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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; Notice and Request for Comments (Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Informal Settlement Procedures Rule.

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Comments Due:  April 17, 2014

16 CFR Part 312 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; iKeepSafe COPPA safe Harbor Program Application

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed safe harbor program that the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.

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Comments Due:  April 21, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  CoreLogic, Inc.

The consent agreement in this matter is designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from CoreLogic’s proposed acquisition of certain assets and other interests from TPG VI Ontario 1 AIV L.P.  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:  April 23, 2014

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

SCI has petitioned the FTC to approve the divestiture of certain assets in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas to Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments LLC and/or its affiliates.

Submit a Comment on the proposed sale of Mount Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri

Submit a Comment on the proposed sale of Overland Park Chapel in Overland Park, Kansas

Submit a Comment on the proposed sale of Johnson County Funeral Chapel & Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas

Submit a Comment on the proposed sale of Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas, Texas

Submit a Comment on the proposed sale of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas

Submit a Comment on the proposed sale of Emerald City Funeral Home & Cemetery in Kennedale, Texas

Comments Due:  April 21, 2014

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

SCI has petitioned the FTC to approve the divestiture of certain assets in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to StoneMor Partners L.P. and/or its affiliates.

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Comments Due:  April 26, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement: Fandango, LLC

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive marketing 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:  April 28, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement: Credit Karma, Inc.

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive marketing 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:  April 28, 2014

FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining U.S. Health Care Competition

The FTC seeks public comments related to the questions posed in the Federal Register Notice.

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Comments Due:  April 30, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Admongo Evaluation)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB to conduct an evaluation of Admongo, the Commission’s advertising literacy program for children ages 8-12.

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Comments Due:  May 2, 2014

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

SCI has petitioned the FTC to approve the divestiture in three separate applications of certain assets in in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Maryland to Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Inc., Cole & Garrett LLC, and Rollings Funeral Service, Inc.

Submit a Comment on the Proposed Sale to Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Inc.

Submit a Comment on the Proposed Sale to Cole & Garrett LLC

Submit a Comment on the Proposed Sale to Rollings Funeral Service, Inc.

Comments Due:  May 7, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Ardagh Group S.A., Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the anticompetitive effects of Ardagh’s proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.  The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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Comments Due:  May 12, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension (Fuel Rating Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2017, the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule, which will expire on May 31, 2014.

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Comments Due:  May 12, 2014

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Akorn and Hi-Tech Pharmacal

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting anticompetitive practices.  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:  May 14, 2014

Application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. for Prior Approval of the Sale of Assets

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application submitted by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to approve the sale of 22 former Advantage Rent a Car locations to Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Hertz) and Avis Budget Group (Avis).

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Comments Due:  May 19, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension (Funeral 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 Funeral Rule.

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Comments Due:  May 19, 2014

16 CFR Parts 500-503:  Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Public Comment

The Federal Trade Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC’s Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.

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Comments Due:  May 21, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Green Marketing Consumer Perception Study)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to conduct a study to examine consumer perception of environmental marketing claims.

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Comments Due:  May 27, 2014

16 CFR Part 306 Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise Rating, Certification, and Labeling Requirements for Ethanol-Gasoline Blends and to Allow an Alternative Octane Rating Method

The FTC seeks public comment on its proposal to make changes to its Fuel Rating Rule, which determines the fuel rating that appears on fuel pump labels, how octane levels are calculated, and helps to inform consumers about proper fuel for their vehicles.

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Comments Due:  June 2, 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)