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Download as PDF 39434 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years its OMB clearance for the information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (‘‘Franchise Rule’’ or ‘‘Rule’’). That clearance expires on November 30, 2017. DATES: Comments must be submitted by September 18, 2017. 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 ‘‘Franchise Rule, PRA Comment, FTC File No. P094400’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ franchiserulePRA2, 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, Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be addressed to Craig Tregillus, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mailstop CC–8528, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2970. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Franchise Rule, 16 CFR part 436. OMB Control Number: 3084–0107. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Abstract: On June 6, 2017, the Commission sought comment on the mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 information collection requirements associated with the Franchise Rule. 82 FR 26103. No relevant comments were received. Pursuant to the OMB regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, that implement the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., the FTC is providing a second opportunity for the public to comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the pre-existing clearance for the Rule. Estimated Annual Burden: 16,750 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents, Estimated Average Burden per Year per Respondent: (250 new franchisors × 30 hours of annual disclosure burden) + (2,250 established franchisors × 3 hours of average annual disclosure burden) + (2,500 franchisors × 1 hour of annual recordkeeping burden).1 Estimated Annual Labor Cost: $3,600,000. Estimated Capital or Other Non-Labor Cost: $8,000,000. Request for Comment: You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 18, 2017. Write ‘‘Franchise Rule, PRA Comment, FTC File No. P094400’’ 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. 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, or to send them 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/ franchiserulePRA2 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 ‘‘Franchise Rule, PRA Comment, FTC File No. P094400’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail it to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 1 The details and assumptions underlying these estimates and for estimated annual labor and nonlabor costs were set forth in the June 6, 2017 Federal Register notice. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Because your comment will be placed on the publicly accessible FTC Web site at https://www.ftc.gov/, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive or confidential information. In particular, your comment should not include any sensitive personal information, such as your or anyone else’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, your comment should not include any ‘‘trade secret or any commercial or financial information which . . . is privileged or confidential’’—as provided by 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)— including in particular competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c). 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). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment has been posted on the public FTC Web site—as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b)—we cannot redact or remove your comment from the FTC 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. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices 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 18, 2017. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/ privacy-policy. Comments on the information collection requirements subject to review under the PRA should additionally be submitted to OMB. If sent by U.S. mail, they should be addressed 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 are subject to delays due to heightened security precautions. Thus, comments instead can also be sent via email to wliberante@omb.eop.gov. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–17445 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to request that the Office of Management and Budget approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. As part of its effort to fulfill its mission goals, AHRQ, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense’s TRICARE Management Activity, developed TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Performance and Patient Safety) to provide an evidencebased suite of tools and strategies for training teamwork-based patient safety to health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS includes multiple toolkits, which are all tied to, or are variants of, the core curriculum. TeamSTEPPS resources have been developed for primary care, rapid response systems, long-term care, and patients with limited English proficiency. The main objective of the TeamSTEPPS program is to improve patient safety by training health care staff in various teamwork, communication, and patient safety concepts, tools, and techniques and ultimately helping to build national capacity for supporting teamwork-based patient safety efforts in health care organizations. Created in 2007, AHRQ’s National Implementation Program trains Master Trainers who have stimulated the use and adoption of TeamSTEPPS in health care delivery systems. These individuals were trained during two-day, in-person classes using the TeamSTEPPS core curriculum at regional training centers across the U.S. AHRQ has also provided PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39435 technical assistance and consultation on implementing TeamSTEPPS and has developed user networks, various educational venues, and other channels of learning for continued support and the improvement of teamwork in health care. Since the inception of the National Implementation Program, AHRQ has trained more than 6,000 participants to serve as TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers. The success of the National Implementation Program resulted in increased requests for in-person training, with wait lists for training at times exceeding 500 individuals. AHRQ has been unable to match the demand for TeamSTEPPS Master Training. To address this prevailing need, AHRQ developed TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer course, which mirrors the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 core curriculum and provides equivalent training to the in-person classes offered through the National Implementation Program. As part of this initiative, AHRQ seeks to continue to conduct an evaluation of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program. This evaluation seeks to understand the effectiveness of TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Training and what revisions might be required to improve the training program. This research has the following goals: (1) Conduct a formative assessment of the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program to determine what improvements should be made to the training and how it is delivered, and (2) Identify how trained participants use and implement the TeamSTEPPS tools and resources. The TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program is led by Reingold, Inc. This study is being conducted by Reingold’s subcontractor, IMPAQ International (IMPAQ). This study is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness, and value of health care services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). Method of Collection To achieve this project’s goals, AHRQ will train participants using the TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer program and then survey these participants 6 months post-training. Each activity is briefly described below. 1. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course. This training program, which includes 13 accredited hours of E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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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.



