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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.
Emerson Electric Co. and Pentair plc; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-08965
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
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.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; TRUSTe COPPA Safe Harbor Program Application To Modify Program Requirements
Document Number: 2017-08248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission publishes this document and request for public comment concerning proposed modifications to TRUSTe's self-regulatory guidelines, under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-07541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07486
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-13
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 information collection requirements contained in its Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule. That clearance expires on April 30, 2017.
Division of Consumer and Business Education; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-07485
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the FTC is submitting a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
American Guild of Organists; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-07070
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
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.
China National Chemical Corporation, a Corporation; ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., a Corporation; and Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., Doing Business as ADAMA, a Corporation; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-07069
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
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 orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
DaVita, Inc., RV Management Corp., Renal Ventures Partners, LLC, Renal Ventures Limited, LLC, and Renal Ventures Management, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-06556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-04
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 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: 2017-05529
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-04964
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for three years, its current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule (``Rule''), which will expire on July 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-04929
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 information collection requirements contained in its Rule Governing Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on March 31, 2017.
Block Division, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-04919
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-04289
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
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 Funeral Industry Practice Rule (``Funeral Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on September 30, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-04117
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
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 1, 2017.
Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-03889
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
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.
SpyChatter, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-03888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
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 to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Vir2us, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-03887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
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 to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Sentinel Labs, Inc., Also Doing Business as SentinelOne and SentinelOne.com; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-03886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
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 to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-02892
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-02664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to adopt a new routine use that would permit 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.
iSpring Water Systems, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-02663
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-29
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 Rule Governing Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on March 31, 2017.
Turn Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-31132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-27
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-30870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
West-Herr Automotive Group, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-30869
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
CarMax, Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-30868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.