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AGENCY:

Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to request public comments.

SUMMARY:

As part of its systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2009, it intends to request public comments on the rules and guide listed below (“Rules”). 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 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 during 2009:

(1) Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools, 16 CFR 254. Agency Contact: Julie A. Lady, (216) 263-3409, Federal Trade Commission, East Central Region, 1111 Superior Ave., Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44114.

(2) Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification, and Posting Rule, 16 CFR 306. Agency Contact: Matthew Wilshire, (202) 326-2976, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.

(3) Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans, 16 CFR 425. Agency Contact: Robin Rosen Spector, (202) 326-3740, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.

As part of its regulatory review, the Commission also has tentatively scheduled reviews of additional rules and guides for 2010 through 2019. 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 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
500Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA)2010
501Exemptions from Part 500 of the FPLA2010
502Regulations Under Section 5(C) of the FPLA2010
503Statements of General Policy or Interpretations Under the FPLA2010
424Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule2010
444Credit Practices Rule2010
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
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300Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act2011
301Rules and Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act2011
303Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act2011
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
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
410Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets2017
312Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule2017
18Guides for the Nursery Industry2018
305Appliance Labeling Rule2018
311Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil2018
436Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising2018
24Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products2019
453Funeral Industry Practices Rule2019
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