Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for OMB Review; Comment Request, 63476-63478 [2010-25983]

Download as PDF 63476 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 2010 / Notices Federal Communications Commission James D. Bradshaw, Deputy Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2010–25928 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Applicants Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have filed with the Federal Maritime Commission an application for a license as a NonVessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVO) and/or Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF)—Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 as amended (46 U.S.C. chapter 409 and 46 CFR part 515). Notice is also hereby given of the filing of applications to amend an existing OTI license or the Qualifying Individual (QI) for a license. Interested persons may contact the Office of Transportation Intermediaries, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573. ACS Logistics USA Inc. (NVO & OFF), 7 Elkridge Way, Manalapan, NJ 07726. Officers: Snejana Pogosyan, Secretary (Qualifying Individual), Daniel Gleeson, President/Secretary. Application Type: Add NVO Service. Alto Air Freight, Inc. (NVO), 145 Hook Creek Boulevard, Bldg. B6 A, Valley Stream, NY 11581. Officers: Corey R. Morris, Vice President of Ocean management (Qualifying Individual), Andrienne Silver, President. Application Type: QI Change. Archer Logistics USA LLC (NVO), 6051 Kennedy Boulevard East, PhB, West New York, NJ 07093. Officers: Pape A. Ndoye, President (Qualifying Individual), Papa M. Cisse, Officer. Application Type: New NVO License. Averitt Express, Inc. (NVO & OFF), 1415 Neal Street, Cookeville, TN 38502– 3166. Officers: Charles S. McGee, Vice President International Solutions (Qualifying Individual), Gary D. Sasser, President/CEO. Application Type: QI Change. Bison International Inc. (NVO & OFF), 2251 Madiera Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Officers: Winnie W. Wu, Vice President/Director (Qualifying Individual), Larry Y.R. Wu, President/ CEO/Director. Application Type: New NVO & OFF License. Braid Logistics (North America), Inc. (NVO), 5642 Shirley Lane, Houston, TX 77346. Officers: Michael Ng, Vice President of Marketing & Operations (Qualifying Individual), Shane VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Oct 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 Watson, CEO. Application Type: QI Change and Name Change. Capital Transportation Customs Clearance Services, Inc. (NVO & OFF), 6000 NW 97 Avenue, #9–10, Miami, FL 33178. Officers: Manuel G. Viegas, President (Qualifying Individual), Francisco A. Neves, Vice President. Application Type: License Transfer. Cargo Brokers International, Inc. dba Martainer (NVO & OFF), 107 Forest Parkway, Suite 600, Forest Park, GA 30297. Officers: Carsten O. Steinmetz, Chief Executive Officer (Qualifying Individual), Goetz Steinmetz, President. Application Type: QI Change. David A. Knott dba DAK Logistics Services (NVO), 1010 Bluejay Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585. Officer: David A. Knott, Owner (Qualifying Individual), Application Type: New NVO License. Direct Parcel Service, CORP. dba DPS Cargo (NVO & OFF), 7701 NW 46 Street, Doral, FL 33166. Officers: Juan Monagas, Director (Qualifying Individual), Veronica Morales, Director. Application Type: QI Change. EBM Export Services, LLC (NVO & OFF), 11100 S. Wilcrest Drive, Suite H, Houston, TX 77099. Officer: Benjamin E. Mbonu, Managing Member (Qualifying Individual), Application Type: New NVO & OFF License. EnLog Strategic Services LLC (NVO & OFF), 363 N Sam Houston Parkway, #1100, Houston, TX 77060. Officers: Tracy Ball, Vice President (Qualifying Individual), Jonathan S. Blankenship, President. Application Type: New NVO & OFF License. Intercontinental Forwarding USA, Corp. dba Expocoe Corp. (NVO & OFF), 1850 NW 84th Avenue, Suite 100, Doral, FL 33126. Officers: Byron Baez, Vice President (Qualifying Individual), Geovanny N. Coellar, President. Application Type: Trade Name Change. ITO El Paso, International Transport Organization, Inc. (OFF), 9601 Carnegie Avenue, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79925. Officers: Fritz Schult, Vice President (Qualifying Individual), George Koenigsmann, President/ Director. Application Type: New OFF License. Montero Express Cargo, Inc. (NVO), 7705 NW 29 Street, Suite 101, Doral, FL 33122. Officers: Enrique A. Montero, President (Qualifying Individual), Ricardo J. Valdez Peguero, Secretary. Application Type: New NVO License. Movage, Inc. (NVO & OFF), 135 Lincoln Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454. Officers: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Traveler Schinz-DeVico, VP, International Sales (Qualifying Individual), Bajo Vujovic, President/ Treasurer. Application Type: New NVO & OFF License. North Star Container, LLC (NVO), 7400 Metro Boulevard, Suite 300, Edina, MN 55439. Officers: Shawn D. Steen, Assistant Vice President (Qualifying Individual), Guohe Mao, CEO. Application Type: QI Change. Specialty Freight Services, Inc. (NVO & OFF), 2 Poulson Avenue, Essington, PA 19029. Officers: Erin N. Goodwin, Secretary (Qualifying Individual), William J. Colfer, President/Treasurer. Application Type: New NVO & OFF License. Dated: October 8, 2010. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–25935 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through December 31, 2013, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Consumer Product Warranty Rule. Those clearances expire on December 31, 2010. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form, by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Comments in electronic form should be submitted by using the following Web link: (https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ consumerwarrantypra2) (and following the instructions on the Web-based form). Comments in paper form should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–135 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 2010 / Notices manner detailed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for copies of the collection of information and supporting documentation should be addressed to Allyson Himelfarb, Investigator, Division of Marketing Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room H–286, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Activities Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ means agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 44 U.S.C. 3502(3), 5 CFR 1320.3(c). On July 1, 2010, the FTC sought comment on the information collection requirements associated with the Rule Concerning Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (the Warranty Rule), 16 CFR part 701. No comments were received. Pursuant to the OMB regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, that implement the PRA, the FTC is providing this second opportunity for public comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the preexisting clearance for the Rule (OMB Control No. 3084–0111). All comments should be filed as prescribed herein and must be received on or before November 15, 2010. The Warranty Rule is one of three rules 1 that the FTC implemented pursuant to requirements of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. 2301 et seq. (Warranty Act or Act).2 The Warranty Rule specifies the information that must appear in a written warranty on a consumer product costing more than $15. The Rule tracks Section 102(a) of the Warranty Act,3 specifying information that must appear in the written warranty and, for certain disclosures, mandates the exact language that must be used.4 Neither the Warranty Rule nor the Act requires that a manufacturer or retailer warrant a consumer product in writing, but if they 1 The other two rules relate to the pre-sale availability of warranty terms and minimum standards for informal dispute settlement mechanisms that are incorporated into a written warranty. 2 40 FR 60168 (Dec. 31, 1975). 3 15 U.S.C. 2302(a). 4 40 FR 60168, 60169–60170. