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On behalf of the Commission, Dated: February 27, 2017. Steven T. Walther, Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–05055 Filed 3–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘FTC’’). ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for three years, its current Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Mar 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 (‘‘Rule’’), which will expire on July 31, 2017. DATES: Comments must be filed by May 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Fuel Rating Rule PRA Comment, FTC File No. P144200’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ fuelratingpra, 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 J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 additional information or copies of the proposed information requirements should be addressed to Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC–9528, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fuel Rating Rule, 16 CFR part 306 (OMB Control Number: 3084–0068), establishes standard procedures for determining, certifying, and disclosing the octane rating of automotive gasoline and the automotive fuel rating of alternative liquid automotive fuels, as required by the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act. 15 U.S.C. 2822(a)–(c). The E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 14, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rule also requires refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and retailers to retain records showing how the ratings were determined, including delivery tickets or letters of certification. Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ means agency requests or requirements that members of the public 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 paperwork clearance for the regulations noted herein. Pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC invites comments on: (1) Whether the disclosure and recordkeeping requirements are necessary, including whether the information will be practically useful; (2) the accuracy of our burden estimates, including whether the methodology and assumptions used are valid; (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. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before May 15, 2017. Estimated annual hours burden: 33,052 total burden hours (13,500 recordkeeping hours + 19,552 disclosure hours). Recordkeeping: Based on industry sources, staff estimates that approximately 162,000 fuel industry members 1 each incur an average annual burden of approximately five minutes to ensure retention of relevant business records 2 for the period required by the 1 Staff derived the number of fuel industry members by adding the number of refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and retailers of these types of fuel. Staff consulted government agencies and industry sources in estimating a population of approximately 162,000 fuel industry members, including 156,418 retailers of automotive fuel. Some of the government Web sites reviewed to update these numbers include: http:// www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pnp_cap1_dcu_nus_ a.htm (Gasoline Producers); http://www.eia.gov/ biofuels/biodiesel/production/ (Biodiesel Producers); http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/ (Alternative Fuel Stations); http:// www.nacsonline.com/YourBusiness/FuelsReports/ 2015/Documents/2015-NACS-Fuels-Report_full.pdf (Petroleum Stations). 2 Under the Fuel Rating Rule, refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and retailers of automotive fuel must retain, for one year, records of any delivery tickets, letters of certification, or tests upon which they based the automotive fuel ratings that they certify or post. See the Fuel Rating Rule’s recordkeeping requirements, 16 CFR 306.7; 306.9; and 306.11. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Mar 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Rule, resulting in a total of 13,500 hours. Disclosure: Staff estimates that affected industry members incur an average burden of approximately one hour to produce, distribute, and post octane rating labels. Because the labels are durable, only about one of every eight industry member retailers (19,552 of 156,418 industry member retailers) incur this burden each year, resulting in a total annual burden of 19,552 hours. Estimated annual labor costs: $390,430. Labor costs are derived by applying appropriate hourly cost figures to the burden hours described above. Here, the average hourly wages of refiners, producers, distributors, and importers is $35.12.3 The average hourly wages of retailers is $11.48.4 The recordkeeping component, 13,500 hours, consists of approximately 465 hours for producers, distributors, and importers; 13,035 hours for retailers. Thus, the total annual labor cost for recordkeeping is $165,973 ((465 hours × $35.12) + (13,035 hours × $11.48/hour)). The disclosure component, which concerns retailers, is approximately 19,552 hours. Thus, total annual labor cost for disclosure is $224,457 (19,552 hours × $11.48/hour). Estimated annual non-labor costs: $78,209. Staff believes that the Rule does not impose any capital costs for producers, importers, or distributors of fuels. Retailers, however, incur the cost of procuring and replacing fuel dispenser labels to comply with the Rule. Staff conservatively estimates that the price per automotive fuel label is two dollars and that the average automotive fuel retailer has six dispensers; thus, $12 labeling cost at inception per retailer.5 Staff has previously estimated a dispenser useful life range of 6 to 10 years and, based on that, assumed a useful life of 8 years for labels, the mean of that range. Given that, replacement labeling will not be necessary for well beyond the relevant period at issue, i.e., the immediate 3-year PRA clearance sought. However, conservatively annualizing the $12 labeling cost at inception per retailer over that shorter 3 See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/ iag211.htm#earnings (Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2016 Current Employment Statistics, Average Hourly Earnings for Oil and Gas Extraction Production and Nonsupervisory Employees). 4 See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag447.htm (Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2016 Current Employment Statistics, Average Hourly Earnings for Gasoline Station Production and Nonsupervisory Employees). 5 See 75 FR 12,470, 12,477 (Mar. 16, 2010) (proposed rulemaking) (estimating the price range per pump to be one to two dollars). PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13603 period rather than average useful life, annualized labeling cost per retailer will be $4. Cumulative labeling cost would thus be $78,209 (156,418 retailers × 1/ 8 × $4 each, annualized). 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 May 15, 2017. Write ‘‘Fuel Rating Rule PRA Comment, FTC File No. P144200’’ 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, like 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 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).6 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment is posted, as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b), we cannot redact or remove your 6 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\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13604 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 14, 2017 / Notices comment from the FTC’s public record, including the FTC’s Web site, unless you submit a confidentiality request that meets the requirements for such treatment under FTC Rule 4.9(c), and the General Counsel grants that request in accordance with the law and the public interest, as explained above. 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/ fuelratingpra, by following the instructions on the web-based form. When this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also may file a comment through that Web site. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Fuel Rating Rule PRA Comment, FTC File No. P144200’’ 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 May 15, 2017. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/ privacy.htm. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–04964 Filed 3–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 172 3052] Block Division, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed consent agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Mar 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ blockdivisionconsent online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘In the Matter of Block Division, Inc., File No. 172 3052’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ blockdivisionconsent by following the instructions on the Web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘In the Matter of Block Division, Inc., File No. 172 3052’’ 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: Julia Solomon Ensor, Attorney, (202) 326– 2377, or Crystal Ostrum, Attorney, (202) 326–3405, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 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 March 8, 2017), on the World Wide Web at: http://www.ftc.gov/ os/actions.shtm. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before April 7, 2017. Write ‘‘In the Matter of Block Division, Inc., File No. 172 3052’’ 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, like 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 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, 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, 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/ 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\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Extension

