Commission approves changes to ‘democratize the process’ and encourage public participation
In addition to formal rulemaking, the new changes will also apply to requests by certain parties [including the direct selling channel] for special exemption from FTC rules, as well as petitions related to industry guidance issued by the Commission.
—Federal Trade Commission
Marking a continued effort to implement streamlining and overhauls to its rulemaking procedures authorized under Section 18 of the FTC Act, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a virtual open meeting on Sept. 15, 2021. One of the items on the agenda was a vote to approve changes in the Rules of Practice and other rules affecting public access to the petition component of the FTC’s rulemaking process.
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