FTC Extends Public Comment Period in Free Credit Report Rule Proceeding To December 7, 2009

For Release

The Commission today announced an extension of the public comment period for the recently issued proposal to amend the “Free Credit Report Rule” (formally the Free Annual File Disclosures Rule). The Commission posted the proposed rule on the FTC’s Web site on October 7, 2009, and stated that public comments were due no later than November 30, 2009. In response to a recent request that the comment period be extended, the Commission has determined to extend the comment period until December 7, 2009. The Federal Register notice, which is available now on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release, provides information on how, and in what form, comments should be submitted.

The Commission vote approving the issuance of Federal Register notice announcing the extension of the public comment period was 4-0.

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.

(FTC File No. R411005)

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