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Matters Open for Comment

Below is a listing of matters for which the Commission is currently accepting public comments.  Matters are listed in chronological order by comment submission deadline.

Application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to Sell Certain Funeral and Cemetery Assets

The FTC is seeking public comments on SCI’s application to approve the sale of funeral and cemetery assets in Tennessee to Heritage Family Funeral Services, Inc. and Heritage Family Cemetery, Inc.

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Comments Due:  August 4, 2014

Application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to Sell Certain Funeral and Cemetery Assets

The FTC is seeking public comments on SCI’s application to approve the sale of cemetery assets in Georgia to Hunsaker Partners, LLC.

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Comments Due:  August 8, 2014

Petition of Franchise Services of North America, Inc. for Prior Approval of the Sale of the Portland and San Jose Locations

The FTC is seeking public comments In the Matter of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. on the Petition of Franchise Services of North America, Inc. for Prior Approval of the Sale of the Portland and San Jose Locations

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Comments Due:  August 12, 2014

Public Workshop (September 15, 2014) to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers

The FTC invites comments, reports, and original research from the public on the proposed topics related to the use of “big data” and its impact on low income and underserved populations

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Comments Due:  August 15, 2014 (for pre-workshop comments); October 15, 2014 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 305: Energy Labeling Rule: Federal Register Notice; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to expand coverage of the Lighting Facts label, change the current label categories for refrigerators, revise the Ceiling Fan label design, and require Room Air Conditioner labels on packaging

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Comments Due:  August 18, 2014

16 CFR Part 305:  Energy Labeling Rule; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to expand coverage of the Lighting Facts label, change the current label categories for refrigerators, revise the ceiling fan label design, and require room air conditioner labels on packaging instead of on the units.

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Comments Due:  August 18, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (GLB Privacy Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Privacy Rule

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Comments Due:  August 18, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Engineered Plastic Systems, LLC

The proposed consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices.  The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the proposed consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due:  August 18, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreements:  Mr. Jacob J. Alifraghis, Also Doing Business As InstantUPCCodes.com, and 680 Digital, Inc., Also Doing Business As Nationwide Barcode, and Philip B. Peretz

The consent agreements in these matters settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition.  The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent orders—embodied in the consent agreements—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due:  August 18, 2014

Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice To Hold Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold a joint public workshop on June 23, 2014, to explore the economic and legal analysis of conditional pricing practices among firms in a supply chain.

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Comments Due:  August 22, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Franchise Rule); Notice

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance information requirements contained it Franchise Rule.

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Comments Due:  September 15, 2014

16 CFR Part 304:  Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act; Request for Comments

The FTC seeks public comments on the overall costs and benefits of its Hobby Protection Act Rules.

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Comments Due:  September 22, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Negative Option Rule)

The FTC intends to ask OMB to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Negative Option Rule.

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Comments Due:  September 22, 2014

Hobby Protection Act Rules Review

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on specific questions relating to the overall impact of the Hobby Protection Act rules and regulations, as part of the agency’s periodic review of all its regulations and guides.

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Comments Due:  September 22, 2014