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[FR Doc. 2011–30356 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) to extend through January 31, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) clearance for information the FTC would seek from a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The current clearance expires on January 31, 2012. DATES: Comments on the proposed information requests must be received on or before December 27, 2011. 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: ‘‘Tobacco Reports: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P054507’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ tobaccoreportspra2 by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 or copies of the proposed collection of information should be addressed to Shira Modell, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., NJ– 3212, Washington, DC 20580. Telephone: (202) 326–3116. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FTC Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 3084–0134. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Abstract: For more than forty years, the FTC has published periodic reports containing data on domestic cigarette sales and marketing expenditures by the major U.S. cigarette manufacturers. It has published comparable reports on smokeless tobacco sales and marketing expenditures for more than twenty years. Both reports originally were issued pursuant to statutory mandates. After those statutory mandates ended, the Commission continued to collect and publish information obtained from the cigarette and smokeless tobacco industries through compulsory process under the authority of Section 6(b) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(b). The FTC plans to continue sending information requests annually to the ultimate parent company of several of the largest U.S. cigarette c and smokeless tobacco companies (‘‘industry members’’). The information requests will seek data regarding, among other things: (1) The tobacco sales of industry members; (2) how much industry members spend advertising and promoting their tobacco products, and the amounts spent in each of several specified expenditure categories; (3) whether industry members are involved in the appearance of their products or brand imagery in television shows, motion pictures, or the Internet; (4) how much industry members spend on advertising intended to reduce youth tobacco use; (5) the events, if any, during which industry members’ tobacco brands are televised; and (6) for the cigarette industry, the tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide ratings of their cigarettes, to the extent they possess such data.1 The information will again 1 Although the Commission has rescinded the 1966 enforcement policy that allowed factual statements of tar and nicotine yields supported by testing conducted under what was commonly PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be sought under the authority of Section 6(b) of the FTC Act. On August 4, 2011, the FTC sought public comment on its proposed information collection requests to the major cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. 76 FR 47187. 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 extend the existing paperwork clearance for the information collection requests. Burden Statement 2 Estimated Number of Respondents, Estimated Average Burden per year per Respondent (a) Information requests to the five largest cigarette companies and five largest smokeless tobacco companies, at a per company average each year of 180 hours = 1,800 hours, cumulatively, per year; and (b) Information requests to a five additional respondents, of smaller size, at a per company average each year of 60 hours = 300 hours, cumulatively, per year. Thus, the overall estimated burden for an assumed maximum of 15 recipients of the information requests is 2,100 hours per year.3 These estimates include any time spent by separately incorporated subsidiaries and other entities affiliated with the ultimate parent company that has received the information request. Total Annual Labor Cost: $210,000 (2,100 hours per year @ $100 per hour). Total Annual Capital or Other NonLabor Cost: minimal.4 Request for comment: You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before referred to as ‘‘the FTC Test Method,’’ 73 FR 74500 (Dec. 8, 2008), the Commission believes it is important to continue collecting these data, which researchers and policymakers use to track trends over time. 2 See 76 FR 47187 for further details underlying the estimates that follow. 3 The Commission intends to use this PRA clearance renewal to collect information from the companies regarding their marketing and sales activities for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Although the Commission anticipates that it will issue compulsory process orders one year at a time, it is possible that it might not do so and instead issue an order in an ensuing year for information covering two years. The estimates in this notice for hours and labor costs are annualized to reflect an average year over the course of a prospective threeyear PRA clearance. 4 Although industry members may have to preserve relevant business records to accommodate the Commission’s information requirements, they already have the means in place to do so. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices December 27, 2011. Write ‘‘Tobacco Reports: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P054507’’ 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, such as 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, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, don’t 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). In particular, don’t include competitively sensitive information, such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. 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/ 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 tobaccoreportspra2, by following the instructions on the web-based form. 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 ‘‘Tobacco Reports: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P054507’’ 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 December 27, 2011. 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. Comments on the information collection requirements subject to review under the PRA should additionally be submitted to OMB. If sent by U.S. mail, they should be addressed to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Trade Commission, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments sent to OMB by U.S. postal mail, however, are subject to delays due to heightened security precautions. Thus, comments instead should be sent by facsimile to (202) 395–5167. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–30344 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72707 This notice announces public meetings of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports (Panel). Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The Panel will discuss the long range (75 year) projection methods and assumptions in projecting Medicare health expenditures and projecting National Health Expenditures and may make recommendations to the Medicare Trustees on how the Trustees might more accurately estimate health spending in the long run. The Panel’s discussion is expected to be very technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and economic assumptions and methods by which Trustees might more accurately project health spending. Although panelists are not limited in the topics they may discuss, the Panel is not expected to discuss or recommend changes in current or future Medicare provider payment rates or coverage policy. DATES: Meeting Date: December 14, 2011, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at HHS headquarters at 200 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC, 20201, Room TBD. Comments: The meeting will allocate time on the agenda to hear public comments at the end of the meeting. In lieu of oral comments, formal written comments may be submitted for the record to Donald T. Oellerich, OASPE, 200 Independence Ave., SW., 20201, Room 405F. Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald T Oellerich (202) 690–7409, Don.oellerich@hhs.gov. Note: Although the meeting is open to the public, procedures governing security procedures and the entrance to Federal buildings may change without notice. 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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


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

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget 
(``OMB'') to extend through January 31, 2015, the current Paperwork 
Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information the FTC would seek 
from a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and 
smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The current clearance expires on 
January 31, 2012.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information requests must be received 
on or before December 27, 2011.

