Federal Trade Commission January 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7a of The Clayton Act
Document Number: 2011-1501
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Public Law 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 (``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows:
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2011-1498
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $26,867,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,686,700 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-929
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-18
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 January 31, 2014, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. This clearance is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2011.
Nonprofit Management LLC and Jeremy Ryan Claeys; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-926
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-18
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-334
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-324
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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: 2010-32704
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is adopting final amendments to its Appliance Labeling Rule, to implement section 325 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The amendments establish labeling requirements for televisions.
Keystone Holdings, LLC and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-33245
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-05
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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2010-33110
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below has been 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 February 28, 2014, the current clearance under OMB Control Number 3084-0108 for information collection requirements contained in its Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on February 28, 2011.