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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

6.001 FAIR COMPETITION COUNSELING AND VESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS

DERAL AGENCY: FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION UTHORIZATION: Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914, 15 U.S.C. 41-58, 1988 and Supp. IV 1992, as amended; Clayton Act; Export Trade Act; Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended; Wool Products Labeling Act; Fur Products Labeling Act; Textile Fiber Products Identification Act; Fair Packaging and Labeling Act; Lanham Trade-Mark Act; Truth-in-Lending Act; Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Hobby Protection Act of 1973; Deepwater Port Act; Magnuson-Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975; Consumer Leasing Act; Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended; Har-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Petroleum Marketing Practices Act of 1978; Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978; Electronic Funds Transfer Act; National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978; Deep Seabed Hard Minerals Act; Shipping Act of 1984, as amended; National Cooperative Research Act of 1984; Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986; Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992; elemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act 1994; Children's Online Privacy Protection Act 1998; Identity Theft Assumption and Deterrence Act of 1998; Gramm-Leach Bliley Act 1999; College Scholarship Fraud revention Act of 2000; Crimes Against Charitable Americans Act of 2001; Home Equity Loan Consumer Protection Act of 1988; Home Ownership and quity Protection Act of 1994; Credit Repair Organizations Act of 1996; Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act of 1990; Violent Crime Control nd Law Enforcement Act of 1994; Do-Nol-Call Implementation Act of 2003. JECTIVES: o prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to onsumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of le competitive process; and to accomplish these missions without unduly urdening legitimate business activity. PES OF ASSISTANCE: dvisory Services and Counseling; Investigation of Complaints. S AND USE RESTRICTIONS: o prevent consumer fraud and deception, anticompetitive mergers, and unfair nd other anticompetitive business practices in the marketplace. GIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: licant Eligibility: ssistance is available to the general public. ficiary Eligibility: eneral public. lentials Documentation: omplaints must contain facsimiles of questioned advertising, labeling or other actice, or a summary of any oral misrepresentation involved, together with me and address of the alleged offender. LICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: pplication Coordination: is program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. ication Procedure: nd complaint to FTC. Questionable local practices should be referred to State local authorities. d Procedure: i applicable. lines: I applicable. e of Approval/Disapproval Time: i applicable. als: t applicable. wals: t applicable. STANCE CONSIDERATIONS: ula and Matching Requirements:

applicable. h and Time Phasing of Assistance:

applicable. - ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: ts:

applicable. s:

applicable. ds:

applicable. NCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:

29-0100-0-1-376. Obligations:

(Salaries and Expenses) FY 02 $ 155,534,900; FY 03 est $176,552,700; and FY

04 est $191,132,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Investigations initiated (formal): Fiscal year 2002, 546; 2003 est. 573; and 2004
est. 602. Investigations completed or closed: Fiscal year 2002, 391; 2003 est.
411; and 2004 est. 431; Orders to cease and desist issued: Fiscal year 2002, 27;
2003 est. 28; and 2004 est. 30; Trade regulation rules and guides promulgated or

amended: Fiscal year 2002, 3; 2003 est. 3; and 2004 est. 3. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

A list of publications is available by writing the Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580. Publications are available in local Depository Libraries or by using our Web Site Address:

http://www.ftc.gov/. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office:

Persons are encouraged to communicate with the local FTC Regional Director: 10877 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Telephone: (310) 824-4343; Use the same number for FTS; 901 Market St., Suite 570, San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 356-5270; Use the same number for FTS; Suite 5M35, Midrise Bldg., 60 Forsyth St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Telephone: (404) 656-1390; Use the same number for FTS; 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 1860, Chicago, IL 60603-5701. Telephone: (312) 960-5634; Use the same number for FTS; 150 William St., Suite 1300, New York, NY 10038. Telephone: (212) 264-8290; Use the same number for FTS; Eaton Center, Suite 200, 1111 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114-2507. Telephone: (216) 2633455; Use the same number for FTS; 1999 Bryan St., Suite 2150, Dallas, TX 75201-6808. Telephone: (214) 979-9350; 2806 Federal Bldg., 915 Second Ave., Suite 2896, Seattle, WA 98174. Telephone: (206) 220-6350; Use the same

number for FTS. Headquarters Office:

