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Download as PDF 17438 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before April 27, 2015. 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. Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an agreement containing a consent order from TT of Longwood, Inc., also doing business as Cory Fairbanks Mazda. The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the FTC will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final the agreement’s proposed order. The respondent is a motor vehicle dealer. According to the FTC’s complaint, the respondent has misrepresented: (1) Vehicle purchase prices; (2) that advertised prices, discounts, rebates, bonuses, and incentives are available to all consumers; (3) the prices for added features such as spoilers and sunroofs; (4) that vehicles are available for sale or lease for zero down, zero payments, or zero interest; (5) that vehicles are available for $99; and (6) that consumers can pay $0 at the inception of a lease to lease the advertised vehicle for the advertised monthly payment amount. The complaint alleges therefore that the representations are false and misleading in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act. In addition, the complaint alleges the respondent violated the Consumer Leasing Act (‘‘CLA’’) and Regulation M for failing to disclose or to disclose VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 clearly and conspicuously certain costs and terms when advertising vehicles for lease. The proposed order is designed to prevent the respondent from engaging in similar deceptive practices in the future. Part I.A of the proposed order prohibits the respondent from misrepresenting the cost of: (1) Purchasing a vehicle with financing, including but not necessarily limited to the amount or percentage of the down payment, the number of payments or period of repayment, the amount of any payment, and the repayment obligation over the full term of the loan, including any balloon payment; or (2) leasing a vehicle, including but not limited to the total amount due at lease inception, the down payment, amount down, acquisition fee, capitalized cost reduction, any other amount required to be paid at lease inception, and the amounts of all monthly or other periodic payments. Part I.B prohibits the respondent from misrepresenting any other material fact about the price, sale, financing, or leasing of any vehicle. Part II.A of the proposed order prohibits respondent from representing that a discount, rebate, bonus, incentive or price is available unless: (1) It is available to all consumers, and for all vehicles advertised; or (2) the representation clearly and conspicuously discloses all qualifications or restrictions on: (a) A consumer’s ability to obtain the discount, rebate, bonus, incentive, or price and (b) the vehicles available at the discount, rebate, bonus incentive, or price. Part II.B prohibits respondent from misrepresenting any of the following: (1) The existence or amount of any discount, rebate, bonus, incentive, or price; (2) the existence, price, value, coverage, or features of any product or service associated with the motor vehicle purchase; (3) the number of vehicles available at particular prices; or (4) any other material fact about the price, sale, financing, or leasing of motor vehicles. Part III of the proposed order addresses the CLA allegations. Part III.A prohibits the respondent from stating the amount of any payment or that any or no initial payment is required at lease inception without disclosing clearly and conspicuously: (1) That the transaction advertised is a lease; (2) the total amount due at lease signing or delivery; (3) whether or not a security deposit is required; (4) the number, amounts, and timing of scheduled payments; and (5) that an extra charge may be imposed at the end of the lease term. Part III.B prohibits the respondent from violating PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 any provision of the CLA or Regulation M. Part IV of the proposed order requires the respondent to keep copies of relevant advertisements and materials substantiating claims made in the advertisements. Part V requires the respondent to provide copies of the order to certain of its personnel. Part VI requires notification to the Commission regarding changes in corporate structure that might affect compliance obligations under the order. Part VII requires the respondent to file compliance reports with the Commission. Finally, Part VIII is a provision ‘‘sunsetting’’ the order after twenty (20) years, with certain exceptions. The purpose of this analysis is to aid public comment on the proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the complaint or proposed order, or to modify in any way the proposed order’s terms. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–07407 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–MVC–2015–01, Docket No. 2015– 0054, Sequence 1] National Dialogue and Pilot To Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Chief Acquisition Officers Council, Department of Health and Human Services, and the General Services Administration (GSA) are conducting a national dialogue to discuss ideas on how to reduce the costs (compliance and other) associated with reporting compliance under Federal awards (contracts, subcontracts, grants, subgrants, and cooperative agreements). This dialogue is part of an effort to improve the economy and efficiency of the federal award system by identifying impactful steps that can be taken to streamline, reporting, reduce burden, and reduce costs. DATES: Interested parties may participate in the national dialogue through an online platform by reviewing the information and participation dates posted at www.cao.gov. The dialogue will open on May 30, 2015 and close on May 30, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices Interested parties may participate in the dialogue through the online platform by reviewing the information and participation dates posted at www.cao.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Zeleznik at dataactpmo@ hhs.gov or 202–205–3514 or Emily Gartland at IAEOutreach@gsa.gov or 703–605–2532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces a dialogue to explore opportunities to streamline processes and reduce or eliminate burden in federal procurement and grants processes. This dialogue furthers the goals of the President’s Management Agenda, which lays the foundation for creating a 21st century government that delivers better results to the American people, and addresses requirements in the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–101) to gain a better understanding of the costs of compliance with Federal contracting and grants awards as well as recommendations to standardize data, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and reduce compliance costs. During last year’s Open Dialogue on Federal Procurement, published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 22682, on April 23, 2014, many commenters pointed to the potential reduction of redundant reporting and related processes as one way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the government’s acquisition practices. This feedback is helping to support ongoing efforts to modernize the IT infrastructure supporting Federal procurement data collection and display, which will include development of a single Web site for Federal contractors to use for federal contract reporting requirements. Management of federal contract and grant business arrangements requires multiple layers of reporting across multiple agencies. In some cases, lack of standardization results in slight (or significant) variations in reports that create additional administrative and burdensome requirements for awardees that could be readily rectified. This dialogue is intended to continue the conversation begun last year in the context of federal procurement and expand it to cover federal grants by identifying opportunities for reducing burden, discussing ideas for standardizing processes and forms, and identifying recommended actions to reduce costs and eliminate duplication for awardees. The open dialogue focuses on three topics (campaigns). Each campaign focuses on a unique aspect of the Federal contracting and grants mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 process for which we welcome your insight, ideas, and feedback. • Campaign 1—Reporting compliance requirements shared by prime and subawardees of Federal procurements and grants. • Campaign 2—Procurement practices, processes, and reporting. • Campaign 3—Grants practices and processes. Note—We are looking for ideas to reduce your burden through data standards and changes to reporting procedures. We are interested in hearing about proposed changes that can be accomplished through executive (regulatory, administrative, or management) action, as well as potential legislative proposals where requirements are based in statute. To facilitate a national dialogue, an online platform will be launched in May 2015 so that interested parties may submit ideas, comment on others, respond to questions posed by moderators, and vote to indicate which ideas they think are most promising and impactful. Information on the platform, and the dates for participating in the dialogue, will be posted at www.cao.gov. A separate notice will beposted to address additional dialogue topics on federal procurement for conversation later in the spring and summer. Dated: March 27, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. 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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MVC-2015-01, Docket No. 2015-0054, Sequence 1]


