CFR Title 16 Commercial Practices

CFR Title 16 – Commercial Practices

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2018-09-14RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionTelemarketing Sales Rule FeesThe Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee...2018-20048"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-20048.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-20048/telemarketing-sales-rule-feesThe Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
2018-09-10Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRescission of Guides for the Nursery IndustryThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission''), following its initial review of the Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''), proposes to rescind the Guides and remove them from the Code of Federal Regulations.2018-19227"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19227.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19227/rescission-of-guides-for-the-nursery-industryThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission''), following its initial review of the Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''), proposes to rescind the Guides and remove them from the Code of Federal Regulations.
2018-09-10RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionPremerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period RequirementsC2-2018-14378"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/C2-2018-14378.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/C2-2018-14378/premerger-notification-reporting-and-waiting-period-requirements
2018-08-16RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter IndustriesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') adopts revised Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). This document summarizes the Commission's revisions to the previous Guides and...2018-17454"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17454.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17454/guides-for-the-jewelry-precious-metals-and-pewter-industriesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') adopts revised Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). This document summarizes the Commission's revisions to the previous Guides and includes the final Guides as revised. Readers can find the Commission's complete analysis in the Statement of Basis and Purpose (``SBP'') on the FTC's website at https://www.ftc.gov/public-statements/2018/07/statement- basis-purpose-final-revisions-jewelry-guides.
2018-07-23RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProhibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Revision of Determinations Regarding Certain Plastics; CorrectionOn January 26, 2018, the Commission issued a direct final rule to revise the plastics determinations rule to cover certain phthalates that the phthalates final rule prohibits from use in children's toys and child care articles. That document contained...2018-15661"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15661.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15661/prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalates-revision-ofOn January 26, 2018, the Commission issued a direct final rule to revise the plastics determinations rule to cover certain phthalates that the phthalates final rule prohibits from use in children's toys and child care articles. That document contained typographical errors. This document corrects the typographical errors in the direct final rule.
2018-07-23RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProhibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates; CorrectionOn October 27, 2017, the Commission issued a final rule prohibiting children's toys and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of certain phthalates. That document contained typographical and technical errors. This...2018-15662"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15662.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15662/prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalates-correctionOn October 27, 2017, the Commission issued a final rule prohibiting children's toys and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of certain phthalates. That document contained typographical and technical errors. This document corrects those errors.
2018-07-16RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionPremerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period RequirementsThe Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'' or ``FTC'') and...2018-14378"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-16/pdf/2018-14378.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/16/2018-14378/premerger-notification-reporting-and-waiting-period-requirementsThe Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'' or ``FTC'') and the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (``the Assistant Attorney General'' or ``DOJ'') (together the ``Antitrust Agencies'' or ``Agencies'') and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. The Commission is amending the Rules to make them clearer and easier to apply. The Commission is also amending the Rules to allow for the use of email in certain circumstances. Finally, the Commission is adding updated Instructions to the Premerger Notification and Report Form which include amendments for clarity and to make several non-substantive changes.
2018-07-13RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door OperatorsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is amending its regulation, Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), in the entrapment protection...2018-14909"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-13/pdf/2018-14909.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/13/2018-14909/safety-standard-for-automatic-residential-garage-door-operatorsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is amending its regulation, Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), in the entrapment protection provisions in UL's standard UL 325, Standard for Safety: Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems, Seventh Edition.
2018-07-02RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Booster SeatsPursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing this final rule establishing a safety standard for booster seats. The Commission is also amending its regulations...2018-14133"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-02/pdf/2018-14133.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/02/2018-14133/safety-standard-for-booster-seatsPursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing this final rule establishing a safety standard for booster seats. The Commission is also amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the safety standard for booster seats in the list of notices of requirements (NORs).
2018-06-26RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Baby Changing ProductsThe Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. To comply with the CPSIA, the Commission...2018-13556"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-26/pdf/2018-13556.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/26/2018-13556/safety-standard-for-baby-changing-productsThe Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. To comply with the CPSIA, the Commission is issuing a safety standard for baby changing products. This rule incorporates by reference ASTM F2388-18, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Products for Domestic Use (ASTM F2388-18). In addition, this rule amends the regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the safety standard for baby changing products in the list of Notices of Requirements (NORs).
2018-06-22RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionChildren's Products, Children's Toys, and Child Care Articles: Determinations Regarding Lead, ASTM F963 Elements, and Phthalates for Engineered Wood ProductsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a final rule determining that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from virgin wood...2018-13392"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13392.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13392/childrens-products-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-determinations-regarding-lead-astm-f963The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a final rule determining that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from virgin wood or pre-consumer wood waste do not contain lead, the ASTM F963 elements, or specified phthalates that exceed the limits set forth under the CPSC's statutes for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified EWPs would not be required to have third party testing for compliance with the requirements for lead, ASTM F963 elements, or phthalates for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles.
2018-06-19Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Stationary Activity CentersThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product...2018-13024"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-19/pdf/2018-13024.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-13024/safety-standard-for-stationary-activity-centersThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for stationary activity centers in response to the direction under Section 104(b) of the CPSIA.
2018-06-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date of Revisions While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into...2018-13187"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-19/pdf/2018-13187.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-13187/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-six-month-delay-of-the-general-compliance-dateIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into regulations in its part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same changes in a final rule published on September 18, 2017. The revised Common Rule was scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of the same date. By an interim final rule issued on January 17, 2018 and published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018, federal departments and agencies delayed the effective date and the general compliance date for the revised Common Rule for a 6-month period, until July 19, 2018. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim final rule adopting the same regulatory changes on January 26, 2018. The revised Common Rule, including technical amendments made by the January 22, 2018 interim final rule, is referred to here as the ``2018 Requirements.'' On April 20, 2018, the federal departments and agencies listed here published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing and seeking comments as to whether the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements should be delayed for an additional 6-month period. The NPRM also proposed and sought comments on whether to allow regulated entities to implement certain burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements in specified circumstances during such continued delay period. Through this final rule, we are adopting the proposals described in the April 20, 2018 NPRM. This rule delays the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional 6-month period, until January 21, 2019. As a result of this delay, regulated entities will be required, with an exception, to continue to comply with the requirements of the pre-2018 version of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. The one exception to this general rule is that institutions will be permitted (but not required) to implement, for certain research, three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements during the delay period (July 19, 2018, through January 20, 2019). Those three provisions are: The revised definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research covered by the Common Rule; the elimination of the requirement for annual continuing review with respect to certain categories of research; and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications or other funding proposals related to the research. Institutions taking advantage of the three-burden reducing provisions must comply with all other pre-2018 Requirements during the delay period. The three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements can only be implemented during the delay period with respect to studies initiated prior to January 21, 2019 that will transition to compliance with the revised Common Rule. Any study that implements these three burden-reducing provisions during the delay period must, beginning on January 21, 2019, comply with all of the 2018 Requirements for the balance of the study's duration.
2018-06-19RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for High ChairsThe Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) directs the Commission to issue standards for durable infant or toddler products. To comply with section 104 of the CPSIA, CPSC is issuing a safety standard for high chairs. This rule...2018-12938"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-19/pdf/2018-12938.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-12938/safety-standard-for-high-chairsThe Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) directs the Commission to issue standards for durable infant or toddler products. To comply with section 104 of the CPSIA, CPSC is issuing a safety standard for high chairs. This rule incorporates by reference ASTM F404-18, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs (ASTM F404-18). In addition, this rule amends the regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the safety standard for high chairs in the list of Notices of Requirements (NORs).