Consumer Protection Matters: Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection. Telephone: (202) 326-3430. Restraint of Trade Matters: Director, Bureau of Competition. Telephone: (202) 326-2932. Both are in the Federal Trade Commission Building, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC

20580. Web Site Address:

http://www.ftc.gov/. RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.155, Marketing Agreements and Orders; 10.800, Livestock, Meat and Poultry Market Supervision; 39.009, Federal Citizen Information Center; 58.001, Securities_Investigation of Complaints and SEC Information; 59.009,

Procurement Assistance to Small Businesses. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

10.155, Marketing Agreements and Orders; 10.800, Livestock, Meat and Poultry Market Supervision; 39.009, Federal Consumer Information Center; 58.001, Securities--Investigation of Complaints and SEC Information; 59.009,

Procurement Assistance to Small Businesses. CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

39.001 BUSINESS SERVICES

(Counseling on Doing Business with the Federal Government)

Regional or Local Office:

Small Business Center, General Services Administration. See Appendix IV of

the Catalog for addresses. Headquarters Office:

Associate Administrator, Office of Enterprise Development (E). Telephone:

(202) 501-1021. Web Site Address:

http://www.gsa.gov/oed. RELATED PROGRAMS:

11.800, Minority Business Development Centers. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

39.002 DISPOSAL OF FEDERAL SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY

FEDERAL AGENCY:

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AUTHORIZATION:

Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, Public Law 81-152, 63 Stat. 390, 40 U.S.C. 486 (c); Small Business Act of 1953, as

amended, Public Laws 95-507 and 100-656. OBJECTIVES:

To promote the interest and participation of business concerns, especially small businesses and small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran owned small businesses, and businesses located in HUBZones in government procurement, and to provide publications to assist

businesses in their marketing efforts. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Advisory Services and Counseling. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Counsels and provides information on govemment contracting opportunities, to small businesses. Each year, GSA, the Federal Government's purchasing agent, real estate developer, telecommunications manager, and computer overseer, contracts for over $10 billion worth of goods and services. Because it must provide the workspace, supplies, equipment, and support that other agencies

need to do their jobs, GSA is an important market for small businesses. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility:

Any business concern is eligible to apply. Beneficiary Eligibility:

Business concerns.
Credentials Documentation:

None.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Preapplication Coordination:

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure:

Contact the nearest GSA Business Counseling Offices (see listing in Appendix

IV of the Catalog) by letter, e-mail, telephone, or in person. Award Procedure:

Not applicable.
Deadlines:

None.
Range of Approval Disapproval Time:

Not applicable.
Appeals:

Not applicable.
Renewals:

Not applicable.
ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:
Formula and Matching Requirements:

Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports:

None.
Audits:

None.
Records:

None.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
Account Identification:

47-4540-0-4-804. Obligations:

(Salaries and expenses) FY 02 $2,798,594; FY 03 est $2,882,000; and FY 04 est

$3,143,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

As of fiscal year 2001, Business Counseling Offices personnel performed 120,482 business and counseling actions, estimate is 126,000, and fiscal year 2002 estimate is 130,000. Business Counseling Offices personnel participated in 425 business and opportunity meetings; the fiscal year 2001 estimate is 475.

