Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 47317-47319 [2013-18718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2013 / Notices Recruitment 2014’’ to joyce.mark@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564– 2130; fax (202) 564–8129; email joyce.mark@epa.gov. Dated: July 25, 2013. Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9843–3; CERCLA–04–2013–3759] Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site; Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: Notice of Settlement. Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with Herbert N. Francis concerning the Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site located in Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina. The settlement addresses cost incurred by the agency in conducting a fund lead Removal. 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:21 Aug 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Intent To Conduct a Detailed Economic Impact Analysis BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2013–18871 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [FR Doc. 2013–18692 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] ACTION: Dated: April 17, 2013. Anita L. Davis, Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Superfund Division. This notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of the United States has received an application for a loan guarantee to support the export of U.S.-manufactured Boeing 787 wide-body passenger aircraft to an airline in China, which will provide passenger services. The specific amount of the loan guarantee, the value of the transaction, and the amount of new foreign production capacity are not included here because they are proprietary information. However, the total value of the transaction is in excess of $200 million and the amount of increased wide-body seat capacity resulting from these aircraft and possibly other U.S.-manufactured widebody passenger aircraft could be 1% or more of comparable wide-body seat capacity within the U.S. airline industry. The aircraft in this transaction could enable passenger route service within China and from China to various regional and international destinations, potentially including the United States. Interested parties may submit comments on this transaction by email to economic.impact@exim.gov or by mail to 811 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 442, Washington, DC 20571, within 14 days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. James Cruse, Senior Vice President, Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. 2013–18809 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD 47317 Parts Open to the Public 1. Approval of the Minutes of the July 22, 2013 Board Member Meeting. 2. Thrift Savings Plan Activity Reports by the Executive Director. a. Monthly Participant Activity Report. b. Monthly Investment Policy Report. c. Legislative Report. Parts Closed to the Public 1. Procurement. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: August 1, 2013. Megan Grumbine, Acting Secretary, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2013–18924 Filed 8–1–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission). ACTION: Notice. 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 seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through November 30, 2016, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Consumer Product Warranty Rule. That clearance expires on November 30, 2013. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before October 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sunshine Act Meetings 10:00 a.m. (TELEPHONIC Eastern Time) August 9, 2013. PLACE: 10th Floor Board Meeting Room, 77 K Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. STATUS: Parts will be open to the public and parts closed to the public MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requests for copies of the collection of information and supporting documentation should be addressed to Svetlana Gans, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room H–286, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–3708. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 47318 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2013 / Notices but if they choose to do so, the warranty must comply with the Rule. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Activities Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, federal agencies must get OMB approval for each collection of information they conduct, sponsor, or require. ‘‘Collection of information’’ means agency requests or requirements to submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 44 U.S.C. 3502(3); 5 CFR 1320.3(c). As required by section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC is providing this opportunity for public comment before requesting that OMB extend the existing PRA clearance for the information collection requirements associated with the Commission’s Rule Concerning Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (the Consumer Product Warranty Rule or Warranty Rule), 16 CFR 701 (OMB Control Number 3084–0111). The FTC invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. All comments must be received on or before October 4, 2013. 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 3 costing more than $15. The Rule tracks Section 102(a) of the Warranty Act,4 specifying information that must appear in the written warranty and, for certain disclosures, mandates the exact language that must be used.5 Neither the Warranty Rule nor the Act requires that a manufacturer or retailer warrant a consumer product in writing, Total annual hours burden: 116,128 hours. In its 2010 submission to OMB, the FTC estimated that the information collection burden of including the disclosures required by the Warranty Rule was approximately 127,000 hours per year. Although the Rule’s information collection requirements have not changed, this estimate decreases the number of manufacturers subject to the Rule based on recent Census data. Further, because most warrantors would continue to 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.6 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 14,516 manufacturers covered by the Rule.7 This results in an annual burden estimate of approximately 116,128 hours (14,516 manufacturers × 8 hours of burden per year). Total annual labor costs: $15,710,000, 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 (50%), legal support (paralegals) (25%) and clerical help (25%). Staff estimates that half of the total burden hours (58,064 hours) requires legal analysis at an average hourly wage of $250 for legal 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 The definition of consumer product excludes products purchased solely for commercial or industrial use. 16 CFR 701.1(b). 