2018-06-06RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby CribsIn accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in December 2010, published a...2018-12021"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-06/pdf/2018-12021.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/06/2018-12021/safety-standard-for-non-full-size-baby-cribsIn accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in December 2010, published a consumer product safety standard for non-full-size baby cribs (NFS cribs). The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard, with several modifications. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, we are publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standard for NFS cribs to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
2018-04-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the...2018-08231"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-20/pdf/2018-08231.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/20/2018-08231/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-proposed-six-month-delay-of-the-generalIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
2018-04-18Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionDeceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving SetsThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comment on the proposed repeal of its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Picture Tube Rule'' or...2018-08003"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-18/pdf/2018-08003.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/18/2018-08003/deceptive-advertising-as-to-sizes-of-viewable-pictures-shown-by-television-receiving-setsThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comment on the proposed repeal of its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Picture Tube Rule'' or ``Rule''). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPR'') provides background on the Picture Tube Rule and this proceeding, discusses public comments received by the Commission in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), and solicits further comment on the proposed repeal of the Rule.
2018-04-05RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling Rule; CorrectionThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') is issuing a correction to the Energy Labeling Rule to replace regulatory language inadvertently removed.2018-06694"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-05/pdf/2018-06694.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/05/2018-06694/energy-labeling-rule-correctionThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') is issuing a correction to the Energy Labeling Rule to replace regulatory language inadvertently removed.
2018-04-05Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionChildren's Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; the Entertainment Software Rating Board's COPPA Safe Harbor Program Application To Modify Program RequirementsThe Federal Trade Commission publishes this notification and request for public comment concerning proposed modifications to Entertainment Software Rating Board's (``ESRB'') Commission-approved self-regulatory guidelines, under the ``safe harbor''...2018-06976"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-05/pdf/2018-06976.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/05/2018-06976/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule-safe-harbor-proposed-self-regulatory-guidelines-theThe Federal Trade Commission publishes this notification and request for public comment concerning proposed modifications to Entertainment Software Rating Board's (``ESRB'') Commission-approved self-regulatory guidelines, under the ``safe harbor'' provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
2018-02-27RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionHazardous Substances and Articles; Administration and Enforcement Regulations: Corrections to Animal Testing RegulationsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is issuing a direct final rule to correct its animal testing regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). The rule reinserts text that was inadvertently omitted and corrects...2018-03916"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-27/pdf/2018-03916.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/27/2018-03916/hazardous-substances-and-articles-administration-and-enforcement-regulations-corrections-to-animalThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is issuing a direct final rule to correct its animal testing regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). The rule reinserts text that was inadvertently omitted and corrects references.
2018-02-27RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAll-Terrain VehiclesThe Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), as amended by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), required the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) to publish, as a mandatory consumer product safety standard, the...2018-03904"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-27/pdf/2018-03904.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/27/2018-03904/all-terrain-vehiclesThe Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), as amended by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), required the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) to publish, as a mandatory consumer product safety standard, the American National Standard for Four-Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles, developed by the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (ANSI/SVIA 1-2007). CPSC published that mandatory consumer product safety standard on November 14, 2008. ANSI/SVIA issued a 2017 edition of its standard in June 2017. In accordance with the CPSA, CPSC is issuing this final rule to amend the Commission's mandatory ATV standard to reference the 2017 edition of the ANSI/SVIA standard.
2018-02-22Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuides for the Nursery IndustryThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comments on its Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of the Commission's systematic review of all...2018-03569"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-22/pdf/2018-03569.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/22/2018-03569/guides-for-the-nursery-industryThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comments on its Guides for the Nursery Industry (``Nursery Guides'' or ``Guides''). The Commission is soliciting the comments as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
2018-02-22RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters. The Commission also sets a compliance...2018-03665"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-22/pdf/2018-03665.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/22/2018-03665/energy-labeling-ruleThe Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters. The Commission also sets a compliance date of October 1, 2019 for EnergyGuide labels on room air conditioner boxes and makes several minor clarifications and corrections to the Rule.
2018-02-20RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionDelegation of Limited AuthorityThe Federal Trade Commission is publishing a rule that delegates certain limited functions where the Commission is unable to act because it lacks a quorum. The functions delegated are those in which no party or intervenor has a right to petition the...2018-03296"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-20/pdf/2018-03296.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/20/2018-03296/delegation-of-limited-authorityThe Federal Trade Commission is publishing a rule that delegates certain limited functions where the Commission is unable to act because it lacks a quorum. The functions delegated are those in which no party or intervenor has a right to petition the agency for discretionary review or in which a party or intervenor has waived such a right. In matters in which at least one Commissioner determines to participate, the delegation is made to the participating Commissioner or to the body of Commissioners who are participating. In matters in which no Commissioner is participating, the General Counsel has authority to carry out the delegated functions. This delegation is not intended to alter or affect existing delegations to Commission staff.
2018-02-05Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of CommentsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will be holding a meeting to provide interested parties with an opportunity to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued regarding amendments to...2018-02258"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-05/pdf/2018-02258.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/05/2018-02258/amendments-to-fireworks-regulations-notice-of-opportunity-for-oral-presentation-of-commentsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will be holding a meeting to provide interested parties with an opportunity to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued regarding amendments to the fireworks regulations. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
2018-02-01RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionCPSC Acceptance of Third Party Laboratories: Revision to the Notice of Requirements for Prohibitions of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified PhthalatesThis final rule updates the notice of requirements (NOR) for the accreditation of third party laboratories to assess conformity with the prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates. The NOR provides the...2018-01452"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-01/pdf/2018-01452.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/01/2018-01452/cpsc-acceptance-of-third-party-laboratories-revision-to-the-notice-of-requirements-for-prohibitionsThis final rule updates the notice of requirements (NOR) for the accreditation of third party laboratories to assess conformity with the prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates. The NOR provides the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). This rule makes the NOR consistent with the regulated phthalates in children's toys and child care articles in the phthalates final rule published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2017.
2018-01-26RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProhibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Revision of Determinations Regarding Certain PlasticsOn August 30, 2017, the Commission issued a final rule determining that certain plastics and additives would not contain the phthalates that the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) prohibits from use in children's toys and child...2018-01451"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-26/pdf/2018-01451.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/26/2018-01451/prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalates-revision-ofOn August 30, 2017, the Commission issued a final rule determining that certain plastics and additives would not contain the phthalates that the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) prohibits from use in children's toys and child care articles. Subsequently, the Commission issued a final rule that removes some phthalates from the statutory prohibition and adds others. This direct final rule revises the determinations rule to cover the phthalates that the phthalates final rule prohibits from use in children's toys and child care articles.
2018-01-23RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification ActThe Commission amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark, used as a house mark, furnish the FTC with a copy of the...2018-01202"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-23/pdf/2018-01202.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/23/2018-01202/rules-and-regulations-under-the-textile-fiber-products-identification-actThe Commission amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark, used as a house mark, furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark's registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') before using the mark on labels.
2018-01-22RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionAdjustments to Civil Penalty AmountsThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.2018-00979"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-22/pdf/2018-00979.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/22/2018-00979/adjustments-to-civil-penalty-amountsThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.
2018-01-22Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionLabeling and Advertising of Home Insulation: Trade Regulation RuleThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comments on proposed amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule''). This document provides background on the R-value...2017-26569"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-22/pdf/2017-26569.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/22/2017-26569/labeling-and-advertising-of-home-insulation-trade-regulation-ruleThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comments on proposed amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule''). This document provides background on the R-value Rule and this proceeding; and discusses public comments received by the Commission and solicits further comments on the proposed amendments to clarify, streamline, and improve the Rule's requirements.
2018-01-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Delay of the Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies listed in this document made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory...2018-00997"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-22/pdf/2018-00997.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/22/2018-00997/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-delay-of-the-revisions-to-the-federal-policy-forIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies listed in this document made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The revised policy, reflected in both final rules, is described here as the ``2018 Requirements.'' The 2018 Requirements are scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). This interim final rule delays the effective date and general compliance date of the 2018 Requirements to July 19, 2018. The federal departments and agencies listed in this document are in the process of developing a proposed rule to further delay implementation of the 2018 Requirements. The limited implementation delay accomplished by this interim final rule both provides additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements, and additional time for the departments and agencies listed in this document to seek input from interested stakeholders through a notice and comment rulemaking process that allows for public engagement on the proposal for a further implementation delay.
