16 CFR 1.73 - Interpretations.

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§ 1.73 Interpretations.
(a) Nature and purpose.
(1) The Commission issues and causes to be published in the Federal Register interpretations of the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on its own initiative or pursuant to the application of any person when it appears to the Commission that guidance as to the legal requirements of the Act would be in the public interest and would serve to bring about more widespread and equitable observance of the Act.
(2) The interpretations are not substantive rules and do not have the force or effect of statutory provisions. They are guidelines intended as clarification of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and, like industry guides, are advisory in nature. They represent the Commission's view as to what a particular provision of the Fair Credit Reporting Act means for the guidance of the public in conducting its affairs in conformity with that Act, and they provide the basis for voluntary and simultaneous abandonment of unlawful practices by members of industry. Failure to comply with such interpretations may result in corrective action by the Commission under applicable statutory provisions.
(b) Procedure.
(1) Requests for Commission interpretations should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Federal Trade Commission stating the nature of the interpretation requested and the reasons and justification therefor. If the request is granted, as soon as practicable thereafter, the Commission will publish a notice in the Federal Register setting forth the text of the proposed interpretation. Comments, views, or objections, together with the grounds therefor, concerning the proposed interpretation may be submitted to the Secretary of the Commission within thirty (30) days of public notice thereof. The proposed interpretation will automatically become final after the expiration of sixty (60) days from the date of public notice thereof, unless upon consideration of written comments submitted as hereinabove provided, the Commission determine to rescind, revoke, modify, or withdraw the proposed interpretation, in which event notification of such determination will be published in the Federal Register.
(2) The issuance of such interpretations is within the discretion of the Commission and the Commission at any time may conduct such investigations and hold such conferences or hearings as it may deem appropriate. Any interpretation issued pursuant to this chapter is without prejudice to the right of the Commission to reconsider the interpretation, and where the public interest requires, to rescind, revoke, modify, or withdraw the interpretation, in which event notification of such action will be published in the Federal Register.
(c) Applicability of interpretations. Interpretations issued pursuant to this subpart may cover all applications of a particular statutory provision, or they may be limited in application to a particular industry, as appropriate.
[36 FR 9293, May 22, 1971]

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  • 2014-03-11; vol. 79 # 47 - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    1. 79 FR 13539 - Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
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      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      Final rule amendments.
      Effective April 10, 2014.
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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 46 - Additional powers of Commission

§ 57a - Unfair or deceptive acts or practices rulemaking proceedings

§ 1681 - Congressional findings and statement of purpose

§ 1681a - Definitions; rules of construction

§ 1681b - Permissible purposes of consumer reports

§ 1681c - Requirements relating to information contained in consumer reports

15 U.S. Code § 1502, 1503 - Omitted

15 U.S. Code § 1502, 1503 - Omitted

§ 1681d - Disclosure of investigative consumer reports

§ 1681e - Compliance procedures

§ 1681f - Disclosures to governmental agencies

§ 1681g - Disclosures to consumers

§ 1681h - Conditions and form of disclosure to consumers

§ 1681i - Procedure in case of disputed accuracy

§ 1681j - Charges for certain disclosures

§ 1681k - Public record information for employment purposes

15 U.S. Code § -

§ 1681m - Requirements on users of consumer reports

§ 1681n - Civil liability for willful noncompliance

15 U.S. Code § -

§ 1681p - Jurisdiction of courts; limitation of actions

§ 1681q - Obtaining information under false pretenses

§ 1681r - Unauthorized disclosures by officers or employees

§ 1681s - Administrative enforcement

15 U.S. Code § 1502, 1503 - Omitted

15 U.S. Code § 1502, 1503 - Omitted

15 U.S. Code § 1502, 1503 - Omitted

§ 1681t - Relation to State laws

§ 1681u - Disclosures to FBI for counterintelligence purposes

§ 1681v - Disclosures to governmental agencies for counterterrorism purposes

§ 1681w - Disposal of records

§ 1681x - Corporate and technological circumvention prohibited

USC: Title 26a
U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Title 16 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR 1 after this date.

  • 2014-03-11; vol. 79 # 47 - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    1. 79 FR 13539 - Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      Final rule amendments.
      Effective April 10, 2014.
      16 CFR Part 1