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Download as PDF 35158 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices Description of Items Being Exported: Locomotive kits. Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this transaction will be available in the ‘‘Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board of Directors’’ on http://exim.gov/ newsandevents/boardmeetings/board/. Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not include confidential or proprietary business information; information which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by supplying information that competitors could use to compete with companies in the United States. Kalesha Malloy, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–14328 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–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 September 30, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Privacy Rule (GLB Privacy Rule or Rule), 16 CFR Part 313. That clearance expires on September 30, 2014. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 18, 2014. 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 Jessica Lyon, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Drop Box 8232, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2344. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Background The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) 1 substantially changed the federal legal framework for financial services providers. Among the changes, the Dodd-Frank Act transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws from seven Federal agencies, including the FTC, to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) as of July 21, 2011. This transfer to the CFPB included most provisions of Subtitle A of Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), with respect to financial institutions described in section 504 of the GLB Act. Pursuant to the GLB Act, only the FTC retains rulemaking authority for its GLB Privacy Rule, 16 CFR 313, for motor vehicle dealers predominantly engaged in the sale and servicing of motor vehicles, the leasing and servicing of motor vehicles, or both.2 The CFPB implemented its own regulations to enforce the Dodd-Frank provisions, including Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (Regulation P), 12 CFR 1016.3 Contemporaneous with that issuance, the CFPB and FTC each had submitted to OMB, and received its approval for, the agencies’ respective burden estimates reflecting their overlapping enforcement jurisdiction. The FTC supplemented its estimates for the enforcement authority exclusive to it regarding the class of motor vehicle dealers noted above. Following the preliminary background information, the discussion in the Burden Statement below continues that analytical framework with appropriate updates or other revisions for instant purposes. 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 1 Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). Dodd-Frank Act, at section 1029(a), (c). 3 See 76 FR 79025 (Dec. 21, 2011); Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (Regulation P), 12 CFR 1016, OMB Control Number 3170–0010. 2 See PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission’s GLB Financial Privacy Rule,16 CFR 313 (OMB Control Number 3084–0121). 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 August 18, 2014. The GLB Privacy Rule is designed to ensure that customers and consumers, subject to certain exceptions, will have access to the privacy policies of the financial institutions with which they conduct business. As mandated by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 15 U.S.C. 6801–6809, the Rule requires financial institutions to disclose to consumers: (1) Initial notice of the financial institution’s privacy policy when establishing a customer relationship with a consumer and/or before sharing a consumer’s non-public personal information with certain nonaffiliated third parties; (2) notice of the consumer’s right to opt out of information sharing with such parties; (3) annual notice of the institution’s privacy policy to any continuing customer; 4 and (4) notice of changes in the institution’s practices on information sharing. These requirements are subject to the PRA. The Rule does not require recordkeeping. For PRA burden calculations the FTC has attributed to itself the burden for all motor vehicle dealers and then shares equally the remaining PRA burden with the CFPB for other types of financial institutions that both agencies have enforcement authority regarding the GLB Privacy Rule. 4 The CFPB has proposed amending Regulation P, to create an alternative delivery method for this annual disclosure, which financial institutions would be able to use under certain conditions. See 79 FR 27214 (May 13, 2014). Specifically, the CFPB proposes allowing financial institutions that do not engage in certain types of information-sharing activities to stop mailing an annual disclosure if they post the annual notices on their Web sites and meet certain other criteria. A financial institution would still be required to use the currently permitted delivery method if the institution, among other things, has changed its privacy practices or engages in information-sharing activities for which customers have a right to opt out. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35159 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices GLB Privacy Rule Burden Statement Estimated annual hours burden: 1,515,050 annual hours (FTC portion). As noted in previous burden estimates for the GLB Privacy Rule, determining the PRA burden of the Rule’s disclosure requirements is very difficult because of the highly diverse group of affected entities, consisting of financial institutions not regulated by a Federal financial regulatory agency. See 15 U.S.C. 6805 (committing to the Commission’s jurisdiction entities that are not specifically subject to another agency’s jurisdiction). The burden estimates represent the FTC staff’s best assessment, based on its knowledge and expertise relating to the financial institutions subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction under this law. To derive these estimates, staff considered the wide variations in covered entities. In some instances, covered entities may make the required disclosures in the ordinary course of business, apart from the GLB Privacy Rule. In addition, some entities may use highly automated means to provide the required disclosures, while others may rely on methods requiring more manual effort. The burden estimates shown below include the time that may be necessary to train staff to comply with the regulations. These figures are averages based on staff’s best estimate of the burden incurred over the broad spectrum of covered entities. Staff estimates that the number of entities each year that will address the GLB Privacy Rule for the first time will be 5,000 and the number of established entities already familiar with the Rule will be 100,000. While the number of established entities familiar with the Rule would theoretically increase each year with the addition of new entrants, staff retains its estimate of established entities for each successive year given that a number of the established entities will close in any given year, and also given the difficulty of establishing a more precise estimate. Staff believes that the usage of the model privacy form and the availability of the form builder simplify and automate much of the work associated with creating the disclosure documents for new entrants. Staff thus estimates 1 hour of clerical time and 2 hours of professional/technical time per new entrant. For established entities, staff similarly believes that the usage of the model privacy form and the availability of the Online Form Builder reduces the time associated with the modification of the notices. Staff thus estimates 7 hours of clerical time and 3 hours of professional/technical time per respondent. Staff estimates that no more than 1% of the estimated 100,000 established-entity respondents would make additional changes to privacy policies at any time other than the occasion of the annual notice. The complete burden estimates for new entrants and established entities are detailed in the charts below. START-UP HOURS AND LABOR COSTS FOR ALL NEW ENTRANTS [Table IA] Event Hourly wage and labor category * Reviewing internal policies and developing GLBA-implementing instructions. ** Creating disclosure document or electronic disclosure (including initial, annual, and opt out disclosures). Approx. number of respondents Hours per respondent Approx. total annual hrs. Approx. total labor costs Total ........................................... Professional/Technical ....... 20 5,000 100,000 $4,182,000 $16.78 Clerical ............................... 1 5,000 5,000 83,900 $41.82 $16.78 Professional/Technical ....... Clerical ............................... 2 15 5,000 5,000 10,000 75,000 418,200 1,258,500 $41.82 Disseminating initial disclosure (including opt out notices). $41.82 Professional/Technical ....... 