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Download as PDF 76162 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2011 / Notices McCall has been appointed to a fiveyear term as a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) beginning January 1, 2012. Mr. McCall has over forty years of experience in governmental auditing. He has served as deputy state auditor for the state of Florida and is presently the city auditor in Tallahassee, Florida. For Further Information Regarding Mr. McCall, Contact: Ms. Wendy M. Payne, Executive Director, 441 G St. NW., Mail Stop 6K17V, Washington, DC 20548, or call (202) 512–7350. Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92–463. Dated: December 1, 2011. Charles Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer. Market Account in agency mortgagebacked securities in order to maintain the total face value of domestic securities at approximately $2.6 trillion. 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[FR Doc. 2011–31249 Filed 12–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1610–02–P [FR Doc. 2011–31241 Filed 12–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of November 1–2, 2011 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with Section 271.7(d) of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on November 1–2, 2011.1 ‘‘The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable growth in output. To further its long-run objectives, the Committee seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent with federal funds trading in a range from 0 to 1⁄4 percent. The Committee directs the Desk to continue the maturity extension program it began in September to purchase, by the end of June 2012, Treasury securities with remaining maturities of approximately 6 years to 30 years with a total face value of $400 billion, and to sell Treasury securities with remaining maturities of 3 years or less with a total face value of $400 billion. The Committee also directs the Desk to maintain its existing policies of rolling over maturing Treasury securities into new issues and of reinvesting principal payments on all agency debt and agency mortgagebacked securities in the System Open 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on November 1–2, 2011, which includes the domestic policy directive issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s Annual Report. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Dec 05, 2011 Jkt 226001 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘FTC’’). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) to extend through December 31, 2014, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) clearance for the information collection requirements in the Commission’s Business Opportunity Rule (‘‘Rule’’). That clearance expires on December 31, 2011. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘16 CFR Part 437: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P114408’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ BusinessOptionRulePRA2 by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be addressed to Christine M. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Todaro (202) 326–3711, Division of Marketing Practices, Room 286, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Business Opportunity Rule, 16 CFR part 437. OMB Control Number: 3084–0142. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rule requires business opportunity sellers to furnish to prospective purchasers a disclosure document that provides information relating to the seller, the seller’s business, the nature of the proposed business opportunity, as well as additional information regarding any claims about actual or potential sales, income, or profits for a prospective business opportunity purchaser. The seller must also preserve information that forms a reasonable basis for such claims. These disclosure and recordkeeping requirements are subject to the PRA. The Rule is designed to ensure that prospective purchasers of a business opportunity receive information that will help them evaluate the opportunity that is presented to them. Part 437 was promulgated in March of 2007, concurrently with the amendment of the Franchise Rule, and it mirrors the requirements and prohibitions of the original Franchise Rule. The FTC recently announced final amendments to the Rule that will take effect on March 1, 2012.1 This notice, however, applies to the current requirements of Part 437, which remain in effect until February 28, 2012.2 On September 26, 2011, the Commission sought comment on the information collection requirements associated with the Rule currently in effect. 76 FR 59,397. No comments were received. Pursuant to the OMB regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, that implement the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., the FTC is providing a second opportunity for the public to comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the pre-existing clearance for the Rule. Estimated annual hours burden: 16,750 hours. Based on a review of trade publications and information from state regulatory authorities, staff believes 1 See http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/11/ busopp.shtm (November 22, 2011 press release). 2 A separate PRA analysis has been prepared within the associated rulemaking that addresses the changes in PRA burden per respondent (largely, reductions due to streamlined disclosure requirements) attributable to the final amendments and the Rule’s new applicability to work-at-home opportunity sellers. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2011 / Notices that, on average, from year to year, there are approximately 2,500 business opportunity sellers, with perhaps about 10% of that total reflecting an equal amount of new and departing business entrants. The burden estimates for compliance will vary depending on the particular business opportunity seller’s prior experience with the original Franchise Rule. Staff estimates that 250 or so new business opportunity sellers will enter the market each year, requiring approximately 30 hours each to develop a Rule-compliant disclosure document. Thus, staff estimates that the cumulative annual disclosure burden for new business opportunity sellers will be approximately 7,500 hours. Staff further estimates that the remaining 2,250 established business opportunity sellers will require no more than approximately 3 hours each to update their disclosure document. Accordingly, the cumulative estimated annual disclosure burden for established business opportunity sellers will be approximately 6,750 hours. Business opportunity sellers may need to maintain additional documentation for the sale of business opportunities in states not currently requiring these records as part of their regulation of business opportunity sellers. This might entail an additional hour of recordkeeping per year. Accordingly, staff estimates that business opportunity sellers will cumulatively incur approximately 2,500 hours of recordkeeping burden per year (2,500 business opportunity sellers × 1 hour). Thus, the total burden for business opportunity sellers is approximately 16,750 hours (7,500 hours of disclosure burden for new business opportunity sellers + 6,750 hours of disclosure burden for established business opportunity sellers + 2,500 of recordkeeping burden for all business opportunity sellers). Estimated annual labor cost: $3,600,000. Labor costs are determined by applying applicable wage rates to associated burden hours. Staff presumes an attorney will prepare or update the disclosure document at an estimated $250 per hour.3 As applied, this would yield approximately $3,562,500 in labor costs attributable to compliance with the Rule’s disclosure requirements ((250 new business opportunity sellers × $250 per hour × 30 hours per seller) + (2,250 3 Based upon staff’s informal discussions with several franchises in various regions of the country. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Dec 05, 2011 Jkt 226001 established business opportunity sellers × $250 per hour × 3 hours per seller)). Staff anticipates that recordkeeping would be performed by clerical staff at approximately $15 per hour.4 At 2,500 hours per year for all affected business opportunity sellers (see above), this amounts to an estimated $37,500 of recordkeeping cost. Thus, the combined labor costs for recordkeeping and disclosure for business opportunity sellers is approximately $3,600,000. Estimated non-labor cost: $3,887,500. Business opportunity sellers must also incur costs to print and distribute the disclosure document. These costs vary based upon the length of the disclosures and the number of copies produced to meet the expected demand. Staff estimates that 2,500 business opportunity sellers print and mail 100 documents per year at a cost of $15 per document, for a total cost of $3,750,000 (2,500 business opportunity sellers × 100 documents per year × $15 per document). Business opportunity sellers must also complete and disseminate an FTCrequired cover sheet that identifies the business opportunity seller, the date the document is issued, a table of contents, and a notice that tracks the language specifically provided in the Rule. Although some of the language in the cover sheet is supplied by the government for the purpose of disclosure to the public, and is thus excluded from the definition of ‘‘collection of information’’ under the PRA, see 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2), there are residual costs to print and mail these cover sheets, including within them the presentation of related information beyond the supplied text. Staff estimates that 2,500 business opportunity sellers complete and disseminate 100 cover sheets per year at a cost of approximately $0.55 per cover sheet, or a total cost of approximately $137,500 (2,500 business opportunity sellers × 100 cover sheets per year × $0.55 per cover sheet). Accordingly, the cumulative nonlabor cost incurred by business opportunity sellers each year attributable to compliance will be approximately $3,887,500 ($3,750,000 for printing and mailing documents + $137,500 for completing and mailing cover sheets). Request for Comment: 4 Based on the ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, 2010,’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2011), available at http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ ocs/sp/nctb1477.pdf. Clerical estimates are derived from the above source data, rounded upward, for ‘‘new accounts clerks.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76163 You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before January 5, 2012. Write ‘‘16 CFR Part 437: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P114408’’ 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 http:// www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’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. You are also solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive health information, like medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential * * *,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). 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 have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).5 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit your comments online, or to send them to the Commission by courier or overnight service. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ BusinessOptionRulePRA2 by following the instructions on the web-based form. 5 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 76164 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2011 / Notices If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also may file a comment through that Web site. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘16 CFR Part 437: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P114408’’ 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 J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before January 5, 2012. You can find more information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in the Commission’s privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm. Willard K. Tom, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–31216 Filed 12–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier OS–0990–0382 (60-day Notice)] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above email address within 60 days. Proposed Project: Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches: First Follow-Up Data Collection—OMB No. 0990–0382—Office of Adolescent Health. Abstract: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting approval by OMB on a revised data collection. OAH is overseeing and coordinating adolescent pregnancy prevention evaluation efforts as part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. OAH is working collaboratively with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on adolescent pregnancy prevention evaluation activities. OAH is overseeing the Pregnancy Prevention Approaches Evaluation (PPA). The PPA Evaluation is a random assignment evaluation which will expand available evidence on effective ways to reduce teen pregnancy. The evaluation will document and test a range of pregnancy prevention approaches in up to seven program sites. The findings from this evaluation will be of interest to the general public, to policymakers, and to organizations interested in teen pregnancy prevention. OAH is proposing a data collection activity as part of the PPA Evaluation. The proposed activity involves the collection of follow-up data from a selfadministered questionnaire which will be analyzed to determine program effects. Through a survey instrument, respondents will be asked to answer carefully selected questions about demographics and risk and protective factors related to teen pregnancy. Respondents: The data will be collected through private, phoneadministered questionnaires with study participants, i.e. adolescents assigned to a select school or community teen pregnancy prevention program or control group. Trained professional staff will administer a paper and pencil survey over the phone. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours (annual) Site/Program Type of respondent Follow-up Instrument (6 months) .. Participating Youth and Control Group Youth. Participating Youth and Control Group Youth. 255 1 30/60 128 246 1 30/60 123 ....................................................... .......................... .......................... .......................... 251 Follow-up Instrument (18 months) jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Total ....................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 6, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76162-76164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC'').

