Comment Period to FTC Proposed Rule Likely To Be Extended to May 19

As you will remember, the Federal Register published the FTC’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making with the Federal Register on January 19, 2023.Despi

That kicked off a 60-day period — currently scheduled to end on March 20, 2023 — during which the public may submit comments.

But, today, a “100 business groups” requested a 60-day extension. If granted, that will extend the deadline to May 19, 2023.

Interestingly, in contrast to the few hundred comments received by the FTC in the past, the FTC says that it has received 9,326 comments on, though “only” 5,342 have been posted so far.

As previously mentioned, and as I have done in the past (see here and here), I am working on a letter to the FTC to provide relevant, experience-based, practical information from me and dozens of other lawyers and paralegals around the country.

Though we will not be advocating for a position, we are hopeful that the FTC will take the information into consideration as it determines how to proceed with a final rule.

If you are a lawyer or paralegal who is interested in providing comments and signing onto our letter (subject, of course, to your opportunity to review and sign on only if you agree), please email my paralegal, Erika Hahn, and me at your earliest convenience, and we will loop you into the process.

In the alternative, if you wish to comment on your own (whatever your perspective), now would be the time.


*Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Epstein Becker & Green, and Erika Hahn for identifying it.