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SUMMARY: The information collection requirements described below will 

be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for 

review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC 

is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional 

three years its OMB clearance for the information collection 

requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule on Disclosure 

Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (``Franchise 

Rule'' or ``Rule''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2017.



DATES: Comments must be submitted by September 18, 2017.



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 ``Franchise Rule, PRA 

Comment, FTC File No. P094400'' on your comment and file your comment 

online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/franchiserulePRA2, 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, Washington, DC 20024.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 

should be addressed to Craig Tregillus, Attorney, Division of Marketing 

Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 

Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mailstop CC-8528, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 

326-2970.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Title: Franchise Rule, 16 CFR part 436.

    OMB Control Number: 3084-0107.

    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

    Abstract: On June 6, 2017, the Commission sought comment on the 

information collection requirements associated with the Franchise Rule. 

82 FR 26103. No relevant comments were received. Pursuant to the OMB 

regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, that implement the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 

seq., the FTC is providing a second opportunity for the public to 

comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the pre-existing clearance 

for the Rule.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 16,750 hours.

    Estimated Number of Respondents, Estimated Average Burden per Year 

per Respondent: (250 new franchisors x 30 hours of annual disclosure 

burden) + (2,250 established franchisors x 3 hours of average annual 

disclosure burden) + (2,500 franchisors x 1 hour of annual 

recordkeeping burden).\1\

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    \1\ The details and assumptions underlying these estimates and 

for estimated annual labor and non-labor costs were set forth in the 

June 6, 2017 Federal Register notice.

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    Estimated Annual Labor Cost: $3,600,000.

    Estimated Capital or Other Non-Labor Cost: $8,000,000.

    Request for Comment: You can file a comment online or on paper. For 

the FTC to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before 

September 18, 2017. Write ``Franchise Rule, PRA Comment, FTC File No. 

P094400'' 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.

    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, or to send them 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/franchiserulePRA2 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 ``Franchise Rule, PRA 

Comment, FTC File No. P094400'' on your comment and on the envelope, 

and mail 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, Washington, DC 20024. If 

possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or 

overnight service.

    Because your comment will be placed on the publicly accessible FTC 

Web site at https://www.ftc.gov/, you are solely responsible for making 

sure that your comment does not include any sensitive or confidential 

information. In particular, your comment should not include any 

sensitive personal information, such as your or anyone else'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, your comment 

should not include any ``trade secret or any commercial or financial 

information which . . . is privileged or confidential''--as provided by 

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)--including in particular competitively sensitive 

information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, 

patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names.

    Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is 

requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled 

``Confidential,'' and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c). 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). Your comment will be kept 

confidential only if the General Counsel grants your request in 

accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment has 

been posted on the public FTC Web site--as legally required by FTC Rule 

4.9(b)--we cannot redact or remove your comment from the FTC 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.



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    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 18, 

2017. For information on the Commission's privacy policy, including 

routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacy-policy.

    Comments on the information collection requirements subject to 

review under the PRA should additionally be submitted to OMB. If sent 

by U.S. mail, they should be addressed 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 are subject to 

delays due to heightened security precautions. Thus, comments instead 

can also be sent via email to wliberante@omb.eop.gov.



David C. Shonka,

Acting General Counsel.

[FR Doc. 2017-17445 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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