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Federal Trade Commission.


Notice of intent to request public comments.


As part of its systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission gives notice that, during 2010, it intends to request public comments on the rules 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 of any technological, economic, or other industry changes on the Rules. Further, the Commission gives notice that, based on its current ongoing review proceedings, it is postponing regulatory review for certain rules previously scheduled for 2010 review. In addition, the Commission announces that it is accelerating its review of the Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Rule to 2010. 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. Finally, the Commission announces a revised 10-year regulatory review schedule.


Comments must be submitted on or before April 16, 2010.

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Further details may be obtained from the contact 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 2010:

(1) Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule, 16 CFR 424. Agency Contact: Janice Podoll Frankle, (202) 326-3022, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Start Printed Page 12716Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.

(2) Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses Rule, 16 CFR 433. Agency Contact: Ronald G. Isaac, (202) 326-3231, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Financial Practices, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.

(3) Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Rule, 16 CFR 309. Agency Contact: Hampton Newsome, (202) 326-2889, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Enforcement, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.

The Commission is accelerating its review of the Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Rule, previously scheduled for review in 2014, to ensure that FTC-required vehicle labels are consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy labeling requirements. Additionally, because the Commission has ongoing reviews relating to a number of its rules and guides and other rulemaking proceedings, it is postponing review of the following matters previously scheduled for 2010 review: Regulations Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, et al., 16 CFR 500-503; the Credit Practices Rule, 16 CFR 444; the Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees, 16 CFR 239; and the Interpretations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, et al., 16 CFR 700-703.

A copy of the Commission’s revised regulatory review schedule for 2011 through 2020 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. By direction of the Commission.

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Donald S. Clark,


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14Administrative Interpretations, General Policy Statements, and Enforcement Policy Statements2011
23Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries2011
239Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees2011
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
444Credit Practices Rule2011
700Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act2011
701Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions2011
702Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms2011
703Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures2011
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
500Regulations Under Section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA)2013
501Exemptions from Part 500 of the FPLA2013
502Regulations Under Section 5(c) of the FPLA2013
503Statements of General Policy or Interpretations Under the FPLA2013
801Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Coverage Rules2013
802Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Exemption Rules2013
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803Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Transmittal Rules2013
304Rules and Regulations under the Hobby Protection Act2014
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
642FCRA Rules - Prescreen Opt-Out Notice2016
682FCRA Rules - Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records2016
312Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule2017
410Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets2017
18Guides for the Nursery Industry2018
305Appliance Labeling Rule2018
311Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil2018
436Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising2018
641FCRA Rules - Duties of Users of Consumer Reports Regarding Address Discrepancies2018
680FCRA Rules - Affiliate Marketing2018
681FCRA Rules - Identity Theft Rules2018
24Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products2019
453Funeral Industry Practices Rule2019
255Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising2020
313Privacy of Consumer Financial Information2020
317Prohibition of Energy Market Manipulation Rule2020
318Health Breach Notification Rule2020
901FDCPA - Procedures for State Application for Exemption From the Provisions of the Act2020
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[FR Doc. 2010-5746 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]