Federal Trade Commission January 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-01857
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-27
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 Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule. That clearance expires on April 30, 2017.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2017-01803
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2017-01802
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $32,914,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,291,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-01650
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
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 FTC's portion of the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Regulation O (the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule). The FTC shares enforcement of Regulation O with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB''). This clearance expires on January 31, 2017.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-01491
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2017-01125
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is confirming certain amendments made on an interim final basis to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction in June 2016 and implementing further adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.
C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-31848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
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.
IoT Home Inspector Challenge
Document Number: 2016-31731
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces a prize competition that challenges the public to create a technical solution (``tool'') that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the Internet of Things (``IoT'') devices in their homes. The tool would, at a minimum, help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software. Contestants have the option of adding features, such as those that would address hard-coded, factory default or easy-to-guess passwords. The prize for the competition is up to $25,000, with $3,000 available for each honorable mention winner(s). Winners will be announced on or about July 27, 2017.
Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-31800
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
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.