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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-27194
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC seeks public comments on proposed information requests to marketers of electronic cigarettes. These comments will be considered before the Commission submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of compulsory process orders to those marketers. The information sought from those companies would include, among other things, data on annual sales and marketing expenditures. The Commission intends to ask OMB for a three-year clearance to collect this information.
Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC and Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-26690
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
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 draft 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: 2015-26362
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
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 clearance for information collection requirements contained in the rules and regulations under the Health Breach Notification Rule. This clearance expires on March 31, 2016.
Miscellaneous Rules
Document Number: 2015-25605
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published final rules on May 6, 2015, revising certain of its rules of practice. This document makes a technical correction to those final rules.
Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-25604
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
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 draft 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; Extension
Document Number: 2015-25257
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
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 \1\ for the information collection requirements in the FTC Red Flags, Card Issuers, and Address Discrepancies Rules \2\ (``Rules''). That clearance expires on December 31, 2015.\3\
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
Document Number: 2015-25081
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is giving notice that there will be no fee increase for entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') for fiscal year 2016.
National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-24874
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-01
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 to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft 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: 2015-24350
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
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 the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (``COPPA Rule'' or ``Rule''), which will expire on February 29, 2016.
Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-24220
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
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.
Statement of Enforcement Principles Regarding “Unfair Methods of Competition” Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act
Document Number: 2015-23498
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Statement of Enforcement Principles Regarding ``Unfair Methods of Competition'' Under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Statement describes the underlying antitrust principles that guide the Commission's application of its statutory authority to take action against ``unfair methods of competition'' prohibited by Section 5 of the FTC Act but not necessarily by the Sherman Act or the Clayton Act.
Information Collection Activities: Plans and Information; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21725
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Federal Trade Commission
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under subpart B, Plans and Information. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Requirements; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21278
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Federal Trade Commission
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), BSEE is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Requirements.
Information Collection Activities: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) NTL; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21103
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Federal Trade Commission
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements associated with subpart A, General, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Information Collection Activities: Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21102
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Federal Trade Commission
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Information Collection Activities: Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-20369
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-19
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Federal Trade Commission
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
TC Dealership, L.P.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-16618
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-07
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.
JS Autoworld, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-16617
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-07
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.
Amendment to the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: C1-2015-14328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Biomet, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-16081
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Amendment to the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: 2015-14328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC proposes to amend the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (Privacy Rule or Rule), which among other things requires that certain motor vehicle dealers provide an annual disclosure of their privacy policies to their customers by hand delivery, mail, electronic delivery, or, alternatively through a Web site, but only with the consent of the consumer. The amendment would allow motor vehicle dealers instead to notify their customers that a privacy policy is available on their Web site, under certain circumstances. The amendment would also revise the scope and definitions in this rule in light of the transfer of part of the Commission's rulemaking authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but retains certain examples for purposes of the FTC's Safeguards Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2015-14802
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-16
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 June 30, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-14707
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission plans to conduct a remedy study to update and expand on the divestiture study it conducted in the mid-1990s to: (1) Assess the effectiveness of the Commission's policies and practices regarding remedial orders where the Commission has permitted a merger but required a divestiture or other remedy, and (2) identify the factors that contributed to the Commission successfully or unsuccessfully achieving the remedial goals of the orders. This is the second of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') in which the FTC seeks public comments on its proposed study in connection with Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-13861
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-08
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-12462
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
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.
Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-11724
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-11721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 draft 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: 2015-11434
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
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 to extend for three years the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Pay-Per-Call Rule (Rule), 16 CFR part 308. That clearance expires on May 31, 2015 (OMB Control No. 3084- 0102).
Revisions to Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2015-10517
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is revising certain of its rules of practice to accommodate changes to the Commission's electronic filing system, to eliminate outdated requirements, and to improve clarity.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-10424
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of class action notices. This is the first of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') seeking public comments on proposed research before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-10419
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC plans to conduct a study to examine the factors influencing consumers' decisions to participate in a class action settlement, opt out of a class action settlement, or object to the settlement. This is the first of two notices required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') seeking public comments on proposed research before requesting Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Nomi Technologies, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-10154
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
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.
ECM BioFilms, Inc., et al. Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2015-09392
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Room 532 of the FTC Building for an Oral Argument In the Matter of ECM BioFilms, Inc., et al. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
American International Mailing, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-08480
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
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.
Network Solutions, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-08386
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
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.
TES Franchising, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-08385
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-08151
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-09
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 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''), 16 CFR 301. This clearance expires on April 30, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2015-07552
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
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 June 30, 2015.
Jim Burke Automotive, Inc.; Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-07409
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
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.
City Nissan Inc., Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-07408
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
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.
TT of Longwood, Inc.; Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-07407
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
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.
National Payment Network, Inc.; Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-07406
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
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.
Matt Blatt Inc. and Glassboro Imports, LLC; Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-07404
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
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.
Revisions to Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2015-07117
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published final rules on March 23, 2015, revising certain of its rules of practice. This document makes a technical correction to those final rules.
EnergyGuide Labels on Televisions
Document Number: 2015-07070
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by publishing new ranges of comparability for required EnergyGuide labels on televisions.
BMW of North America, LLC; Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-06903
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-26
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.
Par Petroleum Corporation and Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2015-06626
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
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 draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Revisions to Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2015-06406
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is revising certain of its rules of practice to promote fairness, flexibility and efficiency in its investigations, studies, and adjudicative proceedings. These rule revisions include a revision to the rule governing the status of cases in administrative adjudication following a district court's denial of preliminary injunctive relief in an ancillary proceeding. Other changes include revisions to the list of Commission officials who have authority to modify the terms and timeframe for compliance with compulsory process, and a change to the deadline for the Commission to dispose of petitions to limit or quash compulsory process. In addition, the Commission is updating its procedures for accessing public records and list of exempt Privacy Act systems.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-06352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
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 to extend for three years the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in three product labeling rules enforced by the Commission. Those clearances expire on March 31, 2015.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2015-05919
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions