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

Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Document Number: 2011-9466
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC and DOJ (the ``Agencies'') are proposing an enforcement policy regarding the application of the antitrust laws to health care collaborations among otherwise independent providers and provider groups, formed after March 23, 2010, the date on which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted, that seek to participate, or have otherwise been approved to participate, as accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-48 (2010) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-52 (2010)).
Oreck Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-8757
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-13
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.
Appliance Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2011-8689
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission extends the effective date for its new light bulb labeling requirements to January 1, 2012, to provide manufacturers with additional compliance time. In addition, the Commission exempts from the new label requirements incandescent bulbs that will not be produced after January 1, 2013, due to Federal efficiency standards.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-8331
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Automotive Fuel Ratings Certification and Posting
Document Number: 2011-8097
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission issues final amendments to its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') by allowing an alternative octane rating method and making other miscellaneous revisions. The Commission declines to issue final ethanol labeling amendments at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2011-8326
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the FTC is submitting a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Google, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-7963
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
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.