2017-12-20Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionTest Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled OilThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its rule specifying Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil (``Recycled Oil Rule'' or...2017-27374"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-20/pdf/2017-27374.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/20/2017-27374/test-procedures-and-labeling-standards-for-recycled-oilThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its rule specifying Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil (``Recycled Oil Rule'' or ``Rule''), as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
2017-12-15RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Children's Folding Chairs and StoolsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety...2017-26997"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-15/pdf/2017-26997.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/15/2017-26997/safety-standard-for-childrens-folding-chairs-and-stoolsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for children's folding chairs and stools in response to the direction under Section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the safety standard for children's folding chairs and stools in the list of Notices of Requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. Finally, the Commission is amending its regulations establishing requirements for consumer registration of durable infant or toddler products to identify children's folding stools as a durable infant or toddler product.
2017-12-14RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionRevision to Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act RegulationThe Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA or the Act) adopted as a consumer product safety rule, the child-resistance requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers published in the ASTM voluntary standard, Standard Specification...2017-26954"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-14/pdf/2017-26954.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/14/2017-26954/revision-to-childrens-gasoline-burn-prevention-act-regulationThe Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA or the Act) adopted as a consumer product safety rule, the child-resistance requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers published in the ASTM voluntary standard, Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM F2517-05. ASTM F2517 was revised in 2015. These revisions became law under the Act, which the Commission codified through a direct final rule in 2015. On November 13, 2017, the Commission received notice from ASTM that a revision to ASTM F2517 was published in November 2017. In this direct final rule the Commission reviews and evaluates the revised ASTM F2517, finding that the revisions carry out the purposes of the CGBPA's requirements. Accordingly, the 2017 revisions to the child- resistance requirements will be automatically incorporated and apply as the statutorily mandated standard for closures on portable gasoline containers. This direct final rule updates the Commission's regulation to reflect that the requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers must meet the requirements in ASTM F2517-17.
2017-12-08Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionPublic Workshop Examining Contact Lens Marketplace and Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Contact Lens RuleThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public workshop relating to its December 7, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') announcing proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. The workshop will explore issues...2017-26445"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-08/pdf/2017-26445.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/08/2017-26445/public-workshop-examining-contact-lens-marketplace-and-analyzing-proposed-changes-to-the-contactThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public workshop relating to its December 7, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') announcing proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. The workshop will explore issues relating to competition in the contact lens marketplace, consumer access to contact lenses, prescription release and portability, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM.
2017-12-08RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnforcement Policy Statement Regarding the Applicability of the COPPA Rule to the Collection and Use of Voice RecordingsThe Federal Trade Commission has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement regarding the applicability of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (``COPPA'') Rule to the collection of voice recordings. The Statement describes certain circumstances in...2017-26509"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-08/pdf/2017-26509.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/08/2017-26509/enforcement-policy-statement-regarding-the-applicability-of-the-coppa-rule-to-the-collection-and-useThe Federal Trade Commission has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement regarding the applicability of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (``COPPA'') Rule to the collection of voice recordings. The Statement describes certain circumstances in which the Commission will not bring an enforcement action against an operator on the basis of the operator having collected an audio file containing a child's voice without first obtaining verifiable parental consent.
2017-12-04RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for ToysSection 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[epsi]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the...2017-26009"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-04/pdf/2017-26009.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/04/2017-26009/safety-standard-mandating-astm-f963-for-toysSection 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[epsi]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-17, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-17), to become the mandatory toy standard, with one exception. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-17, with one exception, and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provides the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
2017-11-15RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionDisposal of Consumer Report Information and RecordsThe Federal Trade Commission has completed its regulatory review of its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission rules and guides, and has determined to...2017-24728"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-15/pdf/2017-24728.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/15/2017-24728/disposal-of-consumer-report-information-and-recordsThe Federal Trade Commission has completed its regulatory review of its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records as part of the Commission's systematic review of all current Commission rules and guides, and has determined to retain the Rule in its current form.
2017-11-09Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Commission proposes to amend the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters. The Commission also proposes...2017-24381"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-09/pdf/2017-24381.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/09/2017-24381/energy-labeling-ruleThe Commission proposes to amend the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by updating ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners, and pool heaters. The Commission also proposes to set a compliance date for EnergyGuide labels on room air conditioner boxes.
2017-10-27RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProhibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified PhthalatesThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issues this final rule prohibiting children's toys and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl...2017-23267"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-27/pdf/2017-23267.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/27/2017-23267/prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalatesThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issues this final rule prohibiting children's toys and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP), and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP). Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) established permanent and interim prohibitions on the sale of certain consumer products containing specific phthalates. That provision also directed the CPSC to convene a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children's health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children's toys and child care articles and to provide recommendations to the Commission regarding whether any phthalates or phthalate alternatives, other than those already permanently prohibited, should be prohibited. The CPSIA requires the Commission to promulgate a final rule after receiving the final CHAP report. This rule fulfills that requirement.
2017-10-27Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionCPSC Acceptance of Third Party Laboratories: Revision to the Notice of Requirements for Prohibitions of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified PhthalatesThis notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) would update the existing notice of requirements (NOR) for prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance...2017-23266"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-27/pdf/2017-23266.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/27/2017-23266/cpsc-acceptance-of-third-party-laboratories-revision-to-the-notice-of-requirements-for-prohibitionsThis notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) would update the existing notice of requirements (NOR) for prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The proposed NOR would revise the current NOR to be consistent with the final phthalates rule, which is published elsewhere in this same issue of the Federal Register and will be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
2017-10-13Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionChildren's Products, Children's Toys, and Child Care Articles: Determinations Regarding Lead, ASTM F963 Elements, and Phthalates for Engineered Wood ProductsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from...2017-21980"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-13/pdf/2017-21980.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/13/2017-21980/childrens-products-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-determinations-regarding-lead-astm-f963The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from virgin wood or pre- consumer waste wood would not contain lead, the ASTM F963 elements, or specified phthalates that exceed the limits set forth under the CPSC's statutes for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles. Based on these proposed determinations, the specified EWPs would not be required to have third party testing for compliance with the requirements for lead, ASTM F963 elements, or phthalates for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles.
2017-09-19RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionWool Products Labeling; Fur Products Labeling; Textile Fiber Products IdentificationThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (``Wool Rules''), the Rules and Regulations Under Fur Products Labeling Act (``Fur Rules''), and the Rules and...2017-19868"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-19/pdf/2017-19868.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/19/2017-19868/wool-products-labeling-fur-products-labeling-textile-fiber-products-identificationThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'') amends the Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (``Wool Rules''), the Rules and Regulations Under Fur Products Labeling Act (``Fur Rules''), and the Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (``Textile Rules'') (collectively, ``Rules'') to require the public to submit any requests to obtain, update, or cancel registered identification numbers via the FTC's Web site.
2017-09-19RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New AutomobilesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') issues final amendments to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'') to address advertising claims prevalent in the market and...2017-19869"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-19/pdf/2017-19869.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/19/2017-19869/guide-concerning-fuel-economy-advertising-for-new-automobilesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') issues final amendments to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'') to address advertising claims prevalent in the market and harmonize with current Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'') fuel economy labeling rules.
2017-09-18RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProtection of Human SubjectsOn January 19, 2017, the Federal departments and agencies that are subject to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (referred to as the Common Rule) published a final rule amending the Common Rule. The Consumer Product Safety...2017-19737"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-18/pdf/2017-19737.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/18/2017-19737/protection-of-human-subjectsOn January 19, 2017, the Federal departments and agencies that are subject to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (referred to as the Common Rule) published a final rule amending the Common Rule. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) adopts the Common Rule.
