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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.

FTC Staff Study:  Certificates of Public Advantage (COPA) Assessment

FTC staff requests public comment to enhance its ongoing study of the impact of COPA on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services. Staff encourages empirical research by academics and healthcare industry stakeholders regarding these topics, as well as suggestions regarding potential case studies and data sources.

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Comments Due:  Open Until Further Notice

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice (Business Opportunity 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 the Commission’s Business Opportunity Rule.

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Comments Due: November 27, 2017 (end of comment period)

16 CFR Part 305: Energy Labeling Rule; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Proposal to Amend the Energy Rule by Updating Ranges of Comparability and Unit Energy Cost Figures on EnergyGuide Labels for Dishwashers, Furnaces, Room AC and Pool Heaters

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to amend the Energy Labeling Rule by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters.

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Comments Due: December 4, 2017 (end of comment period)

Draft Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2018-2022

The FTC is seeking public comment on its draft strategic plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022.

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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice and request for comment (Negative Option 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 Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans (Negative Option Rule).

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Comments Due: December 8, 2017 (end of comment period)

Petition to Modify Order: Sears Holdings Management Corporation

The FTC seeks public comment on the request by Sears Holdings Management Corporation to modify the 2009 order to amend the definition of “tracking application.”  

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Comments Due: December 8, 2017 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice (R-value Rule)

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

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Comments Due: December 11, 2017 (end of comment period)

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

The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend, for three years, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule) (OMB Control Number 3084–0105).

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Comments Due:  December 15, 2017 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension (Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco)

The FTC seeks public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the current PRA clearance for information collection requests to the largest domestic cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturers.

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Comments Due: December 17, 2017 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP.

The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act and Section 7 of the Clayton Act arising from the proposed acquisition of certain Jet-Pep, Inc. (“Jet-Pep”) assets. The Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the Complaint and the terms of the Decision and Order that would settle these allegations.

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Comments Due: December 22, 2017 (end of comment period)