Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 28351-28352 [2021-11108]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Notices The guidance is voluntary. Because the documentation encouraged by the guidance is maintained by each institution, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) would only be implicated if the Board obtained such records as part of the examination or supervision of a banking organization. In the event the records are obtained by the Board as part of the examination or supervision of a financial institution, this information may be considered confidential pursuant to exemption 8 of the FOIA, which protects information contained in ‘‘examination, operating, or condition reports’’ obtained in the bank supervisory process.2 In addition, the information may also be kept confidential under exemption 4 of the FOIA, which protects trade secrets and commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by the respondent.3 Current actions: On February 17, 2021, the Board published an initial notice in the Federal Register (86 FR 9940) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the FR 4029. The comment period for this notice expired on April 19, 2021. The Board did not receive any comments. The Board will adopt the extension, without revision, of the FR 4029 as originally proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 20, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–11139 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’). The FTC seeks public comments on a proposed amendment to its previously approved information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to the largest domestic cigarette SUMMARY: U.S.C. 3105(c)) for branches and agencies of foreign banks and by section 10 of the Home Owners’ Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1467a) for savings and loan holding companies. 2 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8). 3 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 manufacturers. The additional information sought consists of the annual sales, give aways, and marketing expenditures for electronic devices used to heat non-combusted cigarette products. The current FTC clearance from OMB to collect information from cigarette manufacturers expires December 31, 2023. DATES: Comments on the proposed information requests must be received on or before June 25, 2021. 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 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. The reginfo.gov web link is a United States Government website produced by OMB and the General Services Administration (GSA). Under PRA requirements, OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews Federal information collections. 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: Amendment of a currently approved collection. On June 25, 2020, the FTC sought public comment on the information collection requirements associated with the Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection. 85 FR 38139. On October 23, 2020, the FTC provided a second opportunity for public comment while seeking OMB approval to renew the pre-existing clearance for the Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection. 85 FR 67541. On December 14, 2020, OMB approved the proposed information collection through December 31, 2023. In response to the June 25, 2020 Notice, the Commission received a comment from Truth Initiative that among other things recommended that the Commission collect information regarding heated tobacco products with its cigarette Orders. In the October 23, 2020 Notice, the Commission agreed ‘‘that heated, non-combusted tobacco products [we]re an important emerging segment of the tobacco market’’ and stated that it would ‘‘monitor these PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28351 products and . . . consider whether and how best to collect information about these products when the market has further developed to make such information collection warranted.’’ The Commission now believes that a narrow collection of information related to heated, non-combusted tobacco products is warranted. Heated, noncombusted cigarettes already fall within the definition of cigarettes, which are covered by the currently approved information collection. The electronic devices in which such cigarettes are heated do not fall within the definition of cigarettes, and thus are not covered by the approved information collection. The Commission proposes asking each cigarette manufacturing recipient to state whether it sold heated, noncombusted, cigarettes during a calendar year, and if so to report for the calendar year, the net number of heating devices designed to be used with heated cigarettes that it sold in the United States, the net dollar value of such devices sold, the net number of such devices it gave away in the United States, and the total amount it expended on the advertising, merchandising, or promotion in the United States of such devices. With its next annual information collection from cigarette manufacturing recipients in early 2022, the Commission proposes to collect this additional information for 2019, 2020, and 2021. The FTC’s understanding of the overall market for nicotine-based products is incomplete without more information regarding heated, noncombusted cigarettes and the corresponding devices. For example, the information could assist the Commission in conducting a study of the sales and marketing of these devices. Thus, the proposed addition will assist the Commission in closing this gap in our understanding. Burden Statement Estimated Annual Burden: 106 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: Ten 6(b) recipients (maximum).1 1 Since three and possibly more of the cigarette manufacturing 6(b) recipients are parent companies that have separately incorporated subsidiaries or affiliates that the FTC anticipates or expects that the parent companies will transmit the collection instrument to and seek information from, the proposal to send up to ten 6(b) Orders could equate to 15 ‘‘persons’’ under the PRA. See 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(4) (‘‘[ten or more persons] . . . refers to the persons to whom a collection of information is addressed by the agency within any 12-month period, and to any independent entities to which the initial addressee may reasonably be expected to transmit the collection of information during that period, including . . . separately incorporated subsidiaries or affiliates.’’). E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 28352 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Notices These estimates include any time spent by separately incorporated subsidiaries and other entities affiliated with the ultimate parent companies that receive the information requests. Estimated Average Burden per Year per Request: 11 hours. (a) Information requests to the four largest recipients of the Commission’s information request, at a per request average each year of 25 hours = 100 hours, cumulatively, per year; and (b) Information requests to six additional respondents, of smaller size, at a per request average each year of 1 hours = 6 hours, cumulatively, per year. Estimated Annual Labor Cost: $10,600. It is not possible to calculate precisely the labor costs associated with this data production, as they entail varying compensation levels of management and/or support staff among companies of different sizes. The estimate assumes that personnel with technical training will handle most of the tasks involved in the data collection process, although legal personnel will likely be involved in preparing the actual submission to the Commission. Staff has applied an average hourly wage of $100/hour for the combined labor classifications. Thus, estimated total labor costs for up to 10 information requests is $10,600 per year (derived from $100/hour × 106 annual hours). Estimated Capital or Other Non-Labor Cost: De minimis. Request for Comment 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, such as 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, 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. Josephine Liu, Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. 2021–11108 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [30Day–21–0051] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has submitted the information collection request titled ‘‘Assessment of Chemical Exposures (ACE) Investigations’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. ATSDR previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on 02/24/ 2021 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. ATSDR received no comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. ATSDR will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: (a) 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; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570. 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 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. Proposed Project Assessment of Chemical Exposures (ACE) Investigations (OMB Control No. 0923–0051, Exp. 02/28/2021)— Reinstatement with Change—Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Background and Brief Description The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is requesting a three-year Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for the generic clearance information collection request (Generic ICR) titled ‘‘Assessment of Chemical Exposures (ACE) Investigations’’ (OMB Control No. 0923– 0051; Exp. Date 02/28/2021). This request is a Reinstatement with Change. ATSDR conducts ACE Investigations to assist state and local health departments after acute environmental incidents. ATSDR has successfully completed five investigations to date using this valuable mechanism, and would like to continue these impactful information collections. A summary of recent information collections approved under this tool includes the following: • During 2015, in U.S. Virgin Islands there was a methyl bromide exposure incident at a condominium resort severely injuring a family and causing symptoms in the first responders to the incident. ATSDR interviewed all potentially exposed persons who stayed or worked at the resort to look for signs of exposure. Under this ACE investigation, ATSDR raised awareness among pest control companies that methyl bromide is currently prohibited in homes and other residential settings. Additionally, ATSDR raised awareness among clinicians about the toxicologic syndrome caused by exposure to methyl bromide and the importance of notifying first responders immediately when they have encountered contaminated patients. E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 26, 2021)]
[Notices]
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'').

