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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.

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Cerberus Institutional Partners V, LP., AB Acquisition, LLC, and Safeway Inc.

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:  February 26, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Craig Brittain

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:  March 2, 2015 (end of comment period)

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

The FTC seeks comments concerning miscellaneous refrigeration products not covered by existing labeling.

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Comments Due:  March 3, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Finance Select, Inc.

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:  March 3, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of First American Title Lending of Georgia, 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:  March 3, 2015 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

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:  March 3, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Apparel Rules)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for three years current Paperwork Reduction Act clearances for Information collection requirements contained in three product labeling rules.

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Comments Due:  March 10, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (Administrative Activities)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements relating to the Commission’s administrative activities.

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Comments Due:  March 11, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Remedy Study)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to conduct a study to update and expand on the divestiture study it conducted in the mid-1990’s .

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

16 CFR Part 455:  Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rulemaking to March 17, 2015

In a November 28, 2014, Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘‘SNPRM’’), the FTC proposed further amendments to the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule following a review of public comments concerning its December 2012 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. In response to a December 31, 2014, request, the Commission is extending the comment period announced in the November 2014 SNPRM from January 30, 2015 to March 17, 2015.

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

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Health Discovery Corporation. 

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:  March 25, 2015

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Novartis AG. 

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

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Comments Due:  March 25, 2015

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (Admongo Evaluation)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to conduct an evaluation of Admongo, its advertising literacy program for children ages 8-12.

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Comments Due:  March 26, 2015 (end of comment period)

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

The FTC is proposing to amend the Rules and is seeking comment on its proposals.

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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Fur Rules)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend, for three years, the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for information collection requirements contained in the rules and regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act, 16 CFR 301. 

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

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of AmeriFreight, Inc.

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend, for three years, the current Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for information collection requirements contained in the rules and regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act, 16 CFR 301. 

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Comments Due:  March 31, 2015 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Pay-Per-Call Rule)

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:  April 13, 2015 (end of comment period)

Announcement of Second Public Workshop In the Series Entitled "Examining Health Care Competition"

To Study Recent Developments Related To Health Care Provider Organization and Payment Models That May Affect Competition and Consumer Protection in the Provision of Health Care Services, and Co-Hosted By the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice -- and of the Opportunity For Public Comment

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