4 15 U.S.C. 2302(a). 5 40 FR 60168, 60169–60170. 6 FTC staff has previously contacted two manufacturing associations—the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the National Association of Manufacturers—and we have not located additional data that further clarifies this figure. 7 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Aug 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 Warranty Rule Burden Statement PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 professionals,8 resulting in a labor cost of $14,516,000. Assuming that 25% of the total burden hours requires legal support at the average hourly wage of $24.57, and that the remaining 25% requires clerical work at an average hourly wage of $16.54; the resulting labor cost is approximately $1,193,505 ($713,316 + $480,189). Thus, the total annual labor cost is approximately $15,709,505 ($14,516,000 for legal professionals + $713,316 for legal support + $480,189 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 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. Request for Comments You can file a comment online or on paper. Write ‘‘Warranty Rules: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403’’ 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 . . . privileged or confidential,’’ as discussed in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 8 Staff has derived an hourly wage rate for legal professionals based upon industry knowledge. The wage rates for legal support workers and for clerical support used in this Notice are based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey. E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2013 / Notices 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not 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). 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, the Commission encourages you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ consumerwarrantypra, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov, you also may file a comment through that Web site. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Warranty Rules: Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403’’ 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. 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 October 4, 2013. 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. David C. Shonka, Principal Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2013–18718 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Aug 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fee Schedule for Reference Biological Standards and Biological Preparations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that HHS/CDC has reviewed and updated its fee schedule for reference biological standards and biological preparations required by OMB Circular A–25, User Charges. This notice also announces current contact information to obtain information on the availability of these products and the fees for these products. DATES: These fees are effective August 5, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain information on the current inventory of reference biological standards and biological preparations and the current fee schedule, please contact the Division of Scientific Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop C–17, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone 404–639–3466. Someone will be available to answer your inquiry between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 22, 2013 HHS/CDC published a Direct Final Rule (DFR) titled ‘‘Distribution of Reference Biological Standards and Biological Preparations (78 FR 43817). In the DFR, HHS/CDC updated the agency name, location, and contact information for persons interested in obtaining reference biological standards and biological preparations. Today, HHS/CDC is publishing a General Notice to inform the public that HHS/ CDC has reviewed and updated its fee schedule per the requirements in OMB Circular A–25 (User Charges) and to provide contact information to obtain a current inventory of products and an up-to-date fee schedule of charges (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). HHS/CDC is not seeking additional comment on the DFR through this notice. OMB Circular A–25 (User Charges) requires that agencies review user charges for agency programs every two years. This review should include any adjustment to reflect changes in costs or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47319 market value. HHS/CDC has conducted a review of the fees charged for reference biological standards and biological preparations. Based on this review, some reagents are being removed from our inventory because they are obsolete. No prices have increased or decreased at this time. HHS/CDC prepares reference biological standards and biological preparations under the authority of 42 CFR Part 7. These regulations describe how private entities may obtain reference biological standards and biological preparations from HHS/CDC and how charges for these standards and preparations are determined. Persons interested in these products should contact the Division of Scientific Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop C–17, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone 404–639–3466, for the current inventory and fee schedule. Due to the changing inventory of the unique biological standards or biological preparations, some of which are prepared only upon request, it is best to contact HHS/CDC to determine the availability of a particular product. Dated: July 29, 2013. J. Ronald Campbell, Director, Division of Executive Secretariat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–18767 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) Correction A notice was published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2013, Volume 78, Number 120, Pages 37541–37542 to announce the Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting and 10th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session planned for August 12–13, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. This notice is being published to announce that the Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting and 10th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session have been postponed. The meetings are anticipated to be rescheduled for fall 2013. The dates will be announced as soon as they are determined. Please refer to the Tribal Support Web site for updates: http://www.cdc.gov/tribal/. Contact Person for More Information: April R. Taylor, Public Health Analyst, CDC/OSTLTS, via mail to 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS E–70, Atlanta, E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission).