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend 
for three years, its current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') 
clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel 
Rating Rule (``Rule''), which will expire on July 31, 2017.

DATES: Comments must be filed by May 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments 
electronically or in paper form by following the instructions in the 
Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
below. Write ``Fuel Rating Rule PRA Comment, FTC File No. P144200'' on 
your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/fuelratingpra, 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 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 additional information or 
copies of the proposed information requirements should be addressed to 
Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade 
Commission, Room CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20580, (202) 326-2889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fuel Rating Rule, 16 CFR part 306 (OMB 
Control Number: 3084-0068), establishes standard procedures for 
determining, certifying, and disclosing the octane rating of automotive 
gasoline and the automotive fuel rating of alternative liquid 
automotive fuels, as required by the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act. 
15 U.S.C. 2822(a)-(c). The

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Rule also requires refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and 
retailers to retain records showing how the ratings were determined, 
including delivery tickets or letters of certification.
    Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, federal agencies must obtain 
approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or 
sponsor. ``Collection of information'' means agency requests or 
requirements that members of the public 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 paperwork clearance for the regulations noted 
herein.
    Pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the disclosure and recordkeeping requirements 
are necessary, including whether the information will be practically 
useful; (2) the accuracy of our burden estimates, including whether the 
methodology and assumptions used are valid; (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. All 
comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, 
and must be received on or before May 15, 2017.
    Estimated annual hours burden: 33,052 total burden hours (13,500 
recordkeeping hours + 19,552 disclosure hours).
    Recordkeeping: Based on industry sources, staff estimates that 
approximately 162,000 fuel industry members \1\ each incur an average 
annual burden of approximately five minutes to ensure retention of 
relevant business records \2\ for the period required by the Rule, 
resulting in a total of 13,500 hours.
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    \1\ Staff derived the number of fuel industry members by adding 
the number of refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and 
retailers of these types of fuel. Staff consulted government 
agencies and industry sources in estimating a population of 
approximately 162,000 fuel industry members, including 156,418 
retailers of automotive fuel. Some of the government Web sites 
reviewed to update these numbers include: http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pnp_cap1_dcu_nus_a.htm (Gasoline Producers); http://www.eia.gov/biofuels/biodiesel/production/ (Biodiesel Producers); 
http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/ (Alternative Fuel Stations); 
http://www.nacsonline.com/YourBusiness/FuelsReports/2015/Documents/2015-NACS-Fuels-Report_full.pdf (Petroleum Stations).
    \2\ Under the Fuel Rating Rule, refiners, producers, importers, 
distributors, and retailers of automotive fuel must retain, for one 
year, records of any delivery tickets, letters of certification, or 
tests upon which they based the automotive fuel ratings that they 
certify or post. See the Fuel Rating Rule's recordkeeping 
requirements, 16 CFR 306.7; 306.9; and 306.11.
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    Disclosure: Staff estimates that affected industry members incur an 
average burden of approximately one hour to produce, distribute, and 
post octane rating labels. Because the labels are durable, only about 
one of every eight industry member retailers (19,552 of 156,418 