2017-09-18RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Infant Bouncer SeatsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety...2017-19255"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-18/pdf/2017-19255.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/18/2017-19255/safety-standard-for-infant-bouncer-seatsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard, if the Commission determines that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing this final rule establishing a safety standard for infant bouncer seats (bouncer seats) in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. Additionally, the Commission is finalizing an amendment to its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include safety standard for bouncer seats in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
2017-09-13Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendment to Standard for All-Terrain Vehicles; Notice of Proposed RulemakingThe Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) required the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) to publish, as a mandatory consumer product safety standard, the American National Standard for Four-Wheel All-Terrain...2017-19341"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-13/pdf/2017-19341.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/13/2017-19341/amendment-to-standard-for-all-terrain-vehicles-notice-of-proposed-rulemakingThe Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) required the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) to publish, as a mandatory consumer product safety standard, the American National Standard for Four-Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles Equipment Configuration, and Performance Requirements, developed by the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (ANSI/SVIA 1- 2007). CPSC published that mandatory consumer product safety standard on November 14, 2008. ANSI/SVIA issued a 2017 edition of its standard in June 2017. In accordance with the CPSIA, CPSC proposes to amend the Commission's mandatory ATV standard to reference the 2017 edition of the ANSI/SVIA standard.
2017-08-30RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProhibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain PlasticsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is issuing a final rule that determines that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based...2017-18387"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-30/pdf/2017-18387.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/30/2017-18387/prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalates-determinationsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is issuing a final rule that determines that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified plastics with specified additives will not require third party testing for compliance with the mandatory prohibitions on children's toys and child care articles containing phthalates.
2017-08-21RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionTelemarketing Sales Rule FeesThe Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call...2017-17437"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-21/pdf/2017-17437.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/21/2017-17437/telemarketing-sales-rule-feesThe Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
2017-08-08RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProcedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information ActThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing a final rule to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. The final rule revises the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016...2017-16550"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-08/pdf/2017-16550.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/08/2017-16550/procedures-for-disclosure-or-production-of-information-under-the-freedom-of-information-actThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing a final rule to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. The final rule revises the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The final rule is also updated to reflect changes in Commission procedures; updates Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission; revises employee titles; and makes various technical changes and corrections.
2017-07-12RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionPremerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period RequirementsThe Commission, with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, announces ministerial changes to the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form (``HSR Form'') to make it conform to...2017-14550"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-12/pdf/2017-14550.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/12/2017-14550/premerger-notification-reporting-and-waiting-period-requirementsThe Commission, with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, announces ministerial changes to the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form (``HSR Form'') to make it conform to recently published amendments to the associated Instructions and to reflect changes to the noncompliance penalty and the Premerger Notification Office address.
2017-07-05Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of CommentsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued to address blade-contact injuries on...2017-14035"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-05/pdf/2017-14035.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/05/2017-14035/safety-standard-addressing-blade-contact-injuries-on-table-saws-notice-of-opportunity-for-oralThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued to address blade-contact injuries on table saws. The NPR proposed a standard that requires table saws limit the depth of cut to 3.5 millimeters when a test probe, acting as surrogate for a human body/finger, contacts the spinning blade at a radial approach rate of 1 meter per second (m/s). Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
2017-07-05RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionIndemnification of Federal Trade Commission EmployeesThe Federal Trade Commission is publishing a policy that permits indemnification of FTC employees in appropriate circumstances, as determined by the Commission or the Commission's designee, for claims made against them as a result of actions taken by...2017-14008"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-05/pdf/2017-14008.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/05/2017-14008/indemnification-of-federal-trade-commission-employeesThe Federal Trade Commission is publishing a policy that permits indemnification of FTC employees in appropriate circumstances, as determined by the Commission or the Commission's designee, for claims made against them as a result of actions taken by them in the scope of their employment.
2017-06-28RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Commission issues amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to eliminate certain marking requirements for plumbing products and to exempt certain ceiling fans from labeling requirements. Additionally, the amendments update the Rule to include labeling...2017-13469"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-28/pdf/2017-13469.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/28/2017-13469/energy-labeling-ruleThe Commission issues amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to eliminate certain marking requirements for plumbing products and to exempt certain ceiling fans from labeling requirements. Additionally, the amendments update the Rule to include labeling requirements for electric instantaneous water heaters. The Commission also makes non- substantive, conforming changes to the testing provisions for LED covered lamps and minor corrections to other provisions.
2017-06-28Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionTrade Regulation Rule Concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving SetsAs part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Trade Regulation Rule concerning Deceptive...2017-13476"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-28/pdf/2017-13476.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/28/2017-13476/trade-regulation-rule-concerning-deceptive-advertising-as-to-sizes-of-viewable-pictures-shown-byAs part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Trade Regulation Rule concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Rule'' or ``Picture Tube Rule'').
2017-06-28Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification ActThe Commission proposes amending the Textile Rules (``Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark's...2017-13470"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-28/pdf/2017-13470.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/28/2017-13470/rules-and-regulations-under-the-textile-fiber-products-identification-actThe Commission proposes amending the Textile Rules (``Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark's registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') before using the mark on labels, and to no longer restrict the use of such trademarks to only those also employed as house marks. Eliminating these requirements is expected to reduce compliance costs while increasing firms' flexibility.
2017-06-28Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionCAN-SPAM RuleThe Commission is requesting public comments on its rule implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (the ``CAN-SPAM Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comments about the efficiency, costs,...2017-13471"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-28/pdf/2017-13471.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/28/2017-13471/can-spam-ruleThe Commission is requesting public comments on its rule implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (the ``CAN-SPAM Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comments about the efficiency, costs, benefits, and regulatory impact of the Rule as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. All interested persons are hereby given notice of the opportunity to submit written data, reviews, and arguments concerning the Rule.
2017-05-19Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Booster SeatsSection 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These...2017-10044"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-19/pdf/2017-10044.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/19/2017-10044/safety-standard-for-booster-seatsSection 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for booster seats in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include booster seats in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
2017-05-12Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table SawsThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries associated with table saws. In 2015, there were an estimated 33,400 table saw, emergency department-treated...2017-09098"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-12/pdf/2017-09098.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/12/2017-09098/safety-standard-addressing-blade-contact-injuries-on-table-sawsThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries associated with table saws. In 2015, there were an estimated 33,400 table saw, emergency department-treated injuries. Of these, CPSC staff estimates that 30,800 (92 percent) are likely related to the victim making contact with the saw blade. CPSC staff's review of the existing data indicates that currently available safety devices, such as the modular blade guard and riving knife, do not adequately address the unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries on table saws. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that is based, in part, on work conducted by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. The proposed rule would establish a performance standard that requires table saws, when powered on, to limit the depth of cut to 3.5 millimeters when a test probe, acting as surrogate for a human body/finger, contacts the spinning blade at a radial approach rate of 1 meter per second (m/s). The proposed rule would address an estimated 54,800 medically treated blade-contact injuries annually. The Commission estimates that the proposed rule's aggregate net benefits on an annual basis could range from about $625 million to about $2,300 million.
2017-05-10RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionFreedom of Information Act; Miscellaneous RulesThe Federal Trade Commission is implementing provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by amending the regulation governing fees the agency may assess to offset the cost of disseminating information and records to the public. The FTC is also...2017-09432"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-10/pdf/2017-09432.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/10/2017-09432/freedom-of-information-act-miscellaneous-rulesThe Federal Trade Commission is implementing provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by amending the regulation governing fees the agency may assess to offset the cost of disseminating information and records to the public. The FTC is also making other clarifying changes and updates to the fee regulation.
2017-04-25Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionChildren's Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines; TRUSTe COPPA Safe Harbor Program Application To Modify Program RequirementsThe Federal Trade Commission publishes this document and request for public comment concerning proposed modifications to TRUSTe's self-regulatory guidelines, under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.2017-08248"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-25/pdf/2017-08248.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/25/2017-08248/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule-safe-harbor-proposed-self-regulatory-guidelines-trusteThe Federal Trade Commission publishes this document and request for public comment concerning proposed modifications to TRUSTe's self-regulatory guidelines, under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
2017-04-14Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Extension of Comment PeriodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 75-day comment...2017-07556"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-14/pdf/2017-07556.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/14/2017-07556/amendments-to-fireworks-regulations-notice-of-extension-of-comment-periodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 75-day comment period beginning on the NPR publication date. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period by 90 days.
