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601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on July 15, 2008, to examine developments in green building and textiles claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission’s regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (16 CFR Part 260), which the FTC previously announced in a Federal Register Notice on November 26, 2007. For questions related to the workshop, contact FTC Attorneys Robin Rosen Spector (202-326-3740) or Janice Podoll Frankle (202-326-3022), Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION

The event is free and open to the public. All attendees will be required to display a current driver's license or other valid form of photo identification. The Conference Center is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation related to a disability, please call Julia Plonowski, (202) 326-2289.

Pre-registration for this workshop is not necessary, but is encouraged, so that we may better plan for the event.

To pre-register, email your name and affiliation to buildingandtextilesworkshop@ftc.gov.

NOTE:
When you pre-register, we will collect your name, affiliation, and your email address. This information will be used to estimate how many people will attend. We may use your email address to contact you with information about the workshop.

  • Request for Comments

    FILING A COMMENT

    The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments on issues related to this workshop. Comments to inform discussion at the workshop must be received by July 1, 2008. All comments in response to the Federal Register Notice [PDF] are due by August 15, 2008.

    Comments should be captioned “Green Building and Textiles Workshop – Comment, Project No.P084203” and submitted according to the instructions below.

    To File Electronically:

    Follow the instructions and fill out the form at https://secure.commentworks.com/ftc-buildingandtextilesworkshop.

    To File in Paper Form:

    Include “Green Building and Textiles Workshop – Comment, Project No.P084203” both in the text and on the envelope, and mail or deliver to the following address:

    Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary
    600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Room H-135 (Annex B)
    Washington, DC 20580

    Because postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form, as prescribed above. The FTC requests that you send any comment by courier or overnight service, if possible.

    To Request Confidential Treatment:

    You must file in paper form and clearly label the first page of the document with “Confidential” and comply with Commission Rule 4.9 (c).

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at ftc.gov or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.