10 5,000 50,000 2,091,000 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ 240,000 8,033,600 * Staff calculated labor costs by applying appropriate hourly cost figures to burden hours. The hourly rates used were based on mean wages for Financial Examiners and for Office and Administrative Support, corresponding to professional/technical time (e.g., compliance evaluation and/ or planning, designing and producing notices, reviewing and updating information systems), and clerical time (e.g., reproduction tasks, filing, and, where applicable to the given event, typing or mailing) respectively. See BLS Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013, Table 1 at http:// www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf. Labor cost totals reflect solely that of the commercial entities affected. Staff estimates that the time required of consumers to respond affirmatively to respondents’ opt-out programs (be it manually or electronically) would be minimal. ** Reviewing instructions includes all efforts performed by or for the respondent to: Determine whether and to what extent the respondent is covered by an agency collection of information, understand the nature of the request, and determine the appropriate response (including the creation and dissemination of documents and/or electronic disclosures). Burden Hours and Costs for All Established Entities (Table IB) predictably would be less than for start up entities because start-up costs, such as crafting a privacy policy, are generally one-time costs and have emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Burden for established entities already familiar with the Rule Event Hourly wage and labor category * Reviewing GLBA-implementing policies and practices. Disseminating annual disclosure ...... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 already been incurred. Staff’s best estimate of the average burden for these entities is as follows: Approx. number of respondents ** Hours per respondent Approx. total annual hrs. Approx. total labor costs $41.82 Professional/Technical ....... 4 70,000 280,000 $11,709,600 $16.78 $41.82 Clerical ............................... Professional/Technical ....... 15 5 70,000 70,000 1,050,000 350,000 17,619,000 14,637,000 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35160 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices Event Hourly wage and labor category * Changes to privacy policies and related disclosures. Approx. number of respondents ** Hours per respondent Approx. total annual hrs. Approx. total labor costs Clerical ............................... 7 1,000 7,000 117,460 $41.82 Total ........................................... $16.78 Professional/Technical ....... 3 1,000 3,000 125,460 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ 1,690,000 44,208,520 * Staff calculated labor costs by applying appropriate hourly cost figures to burden hours. The hourly rates used were based on mean wages for Financial Examiners and for Office and Administrative Support, corresponding to professional/technical time (e.g., compliance evaluation and/ or planning, designing and producing notices, reviewing and updating information systems), and clerical time (e.g., reproduction tasks, filing, and, where applicable to the given event, typing or mailing) respectively. See BLS Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013, Table 1 at http:// www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf. Labor cost totals reflect solely that of the affected commercial entities. Consumers have a continuing right to opt out, as well as a right to revoke their opt-out at any time. When a respondent changes its information sharing practices, consumers are again given the opportunity to opt out. Again, staff assumes that the time required of consumers to respond affirmatively to respondents’ optout programs (be it manually or electronically) would be minimal. ** The estimate of respondents is based on the following assumptions: (1) 100,000 established respondents, approximately 70% of whom maintain customer relationships exceeding one year, (2) no more than 1% (1,000) of whom make additional changes to privacy policies at any time other than the occasion of the annual notice; and (3) such changes will occur no more often than once per year. As calculated above, the total annual PRA burden hours and labor costs for all affected entities in a given year would be 1,930,000 hours and $52,242,120, respectively. The FTC now carves out from these overall figures the burden hours and labor costs associated with motor vehicle dealers. This is because the CFPB does not enforce the GLB Privacy Rule for those types of entities. We estimate the following: ANNUAL START-UP HOURS AND LABOR COSTS FOR NEW ENTRANTS—MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS ONLY [Table IIA] Approx. number of respondents (Table IA inputs × 0.57) Hours per respondent Approx. total annual hrs. Approx. total labor costs Event Hourly wage and labor category Reviewing internal policies and developing GLBA-implementing instructions. ** Creating disclosure document or electronic disclosure (including initial, annual, and opt out disclosures). $41.82 Professional/Technical ....... 20 2,850 57,000 $2,383,740 $16.78 Clerical ................................ 1 2,850 2,850 47,823 $41.82 Professional/Technical ........ $16.78 Clerical ................................ 2 15 2,850 2,850 5,700 42,750 238,374 717,345 $41.82 Professional/Technical ........ 10 2,850 28,500 1,191,870 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ 136,800 4,579,152 Disseminating initial disclosure (including opt out notices). Total ........................................... ** Multiply the number of respondents from the comparable table above on all new entrants by the following allocation (60,000/105,000) = 0.57. The number in the denominator represents the total of the FTC’s existing GLB Rule estimates for new entrants (5,000) and established entities (100,000). The numerator represents an estimate of motor vehicle respondents. For this category, Commission staff relied on the following industry estimates: 17,635 new car dealers per National Automobile Dealers Association data (2013) and 35,000 independent/used car dealers per National Independent Automobile Dealers Association data (2012), respectively, multiplied by an added factor of 1.10 to cover for an unknown quantity of additional motor vehicle dealer types (motorcycles, boats, other recreational vehicles) also covered within the definition of ‘‘motor vehicle dealer’’ under section 1029(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS AND LABOR COSTS FOR ALL ESTABLISHED ENTITIES—MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS ONLY [Table IIB] Approx. number of respondents ** (Table IB inputs × 0.57) Hours per respondent Approx. total annual hrs. Approx. total labor costs emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Event Hourly wage and labor category * Reviewing GLBA-implementing policies and practices. Disseminating annual disclosure ...... $41.82 Professional/Technical ........ 4 39,900 159,600 $6,674,472 $16.78 Clerical ................................ $41.82 Professional/Technical ........ $16.78 Clerical ................................ 15 5 7 39,900 39,900 570 598,500 199,500 3,990 10,042,830 8,343,090 66,952 $41.82 Professional/Technical ........ 3 570 1,710 71,512 Changes to privacy policies and related disclosures. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35161 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS AND LABOR COSTS FOR ALL ESTABLISHED ENTITIES—MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS ONLY— Continued [Table IIB] Hourly wage and labor category * Event Total ........................................... Hours per respondent Approx. number of respondents ** (Table IB inputs × 0.57) ........................................................... ........................ ........................ The FTC’s portion of the annual hourly burden would be 1,100,100 hours + ((1,930,000–1,100,100)/2) = 1,515,050 annual hours. The FTC’s portion of the annual cost burden would be $29,778,008 + $((52,242,120¥29,778,008)/2) = $41,010,064. Estimated Capital/Other Non-Labor Costs Burden Staff believes that capital or other non-labor costs associated with the document requests are minimal. Covered entities will already be equipped to provide written notices (e.g., computers with word processing programs, typewriters, copying machines, mailing capabilities). Most likely, only entities that already have online capabilities will offer consumers the choice to receive notices via electronic format. As such, these entities will already be equipped with the computer equipment and software necessary to disseminate the required disclosures via electronic means. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments You can file a comment online or on paper. Write ‘‘Paperwork Comment: FTC File No. P085405’’ 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 a 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 not include any sensitive health information, such as 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 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 must 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/glbfinancialrulepra 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 ‘‘Paperwork Comment: FTC File No. P085405’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail it to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610, (Annex J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610, (Annex J), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Approx. total annual hrs. Approx. total labor costs 963,300 25,198,856 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 August 18, 2014. 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. 2014–14326 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–0234] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the below proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Leroy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. 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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 September 30, 2017, the 
current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained 
in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Privacy Rule (GLB Privacy Rule or 
Rule), 16 CFR Part 313. That clearance expires on September 30, 2014.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 18, 2014.