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget 
(``OMB'') to extend through December 31, 2014, the current Paperwork 
Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection 
requirements in the Commission's Business Opportunity Rule (``Rule''). 
That clearance expires on December 31, 2011.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``16 CFR Part 437: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P114408'' on your comment, and file 
your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/BusinessOptionRulePRA2 by following the instructions on the web-based 
form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your 
comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of 
the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20580.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be addressed to Christine M. Todaro (202) 326-3711, Division of 
Marketing Practices, Room 286, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal 
Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Business Opportunity Rule, 16 CFR part 437.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0142.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Rule requires business opportunity sellers to furnish 
to prospective purchasers a disclosure document that provides 
information relating to the seller, the seller's business, the nature 
of the proposed business opportunity, as well as additional information 
regarding any claims about actual or potential sales, income, or 
profits for a prospective business opportunity purchaser. The seller 
must also preserve information that forms a reasonable basis for such 
claims. These disclosure and recordkeeping requirements are subject to 
the PRA.
    The Rule is designed to ensure that prospective purchasers of a 
business opportunity receive information that will help them evaluate 
the opportunity that is presented to them. Part 437 was promulgated in 
March of 2007, concurrently with the amendment of the Franchise Rule, 
and it mirrors the requirements and prohibitions of the original 
Franchise Rule. The FTC recently announced final amendments to the Rule 
that will take effect on March 1, 2012.\1\ This notice, however, 
applies to the current requirements of Part 437, which remain in effect 
until February 28, 2012.\2\
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    \1\ See http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/11/busopp.shtm (November 22, 
2011 press release).
    \2\ A separate PRA analysis has been prepared within the 
associated rulemaking that addresses the changes in PRA burden per 
respondent (largely, reductions due to streamlined disclosure 
requirements) attributable to the final amendments and the Rule's 
new applicability to work-at-home opportunity sellers.
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    On September 26, 2011, the Commission sought comment on the 
information collection requirements associated with the Rule currently 
in effect. 76 FR 59,397. No comments were received. Pursuant to the OMB 
regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, that implement the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq., the FTC is providing a second opportunity for the public to 
comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the pre-existing clearance 
for the Rule.
    Estimated annual hours burden: 16,750 hours.
    Based on a review of trade publications and information from state 
regulatory authorities, staff believes

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that, on average, from year to year, there are approximately 2,500 
business opportunity sellers, with perhaps about 10% of that total 
reflecting an equal amount of new and departing business entrants.
    The burden estimates for compliance will vary depending on the 
particular business opportunity seller's prior experience with the 
original Franchise Rule. Staff estimates that 250 or so new business 
opportunity sellers will enter the market each year, requiring 
approximately 30 hours each to develop a Rule-compliant disclosure 
document. Thus, staff estimates that the cumulative annual disclosure 
burden for new business opportunity sellers will be approximately 7,500 
hours. Staff further estimates that the remaining 2,250 established 
business opportunity sellers will require no more than approximately 3 
hours each to update their disclosure document. Accordingly, the 
cumulative estimated annual disclosure burden for established business 
opportunity sellers will be approximately 6,750 hours.
    Business opportunity sellers may need to maintain additional 
documentation for the sale of business opportunities in states not 
currently requiring these records as part of their regulation of 
business opportunity sellers. This might entail an additional hour of 
recordkeeping per year. Accordingly, staff estimates that business 
opportunity sellers will cumulatively incur approximately 2,500 hours 
of recordkeeping burden per year (2,500 business opportunity sellers x 
1 hour).