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: ``Tobacco Reports: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P054507'' on your comment, and file 
your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/tobaccoreportspra2 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 or 
copies of the proposed collection of information should be addressed to 
Shira Modell, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer 
Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., NJ-
3212, Washington, DC 20580. Telephone: (202) 326-3116.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FTC Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0134.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Abstract: For more than forty years, the FTC has published periodic 
reports containing data on domestic cigarette sales and marketing 
expenditures by the major U.S. cigarette manufacturers. It has 
published comparable reports on smokeless tobacco sales and marketing 
expenditures for more than twenty years. Both reports originally were 
issued pursuant to statutory mandates. After those statutory mandates 
ended, the Commission continued to collect and publish information 
obtained from the cigarette and smokeless tobacco industries through 
compulsory process under the authority of Section 6(b) of the FTC Act, 
15 U.S.C. 46(b).
    The FTC plans to continue sending information requests annually to 
the ultimate parent company of several of the largest U.S. cigarette c 
and smokeless tobacco companies (``industry members''). The information 
requests will seek data regarding, among other things: (1) The tobacco 
sales of industry members; (2) how much industry members spend 
advertising and promoting their tobacco products, and the amounts spent 
in each of several specified expenditure categories; (3) whether 
industry members are involved in the appearance of their products or 
brand imagery in television shows, motion pictures, or the Internet; 
(4) how much industry members spend on advertising intended to reduce 
youth tobacco use; (5) the events, if any, during which industry 
members' tobacco brands are televised; and (6) for the cigarette 
industry, the tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide ratings of their 
cigarettes, to the extent they possess such data.\1\ The information 
will again be sought under the authority of Section 6(b) of the FTC 
Act.
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    \1\ Although the Commission has rescinded the 1966 enforcement 
policy that allowed factual statements of tar and nicotine yields 
supported by testing conducted under what was commonly referred to 
as ``the FTC Test Method,'' 73 FR 74500 (Dec. 8, 2008), the 
Commission believes it is important to continue collecting these 
data, which researchers and policymakers use to track trends over 
time.
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    On August 4, 2011, the FTC sought public comment on its proposed 
information collection requests to the major cigarette and smokeless 
tobacco manufacturers. 76 FR 47187. 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 extend the existing 
paperwork clearance for the information collection requests.

Burden Statement \2\

Estimated Number of Respondents, Estimated Average Burden per year per 
Respondent

    (a) Information requests to the five largest cigarette companies 
and five largest smokeless tobacco companies, at a per company average 
each year of 180 hours = 1,800 hours, cumulatively, per year; and
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    \2\ See 76 FR 47187 for further details underlying the estimates 
that follow.
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    (b) Information requests to a five additional respondents, of 
smaller size, at a per company average each year of 60 hours = 300 
hours, cumulatively, per year.
    Thus, the overall estimated burden for an assumed maximum of 15 
recipients of the information requests is 2,100 hours per year.\3\ 
These estimates include any time spent by separately incorporated 
subsidiaries and other entities affiliated with the ultimate parent 
company that has received the information request.
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    \3\ The Commission intends to use this PRA clearance renewal to 
collect information from the companies regarding their marketing and 
sales activities for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Although the 
Commission anticipates that it will issue compulsory process orders 
one year at a time, it is possible that it might not do so and 
instead issue an order in an ensuing year for information covering 
two years. The estimates in this notice for hours and labor costs 
are annualized to reflect an average year over the course of a 
prospective three-year PRA clearance.
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    Total Annual Labor Cost: $210,000 (2,100 hours per year @ $100 per 
hour).
    Total Annual Capital or Other Non-Labor Cost: minimal.\4\
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    \4\ Although industry members may have to preserve relevant 
business records to accommodate the Commission's information 
requirements, they already have the means in place to do so.
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    Request for comment: You can file a comment online or on paper. For 
the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or 
before

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December 27, 2011. Write ``Tobacco Reports: Paperwork Comment, FTC File 
No. P054507'' 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, such as 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, such as medical records or other 
individually identifiable health information. In addition, don't 
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). In 
particular, don't include competitively sensitive information, such as 
costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, 
manufacturing processes, or customer names.
    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/tobaccoreportspra2, by following the instructions on the web-based 
form. 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 ``Tobacco Reports: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P054507'' 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 December 27, 2011. 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.
    Comments on the information collection requirements subject to 
review under the PRA should additionally be submitted to OMB. If sent 
by U.S. mail, they should be addressed to Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk 
Officer for the Federal Trade Commission, New Executive Office 
Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503. Comments sent to OMB by U.S. postal mail, however, are 
subject to delays due to heightened security precautions. Thus, 
comments instead should be sent by facsimile to (202) 395-5167.

David C. Shonka,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2011-30344 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]
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