Federal Trade Commission July 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended
Document Number: 2013-18181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public roundtable relating to its September 20, 2012 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') announcing proposed changes to the Care Labeling Rule. The roundtable will explore issues relating to professional wetcleaning, care symbols, the Rule's reasonable basis requirements, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM.
Solera Holdings, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-18070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-29
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.
General Electric Company; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-17947
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
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: 2013-17560
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
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 the information collection requirements contained in the Contact Lens Rule. That clearance expires on July 31, 2013 (OMB Control No. 3084-0127).
Energy and Water Use Labeling for Consumer Products Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Energy Labeling Rule)
Document Number: 2013-17553
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating comparability ranges and unit energy costs for many EnergyGuide labels. The Commission also issues a conditional exemption and amendments for modified refrigerator and clothes washer labels to help consumers compare the labels for these products after the implementation of upcoming changes to the Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedures.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2013-16539
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending 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 obtain effective preliminary relief in federal court to prevent consummation. This final rulemaking sets forth the procedure for voluntarily withdrawing an HSR filing, establishes when an HSR filing will be automatically withdrawn if a 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 without incurring an additional filing fee.
Telemarketing Sales Rule
Document Number: 2013-12886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') seeks public comment on proposed amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). The proposed amendments would: Bar sellers and telemarketers from accepting remotely created checks, remotely created payment orders, cash-to-cash money transfers, and cash reload mechanisms as payment in inbound or outbound telemarketing transactions; expand the scope of the advance fee ban on ``recovery'' services, now limited to recovery of losses in prior telemarketing transactions, to include recovery of losses in any previous transaction; and clarify other TSR provisions as discussed at the outset of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
McWane, Inc., et al. Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2013-15561
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Room 532 of the FTC Building for an Oral Argument in the matter of McWane, Inc., et al. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.