2017-04-07Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep ProductsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety...2017-06875"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-07/pdf/2017-06875.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/07/2017-06875/safety-standard-for-infant-inclined-sleep-productsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for infant inclined sleep products (inclined sleep products) in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include inclined sleep products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. The Commission is also proposing to explicitly identify infant inclined sleep products as a durable infant or toddler product subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements.
2017-03-30RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Infant Bath TubsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety...2017-06270"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-30/pdf/2017-06270.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/30/2017-06270/safety-standard-for-infant-bath-tubsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for infant bath tubs in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for infant bath tubs in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
2017-03-07RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Magnet Sets; Removal of Final Rule Vacated by CourtThis final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on October 3, 2014, titled, ``Safety Standard for Magnet Sets.'' This action responds to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that vacated...2017-04381"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-07/pdf/2017-04381.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/07/2017-04381/safety-standard-for-magnet-sets-removal-of-final-rule-vacated-by-courtThis final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on October 3, 2014, titled, ``Safety Standard for Magnet Sets.'' This action responds to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that vacated the rule.
2017-02-22RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionRevisions to Safety Standard for Toddler BedsIn accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, in April 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC)...2017-03332"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-22/pdf/2017-03332.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/22/2017-03332/revisions-to-safety-standard-for-toddler-bedsIn accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, in April 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for toddler beds. The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for toddler beds, with several modifications. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, we are publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standard for toddler beds to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
2017-02-02Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendments to Fireworks RegulationsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks...2017-02014"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-02/pdf/2017-02014.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/02/2017-02014/amendments-to-fireworks-regulationsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks regulations, the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices. The proposed amendments would create new requirements and modify or clarify existing requirements. Some of the proposed revisions would align with existing fireworks standards or codify the Commission's existing testing practices. The Commission believes that the proposed requirements would improve consumer safety by codifying limits, test procedures, and requirements that would reduce the risk of injury to consumers and clarifying existing requirements to promote compliance.
2017-02-02RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for ToysSection 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[egr]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the...2017-02147"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-02/pdf/2017-02147.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/02/2017-02147/safety-standard-mandating-astm-f963-for-toysSection 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[egr]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-16), to become the mandatory toy standard. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-16 and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to section 14(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
2017-02-01Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionPortable Generators; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of CommentsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued proposing a standard that limits...2017-02061"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-01/pdf/2017-02061.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/01/2017-02061/portable-generators-notice-of-opportunity-for-oral-presentation-of-commentsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued proposing a standard that limits carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from operating portable generators. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
2017-01-30RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Sling CarriersThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety...2017-01285"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-30/pdf/2017-01285.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/30/2017-01285/safety-standard-for-sling-carriersThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for infant slings (sling carriers) in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for slings in the list of Notices of Requirements (NOR) issued by the Commission.
2017-01-24RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionAdjustments to Civil Penalty AmountsThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is confirming certain amendments made on an interim final basis to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction in June 2016 and implementing further adjustments to the civil penalty amounts...2017-01125"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-24/pdf/2017-01125.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/24/2017-01125/adjustments-to-civil-penalty-amountsThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is confirming certain amendments made on an interim final basis to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction in June 2016 and implementing further adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.
2017-01-09RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionHazardous Substances and Articles: Administration and Enforcement Regulations2017-00240"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-09/pdf/2017-00240.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/09/2017-00240/hazardous-substances-and-articles-administration-and-enforcement-regulations
2017-01-03Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProcedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act; AmendmentsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. We are proposing to revise the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA...2016-31131"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-03/pdf/2016-31131.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/03/2016-31131/procedures-for-disclosure-or-production-of-information-under-the-freedom-of-information-actThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. We are proposing to revise the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The Commission also proposes to update the rule to reflect changes in Commission procedures, update Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission, revise employee titles, and make various technical changes and corrections. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the rule.
2016-12-22RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionFreedom of Information Act; Miscellaneous RulesThe Federal Trade Commission is revising its Rules of Practice governing access to agency records to implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.2016-30507"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-22/pdf/2016-30507.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30507/freedom-of-information-act-miscellaneous-rulesThe Federal Trade Commission is revising its Rules of Practice governing access to agency records to implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
2016-12-22Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionFreedom of Information Act; Miscellaneous RulesThe Federal Trade Commission proposes to implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by amending the regulation governing fees the agency may assess to offset the cost of disseminating information and records to the public. The FTC also...2016-30508"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-22/pdf/2016-30508.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30508/freedom-of-information-act-miscellaneous-rulesThe Federal Trade Commission proposes to implement provisions of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by amending the regulation governing fees the agency may assess to offset the cost of disseminating information and records to the public. The FTC also proposes other clarifying changes and updates to the fee regulation.
2016-12-13Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Portable Generators; Notice of Extension of Comment PeriodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) voted to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register on November 2, 2016, concerning portable generators. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during...2016-29845"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-13/pdf/2016-29845.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/13/2016-29845/safety-standard-for-portable-generators-notice-of-extension-of-comment-periodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) voted to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register on November 2, 2016, concerning portable generators. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a comment period that would close 75 days after the date of publication of the NPR in the Federal Register. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is extending the comment period.
2016-12-07Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionContact Lens RuleAs part of its regulatory review of the Contact Lens Rule (``Rule''), and consistent with the requirements of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (the ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend the Rule to require that prescribers...2016-28471"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-07/pdf/2016-28471.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/07/2016-28471/contact-lens-ruleAs part of its regulatory review of the Contact Lens Rule (``Rule''), and consistent with the requirements of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (the ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend the Rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission seeks comment on this proposal and several other issues.
2016-12-02RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionAutomotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and PostingThe Commission grants the petition of gasoline dispenser manufacturer Gilbarco, Inc. (``Gilbarco'') requesting permission for ethanol flex fuel retailers to post ethanol flex fuel rating labels that differ from size and shape specifications in the...2016-29006"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-02/pdf/2016-29006.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/02/2016-29006/automotive-fuel-ratings-certification-and-postingThe Commission grants the petition of gasoline dispenser manufacturer Gilbarco, Inc. (``Gilbarco'') requesting permission for ethanol flex fuel retailers to post ethanol flex fuel rating labels that differ from size and shape specifications in the Commission's Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Rule''). The Commission grants the partial exemption without a notice and comment period because ``for good cause'' the Commission finds that notice and comment is unnecessary in this case. The Commission previously granted similar requests from Gilbarco and other dispenser manufacturers without notice and comment procedures.
2016-11-21Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Portable GeneratorsThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with portable generators. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that limits CO emissions from...2016-26962"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/pdf/2016-26962.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/21/2016-26962/safety-standard-for-portable-generatorsThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with portable generators. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that limits CO emissions from operating portable generators. Specifically, the proposed rule would require that portable generators powered by handheld spark-ignition (SI) engines and Class I SI engines not exceed a weighted CO emission rate of 75 grams per hour (g/hr); generators powered by one-cylinder, Class II SI engines must not exceed a weighted CO emission rate of 150 g/h; and generators powered by Class II SI engines with two cylinders must not exceed a weighted emission rate of 300 g/h.
