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Ecobaby Organics, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-18611
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
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: 2013-18560
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct a preliminary and exploratory study on consumer susceptibility to fraudulent and deceptive marketing. This research will be conducted to further the FTC's mission of protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive practices. The information collection requirements described below are being submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18455
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend through November 30, 2016, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for the FTC's shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) of the information collection requirements in Regulation N (Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising). That clearance expires on November 30, 2013. The FTC's current PRA clearance (OMB Control Number 3084-0156) for Regulation N is under the FTC's Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule, which was republished by the CFPB as Regulation N on December 16, 2011, and became effective December 30, 2011. The Commission rescinded the Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule on, and effective, April 13, 2012.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15089
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through November 30, 2016, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its Prescreen Opt-Out Notice Rule (``Prescreen Opt-Out Rule'' or ``FTC Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart F) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15088
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through August 31, 2016, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''). That clearance expires on August 31, 2013.
Tesoro Corporation and Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-14923
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
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.
Rules and Regulations Under the Fur Products Labeling Act
Document Number: 2013-14671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
To promote consistency between the guaranty provisions in its Rules and Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act and those governing textile products, the Commission proposes amendments clarifying a signature requirement for separate guaranties and requiring guarantors to renew continuing guaranties annually.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-14105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-12931
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2013-12231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2013-10584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-11201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries: Public Roundtable
Document Number: 2013-10580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2013-10405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Graco, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-09673
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-24
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.
Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles
Document Number: 2013-09568
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Alternative Fuels Rule (``Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles'') to consolidate the FTC's alternative fueled vehicle (AFV) labels with new fuel economy labels required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The amendments also eliminate labeling requirements for used AFV labels.
Bosley, Inc., a Corporation, and Aderans America Holdings, Inc., a Corporation, and Aderans Co., Ltd., a Corporation; Analysis to Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-08692
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
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: 2013-08214
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-08217
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
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.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07427
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
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 August 31, 2016, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''). That clearance expires on August 31, 2013.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2013-06894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is reopening the comment period of its January 9, 2013 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) until April 1, 2013.
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.; Dr.Jays.com, Inc., Eminent, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-06785
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle 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 complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-06061
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Freedom of Information Act; Correction
Document Number: 2013-05619
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a final rule on February 28, 2013 revising its Rules of Practice governing access to agency records. In one of its amendatory instructions, the final rule mentioned a paragraph that was not being affected. This document makes a technical correction to the amendatory instruction so that it accurately reflects the amendments carried out.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2013-05862
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-05630
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) plans to conduct an online survey of parents and (with parental permission) their children from the ages of 8-16 years old 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 Apple's iOS or Google's Android operating system. This is the second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), and the Commission seeks additional public comments and requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review of, and clearance for, the proposed collection of information.
Praxedes E. Alverez Santiago, M.D., Daniel Perez Brisebois, M.D., Jorge Grillasca Palou, M.D., Rafael Garcia Nieves, M.D., Francis M. Vazques Roura, M.D., Angel B. Rivera Santos, M.D., Cosme D. Santos Torres, M.D., and Juan L. Vilaro Chardon, M.D.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-05126
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-06
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: 2013-05070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-05
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 seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through April 30, 2016 the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuels Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2013.
HTC America, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-04606
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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.
Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2013-04480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2013-04479
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-03458
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2013-03341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2013-02821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2013-02823
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
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 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
Document Number: 2013-02143
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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: 2013-01523
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-25
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 Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Trade Regulation Rule. That clearance expires on February 28, 2013 (OMB Control No. 3084-0106).
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-01183
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations
Document Number: 2012-31558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations (``Cooling-Off Rule'' or ``Rule'') as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and industry guides. The Rule makes it an unfair and deceptive act or practice for a seller engaged in a door-to-door sale of consumer goods or services, with a purchase price of $25 or more, to fail to provide the buyer with certain oral and written disclosures regarding the buyer's right to cancel the contract within three business days from the date of the sales transaction. Based on the comments received, the Commission has determined to retain the Rule. In addition, the Commission is soliciting public comment on a proposed increase in the $25 exclusionary limit identified in the Rule to account for inflation since the exclusionary limit was established.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Document Number: 2012-31341
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``Rule''), consistent with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, to clarify the scope of the Rule and strengthen its protections for children's personal information, in light of changes in online technology since the Rule went into effect in April 2000. The final amended Rule includes modifications to the definitions of operator, personal information, and Web site or online service directed to children. The amended Rule also updates the requirements set forth in the notice, parental consent, confidentiality and security, and safe harbor provisions, and adds a new provision addressing data retention and deletion.
Motorola Mobility LLC and Google Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-00837
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a document in the Federal Register of January 11, 2013, requesting public comments on an analysis of proposed consent order to aid public comment. The document inadvertently did not include the Statement of the Commission. This document contains the Statement of the Commission.