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 
Jessica Lyon, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, 
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Drop Box 8232, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-
2344.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 
2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) \1\ substantially changed the federal legal 
framework for financial services providers. Among the changes, the 
Dodd-Frank Act transferred rulemaking authority for a number of 
consumer financial protection laws from seven Federal agencies, 
including the FTC, to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 
(CFPB) as of July 21, 2011. This transfer to the CFPB included most 
provisions of Subtitle A of Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB 
Act), with respect to financial institutions described in section 504 
of the GLB Act. Pursuant to the GLB Act, only the FTC retains 
rulemaking authority for its GLB Privacy Rule, 16 CFR 313, for motor 
vehicle dealers predominantly engaged in the sale and servicing of 
motor vehicles, the leasing and servicing of motor vehicles, or 
both.\2\ The CFPB implemented its own regulations to enforce the Dodd-
Frank provisions, including Privacy of Consumer Financial Information 
(Regulation P), 12 CFR 1016.\3\ Contemporaneous with that issuance, the 
CFPB and FTC each had submitted to OMB, and received its approval for, 
the agencies' respective burden estimates reflecting their overlapping 
enforcement jurisdiction. The FTC supplemented its estimates for the 
enforcement authority exclusive to it regarding the class of motor 
vehicle dealers noted above. Following the preliminary background 
information, the discussion in the Burden Statement below continues 
that analytical framework with appropriate updates or other revisions 
for instant purposes.
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    \1\ Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010).
    \2\ See Dodd-Frank Act, at section 1029(a), (c).
    \3\ See 76 FR 79025 (Dec. 21, 2011); Privacy of Consumer 
Financial Information (Regulation P), 12 CFR 1016, OMB Control 
Number 3170-0010.
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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 
GLB Financial Privacy Rule,16 CFR 313 (OMB Control Number 3084-0121).
    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 August 18, 
2014.
    The GLB Privacy Rule is designed to ensure that customers and 
consumers, subject to certain exceptions, will have access to the 
privacy policies of the financial institutions with which they conduct 
business. As mandated by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 15 U.S.C. 6801-
6809, the Rule requires financial institutions to disclose to 
consumers: (1) Initial notice of the financial institution's privacy 
policy when establishing a customer relationship with a consumer and/or 
before sharing a consumer's non-public personal information with 
certain nonaffiliated third parties; (2) notice of the consumer's right 
to opt out of information sharing with such parties; (3) annual notice 
of the institution's privacy policy to any continuing customer; \4\ and 
(4) notice of changes in the institution's practices on information 
sharing. These requirements are subject to the PRA. The Rule does not 
require recordkeeping. For PRA burden calculations the FTC has 
attributed to itself the burden for all motor vehicle dealers and then 
shares equally the remaining PRA burden with the CFPB for other types 
of financial institutions that both agencies have enforcement authority 
regarding the GLB Privacy Rule.
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    \4\ The CFPB has proposed amending Regulation P, to create an 
alternative delivery method for this annual disclosure, which 
financial institutions would be able to use under certain 
conditions. See 79 FR 27214 (May 13, 2014). Specifically, the CFPB 
proposes allowing financial institutions that do not engage in 
certain types of information-sharing activities to stop mailing an 
annual disclosure if they post the annual notices on their Web sites 
and meet certain other criteria. A financial institution would still 
be required to use the currently permitted delivery method if the 
institution, among other things, has changed its privacy practices 
or engages in information-sharing activities for which customers 
have a right to opt out.

