FTC Approves Federal Register Notice on Nursery Guides

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Commission approval of Federal Register notice: The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice concerning the FTC’s Guides for the Nursery Industry (Nursery Guides). The notice, which can be found on the Commission’s Web site as a link to this press release, states that as part of the regulatory review process, the Commission recently solicited public comments on the Guides, which were originally promulgated in 1979 and address numerous sales practices for outdoor plants, including claims as to quantity, size, grade, kind, species, age, maturity, vigor, hardness, growth ability, price, and origin or place where grown. The public comment period has now closed, the Commission has evaluated the comments received, and has – with the exception of correcting one typographical error – decided to retain the Guides in their current form.

The Commission vote authorizing the publication of the Federal Register notice was 5-0. (FTC File No. P994248; the staff contact is Janice Podoll Frankle, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3022; see press release dated July 6, 2006.

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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