Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles, 52780-52781 [2016-18973]

Download as PDF 52780 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 154 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 259 Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Extension of deadline for submission of public comments. AGENCY: The FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments on its recent notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (‘‘Fuel Economy Guide’’ or ‘‘Guide’’). DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 7, 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 ‘‘Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ ftc/fueleconomyamendments by following the instructions on the webbased form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008’’ 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 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. 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: Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 I. Comment Period Extension The Commission published a notice on June 6, 2016 seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Guide (81 FR 36216). The Notice set August 8, 2016 as the deadline for filing comments. On July 28, 2016, the Center for Auto Safety and the Consumer Federation of America requested a 30day extension to the comment period to allow the completion of consumer research to enhance the record in this proceeding. The Commission agrees that allowing additional time for filing comments would help facilitate a more complete record. Moreover, this extension would not harm consumers because the current Guide will remain in effect during the review process. Therefore, the Commission has decided to extend the comment period to September 7, 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 7, 2016. Write ‘‘Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008’’ 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 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 obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 have to 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/ fueleconomyrevisions, 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 prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008’’ 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 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. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the News Release describing this proceeding. 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 7, 2016. You can find more information, including routine 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). E:\FR\FM\10AUP1.SGM 10AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Proposed Rules 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. 2016–18973 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 334 United States Navy Restricted Area, Menominee River, Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin United States Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register on May 24, 2011, amending its regulations to establish a restricted area in the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Corps published correcting amendments in the Federal Register on April 4, 2012, which corrected latitude and longitude coordinates and also revised administrative and enforcement responsibilities. The Corps is proposing to further amend these regulations to expand the existing restricted area to provide additional area of protection during the construction and launching of Littoral Combat Ships. The proposed expansion would result in temporary encroachment within the Menominee River Federal Navigation Channel. The regulations are necessary to provide adequate protection of U.S. Navy combat vessels, their materials, equipment to be installed therein, and crew, while located at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 9, 2016. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number COE– 2016–0005, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov . Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: david.b.olson@usace.army.mil. Include the docket number, COE–2016– 0005, in the subject line of the message. Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CECW–CO (David B. Olson), 441 Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314– 1000. Hand Delivery/Courier: Due to security requirements, we cannot receive comments by hand delivery or courier. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket number COE–2016–0005. All comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the commenter indicates that the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI, or otherwise protected, through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an anonymous access system, which means we will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email directly to the Corps without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, we recommend that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If we cannot read your comment because of technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, we may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic comments should avoid the use of any special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, such as CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Olson, Headquarters, Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, Washington, DC at (202) 761–4922, or Mr. Ryan J. Huber, St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch, at (651) 290–5859. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to its authorities in Section 7 of the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 52781 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1917 (40 Stat. 266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army Appropriations Act of 1919 (40 Stat. 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps proposes to amend the restricted area regulations at 33 CFR part 334 by amending § 334.815 to expand the previously established restricted area in the Menominee River, at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin. The amendment would also add a provision of disestablishment whereby the restricted area would be disestablished by no later than November 17, 2025. By correspondence dated October 29, 2015, the Department of the Navy, has requested the Corps of Engineers to amend this restricted area. Pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408), and in accordance with Engineer Circular (EC) 1165–2–216, the Corps has granted approval for a tenyear occupancy within a portion of the federal navigation channel. The proposed amendment would include a provision for disestablishment of the restricted area no later than ten years from the date of the Section 408 approval. Procedural Requirements a. Review Under Executive Order 12866 This proposed rule is issued with respect to a military function of the Defense Department and the provisions of Executive Order 12866 do not apply. b. Review Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act The proposed rule has been reviewed under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96–354) which requires the preparation of a regulatory flexibility analysis for any regulation that will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (i.e., small businesses and small governments). The restricted area is necessary for security of this shipyard. Small entities can utilize navigable waters outside of the restricted area when the restricted area is activated. Unless information is obtained to the contrary during the public notice comment period, the Corps expects that the economic impact of this restricted area would have practically no impact on the public, no anticipated navigational hazard or interference with existing waterway traffic. This proposed rule if adopted, will have no significant economic impact on small entities. E:\FR\FM\10AUP1.SGM 10AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 52780-52781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18973]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / 
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 259


Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles

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

ACTION: 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 notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Guide 
Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles (``Fuel Economy 
Guide'' or ``Guide'').

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 7, 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 ``Fuel Economy Guide 
Amendments, R711008'' on your comment, and file your comment online at 
https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/fueleconomyamendments by 
following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file 
your comment on paper, write ``Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008'' 
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 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.

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

    The Commission published a notice on June 6, 2016 seeking public 
comment on proposed revisions to the Guide (81 FR 36216). The Notice 
set August 8, 2016 as the deadline for filing comments. On July 28, 
2016, the Center for Auto Safety and the Consumer Federation of America 
requested a 30-day extension to the comment period to allow the 
completion of consumer research to enhance the record in this 
proceeding.
    The Commission agrees that allowing additional time for filing 
comments would help facilitate a more complete record. Moreover, this 
extension would not harm consumers because the current Guide will 
remain in effect during the review process. Therefore, the Commission 
has decided to extend the comment period to September 7, 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 7, 
2016. Write ``Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008'' 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 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 obtained from any person and which is privileged or 
confidential,'' as provided 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 have to 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/fueleconomyrevisions, 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 prefer to file your comment on paper, write ``Fuel Economy 
Guide Amendments, R711008'' 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 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.
    Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this 
Notice and the News Release describing this proceeding. 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 7, 2016. You can find more 
information, including routine

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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. 2016-18973 Filed 8-9-16; 8:45 am]
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