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GLB Privacy Rule Burden Statement

    Estimated annual hours burden: 1,515,050 annual hours (FTC 
portion).
    As noted in previous burden estimates for the GLB Privacy Rule, 
determining the PRA burden of the Rule's disclosure requirements is 
very difficult because of the highly diverse group of affected 
entities, consisting of financial institutions not regulated by a 
Federal financial regulatory agency. See 15 U.S.C. 6805 (committing to 
the Commission's jurisdiction entities that are not specifically 
subject to another agency's jurisdiction).
    The burden estimates represent the FTC staff's best assessment, 
based on its knowledge and expertise relating to the financial 
institutions subject to the Commission's jurisdiction under this law. 
To derive these estimates, staff considered the wide variations in 
covered entities. In some instances, covered entities may make the 
required disclosures in the ordinary course of business, apart from the 
GLB Privacy Rule. In addition, some entities may use highly automated 
means to provide the required disclosures, while others may rely on 
methods requiring more manual effort. The burden estimates shown below 
include the time that may be necessary to train staff to comply with 
the regulations. These figures are averages based on staff's best 
estimate of the burden incurred over the broad spectrum of covered 
entities.
    Staff estimates that the number of entities each year that will 
address the GLB Privacy Rule for the first time will be 5,000 and the 
number of established entities already familiar with the Rule will be 
100,000. While the number of established entities familiar with the 
Rule would theoretically increase each year with the addition of new 
entrants, staff retains its estimate of established entities for each 
successive year given that a number of the established entities will 
close in any given year, and also given the difficulty of establishing 
a more precise estimate.
    Staff believes that the usage of the model privacy form and the 
availability of the form builder simplify and automate much of the work 
associated with creating the disclosure documents for new entrants. 
Staff thus estimates 1 hour of clerical time and 2 hours of 
professional/technical time per new entrant.
    For established entities, staff similarly believes that the usage 
of the model privacy form and the availability of the Online Form 
Builder reduces the time associated with the modification of the 
notices. Staff thus estimates 7 hours of clerical time and 3 hours of 
professional/technical time per respondent. Staff estimates that no 
more than 1% of the estimated 100,000 established-entity respondents 
would make additional changes to privacy policies at any time other 
than the occasion of the annual notice.
    The complete burden estimates for new entrants and established 
entities are detailed in the charts below.

