Federal Trade Commission 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22335
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
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 Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule) (OMB Control Number 3084-0105). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22334
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comments on its request to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Gramm-Leach- Bliley Financial Privacy Rule (GLB Privacy Rule). That clearance expires on October 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-21882
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
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 Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation and Johnson & Johnson; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-21291
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Abbott Laboratories and Alere Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-21290
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Moonlight Slumber, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-21289
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-20846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-20077
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles
Document Number: 2017-19869
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') issues final amendments to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'') to address advertising claims prevalent in the market and harmonize with current Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'') fuel economy labeling rules.
Wool Products Labeling; Fur Products Labeling; Textile Fiber Products Identification
Document Number: 2017-19868
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (``Wool Rules''), the Rules and Regulations Under Fur Products Labeling Act (``Fur Rules''), and the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') (collectively, ``Rules'') to require the public to submit any requests to obtain, update, or cancel registered identification numbers via the FTC's Web site.
Tru Communication, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-19619
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Md7, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-19618
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Decusoft, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-19617
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-19616
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-19426
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
CSGOLotto, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-19390
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Lenovo (United States) Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-19385
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Mars, Incorporated and VCA Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-19044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
TaxSlayer, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-18706
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Privacy Rule, and of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule. The attached Analysis To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-17880
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Uber Technologies, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-17526
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2017-17437
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17318
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
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 Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC seeks public comments on proposed information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on manufacturer annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information collection expires January 31, 2018. The Commission intends to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.
Baxter International Inc., Claris Lifesciences Limited, and Arjun Handa; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-15093
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of class action notices (``Notice Study''). This is the second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') seeking public comments on proposed research before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review and clearance of the collection of information discussed herein.
Imperial Paints, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-14975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
ICP Construction Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-14974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
YOLO Colorhouse, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-14973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Benjamin Moore & Co., Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-14972
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2017-14550
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission, with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, announces ministerial changes to the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form (``HSR Form'') to make it conform to recently published amendments to the associated Instructions and to reflect changes to the noncompliance penalty and the Premerger Notification Office address.
Broadcom Limited and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-14536
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14078
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
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 the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (Privacy Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on October 31, 2017.
Indemnification of Federal Trade Commission Employees
Document Number: 2017-14008
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is publishing a policy that permits indemnification of FTC employees in appropriate circumstances, as determined by the Commission or the Commission's designee, for claims made against them as a result of actions taken by them in the scope of their employment.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and CST Brands, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-13912
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
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 complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets
Document Number: 2017-13476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Trade Regulation Rule concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Rule'' or ``Picture Tube Rule'').
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2017-13472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
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 this notice.
CAN-SPAM Rule
Document Number: 2017-13471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is requesting public comments on its rule implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (the ``CAN-SPAM Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comments about the efficiency, costs, benefits, and regulatory impact of the Rule as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. All interested persons are hereby given notice of the opportunity to submit written data, reviews, and arguments concerning the Rule.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2017-13470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes amending the Textile Rules (``Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark's registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') before using the mark on labels, and to no longer restrict the use of such trademarks to only those also employed as house marks. Eliminating these requirements is expected to reduce compliance costs while increasing firms' flexibility.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2017-13469
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission issues amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to eliminate certain marking requirements for plumbing products and to exempt certain ceiling fans from labeling requirements. Additionally, the amendments update the Rule to include labeling requirements for electric instantaneous water heaters. The Commission also makes non- substantive, conforming changes to the testing provisions for LED covered lamps and minor corrections to other provisions.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-12717
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-12452
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is adopting in final form a new routine use that permits disclosure of the agency's Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') request and appeal records to the Office of Government Information Services (``OGIS''), in order for OGIS to assist FOIA requesters in the processing and resolution of their requests and appeals. In addition to revising the applicable Privacy Act system of records notice to include this new routine use, the FTC is also separately making a technical revision to update the records disposition section of the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-12191
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its ``Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations'' (``RBP Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the risk-based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on July 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-11938
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Fuel Rating Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on July 31, 2017.
The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-11733
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-07
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-11600
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-10597
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on July 31, 2017.
Freedom of Information Act; Miscellaneous Rules
Document Number: 2017-09432
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is implementing 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 is also making other clarifying changes and updates to the fee regulation.