[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 72057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28662]



16 CFR Part 300

Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'').

ACTION: Extension of the deadline for filing public comments.


SUMMARY: The Commission grants an eight (8) day extension until 
December 3, 2013 for filing public comments in response to the 
Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on September 20, 
2013 (``NPRM'').

DATES: Comments for the NPRM published on September 20, 2013 (78 FR 
57808) must be submitted by December 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the NPRM.\1\ Write ``Wool Rules, 16 CFR 
Part 300, Project No. P124201'' on your comment, and file your comment 
online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/woolrulesnprm by 
following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file 
your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following 
address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 
(Annex Q), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

    \1\ 78 FR 57808 (Sept. 20, 2013).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert M. Frisby, Attorney, (202) 326-
2098, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal 
Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 20, 2013, the Commission 
published its NPRM seeking comment on the Commission's proposed 
amendments to the Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products 
Labeling Act of 1939 (``Wool Rules'').\2\ The NPRM designated November 
25, 2013, as the deadline for filing public comments.

    \2\ The Commission issued the Wool Rules to implement the Wool 
Products Labeling Act of 1939, 15 U.S.C. 68-68j.

    On November 20, 2013, the Embassy of Australia contacted the 
Commission on behalf of the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations 
(``FAWO'') to seek an eight (8) day extension of the comment deadline 
until December 3, 2013. It explained that the FAWO will be 
participating in a meeting of the International Wool Textile 
Organisation (``IWTO'') in Guangzhou, China, on November 25-26, 2013, 
to discuss the proposed amendments. FAWO contends that the record will 
benefit from comments informed by the meeting deliberations given the 
role of the IWTO in representing wool industry stakeholders at an 
international level.
    FAWO's input would likely assist the Commission in evaluating the 
proposed amendments to the Wool Rules. Moreover, the requested short 
extension of the comment period will not substantially delay the 
rulemaking process. The Commission recognizes that its NPRM addresses 
complex issues and believes that extending the comment period to 
facilitate a more complete record outweighs any harm that might result 
from an eight (8) day delay. Accordingly, the Commission is extending 
the comment period for eight (8) days until December 3, 2013.

    By direction of the Commission.
Janice Podoll Frankle,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-28662 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]