2016-11-18RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionUsed Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation RuleThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Rule'' or ``Used Car Rule''). The Final Rule adopts the following proposals: adding a Buyers Guide statement recommending that consumers...2016-27694"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/pdf/2016-27694.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/18/2016-27694/used-motor-vehicle-trade-regulation-ruleThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Rule'' or ``Used Car Rule''). The Final Rule adopts the following proposals: adding a Buyers Guide statement recommending that consumers obtain a vehicle history report (``VHR''), and directing them to an FTC website for more information about VHRs and safety recalls; revising the Buyers Guide statement describing the meaning of an ``As Is'' sale in which a dealer offers a vehicle for sale without a warranty; adding boxes to the front of the Buyers Guide where dealers can indicate additional warranty and service contract coverage; adding a Spanish statement to the English Buyers Guide advising consumers to ask for a copy of the Buyers Guide in Spanish if the dealer is conducting the sale in Spanish (and providing a Spanish translation of the optional consumer acknowledgment of receipt of the Buyers Guide); and adding air bags and catalytic converters to the list of major defects on the back of the Buyers Guide.
2016-11-15Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionStandards for Safeguarding Customer InformationThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Request for Public Comment on the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule'').2016-27266"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-15/pdf/2016-27266.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/15/2016-27266/standards-for-safeguarding-customer-informationThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Request for Public Comment on the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule'').
2016-10-28RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Federal Trade Commission is correcting a final rule published in the Federal Register of September 15, 2016 (81 FR 63634). This document corrects provisions in the final rule related to ceiling fan labeling requirements.2016-25725"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-28/pdf/2016-25725.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/28/2016-25725/energy-labeling-ruleThe Federal Trade Commission is correcting a final rule published in the Federal Register of September 15, 2016 (81 FR 63634). This document corrects provisions in the final rule related to ceiling fan labeling requirements.
2016-10-14RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection ActAs part of its regular review of all its Rules and Guides, and in response to Congressional amendments to the Hobby Protection Act (``Hobby Act'' or ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules and Regulations under the...2016-24880"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-14/pdf/2016-24880.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/14/2016-24880/rules-and-regulations-under-the-hobby-protection-actAs part of its regular review of all its Rules and Guides, and in response to Congressional amendments to the Hobby Protection Act (``Hobby Act'' or ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules and Regulations under the Hobby Protection Act (``Rules'').
2016-09-29Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Baby Changing ProductsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product...2016-22557"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-29/pdf/2016-22557.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/29/2016-22557/safety-standard-for-baby-changing-productsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards must be substantially the same as applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission determines that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with a product. Pursuant to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA, the Commission is proposing a safety standard for baby changing products. The proposed rule would incorporate by reference ASTM F2388-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use (ASTM F2388-16) into our regulations and impose more stringent requirements for structural integrity, restraint system integrity, and warnings on labels and in instructional literature. In addition, the Commission proposes to amend our regulations include the proposed safety standard for baby changing products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
2016-09-15Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionDisposal of Consumer Report Information and RecordsThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``The Commission) requests public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records (``Disposal Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's...2016-22198"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-15/pdf/2016-22198.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/15/2016-22198/disposal-of-consumer-report-information-and-recordsThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``The Commission) requests public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records (``Disposal Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
2016-09-15RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Commission issues final amendments to improve access to energy labels online and improve labels for refrigerators, ceiling fans, central air conditioners, and water heaters. The Commission is issuing these amendments to assist consumers in their...2016-21854"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-15/pdf/2016-21854.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/15/2016-21854/energy-labeling-ruleThe Commission issues final amendments to improve access to energy labels online and improve labels for refrigerators, ceiling fans, central air conditioners, and water heaters. The Commission is issuing these amendments to assist consumers in their purchasing decisions and ensure labels are consistent with Department of Energy requirements.
2016-09-15RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionDisclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty TermsIn this document, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) adopts amendments to the rules on Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (Disclosure Rule) and Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (Pre-Sale...2016-21853"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-15/pdf/2016-21853.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/15/2016-21853/disclosure-of-written-consumer-product-warranty-terms-and-conditions-pre-sale-availability-ofIn this document, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) adopts amendments to the rules on Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (Disclosure Rule) and Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (Pre-Sale Availability Rule) to give effect to the E-Warranty Act, which allows for the use of Internet Web sites to disseminate warranty terms to consumers in some circumstances.
2016-09-12Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Commission proposes amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to require labels for portable air conditioners, large-diameter and high-speed small diameter ceiling fans, and instantaneous electric water heaters. Additionally, it proposes eliminating...2016-21783"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-12/pdf/2016-21783.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/12/2016-21783/energy-labeling-ruleThe Commission proposes amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to require labels for portable air conditioners, large-diameter and high-speed small diameter ceiling fans, and instantaneous electric water heaters. Additionally, it proposes eliminating certain marking requirements for plumbing products.
2016-09-07Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionStandards for Safeguarding Customer InformationThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of...2016-21231"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-07/pdf/2016-21231.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/07/2016-21231/standards-for-safeguarding-customer-informationThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests public comment on its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (``Safeguards Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comment as part of the FTC's systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides.
2016-09-06Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionStatement of Policy on the Commission's Interpretation of Intent To Produce Audible Effects Within the Meaning of the Commission's Fireworks Regulations Under the Federal Hazardous Substances ActThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a Proposed Statement of Policy regarding the Commission's interpretation of the phrase ``intended to produce audible effects'' that appears in the Commission's fireworks regulations.2016-21014"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-06/pdf/2016-21014.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/06/2016-21014/statement-of-policy-on-the-commissions-interpretation-of-intent-to-produce-audible-effects-withinThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a Proposed Statement of Policy regarding the Commission's interpretation of the phrase ``intended to produce audible effects'' that appears in the Commission's fireworks regulations.
2016-09-01RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionPremerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period RequirementsThe Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'' or ``FTC'') and...2016-20950"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-01/pdf/2016-20950.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/01/2016-20950/premerger-notification-reporting-and-waiting-period-requirementsThe Commission is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino (``HSR'') Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') that require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'' or ``FTC'') and the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (``the Assistant Attorney General'' or ``DOJ'') (together the ``Antitrust Agencies'' or ``Agencies'') and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. These amendments update the Rules to allow for submission of the Premerger Notification and Report Form (``Form'') and accompanying documents (together the ``HSR Filing'') on digital video/versatile disc (``DVD''), and clarify the Instructions to the Form.
2016-08-31RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionTelemarketing Sales Rule FeesThe Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call...2016-20817"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-31/pdf/2016-20817.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/31/2016-20817/telemarketing-sales-rule-feesThe Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (the ``Registry'') as required by the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007.
2016-08-17Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProhibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain PlasticsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based on...2016-19464"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-17/pdf/2016-19464.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/17/2016-19464/prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalates-determinationsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified plastics with specified additives would not require third party testing for compliance with the mandatory phthalates prohibitions on children's toys and child care articles.
2016-08-10Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New AutomobilesThe FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'').2016-18973"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-10/pdf/2016-18973.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/10/2016-18973/guide-concerning-fuel-economy-advertising-for-new-automobilesThe FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'').
2016-06-30RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionAdjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty AmountsPursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, as amended, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is increasing the maximum civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by the Federal Civil Penalty...2016-15302"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-30/pdf/2016-15302.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/30/2016-15302/adjustment-of-civil-monetary-penalty-amountsPursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, as amended, the Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is increasing the maximum civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by the Federal Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
2016-06-09RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionRevisions to Safety Standard for Carriages and StrollersIn accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') has...2016-13663"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-09/pdf/2016-13663.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/09/2016-13663/revisions-to-safety-standard-for-carriages-and-strollersIn accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') has published consumer product safety standards for numerous durable infant or toddler products, including a safety standard for carriages and strollers. The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for carriages and strollers, with a modification. In August 2011, Congress enacted a public law, which sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, we are publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standard for carriages and strollers to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
2016-06-06Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New AutomobilesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks comments on proposed amendments to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'') to reflect current Environmental Protection Agency...2016-13098"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-06/pdf/2016-13098.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/06/2016-13098/guide-concerning-fuel-economy-advertising-for-new-automobilesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks comments on proposed amendments to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy Guide'' or ``Guide'') to reflect current Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'') fuel economy labeling rules and to consider advertising claims prevalent in the market.
