Federal Trade Commission December 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).