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Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-03445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2020-03371
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
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 ``Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations'' (``Risk-Based Pricing 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. The current clearance expires on July 31, 2020.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2020-02759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes amending the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'' or ``Rules'') to incorporate the most recent ISO 2076 standard for generic fiber names. The proposed amendment should reduce compliance costs and increase flexibility for firms providing textile fiber information to consumers.
Funeral Industry Practices Rule
Document Number: 2020-02803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is requesting public comment on its Trade Regulation Rule entitled ``Funeral Industry Practices Rule'' (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Rule defines unfair and deceptive practices in the sale of funeral goods and services and prescribes preventive requirements to protect against these practices. 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, views, and arguments concerning the Rule.
LendEDU; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-02798
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
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; Extension
Document Number: 2020-02111
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal 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 June 30, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 its shared enforcement authority with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') for information collection requirements contained in the CFPB's Regulation O. That clearance expires on February 29, 2020.
T&M Protection Resources, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-02022
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2020-01423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
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.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-00894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-00893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2020-00784
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
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 $38,204,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,820,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the FTC's Consumer Product Warranty Rule (Warranty Rule or Rule). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2020-00314
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
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.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-00093
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00008
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
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 information collection requirements of its Affiliate Marketing 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 existing clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-28194
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 FTC's Rule Governing Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. The current clearance expires on April 30, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-27763
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance to participate in the OMB program ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Service Delivery.'' The current FTC clearance under this program expires on May 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-27486
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years 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). That clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Click Labs, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-27243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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.
Incentive Services, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-27237
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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.
TDARX, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-27236
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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.
Global Data Vault, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-27234
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-26075
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''). The current clearance expires on December 31, 2019.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-26074
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Medable, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-25502
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
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 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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25110
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
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 information collection requirements in its ``Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule'' (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''), which applies to used vehicle dealers. The existing clearance expires on December 31, 2019.
InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and Mark Rawlins; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-25109
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
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.
Retina-X Studios, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-23809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
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; Extension
Document Number: 2019-23797
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years, the current PRA clearance for its shared enforcement authority with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') for information collection requirements contained in the CFPB's Regulation O. That clearance expires on February 29, 2020.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2019-23560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing amendments to the premerger notification rules (``the Rules'') to clarify how to determine if an entity is a United States or foreign person or issuer for purposes of determining reportability under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (``the Act'' or ``HSR'').
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2019-23505
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to make the Rule easier to use by reorganizing several sections, amending language to increase clarity, eliminating several obsolete provisions, and making minor corrections.
Sunday Riley Modern Skincare, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-23263
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
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 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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-22950
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
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 information collection requirements in its Energy Labeling Rule. The existing clearance expires on November 30, 2019.
The Federal Trade Commission's Implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Document Number: 2019-22940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending the deadline for filing comments on its implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (``COPPA''), through the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``the Rule'').
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2019-22737
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-21667
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 FTC's Consumer Product Warranty Rule (Warranty Rule or Rule). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans
Document Number: 2019-21265
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks public comment on the need for amendments to the Commission's ``Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans'' (i.e., ``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule'') to help consumers avoid recurring payments for products and services they did not intend to order and to allow them to cancel such payments without unwarranted obstacles.
DTE Energy Company; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-21316
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20985
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 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 generally shares enforcement of Regulation N with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB''). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20967
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
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 of its Affiliate Marketing 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, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20963
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Contact Lens Rule (Rule). That clearance expires on October 31, 2019.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2019-20191
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
US Foods Holding Corp.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-20182
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied 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: 2019-19888
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans 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 Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules'') and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (``Notification and Report Form''). The current clearance expires on December 31, 2019.
Thru, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
EmpiriStat, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
DCR Workforce, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19394
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.
Trueface.ai; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-19393
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
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.