The fiscal year 2002 estimate is 500. (Outreach being encouraged nationwide). REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

"Doing Business With GSA," "Subcontracting Directory," "Forecast of GSA Contracting Opportunities" and "Marketing Strategies and Techniques." (Small

Business Centers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.) INFORMATION CONTACTS:

FEDERAL AGENCY:

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AUTHORIZATION:

Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, Section 203, as amended, 63 Stat. 385, 40 U.S.C. 484; Surplus Property Act of 1944, Section 13(g), as amended, 50 U.S.C. 1622(g); Public Law 80-537, as amended, 62 Stat. 240, 16 U.S.C. 667b-d; Section 218, Public Law 91-646, 84 Stat. 1902, 42 U.S.C. 4638; Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Title V,

as amended, 42 U.S.C. 11411, Public Laws 100-77, 100-628, and 101-645. OBJECTIVES:

To dispose of surplus real property by lease, permits, sale, exchange, or

donation. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Surplus real and related personal property may be conveyed for: public park or recreation use and public health or educational purposes at discounts up to 100 percent; public airport purposes, wildlife conservation, correctional facility, replacement housing and for historic monument purposes without monetary consideration; and for general public purposes without restrictions at a negotiated price of not less than the estimated fair market value of the property. Properties are made available for discount conveyance where the public purposes to be served reflect the highest and best use of the property. Properties determined suitable by the Department of Housing and Urban Development may be made available by permit, lease, or deed for homeless assistance use. Restrictions: Surplus real property conveyed for public park or recreation use, historic monument, public airport use, correctional facility use and wildlife conservation use must be used for the purposes so conveyed in perpetuity. Property conveyed for health (including homeless) or education use must be used for those purposes for a period of not less than 30 years. Properties made available for homeless use by lease or permit must be used for that purpose for a period of not less than one year, unless the provider requests a shorter term. Surplus real property which is not deeded to public bodies or made available for homeless purposes is generally offered for sale to the public on a competitive bid

basis. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility:

State and local government agencies are eligible to apply for surplus real property for park, recreation, correctional facility, historic monument, public airport, health, educational, homeless, replacement housing, and general public purposes. Eligibility for property for wildlife conservation use, other than for migratory birds, is limited to the States. Tax-supported and nonprofit medical and educational institutions which have been held exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are also eligible to apply for property for

health, educational and homeless use. Beneficiary Eligibility:

General public may apply. Credentials/Documentation:

The applicant must submit a proposed program of use of the property and

evidence of its ability to finance the program. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination:

Applicants for property coordinate with other Federal agencies as follows: health and homeless use-- Department of Health and Human Services; education-Department of Education; public airport purposes--Federal Aviation Administration; park or recreational and historic monument use--National Park Service, Department of the Interior; wildlife conservation--Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; correctional facility use--Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice; replacement housing--any Federal agency

39.003 DONATION OF FEDERAL SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY

(Donation Program)

ng a requirement for property involving housing for displaced persons in ection with a Federal or federally assisted project. This program is uded from coverage under E.O. 12372. ation Procedure: ications for health and homeless assistance use are submitted to the nment of Health and Human Services (HHS) which requests assignment of Toperty from GSA; applications for educational use are submitted to the rtment of Education which requests assignment of the property from GSA; cations for park and recreation use are submitted to the National Park ce, Department of the Interior which requests assignment of the property GSA, applications for correctional use are submitted to the Office of ce Programs, Department of Justice. Applications for other uses are itted to GSA, which then obtains the recommendation of the Federal Sy which sponsors the use program. Procedure:

possible, awards are made through the participating agency. Other ds are made to State or local units of government by the Administrator of

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FEDERAL AGENCY:

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AUTHORIZATION:

Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, Section 2036), Public Law 81-152, as amended, Public Law 94-519, 40 U.S.C. 484(j); Surplus Property Act of 1944, Section 13(g), as amended, 50 U.S.C. 1622(g); Older Americans Act of 1965, Section 213, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3020d; Section 502, Public Law 100-77; Executive Order 12999, April 17, 1996, Public Law

105-50. OBJECTIVES:

