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

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.