HTC America, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
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.
Freedom of Information Act
The Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend its Rules of Practice to update its fee schedule for provision of services in disseminating information and records to the public to reflect changes in the types of services that are provided, changes in the costs of providing services, and to add other fees for new services.
Freedom of Information Act
The Federal Trade Commission is revising its Rules of Practice governing access to agency records. The Commission is adding one new category of public record materials; inserting additional contact information for the filing of initial Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') requests; clarifying agency procedures for acknowledging the receipt of a request, the proper filing of a request, and the ``cut- off'' date for searches; and allowing an extension in unusual circumstances of the time period for a FOIA requester to file an administrative appeal.
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
On December 17, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') published a Federal Register notice soliciting public comments in connection with its issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPR'') concerning proposed changes to the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''). The notice stated that comments must be received on or before February 11, 2013. In response to several requests to extend the comment period, the Commission has decided to extend the comment period until March 13, 2013.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
The Commission is proposing amendments to the premerger notification rules (``the Rules'') to provide a framework for the withdrawal of a premerger notification filing under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (``the Act'' or ``HSR''). The Act and Rules require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'') and the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (``the Assistant Attorney General'') (collectively, ``the Agencies'') and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. The reporting and waiting period requirements are intended to enable these enforcement agencies to determine whether a proposed merger or acquisition may violate the antitrust laws if consummated and, when appropriate, to seek a preliminary injunction in federal court to prevent consummation. This proposed rulemaking sets forth the procedure for voluntarily withdrawing an HSR filing, establishes when an HSR filing will be automatically withdrawn after an electronically submitted filing publicly announcing the termination of a transaction is made with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'') under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and rules promulgated under that act, and sets forth the procedure for resubmitting a filing after a withdrawal with no additional filing fee.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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 seeks public comment on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2016 the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Contact Lens Rule. That clearance expires on May 31, 2013.
Cbr Systems, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
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.