                               Start-Up Hours and Labor Costs for All New Entrants
                                                   [Table IA]
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                                 Hourly wage and     Hours per    Approx. number   Approx. total   Approx. total
             Event              labor category *    respondent    of respondents    annual hrs.     labor costs
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Reviewing internal policies     $41.82                        20           5,000         100,000      $4,182,000
 and developing GLBA-            Professional/
 implementing instructions. **   Technical.
Creating disclosure document    $16.78 Clerical.               1           5,000           5,000          83,900
 or electronic disclosure
 (including initial, annual,
 and opt out disclosures).
                                $41.82                         2           5,000          10,000         418,200
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
Disseminating initial           $16.78 Clerical.              15           5,000          75,000       1,258,500
 disclosure (including opt out
 notices).
                                $41.82                        10           5,000          50,000       2,091,000
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............         240,000       8,033,600
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* Staff calculated labor costs by applying appropriate hourly cost figures to burden hours. The hourly rates
  used were based on mean wages for Financial Examiners and for Office and Administrative Support, corresponding
  to professional/technical time (e.g., compliance evaluation and/or planning, designing and producing notices,
  reviewing and updating information systems), and clerical time (e.g., reproduction tasks, filing, and, where
  applicable to the given event, typing or mailing) respectively. See BLS Occupational Employment and Wages, May
  2013, Table 1 at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf. Labor cost totals reflect solely that of the
  commercial entities affected. Staff estimates that the time required of consumers to respond affirmatively to
  respondents' opt-out programs (be it manually or electronically) would be minimal.
** Reviewing instructions includes all efforts performed by or for the respondent to: Determine whether and to
  what extent the respondent is covered by an agency collection of information, understand the nature of the
  request, and determine the appropriate response (including the creation and dissemination of documents and/or
  electronic disclosures).

