Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 70972-70974 [2019-27763]

Download as PDF 70972 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES deemed to be needed in an expedited manner from HCs. The data are used to assess and monitor emerging issues related to HCs, and the report is intended to supplement the other FR Y– 9 reports. The data items included on the FR Y–9CS may change as needed. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board has the authority to impose the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with the Y–9 family of reports on bank holding companies (‘‘BHCs’’) pursuant to section 5 of the Bank Holding Company Act (‘‘BHC Act’’), (12 U.S.C. 1844); on savings and loan holding companies pursuant to section 10(b)(2) and (3) of the Home Owners’ Loan Act, (12 U.S.C. 1467a(b)(2) and (3)), as amended by sections 369(8) and 604(h)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’); on U.S. intermediate holding companies (‘‘U.S. IHCs’’) pursuant to section 5 of the BHC Act, (12 U.S.C 1844), as well as pursuant to sections 102(a)(1) and 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act, (12 U.S.C. 511(a)(1) and 5365); 4 and on securities holding companies pursuant to section 618 of the Dodd-Frank Act, (12 U.S.C. 1850a(c)(1)(A)). The obligation to submit the FR Y–9 series of reports, and the recordkeeping requirements set forth in the respective instructions to each report, are mandatory. With respect to the FR Y–9C report, Schedule HI’s item 7(g) ‘‘FDIC deposit insurance assessments,’’ Schedule HC– P’s item 7(a) ‘‘Representation and warranty reserves for 1–4 family residential mortgage loans sold to U.S. government agencies and government sponsored agencies,’’ and Schedule HC– P’s item 7(b) ‘‘Representation and warranty reserves for 1–4 family residential mortgage loans sold to other parties’’ are considered confidential commercial and financial information. Such treatment is appropriate under 4 Section 165(b)(2) of Title I of the Dodd-Frank Act, (12 U.S.C. 5365(b)(2)), refers to ‘‘foreign-based bank holding company.’’ Section 102(a)(1) of the Dodd-Frank Act, (12 U.S.C. 5311(a)(1)), defines ‘‘bank holding company’’ for purposes of Title I of the Dodd-Frank Act to include foreign banking organizations that are treated as bank holding companies under section 8(a) of the International Banking Act, (12 U.S.C. 3106(a)). The Board has required, pursuant to section 165(b)(1)(B)(iv) of the Dodd-Frank Act, (12 U.S.C. 5365(b)(1)(B)(iv)), certain foreign banking organizations subject to section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act to form U.S. intermediate holding companies. Accordingly, the parent foreign-based organization of a U.S. IHC is treated as a BHC for purposes of the BHC Act and section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Because Section 5(c) of the BHC Act authorizes the Board to require reports from subsidiaries of BHCs, section 5(c) provides additional authority to require U.S. IHCs to report the information contained in the FR Y– 9 series of reports. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’), (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), because these data items reflect commercial and financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by the submitter, and which the Board has previously assured submitters will be treated as confidential. It also appears that disclosing these data items may reveal confidential examination and supervisory information, and in such instances, this information would also be withheld pursuant to exemption 8 of the FOIA, (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)), which protects information related to the supervision or examination of a regulated financial institution. In addition, for both the FR Y–9C report and the FR Y–9SP report, Schedule HC’s memorandum item 2.b., the name and email address of the external auditing firm’s engagement partner, is considered confidential commercial information and protected by exemption 4 of the FOIA, (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), if the identity of the engagement partner is treated as private information by HCs. The Board has assured respondents that this information will be treated as confidential since the collection of this data item was proposed in 2004. Aside from the data items described above, the remaining data items on the FR Y–9C report and the FR Y–9SP report are generally not accorded confidential treatment. The data items collected on FR Y–9LP, FR Y–9ES, and FR Y–9CS 5 reports, are also generally not accorded confidential treatment. As provided in the Board’s Rules Regarding Availability of Information (12 CFR part 261), however, a respondent may request confidential treatment for any data items the respondent believes should be withheld pursuant to a FOIA exemption. The Board will review any such request to determine if confidential treatment is appropriate, and will inform the respondent if the request for confidential treatment has been denied. To the extent the instructions to the FR Y–9C, FR Y–9LP, FR Y–9SP, and FR Y–9ES reports each respectively direct the financial institution to retain the workpapers and related materials used in preparation of each report, such material would only be obtained by the Board as part of the examination or 5 The FR Y–9CS is a supplemental report that may be utilized by the Board to collect additional information that is needed in an expedited manner from HCs. The information collected on this supplemental report is subject to change as needed. Generally, the FR Y–9CS report is treated as public. However, where appropriate, data items on the FR Y–9CS report may be withheld under exemptions 4 and/or 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (8)). PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supervision of the financial institution. Accordingly, such information may be considered confidential pursuant to exemption 8 of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). In addition, the workpapers and related materials may also be protected by exemption 4 of the FOIA, to the extent such financial information is treated as confidential by the respondent (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Current actions: On September 26, 2019, the Board published an initial notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 50840) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the FR Y–9 reports. The comment period for this notice expired on November 25, 2019. The Board did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 18, 2019. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–27750 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance to participate in the OMB program ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Service Delivery.’’ The current FTC clearance under this program expires on May 31, 2020. DATES: Comments must be submitted by February 24, 2020. 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 ‘‘FTC Generic Clearance ICR, Project No. P035201’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov, by following the instructions on the webbased 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Small, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, CC–10402, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–3266. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 3084–0159. Current Actions: Extension of approval for a collection of information. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 5,764. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,759. Abstract: The FTC seeks renewed OMB approval of its generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback on service delivery (i.e., the products and services that the FTC provides to help consumers and businesses understand their rights and responsibilities, including websites, blogs, videos, print publications, and other content). ‘‘Qualitative feedback’’ denotes information that provides useful insight about public perceptions and opinions, but does not include statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. The solicitation of feedback on service delivery will target areas such as timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. The FTC will collect, analyze, and interpret information it gathers through this generic clearance program to identify strengths and weaknesses of current services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. This generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. The types of collections that the proposed generic clearance covers include, but are not limited to: • Customer comment cards/ complaint forms; • Small discussion groups; • Focus groups of customers, potential customers, delivery partners, or other stakeholders; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 • Cognitive laboratory studies, such as those used to refine questions or assess usability of a website; • Qualitative customer satisfaction surveys (e.g., post-transaction surveys; opt-out web surveys); • In-person observation testing (e.g., website or software usability tests). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Request for Comment Pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC invites comments on: (1) Whether the disclosure, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements are necessary, including whether the resulting information will be practically useful; (2) the accuracy of our burden estimates, including whether the methodology and assumptions used are valid; (3) how to improve the quality, utility, and clarity of the disclosure requirements; and (4) how to minimize the burden of providing the required information to consumers. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before February 24, 2020. Write ‘‘FTC Generic Clearance ICR, Project No. P035201’’ on your comment. Your comment, including your name and your state, will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including the https://www.regulations.gov website. 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 through the https://www.regulations.gov website by following the instructions on the webbased form provided. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘FTC Generic Clearance ICR, Project No. P035201’’ 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 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, please submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Because your comment will be placed on the public record, you are solely PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70973 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 publicly at www.regulations.gov—as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b)—we cannot redact or remove your comment, 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. 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 February 24, 2020. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 70974 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/ privacy-policy. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Heather Hippsley, Deputy General Counsel. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [FR Doc. 2019–27763 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] [Document Identifiers: CMS–685] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. NIOSH gives notice of a decision to evaluate a petition to designate a class of employees from the Reduction Pilot Plant in Huntington, West Virginia, to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grady Calhoun, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1938, Telephone 513–533–6800. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV. Pursuant to 42 CFR 83.12, the initial proposed definition for the class being evaluated, subject to revision as warranted by the evaluation, is as follows: Facility: Reduction Pilot Plant. Location: Huntington, West Virginia. Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All security guards who worked in any area of the RPP. Period of Employment: June 7, 1976 through November 26, 1978. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 42 CFR 83.9–83.12. Frank J. Hearl, Chief of Staff, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2019–27780 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number ll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the SUMMARY: Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees From the Reduction Pilot Plant in Huntington, West Virginia, To Be Included in the Special Exposure Cohort PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at website address at https://www.cms.gov/ Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–685 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Semi-Annual Cost Report Forms and Supporting Regulations Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Semi-Annual Cost Report Forms and Supporting Regulations; Use: Section 1881(c) of the Social Security Act establishes End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network contracts. The regulations found at 42 CFR 405.2110 and 405.2112 designated 18 ESRD Networks which are funded by renewable contracts. These contracts are on 3-year cycles. To better administer E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is 
seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional 
three years the current PRA clearance to participate in the OMB program 
``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Service Delivery.'' The current FTC clearance under this program 
expires on May 31, 2020.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by February 24, 2020.