industry member retailers) incur this burden each year, resulting in a 
total annual burden of 19,552 hours.
    Estimated annual labor costs: $390,430.
    Labor costs are derived by applying appropriate hourly cost figures 
to the burden hours described above. Here, the average hourly wages of 
refiners, producers, distributors, and importers is $35.12.\3\ The 
average hourly wages of retailers is $11.48.\4\ The recordkeeping 
component, 13,500 hours, consists of approximately 465 hours for 
producers, distributors, and importers; 13,035 hours for retailers. 
Thus, the total annual labor cost for recordkeeping is $165,973 ((465 
hours x $35.12) + (13,035 hours x $11.48/hour)). The disclosure 
component, which concerns retailers, is approximately 19,552 hours. 
Thus, total annual labor cost for disclosure is $224,457 (19,552 hours 
x $11.48/hour).
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    \3\ See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag211.htm#earnings (Bureau 
of Labor Statistics, December 2016 Current Employment Statistics, 
Average Hourly Earnings for Oil and Gas Extraction Production and 
Nonsupervisory Employees).
    \4\ See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag447.htm (Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, December 2016 Current Employment Statistics, Average 
Hourly Earnings for Gasoline Station Production and Nonsupervisory 
Employees).
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    Estimated annual non-labor costs: $78,209.
    Staff believes that the Rule does not impose any capital costs for 
producers, importers, or distributors of fuels. Retailers, however, 
incur the cost of procuring and replacing fuel dispenser labels to 
comply with the Rule. Staff conservatively estimates that the price per 
automotive fuel label is two dollars and that the average automotive 
fuel retailer has six dispensers; thus, $12 labeling cost at inception 
per retailer.\5\ Staff has previously estimated a dispenser useful life 
range of 6 to 10 years and, based on that, assumed a useful life of 8 
years for labels, the mean of that range. Given that, replacement 
labeling will not be necessary for well beyond the relevant period at 
issue, i.e., the immediate 3-year PRA clearance sought. However, 
conservatively annualizing the $12 labeling cost at inception per 
retailer over that shorter period rather than average useful life, 
annualized labeling cost per retailer will be $4. Cumulative labeling 
cost would thus be $78,209 (156,418 retailers x 1/8 x $4 each, 
annualized).
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    \5\ See 75 FR 12,470, 12,477 (Mar. 16, 2010) (proposed 
rulemaking) (estimating the price range per pump to be one to two 
dollars).
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    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 May 15, 2017. Write ``Fuel Rating Rule PRA Comment, FTC File No. 
P144200'' 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, like 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 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).\6\ Your comment will be kept 
confidential only if the FTC General Counsel grants your request in 
accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment is 
posted, as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b), we cannot redact or 
remove your

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comment from the FTC's public record, including the FTC's Web site, 
unless you submit a confidentiality request that meets the requirements 
for such treatment under FTC Rule 4.9(c), and the General Counsel 
grants that request in accordance with the law and the public interest, 
as explained above.
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    \6\ 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/fuelratingpra, by following the instructions on the web-based form. 
When this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also 
may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``Fuel Rating Rule PRA 
Comment, FTC File No. P144200'' 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 May 15, 2017. 
For information on the Commission's privacy policy, including routine 
uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm.

David C. Shonka,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-04964 Filed 3-13-17; 8:45 am]
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