2016-06-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionLabeling and Advertising of Home InsulationThe FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ``Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation'' (the ``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'').2016-13097"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-03/pdf/2016-13097.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/03/2016-13097/labeling-and-advertising-of-home-insulationThe FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ``Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation'' (the ``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'').
2016-05-24Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRule Governing Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty TermsThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) proposes to amend the rules on Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (Disclosure Rule) and Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (Pre-Sale Availability Rule) to...2016-12030"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-24/pdf/2016-12030.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/24/2016-12030/rule-governing-disclosure-of-written-consumer-product-warranty-terms-and-conditions-rule-governingThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) proposes to amend the rules on Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (Disclosure Rule) and Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (Pre-Sale Availability Rule) to give effect to the E-Warranty Act, which allows for the use of Internet Web sites to disseminate warranty terms to consumers in some circumstances.
2016-05-19RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionDisclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning FranchisingThe FTC announces revised monetary thresholds for three exemptions from the Franchise Rule. The FTC is required to adjust the size of the monetary thresholds every fourth year based upon the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers published by the...2016-11789"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-19/pdf/2016-11789.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/19/2016-11789/disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-franchisingThe FTC announces revised monetary thresholds for three exemptions from the Franchise Rule. The FTC is required to adjust the size of the monetary thresholds every fourth year based upon the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers published by the Department of Labor.
2016-04-20Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection ActAs part of its regular review of all its rules and guides, and in response to Congressional amendments to the Hobby Protection Act (``Hobby Act'' or ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules and Regulations...2016-09103"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-20/pdf/2016-09103.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/20/2016-09103/rules-and-regulations-under-the-hobby-protection-actAs part of its regular review of all its rules and guides, and in response to Congressional amendments to the Hobby Protection Act (``Hobby Act'' or ``Act''), the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act (``Rules''), and seeks comment on its proposals.
2016-04-13Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionRules of Practice for Adjudicative ProceedingsThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission,'' ``CPSC,'' or ``we'') is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') to update the Commission's Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceedings, (``Rules of Practice'' or...2016-08125"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-13/pdf/2016-08125.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/13/2016-08125/rules-of-practice-for-adjudicative-proceedingsThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission,'' ``CPSC,'' or ``we'') is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') to update the Commission's Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceedings, (``Rules of Practice'' or ``Rules''). We are proposing to modernize the Rules of Practice to reflect changes in civil and administrative litigation since adoption of the Rules in 1980. Specifically, we propose changes to the Rules pertaining to discovery, electronic filing, the use of electronically stored information (``ESI''), and updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (``Federal Rules''), upon which our Rules are based. We also propose to update requirements for pleadings, motions, and motions for summary decisions, clarifications on the computation of time, and clarification on when amendments or supplemental pleadings require Commission approval. Additionally, we propose allowing a Presiding Officer to exercise discretion to avoid unnecessary delay or wasteful discovery and to consolidate cases in their entirety, or partially, for any purpose that serves the ends of justice. We also propose to set deadlines for the issuance of an Initial or Recommended Decision. Finally, we propose to remove outdated references to the Equal Access to Justice Act. We believe the proposed Rules will increase the efficiency of discovery, minimize the potential for delay in adjudicative proceedings, and ensure that, to the extent possible, Commission adjudicative proceedings address and resolve crucial issues of consumer product safety in a fair and impartial manner. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the Rules.
2016-04-07RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door OperatorsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') is issuing a final rule amending the regulations for the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc....2016-07552"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-07/pdf/2016-07552.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/07/2016-07552/safety-standard-for-automatic-residential-garage-door-operatorsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') is issuing a final rule amending the regulations for the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (``UL''), in the entrapment protection provisions in UL's standard UL 325, Sixth Edition, ``Standard for Safety for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems.''
2016-04-06Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionLabeling and Advertising of Home InsulationAs part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's ``Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the...2016-07679"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-06/pdf/2016-07679.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/06/2016-07679/labeling-and-advertising-of-home-insulationAs part of the Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's ``Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation'' (the ``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'').
2016-03-28RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Portable Hook-On ChairsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') to promulgate consumer...2016-06769"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-28/pdf/2016-06769.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/28/2016-06769/safety-standard-for-portable-hook-on-chairsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for portable hook-on chairs (``hook-on chairs'') in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for hook-on chairs in the list of Notices of Requirements (``NOR'') issued by the Commission.
2016-03-23RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for Architectural Glazing MaterialsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials to replace the testing procedures for glazing materials in certain architectural products with the testing procedures...2016-06523"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-23/pdf/2016-06523.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/23/2016-06523/safety-standard-for-architectural-glazing-materialsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') amends the Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials to replace the testing procedures for glazing materials in certain architectural products with the testing procedures contained in the voluntary standard ANSI Z97.1-2015, American National Standard for Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings--Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test.
2016-03-10RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionStatement of Policy on Enforcement Discretion Regarding General Conformity Certificates for Adult Wearing Apparel Exempt From TestingThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'') has approved a Statement of Policy regarding the CPSC's enforcement of the requirement for a general conformity assessment certificate (``GCC'') with respect to adult wearing apparel that is exempt from...2016-04533"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-10/pdf/2016-04533.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/10/2016-04533/statement-of-policy-on-enforcement-discretion-regarding-general-conformity-certificates-for-adultThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'') has approved a Statement of Policy regarding the CPSC's enforcement of the requirement for a general conformity assessment certificate (``GCC'') with respect to adult wearing apparel that is exempt from testing under the CPSC's clothing flammability standard.
2016-03-07Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter IndustriesThe FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.2016-04883"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-07/pdf/2016-04883.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/07/2016-04883/guides-for-the-jewelry-precious-metals-and-pewter-industriesThe FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.
2016-02-11RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionEnergy Labeling RuleThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by publishing new ranges of comparability for required EnergyGuide labels on clothes washers.2016-02744"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-11/pdf/2016-02744.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/11/2016-02744/energy-labeling-ruleThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') by publishing new ranges of comparability for required EnergyGuide labels on clothes washers.
2016-02-02RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionCommission Participation and Commission Employee Involvement in Voluntary Standards ActivitiesThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') is issuing this final rule to amend the existing regulation on Commission participation and employee involvement in voluntary standards activities. Currently, Commission...2016-01778"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-02/pdf/2016-01778.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/02/2016-01778/commission-participation-and-commission-employee-involvement-in-voluntary-standards-activitiesThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') is issuing this final rule to amend the existing regulation on Commission participation and employee involvement in voluntary standards activities. Currently, Commission rules allow employees to participate in voluntary standard development groups on a non-voting basis and do not allow Commission employees to accept leadership positions in voluntary standard development groups. This final rule removes these restrictions and allows Commission employees to participate as voting members and to accept leadership positions in voluntary standard development groups, subject to prior approval by CPSC's Office of the Executive Director (``OEX'').
2016-01-21Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for High Chairs; CorrectionThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') is correcting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPR'') that appeared in the Federal Register of November 9, 2015 (80 FR 69144). The document proposed a safety standard...2016-01133"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-21/pdf/2016-01133.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/21/2016-01133/safety-standard-for-high-chairs-correctionThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') is correcting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPR'') that appeared in the Federal Register of November 9, 2015 (80 FR 69144). The document proposed a safety standard for high chairs. The Commission is correcting an error in the proposed regulatory text concerning rearward stability.
2016-01-19RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionAdministrative Debt Collection ProceduresThe FTC is publishing procedures for the administrative collection of debts, including those arising under judgments and orders of the Commission. These procedures, where applicable, will allow the use of administrative offset and tax refund offset to...2016-00313"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-19/pdf/2016-00313.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/19/2016-00313/administrative-debt-collection-proceduresThe FTC is publishing procedures for the administrative collection of debts, including those arising under judgments and orders of the Commission. These procedures, where applicable, will allow the use of administrative offset and tax refund offset to satisfy such debts. The use of these tools is expected to enhance the FTC's enforcement and collection efforts. The FTC is also making a technical revision to its existing rule for administrative garnishment of non- Federal wages to update the name of the Treasury Department agency responsible for cross-servicing debts.
