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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice (Prescreen Opt-Out Disclosure Rule)
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearances for information collection requirements contained in the Prescreen Opt-Out Rule.
Comments Due: July 25, 2016 (end of comment period)
Proposed Consent Agreement: Ball/Rexam
The Proposed Consent Agreement in this matter remedies the anticompetitive effects in the market for aluminum beverage cans that otherwise would result from Ball Corporation's acquisition of all the voting securities of Rexam PLC. The Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes the consent agreement package.
Comments Due: July 28, 2016
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; Request for Public Comments
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.
Comments Due: August 8, 2016 (end of comment period)
Proposed Consent Agreement: In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group NV/SA
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.
Comments Due: August 22, 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
Comments Due: September 6, 2016 (end of comment period)
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.
Comments Due: November 2, 2016 (end of comment period)