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Federal Trade Commission
 Notice Announcing Public Roundtables, Requesting Participation, and Providing Opportunity for Comment
Subject Category: Public Roundtables:  Protecting Consumers in the Sale and Leasing of Motor Vehicles; Project No. P104811
Published: March 15, 2011 View Notice (PDF) (Download Adobe Reader)
Comments Due: To Be Determined
Invitation To Comment:
To explore consumer protection issues pertaining to motor vehicle sales and leasing, the Federal Trade Commission is hosting a series of public roundtables in 2011.  The roundtables will be held in three to five cities around the United States and will provide an opportunity for regulators, consumer advocates, industry participants, and other interested parties to discuss consumer protection issues in connection with motor vehicle sales and leasing.  The Federal Register notice addresses various topics and questions that the Commission expects to discuss at the first roundtable.  The first roundtable will be held at Wayne State University Law School, in Detroit, Michigan on April 12, 2011.  All of the roundtables will be free and open to the public.

Privacy & Use:
The FTC Act and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate.  All timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and will be placed on the public record of this proceeding–including on the publicly accessible FTC website at , to the extent practicable.  Any information placed in the following fields on this form -- “Title,” “First Name,” “Last Name,” “Organization Name,” "State,” “Postal Code,” “Country,” “Comments,” and “Attachment” -- will be publicly available on the FTC Web site.  Although filling out this comment form is voluntary, the fields marked with an asterisk are required in order for the FTC to fully consider a particular comment. Because comments will be placed on the public record including on the  publicly accessible FTC web site, they should not include any sensitive or confidential information.  In particular, comments should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number.  Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records and other individually identifiable health information.  In addition, comments should not include any “[t]rade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential. . . .,” as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2).  Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled “Confidential,” and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c).1  As a matter of discretion, the FTC makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC Web site.  More information, including other routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at

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1The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record.  The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest.  See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
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