Federal Trade Commission December 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-29
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 contained in its Rule Governing Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on March 31, 2017.
Turn Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-31132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-27
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.
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-30870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
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.
West-Herr Automotive Group, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-30869
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
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.
CarMax, Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-30868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
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.
Freedom of Information Act; Miscellaneous Rules
Document Number: 2016-30508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission proposes to implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by amending the regulation governing fees the agency may assess to offset the cost of disseminating information and records to the public. The FTC also proposes other clarifying changes and updates to the fee regulation.
Freedom of Information Act; Miscellaneous Rules
Document Number: 2016-30507
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is revising its Rules of Practice governing access to agency records to implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2016-29946
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
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 is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for disclosure requirements in its Affiliate Marketing Rule (or ``Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart C) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2017.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2016-29771
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for OTC Homeopathic Drugs
Document Number: 2016-29770
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for OTC Homeopathic Drugs. The Statement describes the level of substantiation that the Commission expects for marketing claims for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs. It also recognizes that marketing claims for OTC homeopathic products for an unsubstantiated indication might be made non-deceptive by the inclusion of additional explanatory information that effectively communicates to consumers that there is no scientific evidence that the product works and that the product's claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.
Contact Lens Rule
Document Number: 2016-28471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its regulatory review of the Contact Lens Rule (``Rule''), and consistent with the requirements of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (the ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend the Rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission seeks comment on this proposal and several other issues.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct a survey of consumers to advance its understanding of the prevalence of consumer fraud and to allow the FTC to better serve people who experience fraud. The survey will be a follow-up to three previous surveys, the most recent of which was conducted between November 2011 and February 2012. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. 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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
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 FTC's portion of the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Regulation N (the Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule). The FTC shares enforcement of Regulation N with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB''). This clearance expires on December 31, 2016.
Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Document Number: 2016-29006
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission grants the petition of gasoline dispenser manufacturer Gilbarco, Inc. (``Gilbarco'') requesting permission for ethanol flex fuel retailers to post ethanol flex fuel rating labels that differ from size and shape specifications in the Commission's Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Rule''). The Commission grants the partial exemption without a notice and comment period because ``for good cause'' the Commission finds that notice and comment is unnecessary in this case. The Commission previously granted similar requests from Gilbarco and other dispenser manufacturers without notice and comment procedures.