Federal Trade Commission November 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2014-28000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is proposing further amendments to the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Rule'' or ``Used Car Rule'') that would require dealers to indicate on the Buyers Guide whether they obtained a vehicle history report, and, if so, to provide a copy of the report to consumers who request it; revise the Buyers Guide statement describing the meaning of an ``As Is'' sale in which a dealer offers a vehicle for sale without a warranty; and move boxes to the front of the Buyers Guide for dealers to indicate whether non-dealer warranties apply to a vehicle. Based on the FTC's review of the public comments, the Commission proposes these amendments to promote consumer access to vehicle history information, to clarify the meaning of ``As Is'' in the sale of used vehicles without warranties, and to make disclosures concerning non-dealer warranties more prominent. The FTC is not adopting any final amendments to the Used Car Rule at this time. It continues to consider comments submitted in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') published in December 2012 and seeks additional comments in this SNPRM.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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 information collection requirements contained in the Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule), 16 CFR part 432 (OMB Control Number 3084- 0105). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule: AgeCheq Application for Parental Consent Method
Document Number: 2014-27803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission publishes this request for public comment concerning a proposed parental consent method submitted by AgeCheq Inc. (``AgeCheq'') under the Voluntary Commission Approval Processes provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. This is the second proposed new method submitted by AgeCheq.
Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule
Document Number: 2014-27798
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC has completed its regulatory review of its Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule (``Unavailability Rule'' or ``Rule''). After reviewing public comments regarding the Rule's overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact, the Commission retains the Rule. The Commission, however, takes this opportunity to issue guidance concerning the Rule's coverage. The Commission also corrects a typographical error, and ceases to publish dissents to the Rule's previous amendment.
True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc., Doing Business as TRUSTe, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-27733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-24
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. 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: 2014-27721
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-24
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 Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2014-27025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27013
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
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 for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities. That clearance expires on February 28, 2015, and consists of: (a) Applications to the Commission, including applications and notices contained in the Commission's Rules of Practice (primarily Parts I, II, and IV); (b) the FTC's consumer complaint systems; and (c) the FTC's program evaluation activities.
MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, Jay Mac Rust, and Farney Daniels, P.C.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-26803
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
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. 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.
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.; Ferrellgas, L.P., Also Doing Business as Blue Rhino; AmeriGas Partners, L.P., Also Doing Business as AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange; and UGI Corporation; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-26551
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the administrative complaint issued by the Commission and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
H.I.G. Bayside Debt & LBO Fund II, L.P. and Crestview Partners, L.P. ; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-26433
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 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 ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.