As part of its systematic review of all current rules and guides, the Federal Trade Commission recently announced a revised regulatory review schedule for 2018. For 2018, the FTC intends to initiate reviews of, and solicit public comments on, the following topics:
- Guides for the Nursery Industry, 16 CFR Part 18;
- Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil, 16 CFR Part 311;
- Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising, 16 CFR Part 436; and
- Identity Theft [Red Flag] Rules, 16 CFR Part 681. The Red Flag Rules require many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs – or red flags – of identity theft in their day-to-day operations.
The Commission vote to publish the proposed Federal Register notice regarding its regulatory review program was 2-0.
Troutman Sanders will continue to monitor the activities and publications of the FTC, including as it relates to these consumer protection regulations.