FTC Seeks Comment on Hobby Protection Rules

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on its Hobby Protection Rules as part of its systematic review of all FTC rules and guides.

Issued in 1975, as required by Congress, the “Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act” regulate the marking of imitation coins and political items sold to hobbyists. The FTC seeks comment on the costs and benefits of the Rules, how changes to the Rules would affect consumers, businesses, and compliance costs, and whether technological or marketplace changes have affected the Rules.

The Commission vote approving the Federal Register Notice was 5-0.  It is available on the FTC’s website and as a link to this press release and will be published in the Federal Register soon.  Instructions for filing comments appear in the Federal Register Notice.  Comments must be received by September 22, 2014. All comments received will be posted at www.ftc.gov/policy/public-comments. (FTC File No. P974230; the staff contact is Joshua S. Millard, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2454)

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