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FTC RIN: 3084-AB19 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Telemarketing Sales Rule 

On August 11, 2014, the Commission initiated periodic review of the Telemarketing Sales Rule and solicited public comments. 79 FR 46732 (Aug. 11, 2014). The comment period as extended closed on November 13, 2014. 79 FR 61267 (Oct. 10, 2014). On December 15, 2015, the Commission amended the Telemarketing Sales Rule to prohibit the use of certain payment methods in all telemarketing transactions, expand the scope of the advance fee ban for recovery services, and clarify certain provisions of the rule. Those amendments became effective February 12, 2016, and June 13, 2016. Staff anticipates making a recommendation regarding further rulemaking to the Commission by November 2021.

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 310   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 6101 to 6108    15 U.S.C. 41 to 58   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/19/2009  74 FR 41988   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/09/2009    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/15/2009  74 FR 52914   
NPRM Extended Comment Period End  10/26/2009    
Public Forum  11/04/2009    
Final Rule  08/10/2010  75 FR 48458   
Technical Correction to Final Rule  08/24/2010  75 FR 51934   
Effective Date  09/27/2010    
Effective Date (Advance Fee Ban)  10/27/2010    
ANPRM (Caller ID)  12/15/2010  75 FR 78179   
NPRM (Anti-Fraud)  07/09/2013  78 FR 41200   
Closure of Proceeding (Caller ID)  12/20/2013  78 FR 77024   
Rule Review, Request for Public Comment  08/14/2014  79 FR 46732   
Rule Review Comment Period Extended  10/10/2014  79 FR 61267   
Rule Review Extended Comment Period End  11/13/2014 
Final Rule (Anti-Fraud)  12/14/2015  80 FR 77520   
Final Rule (Anti-Fraud) Effective  02/12/2016 
Final Rule (Anti-Fraud-Use of Certain Payment Methods) Effective  06/13/2016 
Recommendation to Commission (Rule Review)  11/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
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 
Agency Contact:
Patricia Hsue
Staff Attorney
Federal Trade Commission
Division of Marketing Practices, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-3132