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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 Cemetery Assets

The FTC is seeking public comments on SCI’s application to approve the sale of cemetery assets in Tennessee to Alliance Funeral Group, Incorporated.

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Comments Due:  September 2, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement: Akorn, Inc.

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orders—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due:  September 3, 2014

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

The FTC is seeking public comments on SCI’s applications to approve the sale of funeral and cemetery assets to Miami Memorial, LLC in Florida.

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Comments Due:  September 11, 2014

Application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to Sell Certain Mortuary Assets

The FTC is seeking public comments on SCI’s applications to approve the sale of mortuary assets to Guerra & Gutierrez, LLC, and Guerra & Gutierrez Enterprises, Inc. in California.

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Comments Due:  September 11, 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

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:  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

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of National Association of Residential Property Managers, Inc.,

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

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Comments Due:  September 23, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.

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

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Comments Due:  September 23, 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:  October 15, 2014 (end of comment period)