    Thus, the total burden for business opportunity sellers is 
approximately 16,750 hours (7,500 hours of disclosure burden for new 
business opportunity sellers + 6,750 hours of disclosure burden for 
established business opportunity sellers + 2,500 of recordkeeping 
burden for all business opportunity sellers).
    Estimated annual labor cost: $3,600,000.
    Labor costs are determined by applying applicable wage rates to 
associated burden hours. Staff presumes an attorney will prepare or 
update the disclosure document at an estimated $250 per hour.\3\ As 
applied, this would yield approximately $3,562,500 in labor costs 
attributable to compliance with the Rule's disclosure requirements 
((250 new business opportunity sellers x $250 per hour x 30 hours per 
seller) + (2,250 established business opportunity sellers x $250 per 
hour x 3 hours per seller)).
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    \3\ Based upon staff's informal discussions with several 
franchises in various regions of the country.
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    Staff anticipates that recordkeeping would be performed by clerical 
staff at approximately $15 per hour.\4\ At 2,500 hours per year for all 
affected business opportunity sellers (see above), this amounts to an 
estimated $37,500 of recordkeeping cost. Thus, the combined labor costs 
for recordkeeping and disclosure for business opportunity sellers is 
approximately $3,600,000.
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    \4\ Based on the ``National Compensation Survey: Occupational 
Wages in the United States, 2010,'' U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau 
of Labor Statistics (May 2011), available at http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/sp/nctb1477.pdf. Clerical estimates are derived from the above 
source data, rounded upward, for ``new accounts clerks.''
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    Estimated non-labor cost: $3,887,500.
    Business opportunity sellers must also incur costs to print and 
distribute the disclosure document. These costs vary based upon the 
length of the disclosures and the number of copies produced to meet the 
expected demand. Staff estimates that 2,500 business opportunity 
sellers print and mail 100 documents per year at a cost of $15 per 
document, for a total cost of $3,750,000 (2,500 business opportunity 
sellers x 100 documents per year x $15 per document).
    Business opportunity sellers must also complete and disseminate an 
FTC-required cover sheet that identifies the business opportunity 
seller, the date the document is issued, a table of contents, and a 
notice that tracks the language specifically provided in the Rule. 
Although some of the language in the cover sheet is supplied by the 
government for the purpose of disclosure to the public, and is thus 
excluded from the definition of ``collection of information'' under the 
PRA, see 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2), there are residual costs to print and mail 
these cover sheets, including within them the presentation of related 
information beyond the supplied text. Staff estimates that 2,500 
business opportunity sellers complete and disseminate 100 cover sheets 
per year at a cost of approximately $0.55 per cover sheet, or a total 
cost of approximately $137,500 (2,500 business opportunity sellers x 
100 cover sheets per year x $0.55 per cover sheet).
    Accordingly, the cumulative non-labor cost incurred by business 
opportunity sellers each year attributable to compliance will be 
approximately $3,887,500 ($3,750,000 for printing and mailing documents 
+ $137,500 for completing and mailing cover sheets).
    Request for Comment:
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider 
your comment, we must receive it on or before January 5, 2012. Write 
``16 CFR Part 437: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P114408'' 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 http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the 
Commission tries to remove individuals' home contact information from 
comments before placing them on the Commission Web site.
    Because your comment will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive personal information, like anyone'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. You are also solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive health information, like medical records or other 
individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not 
include any ``[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information 
which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or 
confidential * * *,'' as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 
U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). 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 have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 
4.9(c).\5\ Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC 
General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your request in 
accordance with the law and the public interest.
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    \5\ In particular, the written request for confidential 
treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and 
legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions 
of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
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    Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit 
your comments online, or to send them to the Commission by courier or 
overnight service. To make sure that the Commission considers your 
online comment, you must file it at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/BusinessOptionRulePRA2 by following the instructions on the web-
based form.

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If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also 
may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``16 CFR Part 437: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P114408'' 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 J), 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. If possible, submit your 
paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service.
    Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this 
Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws 
that the Commission administers permit the collection of public 
comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The 
Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that 
it receives on or before January 5, 2012. You can find more 
information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in 
the Commission's privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm.

Willard K. Tom,
General Counsel..
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