National Dialogue and Pilot To Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs 
for Federal Contractors and Grantees

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Chief Acquisition Officers Council, Department of Health 
and Human Services, and the General Services Administration (GSA) are 
conducting a national dialogue to discuss ideas on how to reduce the 
costs (compliance and other) associated with reporting compliance under 
Federal awards (contracts, subcontracts, grants, subgrants, and 
cooperative agreements). This dialogue is part of an effort to improve 
the economy and efficiency of the federal award system by identifying 
impactful steps that can be taken to streamline, reporting, reduce 
burden, and reduce costs.

DATES: Interested parties may participate in the national dialogue 
through an online platform by reviewing the information and 
participation dates posted at www.cao.gov. The dialogue will open on 
May 30, 2015 and close on May 30, 2017.

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ADDRESSES: Interested parties may participate in the dialogue through 
the online platform by reviewing the information and participation 
dates posted at www.cao.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Zeleznik at 
dataactpmo@hhs.gov or 202-205-3514 or Emily Gartland at 
IAEOutreach@gsa.gov or 703-605-2532.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    This notice announces a dialogue to explore opportunities to 
streamline processes and reduce or eliminate burden in federal 
procurement and grants processes. This dialogue furthers the goals of 
the President's Management Agenda, which lays the foundation for 
creating a 21st century government that delivers better results to the 
American people, and addresses requirements in the Digital 
Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-101) to 
gain a better understanding of the costs of compliance with Federal 
contracting and grants awards as well as recommendations to standardize 
data, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and reduce compliance costs.
    During last year's Open Dialogue on Federal Procurement, published 
in the Federal Register at 79 FR 22682, on April 23, 2014, many 
commenters pointed to the potential reduction of redundant reporting 
and related processes as one way to improve the efficiency and 
effectiveness of the government's acquisition practices. This feedback 
is helping to support ongoing efforts to modernize the IT 
infrastructure supporting Federal procurement data collection and 
display, which will include development of a single Web site for 
Federal contractors to use for federal contract reporting requirements.
    Management of federal contract and grant business arrangements 
requires multiple layers of reporting across multiple agencies. In some 
cases, lack of standardization results in slight (or significant) 
variations in reports that create additional administrative and 
burdensome requirements for awardees that could be readily rectified. 
This dialogue is intended to continue the conversation begun last year 
in the context of federal procurement and expand it to cover federal 
grants by identifying opportunities for reducing burden, discussing 
ideas for standardizing processes and forms, and identifying 
recommended actions to reduce costs and eliminate duplication for 
awardees. The open dialogue focuses on three topics (campaigns). Each 
campaign focuses on a unique aspect of the Federal contracting and 
grants process for which we welcome your insight, ideas, and feedback.
     Campaign 1--Reporting compliance requirements shared by 
prime and sub-awardees of Federal procurements and grants.
     Campaign 2--Procurement practices, processes, and 
reporting.
     Campaign 3--Grants practices and processes.
    Note--We are looking for ideas to reduce your burden through data 
standards and changes to reporting procedures. We are interested in 
hearing about proposed changes that can be accomplished through 
executive (regulatory, administrative, or management) action, as well 
as potential legislative proposals where requirements are based in 
statute.
    To facilitate a national dialogue, an online platform will be 
launched in May 2015 so that interested parties may submit ideas, 
comment on others, respond to questions posed by moderators, and vote 
to indicate which ideas they think are most promising and impactful. 
Information on the platform, and the dates for participating in the 
dialogue, will be posted at www.cao.gov. A separate notice will 
beposted to address additional dialogue topics on federal procurement 
for conversation later in the spring and summer.

    Dated: March 27, 2015.
William Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-07441 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]
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