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

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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2011-20023
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2011-19707
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
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 October 31, 2014, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Privacy Rule (``GLB Privacy Rule'' or ``Rule''). The current clearance expires on October 31, 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-19672
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through January 31, 2015, the current PRA clearance for information sought through compulsory process orders to a combined ten or more a the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers in order to obtain from them information including, among other things, their annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current clearance expires on January 31, 2012. 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'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-19671
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
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 OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2011-19670
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
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, 2014 the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on September 30, 2011.
Perrigo Company and Paddock Laboratories, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-19422
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-01
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: 2011-19367
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct a survey of consumers to advance its understanding of the prevalence of consumer fraud and to allow the FTC to better serve people who experience fraud. The survey is a follow-up to two previous surveysthe first was conducted in May and June of 2003 and the second in November and December of 2005. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. 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'').
Appliance Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2011-19041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes to expand coverage of the Lighting Facts label to include all screw-based and GU-10 and GU-24 pin-based light bulbs. Under this proposal, manufacturers would have 2\1/2\ years to conform their products and packaging to the labeling requirements. The Commission also proposes to require a specific test procedure (LM- 79) for measuring light output for all light emitting diode (LED) bulbs covered by the Rule. Finally, the Commission is not proposing amendments for several other issues such as watt-equivalent standards, directional light disclosures, and lead content disclosures.