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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; Notice (Telemarketing Sales Rule)

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearances for the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule.

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Comments Due: August 24, 2016 (end of comment period)

Application for Divestiture:  American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.

The Commission is seeking public comment on the petition of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. for approval of the proposed divestiture of certain assets related to the CO2 business located in Galva, Iowa and Sargeant Bluff, Iowa, to Aspen Air U.S. Corporation.

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Comments Due: August 25, 2016 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Mylan, N.V.

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the anticompetitive effects of Mylan N.V.’s proposed acquisition of Meda AB. The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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Comments Due:  August 29, 2016

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. and Allergan PLC

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition and practices that may substantially lessen 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 order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due: August 29, 2016 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 460: Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (the “R-value Rule”); Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Public Comments

The FTC is seeking public comments on the overall costs and benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its R-value Rule

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Comments Due: September 6, 2016 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Mars Petcare US, Inc.

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the unfair and deceptive practices by Mars Petcare US, Inc. concerning its Eukanaba brand dog food.  The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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Comments Due: September 6, 2016 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 259: Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles; Regulatory Review; Proposed Amendments to Reflect Current EPA and NHTSA Fuel Economy Rules; Extension of Deadline for Submission of Public Comments to September 7, 2016

The FTC is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to the Fuel Economy Guide to reflect current EPA and NHTSA fuel economy labeling rules and to consider advertising claims prevalent in the market.

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

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of Fortiline, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition.  The Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the 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 8, 2016

Proposed Consent Agreement:

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the anticompetitive effects of ON Semiconductor’s proposed acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor. The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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Comments Due: September 26, 2016

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; 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

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)