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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.

16 CFR Part 433:  Rules and Regulations Under the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses (Holder in Due Course Rule); Request for Public Comments

The FTC is seeking public comments on the overall costs and benefits, and regulatory impact of its Holder in Due Course Rule.

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Comments Due: February 12, 2016 (end of comment period)

Proposed Consent Agreement:  General Motors, LLC

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the unfair and deceptive practices of General Motors alleged in the accompanying complaint in connection with claims concerning the safety of its used vehicles. The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Jim Koons Management Company

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the unfair and deceptive practices of Jim Koons Management Company alleged in the accompanying complaint in connection with its failure to disclose safety issues concerning its used vehicles. The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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

Proposed Consent Agreement:  Lithia Motors, Inc.

The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the unfair and deceptive practices of Lithia Motors alleged in the accompanying complaint in connection with its failure to disclose safety issues concerning its used vehicles. The Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.

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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice and Request for Comment (Health Breach Notification Rule)

The FTC is seeking 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 the Health Breach Notification Rule.

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Comments Due: March 4, 2016 (end of comment period)

FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining the U.S. Auto Distribution System

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on January 19, 2016, to explore competition and related issues in the U.S. auto distribution system, including how consumers and businesses may be affected by state regulations and emerging trends in the industry.

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Comments Due: March 4, 2016 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension (Auto Buyer Consumer Survey)

The FTC plans to conduct a qualitative survey of consumers who recently purchased an automobile and financed that purchase through a dealer and is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research.

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

Proposed Consent Agreement:  In the Matter of General Workings Inc., a corporation, also doing business as Vulcun, and Ali Moiz and Murtaza Hussain

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: March 8, 2016 (end of comment period)

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension (Alternative Fuels)

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 its Alternative Fuels Rule.

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

16 CFR Part 23:  Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (Jewelry Guides); Request for Public Comments on Proposed Amendments

16 CFR Part 23:  Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (Jewelry Guides); Request for Public Comments on Proposed Amendments

The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed revisions to the Jewelry Guides.

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Comments Due: April 4, 2016 (end of comment period)