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Oct 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 choose to do so, the warranty must comply with the Rule. Request for Comments Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ‘‘Warranty Rules: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. Please note that your comment— including your name and your State— will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm. Because comments will be made public, they 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 or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, comments should 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 Federal Trade Commission Act (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). Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by using the following Web link: https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ consumerwarrantypra2 (and following the instructions on the Web-based form). If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov, you may also file an electronic comment through that Web site. The Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov forwards to it. A comment filed in paper form should include the ‘‘Warranty Rules: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403’’ reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–135 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63477 Washington, DC 20580. The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions. Comments on any proposed recordkeeping, or disclosure requirements that are subject to Paperwork Reduction Act review by the OMB should additionally be submitted via facsimile to OMB at (202) 395–5167 and addressed as follows: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Federal Trade Commission. Facsimile submission is preferred over U.S. postal mail delivery by the OMB, as the latter type of delivery is subject to delays due to heightened security precautions. Still, in case it is needed, the OMB mail address is: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. The OMB requests that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible. The FTC Act and other laws 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, whether filed in paper or electronic form. Comments received will be available to the public on the FTC’s Web site, to the extent practicable, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC’s Web site. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.shtm. Warranty Rule Burden Statement: Total annual hours burden: 127,000 hours, rounded to the nearest thousand. In its 2007 submission to OMB, the FTC estimated that the information collection burden of including the disclosures required by the Warranty Rule was approximately 107,000 hours per year. Although the Rule’s information collection requirements have not changed, this estimate increases the number of manufacturers subject to the Rule based on recent Census data. Nevertheless, because most E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 63478 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES warrantors would now disclose this information even if there were no statute or rule requiring them to do so, staff’s estimates likely overstate the PRA-related burden attributable to the Rule. Moreover, the Warranty Rule has been in effect since 1976, and warrantors have long since modified their warranties to include the information the Rule requires. Based on conversations with various warrantors’ representatives over the years, staff has concluded that eight hours per year is a reasonable estimate of warrantors’ PRA-related burden attributable to the Warranty Rule.5 This estimate takes into account ensuring that new warranties and changes to existing warranties comply with the Rule. Based on recent Census data, staff now estimates that there are 15,922 manufacturers covered by the Rule.6 This results in an annual burden estimate of approximately 127,376 hours (15,922 manufacturers × 8 hours of burden per year). Total annual labor costs: $16,941,000, rounded to the nearest thousand. Labor costs are derived by applying appropriate hourly cost figures to the burden hours described above. The work required to comply with the Warranty Rule—ensuring that new warranties and changes to existing warranties comply with the Rule— requires a mix of legal analysis and clerical support. Staff estimates that half of the total burden hours (63,688 hours) requires legal analysis at an average hourly wage of $250 for legal professionals,7 resulting in a labor cost of $15,922,000. Assuming that the remaining half of the total burden hours requires clerical work at an average hourly wage of $16, the resulting labor cost is approximately $1,019,008. Thus, the total annual labor cost is approximately $16,941,008 ($15,922,000 for legal professionals + $1,019,008 for clerical workers). Total annual capital or other nonlabor costs: $0. The Rule imposes no appreciable current capital or start-up costs. As stated above, warrantors have already 5 FTC staff recently contacted two manufacturing associations—the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the National Association of Manufacturers—but we have not received any additional information that further clarifies this estimate. 6 Because some manufacturers likely make products that are not priced above $15 or not intended for household use—and thus would not be subject to the Rule—this figure is likely an overstatement. 7 Staff has derived an hourly wage rate for legal professionals based upon industry knowledge. The clerical wage rate used in this Notice is based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Oct 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 modified their warranties to include the information the Rule requires. Rule compliance does not require the use of any capital goods, other than ordinary office equipment, which providers would already have available for general business use. Willard K. Tom, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–25983 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary 5th Annual PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce the upcoming 5th Annual Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day to be held January 10–12, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This annual PHEMCE event will bring together private- and public-sector stakeholders including: Federal Officials, International Governments, Industry, Healthcare Providers, First Responders, Community-Based Organizations, and other interested audiences. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in Medical Countermeasure focused forums on: • Pre-Event Positioning of Medical Countermeasures. • Emergency Planning for Vulnerable Populations. • Industry Feedback on Contracting Issue. • Medical Countermeasures Development: Expanding the Pipeline and Exploring Multi-Use Potential. • BARDA Industry Day Presentations. This free Workshop will also address current state of public health emergency medical countermeasure preparedness plans and opportunities to enhance national response capabilities. BARDA Industry Day provides a unique opportunity for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry representatives to showcase their latest advances in vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and platform technologies targeting chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and naturally emerging threats, including pandemic influenza. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The 5th Annual PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day will be held January 10– 12, 2011. Each day will begin at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The Workshop will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Registration: There is no fee to attend; however, space is limited and registration is required. Registration and the preliminary agenda are available online at: http:// www.medicalcountermeasures.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: L. Paige Rogers, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at 330 Independence Ave., SW., Room G640, Washington, DC 20201, e-mail at BARDA@hhs.gov, or by phone at 202–260–0365. DATES: Dated: September 16, 2010. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. [FR Doc. 2010–26047 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New; 30-day notice] Agency Information Collection Request; 30-Day Public Comment Request 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 collection 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, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


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

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The information collection requirements described below will 
be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC is seeking 
public comments on its proposal to extend through December 31, 2013, 
the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements 
contained in its Consumer Product Warranty Rule. Those clearances 
expire on December 31, 2010.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments 
electronically or in paper form, by following the instructions in the 
Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
below. Comments in electronic form should be submitted by using the 
following Web link: (https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/consumerwarrantypra2) (and following the instructions on the Web-based 
form). Comments in paper form should be mailed or delivered to the 
following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 
Room H-135 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20580, in the

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manner detailed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for copies of the collection 
of information and supporting documentation should be addressed to 
Allyson Himelfarb, Investigator, Division of Marketing Practices, 
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room H-286, 
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2505.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Information Collection Activities

    Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, federal agencies must obtain 
approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or 
sponsor. ``Collection of information'' means agency requests or 
requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, 
or provide information to a third party. 44 U.S.C. 3502(3), 5 CFR 
1320.3(c).
    On July 1, 2010, the FTC sought comment on the information 
collection requirements associated with the Rule Concerning Disclosure 
of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (the Warranty 
Rule), 16 CFR part 701. No comments were received. Pursuant to the OMB 
regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, that implement the PRA, the FTC is 
providing this second opportunity for public comment while seeking OMB 
approval to renew the pre-existing clearance for the Rule (OMB Control 
No. 3084-0111). All comments should be filed as prescribed herein and 
must be received on or before November 15, 2010.
    The Warranty Rule is one of three rules \1\ that the FTC 
implemented pursuant to requirements of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 
15 U.S.C. 2301 et seq. (Warranty Act or Act).\2\ The Warranty Rule 
specifies the information that must appear in a written warranty on a 
consumer product costing more than $15. The Rule tracks Section 102(a) 
of the Warranty Act,\3\ specifying information that must appear in the 
written warranty and, for certain disclosures, mandates the exact 
language that must be used.\4\ Neither the Warranty Rule nor the Act 
requires that a manufacturer or retailer warrant a consumer product in 
writing, but if they choose to do so, the warranty must comply with the 
Rule.
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    \1\ The other two rules relate to the pre-sale availability of 
warranty terms and minimum standards for informal dispute settlement 
mechanisms that are incorporated into a written warranty.
    \2\ 40 FR 60168 (Dec. 31, 1975).
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 2302(a).
    \4\ 40 FR 60168, 60169-60170.
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Request for Comments

