Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension, 69331-69333 [2020-24094]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices representations made to the Commission in the Reimbursement Form. Evidence of valid disbursements may consist of copies of cancelled checks, financial institution statements detailing the disbursement, wire or electronic fund transfer confirmations, credit card statements, or other relevant third-party banking information that affirmatively demonstrates the proper payment of funds to third-party vendors. Not every station may be selected for additional disbursement data validations, but all Fund participants are reminded that they must retain documents for a period ending 10 years after the date they receive their final payments from the Reimbursement Fund. Federal Communications Commission. Thomas Horan, Chief of Staff, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2020–24191 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (Act) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the applications are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The public portions of the applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, if any, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank(s) indicated below and at the offices of the Board of Governors. This information may also be obtained on an expedited basis, upon request, by contacting the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank and from the Board’s Freedom of Information Office at https://www.federalreserve.gov/foia/ request.htm. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in paragraph 7 of the Act. Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551–0001, not later than November 17, 2020. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:41 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 1. Songer Farms, Inc., David A. Songer, both of Veedersburg, Indiana; together with Jahn S. Songer, Beverly D. Songer and minor children, all of Veedersburg, Indiana; Tracy Songer Wright, Columbus, Indiana, Barbara L. Songer, Rotonda West, Florida; Suzanne N. Kunkle and Aaron H. Kunkle, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Marci S. Roark, Navarre, Florida; to join Stephen A. Songer, Veedersburg, Indiana, and form the Songer Family Control Group, a group acting in concert to retain 25 percent or more of the voting shares of Veedersburg Bank Corporation, and thereby indirectly retain 25 percent or more of the voting shares of CentreBank, both of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2. The Theodore G. Saltzman Jr. Bank Trust, Theodore Saltzman as trustee, both of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; to replace the Saltzman Family Control group and become members of a group acting in concert to retain 25 percent or more of the voting shares of Pioneer Development Company and indirectly retain 25 percent or more of the voting shares of Pioneer Bank, both of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. In addition, The Sundae M. Haggerty Irrevocable Bank Trust, Shennen S.C. Saltzman, as trustee, The Shennen S.C. Saltzman Bank Trust, Shennen Saltzman, as trustee, all of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; The Shennen S.C. Saltzman Irrevocable Bank Trust, Sundae Haggerty, as trustee, and The Sundae M. Haggerty Bank Trust, Sundae Haggerty, as trustee, all of South Sioux City, Nebraska; to replace the Saltzman Family Control group and become members of a group acting in concert to acquire 25 percent or more of the voting shares of Pioneer Development Company and indirectly acquire 25 percent or more of the voting shares of Pioneer Bank. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. The 2017 Porter Loomis Legacy Trust, John Porter Loomis, as trustee and both as members of the Loomis Family Group, both of Pratt, Kansas, The Adele Krey Loomis Revocable Trust, Anne Marie Sadowski Loomis, both of Pratt, Kansas, and Adele Krey Loomis, as co-trustees, Stamford, Connecticut, The KLW Stock Trust, Linda M. Loomis, both of Iuka, Kansas, and Katherine L. Work, as co-trustees, La Canada Flintridge, California, The Margaret P. Hellmuth Stock Trust, Linda M. Loomis, both of Iuka, Kansas and Margaret P. Hellmuth, as co-trustees, Glencoe, Illinois, and The Victoria K. Thompson Stock Trust, Iuka, Kansas, Linda M. Loomis and Victoria K. Thompson, as co-trustees, Santa Cruz, California; to become members of the Loomis Family PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69331 Group, a group acting in concert to acquire voting shares of The Peoples Bankshares Ltd. and thereby indirectly acquire The Peoples Bank, both in Pratt, Kansas. In addition, The Linda M. Loomis Revocable Trust, Linda M. Loomis, as trustee, The Joseph F. Loomis Revocable Trust, Joseph F. Loomis and Linda M. Loomis, cotrustees, all of Iuka, Kansas, The John Porter Loomis Revocable Trust, J. Porter Loomis and Anne Marie Sadowski Loomis, as co-trustees, all of Pratt, Kansas, to become members of the Loomis Family Group, a group acting in concert to retain voting shares and acquire additional voting shares of Peoples Bankshares Ltd. and thereby indirectly retain voting shares and acquire additional voting shares of the Peoples Bank. Finally, Anne Marie Sadowski Loomis Trust, Anne Marie Sadowski Loomis and John Porter Loomis, as co-trustees, to become members of the Loomis Family Group and retain voting shares of Peoples Bankshares Ltd. and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of the Peoples Bank. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 28, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–24183 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension AGENCY: ACTION: Federal Trade Commission. Notice. 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 Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information collection requirements in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule or Rule), (OMB Control Number 3084– 0105). That clearance expires on January 31, 2021. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before January 4, 2021. DATES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 69332 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Amplifier 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: Jock K. Chung, Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Mail Code CC–9528, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Amplifier Rule, 16 CFR part 432. OMB Control Number: 3084–0105. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Estimated Annual Hours of Burden: 450 hours (300 testing-related hours; 150 disclosure-related hours). Likely Respondents and Estimated Burden: (a) Testing—High fidelity manufacturers—300 new products/year × 1 hour each = 300 hours; and (b) Disclosures—High fidelity manufacturers—[(300 new products/ year × 1 specification sheet) + (300 new products/year × 1 brochure)] × 15 minutes per specification sheet or brochure = 150 hours. Frequency of Response: Periodic. Estimated Annual Labor Cost: $26,130 per year ($15,897 for testing + $10,233 for disclosures). Abstract: The Amplifier Rule assists consumers by standardizing the measurement and disclosure of power output and other performance characteristics of amplifiers in stereos and other home entertainment equipment. The Rule also specifies the test conditions necessary to make the disclosures that the Rule requires. As required by section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the FTC is providing this opportunity for public comment before requesting that OMB extend the existing clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s Amplifier Rule. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 Amplifier Rule Burden Statement Estimated annual hours of burden: 450 hours (300 testing hours; 150 disclosure hours). The Rule’s provisions require affected entities to test the power output of amplifiers in accordance with a specified FTC protocol. The Commission staff estimates that approximately 300 new amplifiers and receivers come on the market each year. High fidelity manufacturers routinely conduct performance tests on these new products prior to sale. Because manufacturers conduct such tests, the Rule imposes no additional costs except to the extent that the FTC protocol is more time-consuming than alternative testing procedures. In this regard, a warm-up period that the Rule requires before measurements are taken may add approximately one hour to the time testing would otherwise entail. Thus, staff estimates that the Rule imposes approximately 300 hours (1 hour × 300 new products) of added testing burden annually. In addition, the Rule requires disclosures if a manufacturer makes a power output claim for a covered product in an advertisement, specification sheet, or product brochure. This requirement does not impose any additional costs on manufacturers because, absent the Rule, media advertisements, as well as manufacturer specification sheets and product brochures, would contain a power specification obtained using an alternative to the Rule-required testing protocol. The Rule, however, also requires disclosure of harmonic distortion, power bandwidth, and impedance ratings in manufacturer specification sheets and product brochures that might not otherwise be included. Staff assumes that manufacturers produce one specification sheet and one brochure each year for each new amplifier and receiver. The burden of disclosing the harmonic distortion, bandwidth, and impedance information on the specification sheets and brochures is limited to the time needed to draft and review the language pertaining to the aforementioned specifications. Staff estimates the time involved for this task to be a maximum of fifteen minutes (or 0.25 hours) for each new specification sheet or brochure for a total of 150 hours (derived from [(300 new products × 1 specification sheet) + (300 new products × 1 brochure)] × 0.25 hours for each specification sheet or brochure). The total annual burden imposed by the Rule, therefore, is approximately 450 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 burden hours for testing and disclosures. Estimated annual labor cost burden: $26,130. Generally, electronics engineers perform the testing of amplifiers and receivers. Staff estimates a labor cost of $15,897 for such testing (300 hours for testing × $52.99 mean hourly wages). Staff assumes advertising or promotions managers prepare the disclosures contained in product brochures and manufacturer specification sheet and estimates a labor cost of $10,233 (150 hours for disclosures × $68.22 mean hourly wages). Accordingly, staff estimates the total labor costs associated with the Rule to be approximately $26,130 per year ($15,897 for testing + $10,233 for disclosures).1 The Rule imposes no capital or other non-labor costs because its requirements are incidental to testing and advertising done in the ordinary course of business. 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 January 4, 2021. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before January 4, 2021. Write ‘‘Amplifier Rule; 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 ‘‘Amplifier Rule; PRA 1 The wage rates for electronics engineers and advertising and promotions managers are based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Survey at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.htm. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 January 4, 2021. 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. 2020–24094 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–21–0696; Docket No. CDC–2020– 0111] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E). NHM&E collects standardized HIV prevention program evaluation data from health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) who receive federal funds for HIV prevention activities. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2020– 0111 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69333 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7118; Email: omb@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate 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. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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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 Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for information 
collection requirements in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Power 
Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products 
(Amplifier Rule or Rule), (OMB Control Number 3084-0105). That 
clearance expires on January 31, 2021.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Amplifier 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: Jock K. Chung, Attorney, Division of 
Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 
Mail Code CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20580, 
(202) 326-2984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Amplifier Rule, 16 CFR part 432.
