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FTC RIN: 3084-AB44 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets Rule 

This rule, also known as the Picture Tube Rule, became effective in 1967. The rule sets forth appropriate methods for measuring television screens when that measure is included in any advertisement or promotional material for the television set. If the measurement of the screen size is based on a measurement other than the horizontal dimension of the actual viewable picture area, the method of measurement must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in close proximity to the size designation.


As part of the systematic review of its rules and guides, the Commission plans to request comments in 2017 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.

Agency: Federal Trade Commission(FTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 410   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41 to 58   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Rule Review, Request for Comments  08/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3084-AB01 
Agency Contact:
Jock K. Chung
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, CC-9528,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-2984