2016-01-14RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionAutomotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and PostingThe Commission issues final amendments to its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') by adopting rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol-gasoline blends. The...2015-32972"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-14/pdf/2015-32972.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/14/2015-32972/automotive-fuel-ratings-certification-and-postingThe Commission issues final amendments to its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting (``Fuel Rating Rule'' or ``Rule'') by adopting rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol-gasoline blends. The amendments further the Rule's goal of helping purchasers identify the correct fuel for their vehicles.
2016-01-12Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionGuides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter IndustriesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes revisions to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). The proposed revisions aim to respond to changes in the marketplace...2016-00107"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-12/pdf/2016-00107.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/12/2016-00107/guides-for-the-jewelry-precious-metals-and-pewter-industriesThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') proposes revisions to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). The proposed revisions aim to respond to changes in the marketplace and help marketers avoid deceptive and unfair practices. This document summarizes the Commission's proposed revisions to the Guides and includes the proposed revised Guides.
2016-01-04RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendment To Clarify When Component Part Testing Can Be Used and Which Textile Products Have Been Determined Not To Exceed the Allowable Lead Content Limits; Delay of Effective Date and Reopening of Comment PeriodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') published a direct final rule (``DFR'') and notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part...2015-33068"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-04/pdf/2015-33068.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/04/2015-33068/amendment-to-clarify-when-component-part-testing-can-be-used-and-which-textile-products-have-beenThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') published a direct final rule (``DFR'') and notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part testing can be used and clarifying which textile products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content limits. Because the comment period deadline for the DFR was stated incorrectly on regulations.gov, the Commission is reopening the comment period to accept comments submitted by January 13, 2016, and is delaying the effective date of the DFR to February 12, 2016.
2015-12-17RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionToys: Determination Regarding Heavy Elements Limits for Unfinished and Untreated WoodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission,'' or ``CPSC'') is issuing a final rule determining that unfinished and untreated trunk wood does not contain heavy elements that would exceed the limits specified in the Commission's toy standard,...2015-31723"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-17/pdf/2015-31723.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/17/2015-31723/toys-determination-regarding-heavy-elements-limits-for-unfinished-and-untreated-woodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission,'' or ``CPSC'') is issuing a final rule determining that unfinished and untreated trunk wood does not contain heavy elements that would exceed the limits specified in the Commission's toy standard, ASTM F963-11. Based on this determination, unfinished and untreated trunk wood in toys does not require third party testing for the heavy element limits in ASTM F963.
2015-12-14RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionTelemarketing Sales RuleIn this document, the Commission adopts amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). These amendments define and prohibit the use of certain payment methods in all telemarketing transactions; expand the scope of the advance fee ban...2015-30761"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-14/pdf/2015-30761.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/14/2015-30761/telemarketing-sales-ruleIn this document, the Commission adopts amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'' or ``Rule''). These amendments define and prohibit the use of certain payment methods in all telemarketing transactions; expand the scope of the advance fee ban for recovery services; and clarify certain provisions of the Rule. The amendments are necessary to protect consumers from deceptive or abusive practices in telemarketing.
2015-12-03Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionPetition for Labeling Requirements Regarding Slip Resistance of Floor Coverings; Request for CommentsThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') received a petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA'') to require that manufacturers of floor coverings,...2015-30440"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-03/pdf/2015-30440.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/03/2015-30440/petition-for-labeling-requirements-regarding-slip-resistance-of-floor-coverings-request-for-commentsThe United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') received a petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA'') to require that manufacturers of floor coverings, floor coverings with coatings, and treated floor coverings label their products' slip resistance in accordance with the applicable American National Standards Institute (``ANSI'') standard. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition.
2015-12-01Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRules and Regulations Under the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers' Claims and DefensesThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs and benefits, and regulatory and economic impact, of its Rules and Regulations under the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers' Claims and...2015-30359"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-01/pdf/2015-30359.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/01/2015-30359/rules-and-regulations-under-the-trade-regulation-rule-concerning-preservation-of-consumers-claimsThe Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') requests public comment on the overall costs and benefits, and regulatory and economic impact, of its Rules and Regulations under the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses, commonly known as the ``Holder Rule,'' as part of the agency's regular review of all its regulations and guides.
2015-12-01Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionProtection of Human SubjectsOn September 8, 2015, the federal departments and agencies subject to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (referred to as the ``Common Rule'') published a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') amending the Common Rule. Separately,...2015-30407"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-01/pdf/2015-30407.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/01/2015-30407/protection-of-human-subjectsOn September 8, 2015, the federal departments and agencies subject to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (referred to as the ``Common Rule'') published a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') amending the Common Rule. Separately, on September 24, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') proposed to adopt the Common Rule NPR by amending the Commission's regulations. The comment period for the Common Rule NPR is being extended; therefore, CPSC is extending the comment period for its proposed rule, accordingly.
2015-11-19Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendment To Clarify When Component Part Testing Can Be Used and Which Textile Products Have Been Determined Not To Exceed the Allowable Lead Content Limits; Notice of Reopening of Comment PeriodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') published a direct final rule (``DFR'') and notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part...2015-29504"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-19/pdf/2015-29504.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/19/2015-29504/amendment-to-clarify-when-component-part-testing-can-be-used-and-which-textile-products-have-beenThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') published a direct final rule (``DFR'') and notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part testing can be used and clarifying which textile products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content limits. The DFR and the NPR invited the public to submit written comments by November 13, 2015. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is reopening the comment period on the NPR to December 14, 2015.
2015-11-19RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendment To Clarify When Component Part Testing Can Be Used and Which Textile Products Have Been Determined Not To Exceed the Allowable Lead Content Limits; Delay of Effective Date and Extension of Comment PeriodThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') published a direct final rule (``DFR'') and notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part...2015-29503"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-19/pdf/2015-29503.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/19/2015-29503/amendment-to-clarify-when-component-part-testing-can-be-used-and-which-textile-products-have-beenThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') published a direct final rule (``DFR'') and notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'') in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part testing can be used and clarifying which textile products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content limits. The DFR provided that, unless the Commission receives a significant adverse comment by November 13, 2015, the DFR would become effective on December 14, 2015. In response to a request for an extension of time for comments, the Commission is extending the comment period to December 14, 2015. The Commission is also delaying the effective date for the DFR to January 13, 2016.
2015-11-17RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling ActThe Commission amends the rules and regulations promulgated under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``Rules'') to: Modernize the place-of-business listing requirement; incorporate a more comprehensive metric chart; address the use of exponents with...2015-28918"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-17/pdf/2015-28918.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/17/2015-28918/rules-regulations-statements-of-general-policy-or-interpretation-and-exemptions-under-the-fairThe Commission amends the rules and regulations promulgated under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``Rules'') to: Modernize the place-of-business listing requirement; incorporate a more comprehensive metric chart; address the use of exponents with customary inch/pound measurements; delete outdated prohibitions on retail price sales representations; and acknowledge the role of the weights-and-measures laws of individual states.
2015-11-09Proposed RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionSafety Standard for High ChairsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''; Pub. L. 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or...2015-28300"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-09/pdf/2015-28300.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/09/2015-28300/safety-standard-for-high-chairsThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''; Pub. L. 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards must be substantially the same as applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission determines that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with a product. In response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA, the Commission is proposing a safety standard for high chairs. The proposed rule would incorporate by reference ASTM F404-15, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs (``ASTM F404-15'') into our new regulation and impose more stringent requirements for rearward stability and warnings on labels and in instructional literature. In addition, the Commission proposes to amend our regulations to include the newly proposed high chair standard in the list of notice of requirements (``NORs'') issued by the Commission.
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