporation; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-30435
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
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: 2011-30344
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through January 31, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information the FTC would seek from a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The current clearance expires on January 31, 2012.
Regulations Under The Fur Products Labeling Act
Document Number: 2011-30050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will hold a public hearing on December 6, 2011, as part of the congressionally mandated review of its Fur Products Name Guide. The hearing will allow interested parties to present views on whether the Commission should amend the Fur Products Name Guide.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29833
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through November 30, 2014, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2011.
ScanScout, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-29792
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
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; Extension
Document Number: 2011-29216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through March 31, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``FPLA'') regulations. That clearance expires on March 31, 2012.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-28982
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29016
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule) (OMB Control Number 3084-0109). That clearance expires on November 30, 2011.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2011-28631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission systematically reviews all its rules and guides to ensure that they continue to achieve their intended purpose without unduly burdening commerce. As part of this systematic review, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Rules and Regulations pursuant to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. The Commission specifically requests comment on whether it should: Modify the provision addressing generic fiber names so that the reference to the international standard for manufactured fibers reflects the updated standard; clarify the provisions addressing textile products containing elastic material and ``trimmings''; address the use of multiple languages in making required disclosures; clarify disclosure requirements applicable to written advertising, including Internet advertising; clarify or revise the list of exclusions from the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act; add or clarify definitions of terms set forth in the Rules; and modify its consumer and business education materials and continue printing paper copies of these materials. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on: the benefits and costs of the requirement of the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act that, under certain circumstances, businesses use identification issued by the FTC; and the extent to which retailers obtain guarantees and continuing guarantees for textile products and whether the extent or manner of importation indicates that the guarantee provisions of the Act and Rules should be modified.
Healthcare Technology Holdings, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-28497
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
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: 2011-28044
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
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 (``PRA''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through December 31, 2014, the current OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2011.
Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Document Number: 2011-27944
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC and DOJ (the ``Agencies'') are issuing the final Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the ``Policy Statement'') in conjunction with the final rule issued today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (``CMS'') under Section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-48, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111- 52, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010)). The final Policy Statement differs from the proposed Policy Statement issued earlier this year, 76 FR 21,894 (Apr. 19, 2011), in two significant respects. First, the entire final Policy Statement with the exception of the voluntary expedited antitrust reviewapplies to all collaborations among otherwise independent providers and provider groups that are eligible and intend, or have been approved, to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the ``Shared Savings Program''); its applicability is no longer limited to those collaborations formed after March 23, 2010, the date on which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted. Second, because the Shared Savings Program final rule will no longer require a mandatory antitrust review for certain collaborations as a condition of entry into the Shared Savings Program, the final Policy Statement no longer contains provisions relating to mandatory antitrust review. However, as discussed in the final rule, the Agencies will continue to protect competition in markets served by accountable care organizations (``ACOs'') that participate in the Shared Savings Program, aided by data and information from CMS that will assist the Agencies in monitoring the competitive effects of ACOs. Specifically, CMS will provide the Agencies with aggregate claims data regarding allowed charges and fee-for-service payments for all ACOs accepted into the Shared Savings Program and also with copies of all of the applications to the Shared Savings Program of ACOs formed after March 23, 2010. The Agencies will vigilantly monitor complaints about an ACO's formation or conduct and take whatever enforcement action may be appropriate. Additionally, upon request, the Agencies will provide an expedited 90 day review for newly formed ACOs that wish to obtain additional antitrust guidance.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-27261
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Cephalon, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-26970
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
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: 2011-26796
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Commission Approval of Divestiture Agreements
Document Number: 2011-26463
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule clarifies the process whereby the FTC will consider for approval a modification to a divestiture agreement, which agreement the Commission has either previously approved or incorporated by reference into a final order. As described fully below, the final rule delegates to certain senior staff at the Commission the authority, following notice to the Commissioners, to waive formal application to the Commission for approval of certain modifications, and to waive the otherwise required period for public comment; the delegation will streamline the process for approval of ministerial and other minor contract modifications that will not diminish the Commission's order.
Phusion Projects, LLC, et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-25884
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
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.
Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
Document Number: 2011-24354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes amending the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (``MTOR'' or ``Rule'') to respond to the development of new technologies and changed commercial practices. By doing so, the Commission seeks to accomplish four objectives: clarify that the Rule covers all Internet merchandise orders regardless of whether the buyer accesses the Internet through a telephone line, allow sellers to provide refunds and refund notices to buyers by any means at least as fast and reliable as first class mail, clarify sellers' obligations under the Rule for sales made using payment methods not specifically enumerated in the Rule, and require sellers to process any third party credit card refund within seven working days of a buyer's right to a refund vesting. Additionally, the FTC sets forth its interpretation of ``demand drafts'' as the functional equivalents of checks for purposes of the Rule.
Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
Document Number: 2011-24352
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC announces it is retaining the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (``MTOR'' or ``Rule''). Based on previous Rule proceedings and after reviewing public comments received regarding the Rule's overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact, the Commission concludes that the Rule continues to benefit consumers and the Rule's benefits outweigh its costs. For clarity, the Commission is reorganizing the Rule by alphabetizing the definitions at the beginning of the Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24909
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through October 31, 2014, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (``Amplifier Rule'' or ``Rule''), 16 CFR part 432 (OMB Control Number 3084-0105). That clearance expires on October 31, 2011. The FTC will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Document Number: 2011-24314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes to amend the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``Rule''), consistent with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act to respond to changes in online technology, including in the mobile marketplace, and, where appropriate, to streamline the Rule. After extensive consideration of public input, the Commission proposes to modify certain of the Rule's definitions, and to update the requirements set forth in the notice, parental consent, confidentiality and security, and safe harbor provisions. In addition, the Commission proposes adding a new provision addressing data retention and deletion.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2011-24573
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
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 December 31, 2014, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). The current clearance expires on December 31, 2011.
Telemarketing Sales Rule
Document Number: 2011-24361
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a final amended Telemarketing Sales Rule in the Federal Register on August 10, 2010 (75 FR 48458), with new provisions to address the telemarketing of debt relief services. This document makes technical corrections in that final rule.
Andrew N. Finkel; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-23595
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
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.
Kobe Brown and Gregory W. Pearson, dba DERMAPPS; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-23594
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-23292
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
DaVita, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-23305
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
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 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: 2011-23250
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
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). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through December 31, 2014, the current OMB clearance for items (a)-(c) below setting out the information collection requirements pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities. That clearance expires on December 31, 2011, 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. The Commission is not seeking clearance renewal relating to item (d), the Applicant Background Form.
Statutory Delays of Notifications and Prohibitions of Disclosure
Document Number: 2011-22593
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is establishing an internal procedure for delegating its authority to seek court orders to delay notification and prohibit disclosure of Commission compulsory process under the Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and the U.S. SAFE WEB Act (``SAFE WEB''). This procedure is intended to make the process for seeking such orders more administratively efficient.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2011-21992
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the Commission or ``FTC'' is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the Registry as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
Request for Comment Concerning Interpretations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act; Rule Governing Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms; Rule Governing Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures; and Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
Document Number: 2011-21527
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission (``AFTC'' or ``Commission'') rules and guides, the FTC seeks public comment on a set of warranty-related Interpretations, Rules and Guides: its Interpretations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (``Interpretations'' or ``Rule 700''); its Rule Governing Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (``Rule 701''); its Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (``Rule 702''); its Rule Governing Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures (``Rule 703''); and its Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees (``Guides''). The Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity and regulatory and economic impact of these Interpretations, Rules and Guides.
Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2011-21019
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is amending its Rules of Practice for its adjudicative process, including those regarding the initiation of discovery, limitations on discovery, the Standard Protective Order, the admission of certain hearsay evidence, the video recording of proceedings, the designation of confidentiality on documents, the timing for oral argument on appeal, and a reference to the Equal Access to Justice Act.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2011-21021
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule
Document Number: 2011-21020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-18
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 ``Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices'' (``Unavailability Rule'' or ``Rule'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-20372
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
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). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through November 30, 2014, 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). That clearance expires on November 30, 2011.
Franchise Rule Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-20111
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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 December 31, 2014, 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 December 31, 2011.