Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension, 38139-38141 [2020-13706]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 123 / Thursday, June 25, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘‘CFPB’’) of the risk-based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB’s Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on July 31, 2020. DATES: Comments must be filed by July 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique Einhorn, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, (202) 326– 2575, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room CC–8232, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FTC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) this request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Title: Fair Credit Reporting RiskBased Pricing Regulations, 16 CFR part 640. OMB Control Number: 3084–0145. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses and other for-profit entities. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 7,950,000. Estimated Annual Labor Costs: $149,062,500. Abstract: The Risk-Based Pricing Rule and the CFPB’s Regulation V require that a creditor provide a risk-based pricing notice to a consumer when the creditor uses a consumer report to grant or extend credit to the consumer on material terms that are materially less favorable than the most favorable terms available to a substantial proportion of consumers from or through that creditor.1 Additionally, these provisions require disclosure of credit scores and information relating to credit scores in risk-based pricing notices if a credit score of the consumer is used in setting the material terms of credit. Request for Comment On February 20, 2020, the Commission sought comment on the information collection requirements 1 16 CFR 640.3–640.4; 12 CFR 1022.72–1022.73. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Jun 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 associated with the Risk-Based Pricing Rule and its shared enforcement with the CFPB of the risk-based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB’s Regulation V. 85 FR 9775 (Feb. 20, 2020). 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 this second opportunity for public comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the preexisting clearance for those information collection requirements. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding. 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. Josephine Liu, Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–13703 Filed 6–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension Federal Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) seeks public comments on proposed information requests to be sent pursuant to compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information sought would include, among other things, data on manufacturer annual sales and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38139 marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) to conduct such information collection expires December 31, 2020. The Commission plans to ask OMB for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 24, 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 ‘‘Tobacco Reports; 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: Michael Ostheimer, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mailstop CC–10507, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2699. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FTC Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 3084–0134. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Likely Respondents: Parent companies of several of the largest cigarette companies and smokeless tobacco companies. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,980 disclosure hours. Estimated Annual Labor Costs: $198,000. Abstract For over 50 years, the FTC has published periodic reports containing data on domestic cigarette sales and marketing expenditures by the major U.S. cigarette manufacturers. The Commission has published comparable reports on smokeless tobacco sales and marketing expenditures for more than thirty years. Originally, both reports were issued pursuant to statutory mandates. After those statutory mandates were terminated, the Commission continued to collect and E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 38140 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 123 / Thursday, June 25, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES publish information obtained from the cigarette and smokeless tobacco industries pursuant to Section 6(b) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(b). As noted above, the current PRA clearance to collect this information is valid through December 31, 2020 (OMB Control No. 3084–0134). The Commission plans to continue sending information requests annually to the ultimate parent company of several of the largest cigarette companies and smokeless tobacco companies in the United States (‘‘industry members’’). The information requests will seek data regarding, inter alia: (1) The tobacco sales of industry members; (2) how much industry members spend advertising and promoting their tobacco products, and the specific amounts spent in each of a number of specified expenditure categories; (3) whether industry members are involved in the appearance of their products or brand imagery in television shows, motion pictures, on the internet, or on social media; (4) how much industry members spend on advertising intended to reduce youth tobacco usage; (5) the events, if any, during which industry members’ tobacco brands are televised; and (6) how much industry members spend on public entertainment events promoting their companies but not specific tobacco products or tobacco products generally. The information will again be sought using compulsory process under Section 6(b) of the FTC Act. 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 proposed collection. Burden Statement Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,980. The FTC staff’s estimated hours of burden is based on the time required each year to respond to the Commission’s information request. Although the FTC currently anticipates sending information requests each year to the four largest cigarette companies and the five largest smokeless tobacco companies, the burden estimate is based on up to 15 information requests being issued per year to take into account any future changes in these industries. These companies vary greatly in size, in the number of products they sell, and in the extent and variety of their advertising and promotion. The companies have not disputed the staff’s burden estimates in prior requests for PRA reauthorization,1 suggesting 1 E.g., 82 FR 37440 (Aug. 10, 2017); 82 FR 54342 (Nov. 17, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Jun 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 that the time most companies would require to gather, organize, format, and produce their responses would range from 30 to 80 hours per information request for the smaller companies, to as much as hundreds of hours for the very largest companies. As an approximation, staff continues to assume a per company average of 180 hours for the nine largest recipients of the Commission’s information requests to comply—cumulatively, 1,620 hours per year. Staff anticipates that if the Commission decides to issue information requests to any additional companies, those companies would be smaller than the primary