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FTC RIN: 3084-AB40 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation 

The Federal Trade Commission's Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (or Rule) became effective on September 29, 1980. The Rule is designed to assist consumers in evaluating and comparing the thermal performance characteristics of competing home insulation products by specifically requiring manufacturers of home insulation products to provide information about the product's degree of resistance to the flow of heat (R-Value). The Rule also establishes uniform standards for testing, information disclosure, and substantiation of product performance claims. As part of the systematic review of its rules and guides, the Commission requested comments on April 6, 2016, on, among other things, the economic impact of and the continuing need for this rule; possible conflicts between the Rule and State, local, and other Federal laws; and the effect on the Rule of any technological, economic, or other industry changes. 81 FR 19936. The extended comment period closed on September 6, 2016. Staff anticipates sending a recommendation to the Commission by the end of 2016.

Agency: Federal Trade Commission(FTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 460   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Rule Review, Request for Public Comments  04/06/2016  81 FR 19936   
Rule Review Comment Period Extended  06/03/2016  81 FR 35661   
Rule Review Extended Comment Period Closed  09/06/2016 
Recommendation to Commission  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 3084-AA60 
Agency Contact:
Hampton Newsome
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-2889