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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:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request (HSR PRA Clearance Extension)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements in its Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (“HSR Rules”) and corresponding Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (“Notification and Report Form”). 

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Comments Due: October 11, 2016 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Comment Request (Contact Lens Rule PRA Clearance Extension)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Contact Lens Rule.

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Comments Due:  October 11, 2016 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension (Affiliate Marketing Rule)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements in its Affiliate Marketing Rule.

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Comments Due: October 14, 2016

Agency Information Collection Activities:  Comment Request (Auto Buyer Consumer Survey)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposed consumer research. The proposed information collection will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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Comments Due:  October 14, 2016 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice (Regulation N)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend, for three years, the current PRA clearance for its portion of the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Regulation N (the Mortgage Acts and Practices--Advertising Rule).

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Comments Due:  October 31, 2016

FTC Workshop on Testing Effectiveness of Consumer Disclosures

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on Sept. 15, 2016 to examine the testing and evaluation of disclosures that companies make to consumers about advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information. Members of the public may submit comments for the workshop online.

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Comments Due: November 2, 2016 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 314: Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information; Request for Public Comment

The FTC is seeking public comments on its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information. This is part of the FTC’s systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.

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Comments Due: November 7, 2016 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 305:   Energy Labeling Rule; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Public Comments

The FTC proposes amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to require labels for portable air conditioners, large-diameter and high-speed small diameter ceiling fans, and instantaneous electric water heaters.  Additionally, it proposes eliminating certain marking requirements for plumbing products.

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Comments Due:  November 14, 2016 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 682: Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records; Request for Public Comment

The FTC is seeking public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records

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Comments Due:  November 21, 2016 (end of comment period)