ACTION: Notice.

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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 seeks public 
comments on its proposal to extend through November 30, 2016, the 
current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained 
in its Consumer Product Warranty Rule. That clearance expires on 
November 30, 2013.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for copies of the collection 
of information and supporting documentation should be addressed to 
Svetlana Gans, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, Bureau of 
Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room H-286, 600 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3708.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Proposed Information Collection Activities

    Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, 
federal agencies must get OMB approval for each collection of 
information they conduct, sponsor, or require. ``Collection of 
information'' means agency requests or requirements to submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party. 44 U.S.C. 
3502(3); 5 CFR 1320.3(c). As required by section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
PRA, the FTC is providing this opportunity for public comment before 
requesting that OMB extend the existing PRA clearance for the 
information collection requirements associated with the Commission's 
Rule Concerning Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms 
and Conditions (the Consumer Product Warranty Rule or Warranty Rule), 
16 CFR 701 (OMB Control Number 3084-0111).
    The FTC invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond. All comments must be received on or before October 4, 
2013.
    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 \3\ costing more than $15. The Rule tracks Section 
102(a) of the Warranty Act,\4\ specifying information that must appear 
in the written warranty and, for certain disclosures, mandates the 
exact language that must be used.\5\ 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\ The definition of consumer product excludes products 
purchased solely for commercial or industrial use. 16 CFR 701.1(b).
    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 2302(a).
    \5\ 40 FR 60168, 60169-60170.
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Warranty Rule Burden Statement

    Total annual hours burden: 116,128 hours.
    In its 2010 submission to OMB, the FTC estimated that the 
information collection burden of including the disclosures required by 
the Warranty Rule was approximately 127,000 hours per year. Although 
the Rule's information collection requirements have not changed, this 
estimate decreases the number of manufacturers subject to the Rule 
based on recent Census data. Further, because most warrantors would 
continue to 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.\6\ 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 14,516 
manufacturers covered by the Rule.\7\ This results in an annual burden 
estimate of approximately 116,128 hours (14,516 manufacturers x 8 hours 
of burden per year).
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    \6\ FTC staff has previously contacted two manufacturing 
associations--the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and 
the National Association of Manufacturers--and we have not located 
additional data that further clarifies this figure.
    \7\ 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: $15,710,000, 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 
(50%), legal support (paralegals) (25%) and clerical help (25%). Staff 
estimates that half of the total burden hours (58,064 hours) requires 
legal analysis at an average hourly wage of $250 for legal 
professionals,\8\ resulting in a labor cost of $14,516,000. Assuming 
that 25% of the total burden hours requires legal support at the 
average hourly wage of $24.57, and that the remaining 25% requires 
clerical work at an average hourly wage of $16.54; the resulting labor 
cost is approximately $1,193,505 ($713,316 + $480,189). Thus, the total 
annual labor cost is approximately $15,709,505 ($14,516,000 for legal 
professionals + $713,316 for legal support + $480,189 for clerical 
workers).
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    \8\ Staff has derived an hourly wage rate for legal 
professionals based upon industry knowledge. The wage rates for 
legal support workers and for clerical support used in this Notice 
are based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
National Compensation Survey.
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    Total annual capital or other non-labor 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.

Request for Comments

    You can file a comment online or on paper. Write ``Warranty Rules: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403'' 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 . . . privileged or confidential,'' as discussed in Section 
6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR

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4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not 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). 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, the Commission encourages 
you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission 
considers your online comment, you must file it at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/consumerwarrantypra, by following the 
instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov, you also may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``Warranty Rules: 
Paperwork Comment, FTC File No. P044403'' 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. 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 October 4, 
2013. 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.

David C. Shonka,
Principal Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-18718 Filed 8-2-13; 8:45 am]
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