FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
16 CFR PART 260
REQUEST FOR COMMENT CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING GUIDES
AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" or "Commission") is requesting public comments on its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("guides"). The guides were issued on July 28, 1992, and included a provision for public comment and review three years after adoption for the purpose of determining how well they are working and the need for any modifications. The Commission is also requesting comments about the overall costs and benefits of the guides and their overall regulatory and economic impact as a 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 this proposal. All comments submitted will be placed on the public record and will be made available to interested persons for inspection and copying at the Federal Trade Commission, 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., Room 130. Following the period for written comments, Commission staff plans to conduct a Public Workshop-Conference to afford Commission staff and interested parties an opportunity to explore and discuss the issues raised during the comment period.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 29, 1995. Notification of interest in representing an affected, interested party at the Public Workshop-Conference must be submitted on or before August 30, 1995. A list of affected interests appears in Part 2 of this Notice.
The Public Workshop-Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on November 13 and 14, 1995, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Six paper copies of each written comment should be submitted to: Secretary, Federal Trade Commission, Room H-159, Sixth and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Comments about the guides should be identified as "16 CFR Part 260 -- Comment." To encourage prompt and efficient review and dissemination of the comments to the public, all comments also should be submitted, if possible, in electronic form, on either a 5-1/4 or a 3-1/2 inch computer disk, with a label on the disk stating the name of the commenter and the name and version of the word processing program used to create the document. (Programs based on DOS are preferred. Files from other operating systems should be submitted in ASCII text format to be accepted.) Individuals filing comments need not submit multiple copies or comments in electronic form.
The FTC will make this notice and, to the extent technically possible, all comments received in response to this notice available to the public through the Internet. To access this notice and the comments filed in response to this notice, access the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.ftc.gov
At this time, the FTC cannot receive comments made in response to this notice over the Internet. [Emphasis added]
Notification of interest in the Public Workshop-Conference should be submitted in writing to Kevin Bank, Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580. The Public Workshop-Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on November 13 and 14, 1995.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Bank (firstname.lastname@example.org), (202) 326-2675, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has determined, as part of its oversight responsibilities, to review FTC rules and guides periodically. These reviews seek information about the costs and benefits of the Commission's rules and guides and their regulatory and economic impact. The information obtained will assist the Commission in identifying rules and guides that warrant modification or rescission.
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