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Download as PDF 26470 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202– 418–0432 (tty). Ex Parte Rules: This proceeding shall be treated as a ‘‘permit-but-disclose’’ proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must: (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made; and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenters written comments, memoranda, or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with § 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s rules. In proceedings governed by § 1.49(f) of the rules or for which the Commission has made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml., .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Synopsis In the Order (85 FR 22804 (April 23, 2020)), the Commission adopted rules to make 280 megahertz of mid-band spectrum available for flexible use, plus a 20 megahertz guard band throughout the contiguous United States by transitioning existing services out of the lower portion and into the upper 200 megahertz of the C-band. The Order established that new 3.7 GHz Service VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 licensees will reimburse the reasonable relocation costs of eligible Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) space station operators, incumbent FSS earth station operators, and incumbent Fixed Service licensees (collectively, incumbents) to transition out of the band. To provide incumbents and new 3.7 GHz Service licensees with a range of reasonable transition costs, the Order directed the Bureau to establish a cost category schedule of the types of expenses that incumbents may incur. The Order provided for the creation of a Relocation Payment Clearinghouse to oversee the cost-related aspects of the transition, including by collecting relocation payments from overlay licensees and disbursing those payments to incumbents. In determining the reasonableness of costs for which incumbents seek reimbursement, the Order directed that the Relocation Payment Clearinghouse shall presume as reasonable all submissions that fall within the estimated range of costs in the final cost category schedule. The Cost Catalog (included as an attachment to the Public Notice) contains categories and estimates of expenses that incumbents may incur as they clear FSS operations from the 3.7– 4.0 GHz portion of the band and Fixed Service operations from the entire Cband to make the lower 280 megahertz available for flexible use. The Commission engaged a third-party contractor, RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC (RKF), to assist in identifying costs that incumbents might incur and to assist with the development of a cost category schedule. To compile the information needed for the preliminary Cost Catalog, RKF considered the Order’s initial relocation cost estimates, derived from comments and filings in the record, and conducted confidential interviews with a broad range of stakeholders, including satellite operators, earth station operators, Fixed Service licensees, and vendors. With this input from RKF, and in accordance with the Commission’s directions, the Bureau has developed this Cost Catalog. The Bureau seeks comment on the Cost Catalog, including whether the preliminary categories and estimated expenses for each are reasonable. Although the Cost Catalog represents an initial summary of estimated expenses that eligible incumbents may incur, the Bureau encourages commenters to identify any additional expense categories that they believe should be eligible for reimbursement and prices that should be associated with those categories. Does the Cost Catalog cover every situation? If not, what are additional situations that the Bureau PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 should consider? For both the initial summary set out in the Cost Catalog and for any additions to the Cost Catalog that commenters may suggest, the Bureau is interested in obtaining information on specific prices, as well as more general information on the costs that incumbents expect to incur. The Cost Catalog also contains preliminary categories of the various classes of earth stations that may choose to receive a lump sum payment in place of their actual reasonable relocation costs. The Order established that incumbent earth station operators may either accept (1) reimbursement for their actual reasonable relocation costs by maintaining satellite reception; or (2) a lump sum reimbursement ‘‘based on the average, estimated costs of relocating all of their incumbent earth stations’’ to the upper 200 megahertz of the C-band. The Bureau seeks comment on the preliminary categories provided in the Cost Catalog and whether they cover the relevant classes of earth stations. If not, what are additional relevant classes of earth stations that the Bureau should consider including? The Bureau also seeks comment on the appropriate lump sum amounts for each category, which will be based on the average estimated costs of relocation for that class of earth station. What are the specific costs and prices that should be included in the lump sum amount for each class of earth station? The Bureau will determine the final lump sum amounts according to the final estimated earth station transition costs in the final Cost Catalog. Consistent with the Order, the Bureau will publish the final lump sum amounts and provide instructions for making such an election, after considering the record compiled on the foregoing issues. Amy Brett, Associate Chief, Competition and Infrastructure Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. [FR Doc. 2020–09496 Filed 5–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension Federal Trade Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the Office of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in its Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule). The current clearance expires on July 31, 2020. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Fuel Rating Rule; PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108’’ 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 Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC–9528, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule), 16 CFR part 306. OMB Control Number: 3084–0068. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Likely Respondents: (a) Recordkeeping: Refiners, Producers, Importers, Distributors, and Retailers of the Covered Fuel Types. (b) Disclosure: Retailers of the Covered Fuel Types. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 32,907 (derived from 13,417 recordkeeping hours added to 19,490 disclosure hours). Estimated Annual Labor Costs: $389,646. Estimated Annual Capital or Other Non-labor Costs: $77,960. Abstract: 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 Rule also requires refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and retailers to retain records showing how the ratings VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 were determined, including delivery tickets or letters of certification. Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, the FTC is requesting that OMB renew the clearance for the PRA burden associated with the Rule. Burden statement: Estimated annual burden hours: 32,907 (derived from 13,417 recordkeeping hours added to 19,490 disclosure hours). Recordkeeping: Based on industry sources, staff estimates that approximately 161,000 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 13,417 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 (19,490 of 155,920 industry member retailers) incur this burden each year, resulting in a total annual burden of 19,490 hours. Estimated annual labor costs: $389,646. 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 $34.94.3 The average hourly wages of retailers is $11.54.4 The recordkeeping component, 13,417 hours, consists of approximately 423 hours for producers, 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 161,000 fuel industry members, including 155,920 retailers of automotive fuel. Some of the government websites 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/2015NACS-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. 3 See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/ iag211.htm#earnings (Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics, Hourly mean wages for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers). 4 See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag447.htm (Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics, Hourly mean wages for service station attendants). PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26471 distributors, and importers; and 12,994 hours for retailers. Thus, the total annual labor cost for recordkeeping is $164,731 ((423 hours × $34.94) + (12,994 hours × $11.54/hour)). The disclosure component, which concerns retailers, is approximately 19,490 hours. Thus, total annual labor cost for disclosure is $224,915 (19,490 hours × $11.54/hour). Estimated annual non-labor costs: $77,960. 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 $77,960 (155,920 retailers × 1/ 8 6 × $4 each, annualized). Request for Comments Pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of maintaining records and providing disclosures to consumers. All comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before July 6, 2020. Write ‘‘Fuel Rating 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). 6 On average, each label needs to be replaced once every 8 years. Annualizing this cost equates to 1⁄8 or 0.125. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 26472 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Notices Rule; PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108’’ on your comment. 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. 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. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Fuel Rating Rule; PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108’’ 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 (Annex J), 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 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, 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 July 6, 2020. You can find more information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in the Commission’s privacy policy, at https:// www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacypolicy. Josephine Liu, Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–09379 Filed 5–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Members Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations for members. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council) is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with respect to activities proposed or undertaken to carry out AHRQ’s statutory mission. AHRQ produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Seven current SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 members’ terms will expire in November 2020. DATES: Nominations should be received on or before 60 days after date of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jaime Zimmerman, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Nominations may also be emailed to NationalAdvisoryCouncil@ahrq.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, AHRQ, at (301) 427– 1456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 42 U.S.C. 299c provides that the Secretary shall appoint to the Council twenty-one appropriately qualified individuals. At least seventeen members shall be representatives of the public and at least one member shall be a specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of the professions or fields listed below. In addition, the Secretary designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other Federal agencies, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(3). Seven current members’ terms will expire in November 2020. To fill these positions, we are seeking individuals who: (1) Are distinguished in the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) are distinguished in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) are distinguished in the practice of medicine; (4) are distinguished in other health professions; (5) represent the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or are distinguished as administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) are distinguished in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and (7) represent the interests of patients and consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(2). Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in these activities. AHRQ will accept nominations to serve on the Council in a representative capacity. The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ’s Director on the direction of and programs undertaken by AHRQ. Seven individuals will be selected by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2021. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


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

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is seeking public 
comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the 
Office of

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Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection 
requirements in its Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule). The current clearance 
expires on July 31, 2020.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Fuel Rating Rule; PRA 
Comment: FTC File No. P072108'' 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 Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 
400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 
20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of 
Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Fuel Rating Rule (the Rule), 16 CFR part 306.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0068.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Likely Respondents:
    (a) Recordkeeping: Refiners, Producers, Importers, Distributors, 
and Retailers of the Covered Fuel Types.
    (b) Disclosure: Retailers of the Covered Fuel Types.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 32,907 (derived from 13,417 
recordkeeping hours added to 19,490 disclosure hours).
    Estimated Annual Labor Costs: $389,646.
    Estimated Annual Capital or Other Non-labor Costs: $77,960.
    Abstract:
    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 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, the FTC is requesting that OMB 
renew the clearance for the PRA burden associated with the Rule.
    Burden statement:
    Estimated annual burden hours: 32,907 (derived from 13,417 
recordkeeping hours added to 19,490 disclosure hours).
    Recordkeeping: Based on industry sources, staff estimates that 
approximately 161,000 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 13,417 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 161,000 fuel industry members, including 155,920 
retailers of automotive fuel. Some of the government websites 
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 (19,490 of 155,920 
industry member retailers) incur this burden each year, resulting in a 
total annual burden of 19,490 hours.
    Estimated annual labor costs: $389,646.
    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 $34.94.\3\ The 
average hourly wages of retailers is $11.54.\4\ The recordkeeping 
component, 13,417 hours, consists of approximately 423 hours for 
producers, distributors, and importers; and 12,994 hours for retailers. 
Thus, the total annual labor cost for recordkeeping is $164,731 ((423 
hours x $34.94) + (12,994 hours x $11.54/hour)). The disclosure 
component, which concerns retailers, is approximately 19,490 hours. 
Thus, total annual labor cost for disclosure is $224,915 (19,490 hours 
x $11.54/hour).
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    \3\ See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag211.htm#earnings (Bureau 
of Labor Statistics, May 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics, 
Hourly mean wages for petroleum pump system operators, refinery 
operators, and gaugers).
    \4\ See http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag447.htm (Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, May 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics, Hourly mean 
wages for service station attendants).
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    Estimated annual non-labor costs: $77,960.
    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 $77,960 (155,920 retailers x 1/8 \6\ 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).
    \6\ On average, each label needs to be replaced once every 8 
years. Annualizing this cost equates to \1/8\ or 0.125.
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Request for Comments

    Pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize 
the burden of maintaining records and providing disclosures to 
consumers. All comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider 
your comment, we must receive it on or before July 6, 2020. Write 
``Fuel Rating

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Rule; PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108'' on your comment. 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. 
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.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``Fuel Rating Rule; PRA 
Comment: FTC File No. P072108'' 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 (Annex 
J), 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 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, 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 July 6, 2020. 
You can find more information, including routine uses permitted by the 
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Josephine Liu,
Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-09379 Filed 5-1-20; 8:45 am]
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