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 ``FTC Generic Clearance 
ICR, Project No. P035201'' on your comment, and file your comment 
online at https://www.regulations.gov, 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

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Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th 
Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Small, Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, CC-10402, Washington, DC 20580, 
(202) 326-3266.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title of Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0159.
    Current Actions: Extension of approval for a collection of 
information.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 5,764.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,759.
    Abstract: The FTC seeks renewed OMB approval of its generic 
clearance to collect qualitative feedback on service delivery (i.e., 
the products and services that the FTC provides to help consumers and 
businesses understand their rights and responsibilities, including 
websites, blogs, videos, print publications, and other content). 
``Qualitative feedback'' denotes information that provides useful 
insight about public perceptions and opinions, but does not include 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. The solicitation of feedback on 
service delivery will target areas such as timeliness, appropriateness, 
accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and 
resolution of issues with service delivery. The FTC will collect, 
analyze, and interpret information it gathers through this generic 
clearance program to identify strengths and weaknesses of current 
services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. 
This generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for 
quantitative information collections that are designed to yield 
reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or 
documenting program performance.
    The types of collections that the proposed generic clearance covers 
include, but are not limited to:
     Customer comment cards/complaint forms;
     Small discussion groups;
     Focus groups of customers, potential customers, delivery 
partners, or other stakeholders;
     Cognitive laboratory studies, such as those used to refine 
questions or assess usability of a website;
     Qualitative customer satisfaction surveys (e.g., post-
transaction surveys; opt-out web surveys);
     In-person observation testing (e.g., website or software 
usability tests).
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.

Request for Comment

    Pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the disclosure, recordkeeping, and reporting 
requirements are necessary, including whether the resulting information 
will be practically useful; (2) the accuracy of our burden estimates, 
including whether the methodology and assumptions used are valid; (3) 
how to improve the quality, utility, and clarity of the disclosure 
requirements; and (4) how to minimize the burden of providing the 
required information to consumers.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before February 24, 
2020. Write ``FTC Generic Clearance ICR, Project No. P035201'' on your 
comment. Your comment, including your name and your state, will be 
placed on the public record of this proceeding, including the https://www.regulations.gov website.
    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 through the https://www.regulations.gov website by following the instructions on the web-
based form provided.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``FTC Generic Clearance 
ICR, Project No. P035201'' 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 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, please submit your paper comment to 
the Commission by courier or overnight service.
    Because your comment will be placed on the public record, 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 publicly at www.regulations.gov--as legally required by FTC 
Rule 4.9(b)--we cannot redact or remove your comment, 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.
    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 February 24, 
2020. For information on the Commission's privacy policy, including 
routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see

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https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacy-policy.

Heather Hippsley,
Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2019-27763 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
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