1309003 Informal Interpretation

Date:
Rule:
803.5
Staff:
Michael Verne
Response/Comments:

E-mail is OK too as long as it is addressed to a specific individual, not a general e-mail address. If by mail, notice is deemed to occur on the date of receipt.

Question

From: Verne, B. Michael [mailto:MVERNE@ftc.gov]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 9:48 AM
To: (Redacted); Walsh, Kathryn

Subject: RE: 803.5 Notice for 801.30 transactions

E-mail is OK too as long as it is addressed to a specific individual, not a general e-mail address. If by mail, notice is deemed to occur on the date of receipt.

 

From: (Redacted)
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 9:46AM
To: Walsh, Kathryn; Verne, B. Michael
Subject: 803.5 Notice for 801.30 transactions

Kate and Mike,

My understanding has been that notice by mail, hand delivery, or fax is sufficient, and notice by email is not. Is this still the PNO view? I assume if by mail, notice is deemed to occur on receipt not on the date of mailing. Is that right? Thanks,

E-mail is OK too as long as it is addressed to a specific individual, not a general e-mail address. If by mail, notice is deemed to occur on the date of receipt.

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