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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 Baxter International Inc.; Claris Lifesciences Limited; and Arjun Handa

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair 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 orders—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due: August 21, 2017 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 316: CAN-SPAM Rule: Rule Review; Request for Public Comments

As part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment about the efficiency, costs, benefits and regulatory impact of the FTC’s the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (the “CAN-SPAM Rule”)

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Comments Due: August 31, 2017 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 410: Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets; ; Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR); Request for Public Comment

As part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC’s “Picture Tube Rule”.

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Comments Due: August 31, 2017 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Privacy Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for disclosure requirements in the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule (Privacy Rule).

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Comments Due: September 5, 2017 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of Benjamin Moore & Co., 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: September 11, 2017

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of Imperial Paints

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: September 11, 2017

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of ICP Construction 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: September 11, 2017

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of YOLO Colorhouse, 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: September 11, 2017

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice (Franchise Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years its OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Franchise Rule.

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Comments Due: September 18, 2017 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of National Association of Animal Breeders, 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: September 19, 2017 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice (Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request for renewed OMB clearance for the FTC to collect information obtained from the major cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturers.

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Comments Due: October 10, 2017 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Negative Option Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Negative Option Rule.

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Comments Due: October 16, 2017 (end of comment period)