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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 rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2005, it intends to request public comments on the two rules listed below. The Commission will request comments on, among other things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the rules; possible conflict between the rules and state, local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the rules of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. No Commission determination on the need for or the substance of the rules should be inferred from the intent to publish request for comments. In addition, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.

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Further details may be obtained from the contract person listed for the particular rule.

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The Commission intends to initiate a review of and solicit public comments on the following rules during 2005:

(1) Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, 16 CFR part 312. Agency Contracts: Karen Muoio, (202) 326-2491, and Rona Kelner, (202) 326-2752, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580.

(2) Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets Rule, 16 CFR part 410. Agency Contact: Neil Blickman, (202) 326-3038, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580.

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 2006 through 2015. A copy of this tentative schedule is appended. The Commission, in its discretion, may 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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Regulatory Review Modified Ten-Year Schedule

16 CFR PartTopicYear to review
18Guides for the Nursery Industry2006
311Recycled Oil Rule2006
444Credit Practices Rule2006
455Used Car Rule2006
24Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products2007
435Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule2007
500Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA)2007
501Exemptions from Part 500 of the FPLA2007
502Regulations Under Section 5(C) of the FPLA2007
503Statements of General Policy or Interpretations Under the FPLA2007
424Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule2008
305Appliance Labeling Rule2008
306Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting Rule2008
429Cooling Off Rule2008
601Summary of Consumer Rights, Notice of User Responsibilities, and Notice of Furnisher Responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act2008
254Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools2009
260Guides for the use of Environmental Marketing Claims2009
300Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act2009
301Rules and Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act2009
303Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act2009
425Rule Concerning the Use of Negative Option Plans2009
239Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees2010
433Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses Rule2010
700Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act2010
701Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions2010
702Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms2010
703Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures2010
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23Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries2011
423Care Labeling Rule2011
14Administrative Interpretations, General Policy Statements, and Enforceable Policy Statements2011
20Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditions and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry2012
233Guides Against Deceptive Pricing2012
238Guides Against Bait Advertising2012
240Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services2012
251Guide Concerning Use of the Word “Free” and Similar Representations2012
259Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles2012
310Telemarketing Sales Rule2013
801Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Coverage Rules2013
802Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Exemption Rules2013
803Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Transmittal Rules2013
304Rules and Regulations under the Hobby Protection Act2014
309Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles2014
314Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information2014
456Ophthalmic Practice Rules2015
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[FR Doc. 05-593 Filed 1-11-05; 8:45 am]