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On July 2, 2012, as part of the Commission's systematic review of its rules and guides, the FTC published a notice in the
A trade association representing jewelry industry members, Jewelers Vigilance Committee (“JVC”), requests a 32-day extension of the comment deadline. JVC explains that the market research companies retained to obtain consumer perception data need additional time to complete their tasks. JVC further notes the FRN contains 24 separate questions, many with subparts, covering a wide array of topics and raising complicated issues that call for technical submissions by metallurgical and gemological experts, in addition to targeted market research data. JVC states the current deadline does not provide sufficient time to develop comments and supporting evidence that would fully address the issues.
The Commission has decided to extend the comment period to September 28, 2012. Given the complexity and range of issues raised in the FRN, including the request for consumer perception evidence, the Commission believes that allowing additional time for filing comments may help facilitate the creation of a more complete record. Moreover, this brief extension would not harm consumers, as the current Guides remain in effect during the review process.
You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 28, 2012. Write “Jewelry Guides, 16 CFR Part 23, Project No. G711001” on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at
If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, and you must follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. Accordingly, we encourage you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at
If you file your comment on paper, write “Jewelry Guides, 16 CFR Part 23, Project No. G711001” on your comment and on the envelope, and mail or deliver it to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex O), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service.
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