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The Commission has reopened the public comment period for the review of its Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans at the request of an organization and state and local governments seeking additional time. The public comment period has been extended for 60 days, until October 13, 2009. Information on how and where to submit comments can be found in a new Federal Register notice on the Commission’s Web site.

The vote approving the extension of the public comment period was 4-0. (FTC File No. P064202; the staff contacts are Robin R. Spector, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3740, and Matthew Wilshire, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2976; see press release dated May 11, 2009, at

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

(FYI 39.2009.wpd)

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