    OMB Control Number: 3084-0105.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Estimated Annual Hours of Burden: 450 hours (300 testing-related 
hours; 150 disclosure-related hours).
    Likely Respondents and Estimated Burden:
    (a) Testing--High fidelity manufacturers--300 new products/year x 1 
hour each = 300 hours; and
    (b) Disclosures--High fidelity manufacturers--[(300 new products/
year x 1 specification sheet) + (300 new products/year x 1 brochure)] x 
15 minutes per specification sheet or brochure = 150 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Periodic.
    Estimated Annual Labor Cost: $26,130 per year ($15,897 for testing 
+ $10,233 for disclosures).
    Abstract: The Amplifier Rule assists consumers by standardizing the 
measurement and disclosure of power output and other performance 
characteristics of amplifiers in stereos and other home entertainment 
equipment. The Rule also specifies the test conditions necessary to 
make the disclosures that the Rule requires.
    As required by section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A), the FTC is providing this opportunity for public comment 
before requesting that OMB extend the existing clearance for the 
information collection requirements contained in the Commission's 
Amplifier Rule.

Amplifier Rule Burden Statement

    Estimated annual hours of burden: 450 hours (300 testing hours; 150 
disclosure hours).
    The Rule's provisions require affected entities to test the power 
output of amplifiers in accordance with a specified FTC protocol. The 
Commission staff estimates that approximately 300 new amplifiers and 
receivers come on the market each year. High fidelity manufacturers 
routinely conduct performance tests on these new products prior to 
sale. Because manufacturers conduct such tests, the Rule imposes no 
additional costs except to the extent that the FTC protocol is more 
time-consuming than alternative testing procedures. In this regard, a 
warm-up period that the Rule requires before measurements are taken may 
add approximately one hour to the time testing would otherwise entail. 
Thus, staff estimates that the Rule imposes approximately 300 hours (1 
hour x 300 new products) of added testing burden annually.
    In addition, the Rule requires disclosures if a manufacturer makes 
a power output claim for a covered product in an advertisement, 
specification sheet, or product brochure. This requirement does not 
impose any additional costs on manufacturers because, absent the Rule, 
media advertisements, as well as manufacturer specification sheets and 
product brochures, would contain a power specification obtained using 
an alternative to the Rule-required testing protocol. The Rule, 
however, also requires disclosure of harmonic distortion, power 
bandwidth, and impedance ratings in manufacturer specification sheets 
and product brochures that might not otherwise be included.
    Staff assumes that manufacturers produce one specification sheet 
and one brochure each year for each new amplifier and receiver. The 
burden of disclosing the harmonic distortion, bandwidth, and impedance 
information on the specification sheets and brochures is limited to the 
time needed to draft and review the language pertaining to the 
aforementioned specifications. Staff estimates the time involved for 
this task to be a maximum of fifteen minutes (or 0.25 hours) for each 
new specification sheet or brochure for a total of 150 hours (derived 
from [(300 new products x 1 specification sheet) + (300 new products x 
1 brochure)] x 0.25 hours for each specification sheet or brochure). 
The total annual burden imposed by the Rule, therefore, is 
approximately 450 burden hours for testing and disclosures.
    Estimated annual labor cost burden: $26,130.
    Generally, electronics engineers perform the testing of amplifiers 
and receivers. Staff estimates a labor cost of $15,897 for such testing 
(300 hours for testing x $52.99 mean hourly wages). Staff assumes 
advertising or promotions managers prepare the disclosures contained in 
product brochures and manufacturer specification sheet and estimates a 
labor cost of $10,233 (150 hours for disclosures x $68.22 mean hourly 
wages). Accordingly, staff estimates the total labor costs associated 
with the Rule to be approximately $26,130 per year ($15,897 for testing 
+ $10,233 for disclosures).\1\
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promotions managers are based on recent data from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Survey at 
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    The Rule imposes no capital or other non-labor costs because its 
requirements are incidental to testing and advertising done in the 
ordinary course of business.

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 January 4, 2021.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the FTC to consider 
your comment, we must receive it on or before January 4, 2021. Write 
``Amplifier Rule; 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 ``Amplifier 
Rule; PRA

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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 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 January 4, 
2021. 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.
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