|Received:||12/9/2004 6:53:50 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not allow these recorded calls. Do not create an additional call abandonment safe harbor to allow telemarketing calls that deliver a prerecorded message to consumers with whom the seller on whose behalf the calls are made has an established business relationship. Do not permit the petition submitted by the Direct Marketing Association to amend the TSR’s call abandonment safe harbor provision that currently requires use of "technology that ensures abandonment of no more than three (3) percent of all calls answered by a person, "measured per day per calling campaign" substituting the phrase "measured over a 30-day period.". Without limiting the scope of the issues on which it seeks comment, the Commission is particularly interested in receiving comments on the questions in Specific Issues for Comment (Section VIII of the NPRM). The Commission also seeks comment on the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis contained in Regulatory Flexibility Act (Section VII of the NPRM).