    Interested parties are invited to submit written comments 
electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ``Warranty 
Rules: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403'' to facilitate the 
organization of comments. Please note that your comment--including your 
name and your State--will be placed on the public record of this 
proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC Web site, at 
http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm.
    Because comments will be made public, they 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 or other individually identifiable health information. In 
addition, comments should 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 Federal Trade Commission Act (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).
    Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments 
in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be 
submitted by using the following Web link: https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/consumerwarrantypra2 (and following the 
instructions on the Web-based form). If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov, you may also file an electronic comment through 
that Web site. The Commission will consider all comments that 
regulations.gov forwards to it.
    A comment filed in paper form should include the ``Warranty Rules: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403'' reference both in the text 
and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following 
address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 
(Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. The FTC 
is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier 
or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the 
Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security precautions.
    Comments on any proposed recordkeeping, or disclosure requirements 
that are subject to Paperwork Reduction Act review by the OMB should 
additionally be submitted via facsimile to OMB at (202) 395-5167 and 
addressed as follows: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Federal 
Trade Commission. Facsimile submission is preferred over U.S. postal 
mail delivery by the OMB, as the latter type of delivery is subject to 
delays due to heightened security precautions. Still, in case it is 
needed, the OMB mail address is: Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503. The OMB requests that any comment filed in paper form be sent 
by courier or overnight service, if possible.
    The FTC Act and other laws 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, whether filed in paper or electronic 
form. Comments received will be available to the public on the FTC's 
Web site, to the extent practicable, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission makes 
every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from 
the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the 
FTC's Web site. More information, including routine uses permitted by 
the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC's privacy policy at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.shtm.
    Warranty Rule Burden Statement: Total annual hours burden: 127,000 
hours, rounded to the nearest thousand.
    In its 2007 submission to OMB, the FTC estimated that the 
information collection burden of including the disclosures required by 
the Warranty Rule was approximately 107,000 hours per year. Although 
the Rule's information collection requirements have not changed, this 
estimate increases the number of manufacturers subject to the Rule 
based on recent Census data. Nevertheless, because most

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warrantors would now disclose this information even if there were no 
statute or rule requiring them to do so, staff's estimates likely 
overstate the PRA-related burden attributable to the Rule. Moreover, 
the Warranty Rule has been in effect since 1976, and warrantors have 
long since modified their warranties to include the information the 
Rule requires.
    Based on conversations with various warrantors' representatives 
over the years, staff has concluded that eight hours per year is a 
reasonable estimate of warrantors' PRA-related burden attributable to 
the Warranty Rule.\5\ This estimate takes into account ensuring that 
new warranties and changes to existing warranties comply with the Rule. 
Based on recent Census data, staff now estimates that there are 15,922 
manufacturers covered by the Rule.\6\ This results in an annual burden 
estimate of approximately 127,376 hours (15,922 manufacturers x 8 hours 
of burden per year).
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    \5\ FTC staff recently contacted two manufacturing 
associations--the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and 
the National Association of Manufacturers--but we have not received 
any additional information that further clarifies this estimate.
    \6\ Because some manufacturers likely make products that are not 
priced above $15 or not intended for household use--and thus would 
not be subject to the Rule--this figure is likely an overstatement.
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    Total annual labor costs: $16,941,000, rounded to the nearest 
thousand.
    Labor costs are derived by applying appropriate hourly cost figures 
to the burden hours described above. The work required to comply with 
the Warranty Rule--ensuring that new warranties and changes to existing 
warranties comply with the Rule--requires a mix of legal analysis and 
clerical support. Staff estimates that half of the total burden hours 
(63,688 hours) requires legal analysis at an average hourly wage of 
$250 for legal professionals,\7\ resulting in a labor cost of 
$15,922,000. Assuming that the remaining half of the total burden hours 
requires clerical work at an average hourly wage of $16, the resulting 
labor cost is approximately $1,019,008. Thus, the total annual labor 
cost is approximately $16,941,008 ($15,922,000 for legal professionals 
+ $1,019,008 for clerical workers).
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    \7\ Staff has derived an hourly wage rate for legal 
professionals based upon industry knowledge. The clerical wage rate 
used in this Notice is based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics National Compensation Survey.
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    Total annual capital or other nonlabor costs: $0.
    The Rule imposes no appreciable current capital or start-up costs. 
As stated above, warrantors have already modified their warranties to 
include the information the Rule requires. Rule compliance does not 
require the use of any capital goods, other than ordinary office 
equipment, which providers would already have available for general 
business use.

Willard K. Tom,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2010-25983 Filed 10-14-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6750-01-P