Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through June 30, 2016, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its regulation ``Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies'' (``Information Furnishers Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on June 30, 2013.
Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments.
Rules andRegulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Based on comments received in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), the Commission proposes amending the rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'' or ``Rules'') to: Incorporate the updated ISO standard 2076:2010(E); allow certain hang-tags that do not disclose the product's full fiber content information; better address electronic commerce by amending the definition of the terms invoice and invoice or other paper; update the guaranty provisions by, among other things, replacing the requirement that suppliers provide a guaranty signed under penalty of perjury with a certification that must be renewed annually, and revising accordingly the form used to file continuing guaranties with the Commission under the Textile, Fur, and Wool Acts; and clarify several other provisions. The Commission seeks comment on these proposals and several remaining issues.
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries: Public Roundtable
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will hold a public roundtable on June 19, 2013 to examine possible modifications to the FTC's Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). This Notice describes the issues the roundtable will examine and invites comments regarding the questions to be addressed.
Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule; Staff Report
The FTC announces the publication of the Staff Report on the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (``MTOR'' or ``Rule''). The Staff Report sets forth the staff's recommendations to the Commission on the various proposed amendments to the MTOR.