The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for members of the public to comment on the joint FTC/Department of Justice proposed revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines through June 4, 2010, at the request of several organizations that plan to submit comments. The proposed Guidelines were issued on April 20, 2010, and the original comment period was set to expire on May 20, 2010.
When the proposed Guidelines were issued, the FTC also posted a Request for Views, which is on the Commission’s website and can be found at: http://www.ftc.gov/os/2010/04/100420hmg-requestviews.pdf. Comments on the proposed Guidelines can be submitted electronically at: https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/hmgrevisedguides. Comments made to date can be found at: http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm.
The FTC vote approving the comment period extension was 5-0. (FTC File No. P092900; see press release dated April 20, 2010, at: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/04/hmg.shtm.)
Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov 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 20.2010.wpd)