Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 69849-69850 [2014-27721]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than December 09, 2014. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacquelyn K. Brunmeier, Assistant Vice President) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. Peoples State Bancorp, Inc., through its subsidiary, Peoples State Bank of Munising, both in Munising, Michigan proposes to reduce its ownership in Lasco Development Corporation, Marquette, Michigan, to less than 100 percent. Lasco Development Corporation engages in the activity of data processing for financial institutions. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 19, 2014. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–27766 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 and request for comment. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three-year extension of the Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on December 31, 2014. DATES: Comments must be received by December 24, 2014. 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 ‘‘R-value Rule: FTC File No. R811001’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ rvaluerulepra2 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, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for copies of the collection of information and supporting documentation should be addressed to Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Mail Code CC–9528, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: R-value Rule, 16 CFR part 460. OMB Control Number: 3084–0109. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The R-value Rule establishes uniform standards for the substantiation and disclosure of accurate, material product information about the thermal performance characteristics of home insulation products. The R-value of an insulation signifies the insulation’s degree of resistance to the flow of heat. This information tells consumers how well a product is likely to perform as an insulator and allows consumers to determine whether the cost of the insulation is justified. On August 13, 2014, the Commission sought comment on the information collection requirements in the R-value Rule. 79 FR 47461. No comments were received. The Commission did receive one non-germane filing that we have SUMMARY: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69849 referred to the agency’s Consumer Response Center for further action. As required by OMB regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, the FTC is providing this second opportunity for public comment. Estimated Annual Hours Burden: 129,656 hours. Likely Respondents and Estimated Burden: Installation manufacturers, installers, new home builders/sellers, dealers and retailers. (a) Installation manufacturers. • Testing by installation manufacturers—15 new products/year × 2 hours each = 30 hours; and • Disclosures by installation manufacturers—[(144 manufacturers × 20 hours) + (6 largest manufacturers × 80 hours each] = 3,360 hours. • Recordkeeping by installation manufacturers—150 manufacturers × 1 hour each = 150 hours. (b) Installers. • Disclosures by retrofit installers (manufacturer’s insulation fact sheet)— 2 million retrofit installations/year × 2 minutes each = 66,667 hours. • Disclosures by installers (advertising)—1,615 installers × 1 hour each = 1,615 hours. • Recordkeeping by installers—1,615 installers × 5 minutes each = 134 hours. (c) New home builders/sellers, dealers. • Disclosures by new home sellers— 924,000 new home sales/year × 30 seconds each = 7,700 hours. (d) Retailers. • Disclosures by retailers—[25,000 retailers × 1 hour each (fact sheets) + 25,000 retailers × 1 hour each (advertising disclosure) = 50,000 hours. Frequency of Response: Periodic. Total Annual Labor Cost: $2,571,000 per year (solely related to labor costs and rounded to the nearest thousand) [approximately $810 for testing, based on 30 hours for manufacturers (30 hours × $27 per hour for skilled technical personnel); $3,976 for manufacturers’ and installers’ compliance with the Rule’s recordkeeping requirements, based on 284 hours (284 hours × $14 per hour for clerical personnel); $47,040 for manufacturers’ compliance with thirdparty disclosure requirements, based on 3,360 hours (3,360 hours × $14 per hour for clerical personnel); and $2,519,640 for disclosure compliance by installers, new home sellers, and retailers (125,982 hours × $20 per hour for sales persons).] Request for Comments You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before December 24, 2014. Write ‘‘Rvalue Rule: FTC File No. R811001’’ on E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69850 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices 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, 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 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 are required 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 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 comment online, or to send it 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/ rvaluerulepra2, 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 ‘‘R-value Rule: FTC File No. R811001’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail or deliver it to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 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 24, 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.shtm. Comments on the information collection requirements subject to review under the PRA should also be submitted to OMB. If sent by U.S. mail, address comments 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, Principal Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–27721 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 132 3219] True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc., Doing Business as TRUSTe, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be received on or before December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ trusteconsent online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc., Doing Business As TRUSTe, Inc.—Consent Agreement; File No. 132 32193’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ trusteconsent by following the instructions on the Web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc., Doing Business As TRUSTe, Inc.—Consent Agreement; File No. 132 32193’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex D), 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 D), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Hine (202–326–2188), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for November 17, 2014), on the World Wide Web, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before December 17, 2014. Write ‘‘True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc., Doing Business As TRUSTe, Inc.— Consent Agreement; File No. 132 32193’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to DATES: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 226 (Monday, November 24, 2014)]
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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 and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three-
year extension of the Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and 
Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance 
expires on December 31, 2014.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 24, 2014.