nine recipients and that the response burden per additional recipient would be less than for the larger companies. Staff believes that the burden should not exceed 60 hours per entity for the smaller recipients of the information requests. Cumulatively, then, the total burden for six additional respondents should not exceed 360 hours per year. Thus, the overall estimated burden for a maximum of 15 recipients of the information requests is 1,980 hours per year. These estimates include any time spent by separately incorporated subsidiaries and other entities affiliated with the ultimate parent company that has received the information request. Estimated Annual Cost Burden: $198,000. Commission staff cannot calculate with precision the labor costs associated with this data production, as those costs entail varying compensation levels of management and/or support staff among companies of different sizes. The staff assumes that paralegals and computer analysts will perform most of the work involved in responding to the Commission Orders, although in-house legal personnel will be involved in reviewing the actual submission to the Commission. The staff continues to use a combined hourly wage of $100/hour for the combined efforts of these individuals.2 Using this figure, staff’s best estimate for the total labor costs for up to 15 information requests is $198,000 per year. Staff believes that the 2 Commission staff believes this estimate is conservative: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean hourly wages for these three occupations are as follows: $26.45 for paralegals; $46.91 for computer and information analysts; and $69.86 for lawyers. Economic News Release, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table 1— National employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey by occupation, May 2019 (Table 1), available at http:// www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.t01.htm. Even if employees of the major cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturers earn more than these hourly wages, the staff believes its $100/hour estimate is appropriate. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 capital or other non-labor costs associated with the information requests are minimal. Although the information requests may necessitate that industry members maintain the requested information provided to the Commission, they should already have in place the means to compile and maintain business records. 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 August 24, 2020. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before August 24, 2020. Write ‘‘Tobacco Reports; PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108’’ 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. Due to the public health emergency in response to the COVID–19 outbreak and the agency’s heightened security screening, postal mail addressed to the Commission will be subject to delay. We encourage you to submit your comments online through the https:// www.regulations.gov website. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Tobacco Reports; 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 become publicly available at https:// www.regulations.gov, you are solely E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 123 / Thursday, June 25, 2020 / Notices 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 August 24, 2020. 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. Josephine Liu, Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–13706 Filed 6–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Case Plan Requirement, Title IV–E of the Social Security Act, (OMB #0970–0428) Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the information collection—Case Plan Requirement, Title IV–E of the Social Security Act, (OMB #0970–0428, expiration 3/31/2021). ACF is reporting a change to the information collection— the burden estimates in the previouslyapproved request were based on the number of children in foster care as the respondent instead of the agency completing the case plan. The burden estimates, therefore, are adjusted accordingly. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. SUMMARY: 38141 Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The case plan information collection is authorized in sections 422(b)(8)(A)(ii) and 471(a)(16), and defined in sections 475 and 475A of the Social Security Act (the Act). Statutory requirements in the Act mandate that states, territories, and tribes with an approved title IV–E plan develop a case plan and case review system for each child in the foster care system for whom the state, territory, or tribe receives title IV–E reimbursement of foster care maintenance payments. The case review system assures that each child has a case plan designed to achieve placement in a safe setting that is the least restrictive, most family-like setting available and in close proximity to the child’s parental home, consistent with the best interest and special needs of the child. States, territories, and tribes meeting these requirements also partly comply with title IV–B, section 422(b), of the Act, which assures certain protections for children in foster care. The case plan is a written document that provides a narrative description of the child-specific program of care. Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1356.21(g) and sections 475 and 475A of the Act delineate the specific information that must be addressed in the case plan. ACF does not specify a format for the case plan nor does ACF require submission of the document to the federal government. Case plan information is recorded in a format developed and maintained by the state, territorial, or tribal title IV–E agency. Respondents: State, territorial, and tribal title IV–E agencies. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours Case Plan .......................................................................... 64 26,427 4.8 8,118,374 2,706,125 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,706,125. 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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: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) seeks public 
comments on proposed information requests to be sent pursuant to 
compulsory process to a combined ten or more of the largest cigarette 
manufacturers and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. The information 
sought would include, among other things, data on manufacturer annual 
sales and marketing expenditures. The current FTC clearance from the 
Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to conduct such information 
collection expires December 31, 2020. The Commission plans to ask OMB 
for renewed three-year clearance to collect this information.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 24, 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 ``Tobacco Reports; 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: Michael Ostheimer, Division of 
Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mailstop CC-10507, Washington, 
DC 20580, (202) 326-2699.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FTC Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0134.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Likely Respondents: Parent companies of several of the largest 
cigarette companies and smokeless tobacco companies.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,980 disclosure hours.
    Estimated Annual Labor Costs: $198,000.

