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Regulatory Review; Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments

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Federal Trade Commission.


Notice of intent to request public comments.


As part of its ongoing systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that it intends to request public comments on the rule and guides listed below during 2002. The Commission will request comments on, among other things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the rule and guides; possible conflict between the rule and guides and state, local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the rule and guides of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. No Commission determination on the need for or the substance of the rule and guides should be inferred from the intent to publish requests for comments.

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Further details may be obtained from the contact person listed for the particular item.

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The Commission intends to initiate a review of and solicit public comments on the following rule and guides during 2002:

(1) Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, 16 CFR 255. Agency Contact: Richard Cleland, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3088.

(2) Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles, 16 CFR 309. Agency Contact: Neil Blickman, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3038.

As part of its ongoing program to review all current Commission rules and guides, the Commission also has tentatively scheduled reviews of other rules and guides for 2003 through 2011. A copy of this tentative schedule is appended. The Commission may in its discretion modify or reorder the schedule in the future to incorporate new legislative rules, or to respond to external factors (such as changes in the law) or other considerations.

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Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41-58.

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By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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Appendix—Regulatory Review Modified Revolving Ten-Year Schedule

16 CFR PartTopicYear to review
255Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising2002
309Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles2002
228Tire Advertising and Labeling Guides2003
304Rules and Regulations under the Hobby Protection Act2003
600Statements of General Policy or Interpretations Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act2003
18Guides for the Nursery Industry2004
410TV Picture Tube Size Rule2004
424Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule2004
14Administrative Interpretations, General Policy Statements, and Enforcement Policy Statements2005
311Recycled Oil Rule2005
312Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule2005
444Credit Practices Rule2005
455Used Car Rule2005
24Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products2006
435Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule2006
500Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (“FPLA”)2006
501Exemptions from Part 500 of the FPLA2006
502Regulations Under Section 5(c) of the FPLA2006
503Statements of General Policy or Interpretations Under the FPLA2006
305Appliance Labeling Rule2007
306Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting Rule2007
429Cooling Off Rule2007
601Summary of Consumer Rights, Notice of User Responsibilities, and Notice of Furnisher Responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act2007
254Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools2008
260Guides for the use of Environmental Marketing Claims2008
300Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 19392008
301Rules and Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act2008
303Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act2008
425Rule Concerning the Use of Negative Option Plans2008
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239Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees2009
433Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses Rule2009
700Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act2009
701Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions2009
702Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms2009
703Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures2009
23Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries2010
423Care Labeling Rule2010
20Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry2011
233Guides Against Deceptive Pricing2011
238Guides Against Bait Advertising2011
240Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services2011
251Guide Concerning Use of the Word “Free” and Similar Representations2011
259Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles2011
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[FR Doc. 02-5124 Filed 3-1-02; 8:45 am]