Burden Hours and Costs for All Established Entities (Table IB)

    Burden for established entities already familiar with the Rule 
predictably would be less than for start up entities because start-up 
costs, such as crafting a privacy policy, are generally one-time costs 
and have already been incurred. Staff's best estimate of the average 
burden for these entities is as follows:

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                                                                  Approx. number
             Event               Hourly wage and     Hours per    of respondents   Approx. total   Approx. total
                                labor category *    respondent          **          annual hrs.     labor costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reviewing GLBA-implementing     $41.82                         4          70,000         280,000     $11,709,600
 policies and practices.         Professional/
                                 Technical.
Disseminating annual            $16.78 Clerical.              15          70,000       1,050,000      17,619,000
 disclosure.
                                $41.82                         5          70,000         350,000      14,637,000
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.

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Changes to privacy policies     $16.78 Clerical.               7           1,000           7,000         117,460
 and related disclosures.
                                $41.82                         3           1,000           3,000         125,460
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............       1,690,000      44,208,520
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* Staff calculated labor costs by applying appropriate hourly cost figures to burden hours. The hourly rates
  used were based on mean wages for Financial Examiners and for Office and Administrative Support, corresponding
  to professional/technical time (e.g., compliance evaluation and/or planning, designing and producing notices,
  reviewing and updating information systems), and clerical time (e.g., reproduction tasks, filing, and, where
  applicable to the given event, typing or mailing) respectively. See BLS Occupational Employment and Wages, May
  2013, Table 1 at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf. Labor cost totals reflect solely that of the
  affected commercial entities. Consumers have a continuing right to opt out, as well as a right to revoke their
  opt-out at any time. When a respondent changes its information sharing practices, consumers are again given
  the opportunity to opt out. Again, staff assumes that the time required of consumers to respond affirmatively
  to respondents' opt-out programs (be it manually or electronically) would be minimal.
** The estimate of respondents is based on the following assumptions: (1) 100,000 established respondents,
  approximately 70% of whom maintain customer relationships exceeding one year, (2) no more than 1% (1,000) of
  whom make additional changes to privacy policies at any time other than the occasion of the annual notice; and
  (3) such changes will occur no more often than once per year.

