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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.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (R-value Rule)

FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the R-value Rule

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Comments Due:  December 24, 2014

16 CFR Part 312: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: AgeCheq Application for Parental Consent Method (Second Proposed New Method)

The FTC seeks public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that AgeCheq, Inc., has submitted for approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

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Comments Due:  December 29, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Medtronic, Inc. and Covidien plc

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition.  The Analysis of Proposed Consent Order 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:  December 29, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of PaymentsMD, LLC 

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices.  The Analysis of Proposed Consent Order 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:  January 2, 2015

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Michael C. Hughes 

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices.  The Analysis of Proposed Consent Order 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:  January 2, 2015

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Notice and Request for Comment (FTC Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection)

The FTC seeks public comments on proposed information requests by compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers.

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Comments Due:  January 5, 2015 (end of comment period)

Application by Community Health Systems, Inc. to Sell Certain Hospital Assets

The FTC is seeking public comments on Community Health System, Inc.’s application to approve the sale of hospital assets in Alabama to an affiliate of Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

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Comments Due:  January 8, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (Business Opportunity Rule)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years its OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Business Opportunity Rule.

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Comments Due:  January 8, 2015 (end of comment period)

Application by H.I.G. Bayside Debt & LBO Fund II, L.P. to Sell Certain Hospital Assets

The FTC is seeking public comments on H.I.G. Bayside Debt & LBO Fund II, L.P.’s application to approve the sale of hospital assets in Florida to Dr. Mark W. Hollmann.

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Comments Due:  January 9, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice (Administrative Activities)

FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements pertaining to the Commission’s administrative activities

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Comments Due:  January 13, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of Eli Lilly and Company and Novartis AG

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 orders—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due:  January 21, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of TXVT Limited Partnership, doing business as Trophy Nissan.

The 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 consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due:  January 22, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Professional Skaters Association, 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:  January 22, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Professional Lighting and Sign Management Company of America, 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:  January 22, 2015 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 455:  Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The FTC seeks supplemental public comments on proposed changes to the agency’s Used Car Rule and the Used Car Buyers Guide that the Rule requires dealers to display

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Comments Due:  January 30, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension (Fair Packaging and Labeling Rule)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for the FTC’s enforcement of the information collection requirements in its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations (FPLA Rules).

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Comments Due:  February 17, 2015 (end of comment period)