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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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension (Funeral Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Funeral Rule.

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Comments Due: June 23, 2017 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Son Le and Bao Le, Matter No. 162 3178

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:  June 30, 2017 (end of comment period)

Application from LafargeHolcim Ltd. to Amend Several Agreements that were Part of 2015 Divestiture Ordered by the FTC

The FTC seeks public comments on an application by LafargeHoldim Ltd. to amend the terms of several agreements that were a part of a 2015 FTC order settling charges that the $25 billion merger of Holcim and Lafarge would likely harm competition in the U.S.

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Comments Due:  July 3, 2017 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension (Fuel Rating Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Fuel Rating Rule.

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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension (RBP Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for the FTC’s enforcement of the information collection requirements in is Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations (RBP Rule).

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Comments Due: July 13, 2017 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 303: Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Commission proposes amending the Textile Rules to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark’s registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office before using the mark on labels, and to no longer restrict the use of such trademarks to only those also employed as house marks.

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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment; Notice (Franchise Rule)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Franchise Rule.

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Comments Due:  August 7, 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)