Federal Trade Commission September 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2012-23691
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is adopting revised rules governing the process of its investigations and attorney discipline. These rules, located in the Commission's Rules of Practice, are intended to promote fairness, transparency, and efficiency in all FTC investigations; and to provide additional guidance about appropriate standards of conduct for attorneys practicing before the FTC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through November 30, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the FTC Red Flags/Card Issuers/Address Discrepancies Rules \1\ (``Rules''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23515
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') intends to conduct (with parental permission) an online survey of children, ages 8-16 years, who watch movies, listen to music, and/or play game applications (``apps'') on smartphones, Internet-accessible handheld devices, or tablet computers (collectively ``app-capable mobile devices'') that run either the iOS or Android operating systems. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. Comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues
Document Number: 2012-23464
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is reopening the period for filing public comments in connection with a workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry. The workshop will consider how current industry distribution and other business practices affect consumer choice and price competition for pet medications; the ability of consumers to obtain written, portable prescriptions that they can fill wherever they choose; and the ability of consumers to verify the safety and efficacy of pet medications that they purchase. The workshop will also examine the extent to which recent changes to restricted distribution and prescription portability practices in the contact lens industry might yield lessons applicable to the pet medications industry. The Commission seeks the views of consumers, veterinarians, business representatives, economists, lawyers, academics, and other interested parties on these issues. This notice poses a series of questions relevant to those issues about which the Commission seeks comment. After conducting the workshop and reviewing comments, the Commission may prepare a report discussing these issues.
ABCSP, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-23413
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
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.
CarePatrol, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-23412
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
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.
Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods
Document Number: 2012-22746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Based on comments received in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), the Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend its trade regulation rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended (``Rule'') to: Allow garment manufacturers and marketers to include instructions for professional wetcleaning on labels; permit the use of ASTM Standard D5489-07, ``Standard Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products,'' or ISO 3758:2005(E), ``TextilesCare labelling code using symbols,'' in lieu of terms; clarify what can constitute a reasonable basis for care instructions; and update the definition of ``dryclean.'' In addition, the Commission seeks comment on several other issues.
Regulations Under the Fur Products Labeling Act
Document Number: 2012-22568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend its Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act to update its Fur Products Name Guide, provide more labeling flexibility, incorporate recently enacted Truth in Fur Labeling Act provisions, and eliminate unnecessary requirements. The Commission does not propose changing or providing alternatives to the required name on labels for nyctereutes procyonoides fur products. The Commission also does not propose changing the Rules' product coverage scope or continuing guaranty provisions.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2012-22386
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions