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

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.