Abstract

    For over 50 years, the FTC has published periodic reports 
containing data on domestic cigarette sales and marketing expenditures 
by the major U.S. cigarette manufacturers. The Commission has published 
comparable reports on smokeless tobacco sales and marketing 
expenditures for more than thirty years. Originally, both reports were 
issued pursuant to statutory mandates. After those statutory mandates 
were terminated, the Commission continued to collect and

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publish information obtained from the cigarette and smokeless tobacco 
industries pursuant to Section 6(b) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(b). As 
noted above, the current PRA clearance to collect this information is 
valid through December 31, 2020 (OMB Control No. 3084-0134).
    The Commission plans to continue sending information requests 
annually to the ultimate parent company of several of the largest 
cigarette companies and smokeless tobacco companies in the United 
States (``industry members''). The information requests will seek data 
regarding, inter alia: (1) The tobacco sales of industry members; (2) 
how much industry members spend advertising and promoting their tobacco 
products, and the specific amounts spent in each of a number of 
specified expenditure categories; (3) whether industry members are 
involved in the appearance of their products or brand imagery in 
television shows, motion pictures, on the internet, or on social media; 
(4) how much industry members spend on advertising intended to reduce 
youth tobacco usage; (5) the events, if any, during which industry 
members' tobacco brands are televised; and (6) how much industry 
members spend on public entertainment events promoting their companies 
but not specific tobacco products or tobacco products generally. The 
information will again be sought using compulsory process under Section 
6(b) of the FTC Act.
    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 proposed 
collection.

Burden Statement

    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,980.
    The FTC staff's estimated hours of burden is based on the time 
required each year to respond to the Commission's information request. 
Although the FTC currently anticipates sending information requests 
each year to the four largest cigarette companies and the five largest 
smokeless tobacco companies, the burden estimate is based on up to 15 
information requests being issued per year to take into account any 
future changes in these industries.
    These companies vary greatly in size, in the number of products 
they sell, and in the extent and variety of their advertising and 
promotion.
    The companies have not disputed the staff's burden estimates in 
prior requests for PRA reauthorization,\1\ suggesting that the time 
most companies would require to gather, organize, format, and produce 
their responses would range from 30 to 80 hours per information request 
for the smaller companies, to as much as hundreds of hours for the very 
largest companies. As an approximation, staff continues to assume a per 
company average of 180 hours for the nine largest recipients of the 
Commission's information requests to comply--cumulatively, 1,620 hours 
per year.
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    \1\ E.g., 82 FR 37440 (Aug. 10, 2017); 82 FR 54342 (Nov. 17, 
2017).
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    Staff anticipates that if the Commission decides to issue 
information requests to any additional companies, those companies would 
be smaller than the primary nine recipients and that the response 
burden per additional recipient would be less than for the larger 
companies. Staff believes that the burden should not exceed 60 hours 
per entity for the smaller recipients of the information requests. 
Cumulatively, then, the total burden for six additional respondents 
should not exceed 360 hours per year. Thus, the overall estimated 
burden for a maximum of 15 recipients of the information requests is 
1,980 hours per year. These estimates include any time spent by 
separately incorporated subsidiaries and other entities affiliated with 
the ultimate parent company that has received the information request.
    Estimated Annual Cost Burden: $198,000.
    Commission staff cannot calculate with precision the labor costs 
associated with this data production, as those costs entail varying 
compensation levels of management and/or support staff among companies 
of different sizes. The staff assumes that paralegals and computer 
analysts will perform most of the work involved in responding to the 
Commission Orders, although in-house legal personnel will be involved 
in reviewing the actual submission to the Commission. The staff 
continues to use a combined hourly wage of $100/hour for the combined 
efforts of these individuals.\2\ Using this figure, staff's best 
estimate for the total labor costs for up to 15 information requests is 
$198,000 per year. Staff believes that the capital or other non-labor 
costs associated with the information requests are minimal.
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    \2\ Commission staff believes this estimate is conservative: 
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean 
hourly wages for these three occupations are as follows: $26.45 for 
paralegals; $46.91 for computer and information analysts; and $69.86 
for lawyers. Economic News Release, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Table 1--National employment and wage data from the Occupational 
Employment Statistics survey by occupation, May 2019 (Table 1), 
available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.t01.htm. Even if 
employees of the major cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturers 
earn more than these hourly wages, the staff believes its $100/hour 
estimate is appropriate.
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    Although the information requests may necessitate that industry 
members maintain the requested information provided to the Commission, 
they should already have in place the means to compile and maintain 
business records.

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 August 24, 2020.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider 
your comment, we must receive it on or before August 24, 2020. Write 
``Tobacco Reports; PRA Comment: FTC File No. P072108'' 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.
    Due to the public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 
outbreak and the agency's heightened security screening, postal mail 
addressed to the Commission will be subject to delay. We encourage you 
to submit your comments online through the https://www.regulations.gov 
website.
    If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ``Tobacco 
Reports; 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 become publicly available at https://www.regulations.gov, you are solely

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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 Sec.  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 Sec.  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 
Sec.  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 August 24, 
2020. 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.

Josephine Liu,
Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-13706 Filed 6-24-20; 8:45 am]
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