Trade Regulations Rules and Industry Guides
- Consider the Alternatives: Alternative Fueled Vehicles and Alternative Vehicle Fuels
Driving a car fueled by something other than gasoline or diesel fuel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Alternative fuels such as methanol, ethanol, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and electricity produce fewer tail pipe pollutants than conventional gasoline and diesel fuel. In 1992, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act to promote the use of alternative fuels. Congress also directed the FTC to issue labeling requirements for alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles.
- Environmental Marketing Guides
Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (May 1, 1998)
- Franchise and Business Opportunities Rule
The Rule requires sellers of franchises and business opportunities to give prospective buyers a disclosure document containing specific information about the franchise and any earnings claims that are made.
- Funeral Rule
The Rule requires funeral directors to disclose price and other information about funeral goods and services.
- Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries
Guides for the Jewelry Industry
- Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-Value Rule)
The Rule requires manufacturers, professional installers, and retail sellers of thermal insulation products sold for residential use, and new home sellers to disclose the insulation's thermal performance ("R-value") to consumers prior to purchase.
- Telemarketing Sales Rule
The Rule requires telemarketers to disclose information that would affect a consumer's purchasing decision before the consumer agrees to pay for any goods or services the telemarketer is selling.