[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 7, 2001)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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16 CFR Part 4

Appearances Before the Commission; Restrictions as to Former 
Members and Employees

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission is amending its rule governing the appearances 
of former members and employees, Rule 4.1(b), to make it consistent 
with President Clinton's December 28, 2000 revocation of Executive 
Order 12834 (``Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees'').

EFFECTIVE DATE: These amendments are effective March 7, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ira S. Kaye, 202-326-2426, or Shira 
Pavis Minton, 202-326-2479, Attorneys, Office of the General Counsel, 
FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is deleting the note 
following section (b)(1)(iv) of Commission Rule 4.1, 16 CFR 4.1, which 
currently states that former Commissioners and certain other ``senior'' 
employees may be subject to Executive Order 12834. That order formerly 
required that certain Executive Branch officials appointed on or after 
January 20, 1993, sign a pledge making particular post-employment 
ethics commitments. This amendment is necessary in order to reflect 
that, by Executive Order 13184 of December 28, 2000, President Clinton 
revoked Executive Order 12834.
    This rule amendment relates solely to agency practice and, thus, is 
not subject to the notice and comment requirements of the 
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), or to the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601(2).

List of Subjects in 16 CFR part 4

    Administrative practice and procedure.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Federal Trade 
Commission amends Title 16, chapter I, subchapter A, of the Code of 
Federal Regulations as follows:


    1. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 6, 38 Stat. 721; 15 U.S.C. 46.

Sec. 4.1  [Amended]

    2. Section 4.1 is amended by removing the note that follows 
paragraph (b)(1)(iv).

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
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