Federal Trade Commission 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Electronic Payment Systems, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2022-06306
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
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 of Proposed Consent Order 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.
Health Research Laboratories, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2022-06079
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
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 of Proposed Consent Order 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.
CafePress; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2022-06022
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle alleged violations of Federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2022-05850
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Mail, internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (MITOR). That clearance expires on July 31, 2022.
Deceptive or Unfair Earnings Claims
Document Number: 2022-04679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is considering proposing a rule to address deceptive or unfair marketing using earnings claims. The Commission is soliciting written comment, data, and arguments concerning the need for such a rulemaking. In addition, the Commission solicits comment on how the Commission can ensure the broadest participation by affected interests in the rulemaking process.
Petition for Rulemaking of NetChoice et al.; Correction
Document Number: 2022-04986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') published a document in the Federal Register of March 3, 2022, concerning the receipt from and request for comments on a petition for rulemaking by NetChoice, Americans for Prosperity, Hispanic Leadership Fund, Innovation Economy Institute, Institute for Policy Innovation, James Madison Institute, National Taxpayers Union, R Street Institute, and Young Voices. The document contained an incorrect subject heading. The Commission is issuing this correction to provide the correct subject heading.
Petition for Rulemaking of Institute for Policy Integrity
Document Number: 2022-04489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Please take notice that the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') received a petition for rulemaking from NetChoice, Americans for Prosperity, Hispanic Leadership Fund, Innovation Economy Institute, Institute for Policy Innovation, James Madison Institute, National Taxpayers Union, R Street Institute, and Young Voices, and has published that petition online at https://www.regulations.gov. This petition requests that the Commission's current rule regarding disqualification of Commissioners be amended to also apply to enforcement proceedings and include specific procedures on time to respond to petitions, review by the FTC Ethics Official and the Commissioners, and standards for determining recusal. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition. Publication of this petition is pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and does not affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04063
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``Rule''). The clearance expires on March 31, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2022-03958
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the rules and regulations under the Health Breach Notification Rule (or Rule). That clearance expires on June 30, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-03956
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the Alternative Fuels Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on March 30, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-03914
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the agency's shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) of subpart N of the CFPB's Regulation V (Rule). That clearance expires on February 28, 2022.
HISA Assessment Methodology Rule
Document Number: 2022-03717
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 recognizes a self-regulatory nonprofit organization, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, which is charged with developing proposed rules on a variety of subjects. Those proposed rules and later proposed rule modifications take effect only if approved by the Federal Trade Commission. The proposed rules and rule modifications must be published in the Federal Register for public comment. Thereafter, the Commission has 60 days from the date of publication to approve or disapprove the proposed rule or rule modification. The Authority submitted to the Commission a proposed rule on Assessment Methodology on January 7, 2022. The Office of the Secretary of the Commission determined that the proposal complied with the Commission's rule governing such submissions. This document publicizes the Authority's proposed rule text and explanation, and it seeks public comment on whether the Commission should approve or disapprove the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2022-01710
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of Management and Budget clearance for information collection requirements in its regulation ``Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies'' (``Information Furnishers Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (``CFPB'') of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. The current clearance expires on July 31, 2022.
Fashion Nova, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2022-01775
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-28
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-01539
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the FTC's Red Flags, Card Issuers, and Address Discrepancy Rules (Rules). That clearance expires on January 31, 2022.
HISA Enforcement Rule
Document Number: 2022-01663
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 recognizes a self-regulatory nonprofit organization, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, which is charged with developing proposed rules on a variety of subjects. Those proposed rules and later proposed rule modifications take effect only if approved by the Federal Trade Commission. The proposed rules and rule modifications must be published in the Federal Register for public comment. Thereafter, the Commission has 60 days from the date of publication to approve or disapprove the proposed rule or rule modification. The Authority submitted to the Commission a proposed rule on Enforcement on December 20, 2021. The Office of the Secretary of the Commission determined that the proposal complied with the Commission's rule governing such submissions. This document publicizes the Authority's proposed rule text and explanation, and it seeks public comment on whether the Commission should approve or disapprove the proposed rule.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2022-01215
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-24
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 $41,034,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $4,103,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2022-01214
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-24
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.
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2022-00938
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2022-00213
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-00075
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is making technical revisions to several of the notices that it has published under the Privacy Act of 1974 to describe its systems of records. This action is intended to make these notices clearer, more accurate, and up-to-date.
HISA Racetrack Safety
Document Number: 2021-28513
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 recognizes a self-regulatory nonprofit organization, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, which is charged with developing proposed rules on a variety of subjects. Those proposed rules and later proposed rule modifications take effect only if approved by the Federal Trade Commission. The proposed rules and rule modifications must be published in the Federal Register for public comment. Thereafter, the Commission has 60 days from the date of publication to approve or disapprove the proposed rule or rule modification. The Authority submitted to the Commission a proposed rule on Racetrack Safety on December 6, 2021. The Office of the Secretary of the Commission determined that the proposal complied with the Commission's rule governing such submissions. This document publicizes the Authority's proposed rule text and explanation, and it seeks public comment on whether the Commission should approve or disapprove the proposed rule.