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 ``R-value Rule: FTC File 
No. R811001'' on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/rvaluerulepra2 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, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for copies of the collection 
of information and supporting documentation should be addressed to 
Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer 
Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Mail Code CC-9528, 600 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: R-value Rule, 16 CFR part 460.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0109.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The R-value Rule establishes uniform standards for the 
substantiation and disclosure of accurate, material product information 
about the thermal performance characteristics of home insulation 
products. The R-value of an insulation signifies the insulation's 
degree of resistance to the flow of heat. This information tells 
consumers how well a product is likely to perform as an insulator and 
allows consumers to determine whether the cost of the insulation is 
justified.
    On August 13, 2014, the Commission sought comment on the 
information collection requirements in the R-value Rule. 79 FR 47461. 
No comments were received. The Commission did receive one non-germane 
filing that we have referred to the agency's Consumer Response Center 
for further action. As required by OMB regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, 
the FTC is providing this second opportunity for public comment.
    Estimated Annual Hours Burden: 129,656 hours.
    Likely Respondents and Estimated Burden:
    Installation manufacturers, installers, new home builders/sellers, 
dealers and retailers.
    (a) Installation manufacturers.
     Testing by installation manufacturers--15 new products/
year x 2 hours each = 30 hours; and
     Disclosures by installation manufacturers--[(144 
manufacturers x 20 hours) + (6 largest manufacturers x 80 hours each] = 
3,360 hours.
     Recordkeeping by installation manufacturers--150 
manufacturers x 1 hour each = 150 hours.
    (b) Installers.
     Disclosures by retrofit installers (manufacturer's 
insulation fact sheet)--2 million retrofit installations/year x 2 
minutes each = 66,667 hours.
     Disclosures by installers (advertising)--1,615 installers 
x 1 hour each = 1,615 hours.
     Recordkeeping by installers--1,615 installers x 5 minutes 
each = 134 hours.
    (c) New home builders/sellers, dealers.
     Disclosures by new home sellers--924,000 new home sales/
year x 30 seconds each = 7,700 hours.
    (d) Retailers.
     Disclosures by retailers--[25,000 retailers x 1 hour each 
(fact sheets) + 25,000 retailers x 1 hour each (advertising disclosure) 
= 50,000 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Periodic.
    Total Annual Labor Cost: $2,571,000 per year (solely related to 
labor costs and rounded to the nearest thousand) [approximately $810 
for testing, based on 30 hours for manufacturers (30 hours x $27 per 
hour for skilled technical personnel); $3,976 for manufacturers' and 
installers' compliance with the Rule's recordkeeping requirements, 
based on 284 hours (284 hours x $14 per hour for clerical personnel); 
$47,040 for manufacturers' compliance with third- party disclosure 
requirements, based on 3,360 hours (3,360 hours x $14 per hour for 
clerical personnel); and $2,519,640 for disclosure compliance by 
installers, new home sellers, and retailers (125,982 hours x $20 per 
hour for sales persons).]

Request for Comments

    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before December 24, 
2014. Write ``R-value Rule: FTC File No. R811001'' on

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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, 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 
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 are required 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 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 comment online, or to send it 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/rvaluerulepra2, 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 ``R-value Rule: FTC File 
No. R811001'' on your comment and on the envelope, and mail or deliver 
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.
    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 24, 
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.shtm.
    Comments on the information collection requirements subject to 
review under the PRA should also be submitted to OMB. If sent by U.S. 
mail, address comments 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,
Principal Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2014-27721 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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