To donate Federal personal property no longer required for Federal use to public agencies and qualifying nonprofit entities in order to reduce the cost of State and

local government. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Surplus items are used by State and local public agencies for carrying out or promoting one or more public purposes, such as conservation, parks and recreation, education, public health, public safety, economic development and programs for older individuals; by certain nonprofit, tax-exempt activities for public health or educational purposes, including research for such purposes, and for use in programs for older individuals; or by public airports for airport development, operation or maintenance. Federal restrictions require that all surplus property be placed into use by the donee within 1 year of acquisition and be used at least for 1 year thereafter. Other restrictions, terms and conditions are imposed by GSA and the agencies determining eligibility (shown under

Applicant Eligibility, section below). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility:

(a) State participation is contingent upon the acceptance by the General Services Administration (GSA) of a State plan of operation as being in conformance with Public Law 94-519. This State plan must establish a State agency which is responsible for the distribution of Federal surplus personal property to eligible recipients within the State on a fair and equitable basis. Eligible donee categories for the distribution of property through the State Agencies for Surplus Property are defined as: (1) Public agencies which include any (i) State or department, agency, or instrumentality thereof; (ii) political subdivision of the State, including any unit of local government or economic development district, or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof; (iii) instrumentality created by compact or other agreement between State or political subdivisions; (iv) multijurisdictional sub-State district established by or pursuant to State law; and (v) Indian tribe, band, group, pueblo, or community located on a State reservation. Eligibility for public agencies is determined by the State Agency for Surplus Property. (2) Nonprofit, tax-exempt activities such as schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, schools for the mentally challenged or physically challenged, educational radio or TV stations, child care centers, museums, medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, drug abuse treatment centers, providers of assistance to the homeless, providers of assistance to the impoverished and programs for older individuals. (b) Service educational activities as determined by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (L/SCI). (c)

Public airports. Eligibility is determined by the Federal Aviation Administration. Beneficiary Eligibility:

State and local public agencies; nonprofit educational or public health institutions or organizations, including providers of assistance to the homeless; nonprofit and public programs for the elderly; educational acuivities of special

interest to the armed services; and public airports. Credentials Documentation:

Contact appropriate State or Federal agency shown under Applicant Eligibility

section of this program. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination:

(1) Public agencies, nonprofit educational and public health applicants, providers of assistance to the homeless, providers of assistance to the impoverished and programs for the elderly coordinate with the State Agency for Surplus Property. (2) Service Educational Activity schools and national organizations coordinate with their sponsoring military service or national headquarters. (3) Public airpons coordinate with the regional Airports District Office of the Federal Aviation Administration. This program is excluded from

coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure:

Contact appropriate agency shown under Preapplication Coordination section of

this program. Award Procedure:

Upon determination of eligibility, applicant maintains contact with the appropriate agency shown under Preapplication Coordination section of this

pplicable.
CIAL INFORMATION:

Identification: 33-0-1-804. ions: ies and expenses) FY 02 $20,961,000; FY 03 est $43,821,000; and FY 04 9,317,000. nd Average of Financial Assistance: pplicable. AM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Disposal Program activity was as follows: Actual for fiscal year 2002 sales, ions and other discounts 389 properties having an actual value of $697.8 -n; estimate for fiscal year 2003: Sales, donations and other discounts 334 nies having an estimated value of $717.5 million; fiscal year 2004 ates: Sales, donations, and other discounts 374 properties having an ated value of $661.2 million. LATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: osal of Surplus Real Property" - no charge; 41 CFR 101-47, Utilization isposal of Real Property, "U.S. Real Property Sales List," - no charge. MATION CONTACTS:

or Local Office: cor, Office of Property Disposal, General Services Administration. cant's initial contact should be at the regional level. See the Office of ny Disposal for each Region listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. arters Office: ant Commissioner, Office of Property Disposal, Public Building Service, al Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405. Telephone: (202) 384. - Address: propertydisposal.gsa.gov/property. ED PROGRAMS: 5, Outdoor Recreation_Acquisition, Development and Planning: 39.003, tion of Federal Surplus Personal Propery. LES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: plicable. IA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Pplicable.

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