Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation, 35661-35662 [2016-13097]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Proposed Rules ELT other than a Model AK–450–( ) and AK– 451–( ) series ELT produced by Ameri-King Corporation. (j) Optional Terminating Action Doing the applicable action specified in paragraph (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD terminates the actions required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD. (1) For aircraft required by operating regulations to be equipped with an ELT: Replace the ELT with a serviceable FAAapproved ELT as specified in paragraph (i) of this AD (‘‘Definition of Serviceable FAAapproved ELT’’). (2) For aircraft not required by operating regulations to be equipped with an ELT: Replace the ELT with a serviceable FAAapproved ELT as specified in paragraph (i) of this AD (‘‘Definition of Serviceable FAAapproved ELT’’). The ELT may be removed as an alternative to the ELT replacement; if an ELT is re-installed, it must be a serviceable ELT as specified in paragraph (i) of this AD (‘‘Definition of Serviceable FAAapproved ELT’’). (k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (l)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS (l) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Gilbert Ceballos, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5372; fax: 562–627–5210; email: gilbert.ceballos@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Ameri-King Corporation, 17881 Sampson Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; telephone: 714–842–8555; fax: 714– 842–4235; Internet: http://ameri-king.com; email: ameriking9@aol.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 20, 2016. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–12852 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:06 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 460 Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of deadline for submission of public comments. AGENCY: The FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ‘‘Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation’’ (the ‘‘R-value Rule’’ or ‘‘Rule’’). DATES: The comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking published April 6, 2016 (81 FR 19936), is extended. Comments must be received on or before September 6, 2016. 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 ‘‘16 CFR part 460—R-value Rule Review, File No. R811001’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ ftc/rvaluerule, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, (202) 326–2889, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Comment Period Extension On April 6, 2016 (81 FR 19936), as part of the Commission’s systematic review of its rules and guides, the FTC published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) in the Federal Register requesting public comments on the R-value Rule. The ANPR set June 6, 2016 as the deadline for filing comments. On May 12, 2016, the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 35661 Industry and Spray Foam Coalition requested a 90-day extension to the comment period. ACC represents manufacturers of various types of home insulation products, including spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and rigid polyurethane foam board insulation. The requesters explained that the insulation industry and certain insulation products have changed substantially since the Commission completed its last regulatory review in 2005. In particular, new industry research has become available on the short-term and long-term thermal performance of SPF products. ACC also noted that new research exists about the energy efficiency benefits of insulation products that combine air sealing with high thermal resistance properties. Accordingly, it asserted that additional time is necessary for companies and industry trade organizations to present this new information in a useful manner through comments. Given the complexity and range of issues raised in the ANPR, the Commission agrees that allowing additional time for filing comments would help facilitate the creation of a more complete record. Moreover, this extension would not harm consumers because the current Rule will remain in effect during the review process. The Commission agrees that extending the comment period to allow interested parties adequate time to address issues raised by the ANPR will facilitate a more complete record. Therefore, the Commission has decided to extend the comment period to September 6, 2016. II. Request for Comment You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 6, 2016. Write ‘‘16 CFR part 460—R-value Rule Review, File No. R811001’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, such as anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS 35662 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Proposed Rules 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).1 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 comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ rvaluerule, by following the instruction 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 prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex B), 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 B), 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 ANPR and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the 1 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:06 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 September 6, 2016. 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. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–13097 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION 18 CFR Parts 401 and 420 Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Regulatory Program Fees and Basin Regulations—Water Supply Charges Concerning Rates Delaware River Basin Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The Commission is proposing amendments to the Rules of Practice and Procedure to adopt a new project review fee structure and to the Basin Regulations—Water Supply Charges to provide for automatic inflation adjustments. These changes also are proposed to be incorporated into the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan. DATES: The Commission will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The hearing will continue until all those wishing to testify have had an opportunity to do so. Written comments will be accepted and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held in the Goddard Conference Room at the Commission’s office building located at 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ. As Internet mapping tools are inaccurate for this location, please use the driving directions posted on the Commission’s Web site. Oral Testimony and Written Comments: Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to register in advance by phoning Paula Schmitt at 609–883–9500, ext. 224. Written comments may be submitted as follows: If by email, to paula.schmitt@ drbc.nj.gov; if by fax, to Commission Secretary at 609–883–9522; if by U.S. Mail, to Commission Secretary, DRBC, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 0360; and if by overnight mail, to Commission Secretary, DRBC, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628– 0360. Comments also may be delivered by hand at any time during the Commission’s regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. except on national holidays) until the close of the comment period at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. In all cases, please include the commenter’s name, address and affiliation, if any, in the comment document and ‘‘Fees Rulemaking’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: An FAQ document explaining this proposal in further detail is available on the Commission’s Web site, www.drbc.net. For queries about the rulemaking process, please contact Pamela Bush at 609–477–7203. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. The Delaware River Basin Commission (‘‘DRBC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is a Federal interstate compact agency charged with managing the water resources of the Delaware River Basin on a regional basis without regard to political boundaries. Its members are the governors of the four basin states—Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania—and the North Atlantic Division Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, representing the federal government. DRBC is proposing a comprehensive revision of its project review fee structure, including an automatic annual indexed inflation adjustment for most fees. The inflation adjustment is also proposed for DRBC’s water supply charges rates applicable to consumptive and non-consumptive surface water withdrawals. Current fees. DRBC’s current project review fee structure was adopted by the Commission in 2009 by (uncodified) Resolution No. 2009–2. For projects involving total costs of $250,000 or less, it consists of a flat project review fee of $1,000 for privately sponsored projects and $500 for publically sponsored projects. For projects with total costs greater than $250,000, DRBC’s current project review fee is based upon a percentage of the costs of the project attributable to project components physically located within the basin, and is capped at $75,000. However, projects for which the review is exceptionally involved may be charged DRBC’s actual costs, which may exceed $75,000. The current fee structure generates an uneven revenue stream that between 2011 and 2015 produced average annual revenues of $610,843. The Commission’s total cost associated with E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 35661-35662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13097]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 460


Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation

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

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of deadline 
for submission of public comments.

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SUMMARY: The FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments 
on its recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ``Trade 
Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home 
Insulation'' (the ``R-value Rule'' or ``Rule'').

DATES: The comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
published April 6, 2016 (81 FR 19936), is extended. Comments must be 
received on or before September 6, 2016.

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 ``16 CFR part 460--R-
value Rule Review, File No. R811001'' on your comment, and file your 
comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/rvaluerule, by 
following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file 
your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: 
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver 
your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office 
of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., 5th Floor, 
Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, (202) 326-2889, 
Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 
Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Comment Period Extension

    On April 6, 2016 (81 FR 19936), as part of the Commission's 
systematic review of its rules and guides, the FTC published an Advance 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) in the Federal Register requesting 
public comments on the R-value Rule. The ANPR set June 6, 2016 as the 
deadline for filing comments. On May 12, 2016, the American Chemistry 
Council's (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry and Spray Foam 
Coalition requested a 90-day extension to the comment period. ACC 
represents manufacturers of various types of home insulation products, 
including spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and rigid polyurethane foam 
board insulation. The requesters explained that the insulation industry 
and certain insulation products have changed substantially since the 
Commission completed its last regulatory review in 2005. In particular, 
new industry research has become available on the short-term and long-
term thermal performance of SPF products. ACC also noted that new 
research exists about the energy efficiency benefits of insulation 
products that combine air sealing with high thermal resistance 
properties. Accordingly, it asserted that additional time is necessary 
for companies and industry trade organizations to present this new 
information in a useful manner through comments.
    Given the complexity and range of issues raised in the ANPR, the 
Commission agrees that allowing additional time for filing comments 
would help facilitate the creation of a more complete record. Moreover, 
this extension would not harm consumers because the current Rule will 
remain in effect during the review process. The Commission agrees that 
extending the comment period to allow interested parties adequate time 
to address issues raised by the ANPR will facilitate a more complete 
record. Therefore, the Commission has decided to extend the comment 
period to September 6, 2016.

II. Request for Comment

    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 6, 
2016. Write ``16 CFR part 460--R-value Rule Review, File No. R811001'' 
on your comment. Your comment--including your name and your state--will 
be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the 
extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the 
Commission tries to remove individuals' home contact information from 
comments before placing them on the Commission Web site.
    Because your comment will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive personal information, such as anyone's Social Security 
number, date of birth, driver's license number or other state 
identification number or foreign country

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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).\1\ Your comment will be kept 
confidential only if the FTC General Counsel grants your request in 
accordance with the law and the public interest.
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    \1\ In particular, the written request for confidential 
treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and 
legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions 
of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
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    Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit 
your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your 
online comment, you must file it at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/rvaluerule, by following the instruction 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 prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to 
the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), 
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 B), 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 
ANPR 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 September 6, 2016. 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.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
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