Announced Actions for October 3, 2000

For Your Information

Approval of amended complaint:

The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in the following matter: FTC v. Epic Resorts, et al. The original complaint in this matter was filed as part of "Operation Travel Unravel," a travel-fraud sweep announced by the Commission on August 22, 2000. Through the amended complaint, the FTC alleges that the defendants violated the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and its implementing Regulation Z by failing to issue credits to consumers after telling them that such credits would be issued. The Commission vote to amend the complaint was 5-0. The amended complaint was filed on September 1, 2000. (File No. 002-3157; X000093; staff contact is Collot Guerard, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3338; see related press release dated August 22, 2000.)

Reopening and modification of final order:

The Commission has voted to reopen and modify a final FTC order concerning the following: Alliant Techsystems, Inc. On March 16, 1993, the Commission approved a final order prohibiting Alliant from acquiring or selling any interests or assets of a system contractor for 30mm lightweight ammunition or 120mm tank ammunition without prior approval of the Commission for 10 years from the date of the order. Citing the Commission's "Prior Approval Policy Statement," issued in June 1995, Alliant requested that the FTC modify the original order to replace the "prior approval" requirement with a "prior notice" requirement. The Commission vote to reopen and modify the order was 5-0. (Docket No. 9524; staff contact is Elizabeth A. Piotrowski, 202-326-2623; see press releases dated December 18, 1992 and March 22, 1993.)

Publication of Federal Register notice:

The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of the public comment period for the following: The Privacy Safeguards Rule Being Developed Pursuant to Section 501(b) of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. As detailed in the notice, the FTC will now accept public comments until October 24, 2000. Written comments should be identified as "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Privacy Safeguards Rule, 16 CFR Part 3 -Comment" and sent to the Secretary, Federal Trade Commission, Room H-159, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Comments may also be submitted electronically in the format described in the notice. The FTC's original Notice and Request for Comment in this matter, dated September 7, 2000, is available on the Commission's Web site at www.ftc.gov. The Commission vote to publish the Federal Register notice was 5-0. (FTC File No. 002-3054; staff contact is Laura Berger, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3224; see related press release dated August 31, 2000.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; toll free: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

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