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.