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[December 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 238)]
[Unified Agenda]
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[Page 74216-74217]
 
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

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Part LVII





Federal Trade Commission





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Ch. I

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The following agenda of Commission proceedings is published in 
accordance with section 22(d)(1) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 
15 U.S.C. 57b-3(d)(1), and the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 
U.S.C. 601-612, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996, title II of Pub. L. 104-121, 110 Stat. 847. The 
Commission's agenda follows guidelines and procedures issued August 18, 
2004, by the Office of Management and Budget in accordance with the 
provisions of Executive Order No. 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and 
Review'' of September 30, 1993, 58 FR 51735 (Oct. 4, 1993), as amended 
by Executive Order No. 13258 of February 26, 2002, 67 FR 9385 (Feb. 28, 
2002). This edition of the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions includes The Regulatory Plan, which appears in 
part II of this issue of the Federal Register. The Federal Trade 
Commission's Statement of Regulatory Priorities is included in part II.

     The Commission has responded to the optional information 
requirement to identify rulemakings that are likely to have some 
impact on small entities but are not subject to the requirements of 
the RFA. The current rulemakings that are likely to have some 
impact on small entities include: (1) the Smokeless Tobacco Rules, 
16 CFR part 307; (2) the Pay-Per-Call Rule, 16 CFR part 308; (3) 
the Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative 
Fueled Vehicles, 16 CFR part 309; (4) the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 
16 CFR part 310; (5) Privacy of Consumer Information, 16 CFR part 
313; (6) Contact Lens Rule, 16 CFR part 315; (7) Controlling the 
Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM) 
Rules, 16 CFR part 316; (8) the Franchise and Business 
Opportunities Rule, 16 CFR part 436; (9) the Funeral Rule, 16 CFR 
part 453; (10) the Rule on Labeling and Advertising of Home 
Insulation, 16 CFR part 460; and (11) certain rules adopted 
pursuant to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, 
16 CFR parts 602, 603, 604, 610, 611, 613, 614, 682.

     In addition, the agency has responded to the optional 
information question that corresponds to Executive Order 13132, 
``Federalism,'' of August 4, 1999, 64 FR 43255 (Aug. 10, 1999), 
which does not apply to independent regulatory agencies. The 
Commission believes to the extent that any of the rules in this 
agenda may have ``substantial direct effects on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government'' within the meaning of E.O. 13132, it has 
consulted with the affected entities. The Commission continues to 
work closely with the States and other governmental units in its 
rulemaking process, which explicitly considers the effect of the 
agency's rules on these governmental entities.

     Additionally, the Commission's submission references the web 
site in the rule abstracts where appropriate. This is the 
Governmentwide web site where members of the public can find, 
review, and submit comments on Federal rulemakings that are open 
for comment and published in the Federal Register, the Government's 
legal newspaper.

     Some of the rulemakings listed on the following agenda are 
being conducted as part of the Commission's plan to review and seek 
information about all of its regulations and guides, including 
their costs and benefits and regulatory and economic impact, every 
ten years. These reviews incorporate and expand upon the review 
required by the RFA and regulatory reform initiatives directing 
agencies to conduct a review of all regulations and eliminate or 
revise those that are outdated or otherwise in need of reform.

     Except for notice of completed actions, the information in 
this agenda represents the judgment of Commission staff, based upon 
information now available. Each projected date of action reflects 
an assessment by the FTC staff of the likelihood that the specified 
event will occur during the coming year. No final determination by 
the staff or the Commission respecting the need for, or the 
substance of, a trade regulation rule or any other procedural 
option should be inferred from the notation of projected events in 
this agenda. In most instances, the dates of future events are 
listed by month, not by a specific day. The acquisition of new 
information, changes of circumstances, or changes in the law may 
alter this information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about specific 
regulatory actions listed in the agenda, contact the contact person 
listed for each particular proceeding. Comments or inquiries of a 
general nature about the agenda should be directed to Sandra M. Vidas, 
Attorney, telephone: (202) 326-2456; e-mail: svidas@ftc.gov; or G. 
Richard Gold, Attorney, telephone: (202)-326-3355; e-mail: 
rgold@ftc.gov, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20580.

    By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

                                     Federal Trade Commission--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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4075        Regulatory Review.....................................................................    3084-AA47
4076        Regulations Under the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986....    3084-AA48
4077        Trade Regulation Rule Pursuant to the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act     3084-AA78
            of 1992...............................................................................
4078        Trade Regulation Rule on Funeral Industry Practices...................................    3084-AA82
4079        Privacy of Consumer Financial Information.............................................    3084-AA97
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                                  Federal Trade Commission--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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4080        Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation......    3084-AA60
4081        Trade Regulation Rule on Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures................    3084-AA63
4082        Premerger Notification Rules and Report Form..........................................    3084-AA91
4083        Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM)         3084-AA96
            Rules.................................................................................
4084        FDICIA................................................................................    3084-AA99
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                                   Federal Trade Commission--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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4085        Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.....................................    3084-AA94
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                                   Federal Trade Commission--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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4086        Labeling Requirements for Alternative Fuels and Alternative-Fueled Vehicles...........    3084-AA89
4087        Contact Lens Rule.....................................................................    3084-AA95
4088        Telemarketing Sales Rule..............................................................    3084-AA98
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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)                            Prerule Stage

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4075. REGULATORY REVIEW




Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 41 et seq

CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1 et seq

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission continues its review of current rules and 
guides to identify any that should be modified or rescinded. The 
Commission will continue to consider ways to streamline and improve the 
review program. No determination about whether to modify or rescind a 
rule, guide or interpretation or any other procedural option should be 
inferred from the Commission's decision to publish a request for 
comments. In certain instances, the reviews may also address other 
specific matters or issues, such as proposed amendments. Finally, the 
Commission may modify the rule review timetable as circumstances 
warrant. On January 27, 2004, the Commission published a revised 
timetable for its regulatory review program deferring all reviews by 
one year because of ongoing review proceedings as well as the addition 
of at least 25 rulemakings required by new legislation. The Commission 
plans to publish a notice concerning the rules and guides it plans to 
review in early 2005.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice of Rules and Guides To 
Review in 2000                  01/19/00                     65 FR 2912
Notice of Rules and Guides To 
Review in 2002                  03/04/02                     67 FR 9630
Notice of Rules and Guides To 
Review in 2003                  01/17/03                     68 FR 2465
Notice of Rules and Guides To 
Review in 2004                  01/27/04                     69 FR 3867
Notice of Rules and Guides To 
Review in 2005                  01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Neil Blickman, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, 
Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Washington, DC 
20580
Phone: 202 326-3038
Email: nblickman@ftc.gov

RIN: 3084-AA47
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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)                            Prerule Stage

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4076. REGULATIONS UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE SMOKELESS TOBACCO HEALTH 
EDUCATION ACT OF 1986

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 4401

CFR Citation: 16 CFR 307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 
1986 requires health warnings on all packages and advertisements for 
smokeless tobacco. The Act directs the Commission to issue implementing 
rules governing the format and display of the warnings. On November 4, 
1986, the Commission issued its rules setting out the provisions for 

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