    As calculated above, the total annual PRA burden hours and labor 
costs for all affected entities in a given year would be 1,930,000 
hours and $52,242,120, respectively.
    The FTC now carves out from these overall figures the burden hours 
and labor costs associated with motor vehicle dealers. This is because 
the CFPB does not enforce the GLB Privacy Rule for those types of 
entities. We estimate the following:

               Annual Start-Up Hours and Labor Costs for New Entrants--Motor Vehicle Dealers Only
                                                   [Table IIA]
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                                                                  Approx. number
                                 Hourly wage and     Hours per    of respondents   Approx. total   Approx. total
             Event               labor category     respondent       (Table IA      annual hrs.     labor costs
                                                                  inputs x 0.57)
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Reviewing internal policies     $41.82                        20           2,850          57,000      $2,383,740
 and developing GLBA-            Professional/
 implementing instructions. **   Technical.
Creating disclosure document    $16.78 Clerical.               1           2,850           2,850          47,823
 or electronic disclosure
 (including initial, annual,
 and opt out disclosures).
                                $41.82                         2           2,850           5,700         238,374
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
Disseminating initial           $16.78 Clerical.              15           2,850          42,750         717,345
 disclosure (including opt out
 notices).
                                $41.82                        10           2,850          28,500       1,191,870
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............         136,800       4,579,152
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** Multiply the number of respondents from the comparable table above on all new entrants by the following
  allocation (60,000/105,000) = 0.57. The number in the denominator represents the total of the FTC's existing
  GLB Rule estimates for new entrants (5,000) and established entities (100,000). The numerator represents an
  estimate of motor vehicle respondents. For this category, Commission staff relied on the following industry
  estimates: 17,635 new car dealers per National Automobile Dealers Association data (2013) and 35,000
  independent/used car dealers per National Independent Automobile Dealers Association data (2012),
  respectively, multiplied by an added factor of 1.10 to cover for an unknown quantity of additional motor
  vehicle dealer types (motorcycles, boats, other recreational vehicles) also covered within the definition of
  ``motor vehicle dealer'' under section 1029(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.


          Annual Burden Hours and Labor Costs for All Established Entities--Motor Vehicle Dealers Only
                                                   [Table IIB]
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                                                                  Approx. number
                                 Hourly wage and     Hours per    of respondents   Approx. total   Approx. total
             Event              labor category *    respondent     ** (Table IB     annual hrs.     labor costs
                                                                  inputs x 0.57)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reviewing GLBA-implementing     $41.82                         4          39,900         159,600      $6,674,472
 policies and practices.         Professional/
                                 Technical.
Disseminating annual            $16.78 Clerical.              15          39,900         598,500      10,042,830
 disclosure.
                                $41.82                         5          39,900         199,500       8,343,090
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
Changes to privacy policies     $16.78 Clerical.               7             570           3,990          66,952
 and related disclosures.
                                $41.82                         3             570           1,710          71,512
                                 Professional/
                                 Technical.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------

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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............         963,300      25,198,856
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    The FTC's portion of the annual hourly burden would be 1,100,100 
hours + ((1,930,000-1,100,100)/2) = 1,515,050 annual hours. The FTC's 
portion of the annual cost burden would be $29,778,008 + $((52,242,120-
29,778,008)/2) = $41,010,064.

Estimated Capital/Other Non-Labor Costs Burden

    Staff believes that capital or other non-labor costs associated 
with the document requests are minimal. Covered entities will already 
be equipped to provide written notices (e.g., computers with word 
processing programs, typewriters, copying machines, mailing 
capabilities). Most likely, only entities that already have online 
capabilities will offer consumers the choice to receive notices via 
electronic format. As such, these entities will already be equipped 
with the computer equipment and software necessary to disseminate the 
required disclosures via electronic means.

Request for Comments

    You can file a comment online or on paper. Write ``Paperwork 
Comment: FTC File No. P085405'' 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 a 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, 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 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 must 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/glbfinancialrulepra 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 ``Paperwork Comment: FTC 
File No. P085405'' on your comment and on the envelope, and mail it to 
the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC-5610, (Annex J), 
Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: 
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 
400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610, (Annex J), Washington, DC 
20024. 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 August 18, 
2014. 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. 2014-14326 Filed 6-18-14; 8:45 am]
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