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Energy Labeling Rule; Correction
Document Number: 2018-06694
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') is issuing a correction to the Energy Labeling Rule to replace regulatory language inadvertently removed.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2018-06669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
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 four consumer financial regulations enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on July 31, 2018.
Oregon Lithoprint, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05800
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published a document in the Federal Register of March 15, 2018, concerning the proposed consent agreement in Oregon Lithoprint, Inc. The document contained the incorrect date by which comments must be received. This document corrects the date by which comments must be received; they must be received on or before April 10, 2018.
CoreLogic Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05799
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter is intended to remedy the impact of CoreLogic's failure to comply fully with the Decision and Order previously issued in In the Matter of CoreLogic, Inc., Docket No. C-4458. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the Order To Show Cause and Order Modifying Orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would remedy CoreLogic's failure to comply fully with the Decision and Order.
Nectar Brand LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05613
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
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.
Oregon Lithoprint, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05252
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
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.
Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc., KKR North America Fund XI (AMG) LLC, and AMR Holdco, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-05251
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
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.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-05249
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2018-05248
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-04825
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
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 clearances for information collection requirements contained in the rules and regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act (Fur Rules or Rules). The clearance expires on May 31, 2018.
PayPal, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-04331
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
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.
Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. and Noel Thomas Patton; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-04025
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
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 complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2018-03665
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters. The Commission also sets a compliance date of October 1, 2019 for EnergyGuide labels on room air conditioner boxes and makes several minor clarifications and corrections to the Rule.
Guides for the Nursery Industry
Document Number: 2018-03569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comments on its Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2018-03410
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Thursday, February 22, 2018, in Room 532 of the FTC Building for an Oral Argument In the Matter of Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2018-03395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Delegation of Limited Authority
Document Number: 2018-03296
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission is publishing a rule that delegates certain limited functions where the Commission is unable to act because it lacks a quorum. The functions delegated are those in which no party or intervenor has a right to petition the agency for discretionary review or in which a party or intervenor has waived such a right. In matters in which at least one Commissioner determines to participate, the delegation is made to the participating Commissioner or to the body of Commissioners who are participating. In matters in which no Commissioner is participating, the General Counsel has authority to carry out the delegated functions. This delegation is not intended to alter or affect existing delegations to Commission staff.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2018-03289
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
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 intends to ask OMB to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (``FPLA Rules''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2018-01579
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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: 2018-01578
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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 $34,395,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,439,500 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Seven & iHoldings Co., Ltd., a Corporation; 7-Eleven, Inc., a Corporation; and Sunoco LP, a Limited Partnership; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-01547
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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.
Bollman Hat Company and SaveAnAmericanJob, LLC, Jointly Doing Business as American Made Matters; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-01546
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
Document Number: 2018-01202
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark, used as a house mark, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-00980
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
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 clearances for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Rules). The clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2018-00979
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-22
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-00972
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
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 pertaining to the Commission's administrative activities. That clearance expires on April 30, 2018, and consists of: (a) Applications to the Commission, including applications and notices contained in the Commission's Rules of Practice (primarily Parts I, II, and IV); (b) the FTC's consumer complaint systems; and (c) the FTC's program evaluation activities.
Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation: Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2017-26569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comments on proposed amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule''). This document provides background on the R-value Rule and this proceeding; and discusses public comments received by the Commission and solicits further comments on the proposed amendments to clarify, streamline, and improve the Rule's requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-00539
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
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 clearances for information collection requirements contained in the Commission's rules and regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (Wool Rules). The clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-00538
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
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 clearances for information collection requirements contained in the Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods As Amended (Care Labeling Rule). The clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-28336
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-03
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.
Becton, Dickinson and Company and C. R. Bard; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-28213
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-29
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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-28064
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
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 Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule) (OMB Control Number 3084-0105). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-27924
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27868
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
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 Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil
Document Number: 2017-27374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its rule specifying Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil (``Recycled Oil Rule'' or ``Rule''), as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27207
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
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 is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years its OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-26578
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding the Applicability of the COPPA Rule to the Collection and Use of Voice Recordings
Document Number: 2017-26509
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement regarding the applicability of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (``COPPA'') Rule to the collection of voice recordings. The Statement describes certain circumstances in which the Commission will not bring an enforcement action against an operator on the basis of the operator having collected an audio file containing a child's voice without first obtaining verifiable parental consent.
Public Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace and Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Contact Lens Rule
Document Number: 2017-26445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public workshop relating to its December 7, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') announcing proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. The workshop will explore issues relating to competition in the contact lens marketplace, consumer access to contact lenses, prescription release and portability, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM.
Cowboy AG LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-26443
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
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: 2017-26254
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
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 the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (``FPLA Rules''). That clearance expires on April 30, 2018.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-26012
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24915
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
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 proposed information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest domestic cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on annual sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information collection expires January 31, 2018. The Commission intends to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.
Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records
Document Number: 2017-24728
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has completed its regulatory review of its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission rules and guides, and has determined to retain the Rule in its current form.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-24590
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-24589
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Red Ventures Holdco, LP and Bankrate, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-24588
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
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.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2017-24381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes to amend the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters. The Commission also proposes to set a compliance date for EnergyGuide labels on room air conditioner boxes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24243
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-08
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 Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2017.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notices
Document Number: 2017-23833
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is making technical revisions to several of the notices that it is required to publish 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.