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AGENCY:

Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to request public comments.

SUMMARY:

As part of its ongoing systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2006, it intends to request public comments on the rules and guides listed below. The Commission will request comments on, among other things, the economic impact of, and the continuing need for, the rules and guides; possible conflict between the rules and guides and state, local, or other federal laws or regulations; and the effect on the rules and guides of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. No Commission determination on the need for or the substance of the rules and guides should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments. In addition, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Commission intends to initiate a review of and solicit public comments on the following rules and guides during 2006:

(1) Guides for the Nursery Industry, 16 CFR part 18. Agency Contact: Janice Frankle (202) 326-3022, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580.

(2) Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil, 16 CFR part 311. Agency Contact: Neil Blickman, (202) 326-3038, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580.

(3) Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule, 16 CFR part 455. Agency Contact: John Hallerud, (312) 960-5615, Federal Trade Commission, Midwest Region, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 1860, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

In addition, the Commission previously announced that regulatory review of the Appliance Labeling Rule, 16 CFR part 305, would be combined with rulemaking required by Section 137 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. An Advance Notice of Proposed Start Printed Page 77078Rulemaking in that proceeding was published on November 2, 2005, 70 FR 66307, and comments are due on January 13, 2006.

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 2007 through 2016. 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,

Secretary.

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Appendix—Regulatory Review Modified Ten-Year Schedule

16 CFR partTopicYear to review
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
306Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting Rule2008
424Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule2008
429Rule concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations2008
444Credit Practices 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
14Administrative Interpretations, General Policy Statements, and Enforcement Policy Statements2011
23Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries2011
423Care Labeling Rule2011
20Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned 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
315Contact Lens Rule2015
316Rules Implementing the CAN-SPAM Act of 20032015
456Ophthalmic Practice Rules2015
603Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Rules—Definitions2015
610FCRA Rules—Free Annual File Disclosures2015
611FCRA Rules—Prohibition Against Circumventing Treatment as a Nationwide Consumer Reporting Agency2015
613FCRA Rules—Duration of Active Duty Alerts2015
614FCRA Rules—Appropriate Proof of Identity2015
698FCRA Rules—Summaries, Notices, and Forms2015
460Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation2016
682FCRA Rules—Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records2016
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[FR Doc. 05-24613 Filed 12-28-05; 8:45 am]

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