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The information collection requirements described below will 
be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for 
review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC 
seeks public comments on a proposed amendment to its previously 
approved information requests sent pursuant to compulsory process to 
the largest domestic cigarette manufacturers. The additional 
information sought consists of the annual sales, give aways, and 
marketing expenditures for electronic devices used to heat non-
combusted cigarette products. The current FTC clearance from OMB to 
collect information from cigarette manufacturers expires December 31, 
2023.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information requests must be received 
on or before June 25, 2021.

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 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. The 
reginfo.gov web link is a United States Government website produced by 
OMB and the General Services Administration (GSA). Under PRA 
requirements, OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) 
reviews Federal information collections.

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: Amendment of a currently approved collection.
    On June 25, 2020, the FTC sought public comment on the information 
collection requirements associated with the Cigarette and Smokeless 
Tobacco Data Collection. 85 FR 38139. On October 23, 2020, the FTC 
provided a second opportunity for public comment while seeking OMB 
approval to renew the pre-existing clearance for the Cigarette and 
Smokeless Tobacco Data Collection. 85 FR 67541. On December 14, 2020, 
OMB approved the proposed information collection through December 31, 
2023.
    In response to the June 25, 2020 Notice, the Commission received a 
comment from Truth Initiative that among other things recommended that 
the Commission collect information regarding heated tobacco products 
with its cigarette Orders. In the October 23, 2020 Notice, the 
Commission agreed ``that heated, non-combusted tobacco products [we]re 
an important emerging segment of the tobacco market'' and stated that 
it would ``monitor these products and . . . consider whether and how 
best to collect information about these products when the market has 
further developed to make such information collection warranted.''
    The Commission now believes that a narrow collection of information 
related to heated, non-combusted tobacco products is warranted. Heated, 
non-combusted cigarettes already fall within the definition of 
cigarettes, which are covered by the currently approved information 
collection. The electronic devices in which such cigarettes are heated 
do not fall within the definition of cigarettes, and thus are not 
covered by the approved information collection.
    The Commission proposes asking each cigarette manufacturing 
recipient to state whether it sold heated, non-combusted, cigarettes 
during a calendar year, and if so to report for the calendar year, the 
net number of heating devices designed to be used with heated 
cigarettes that it sold in the United States, the net dollar value of 
such devices sold, the net number of such devices it gave away in the 
United States, and the total amount it expended on the advertising, 
merchandising, or promotion in the United States of such devices. With 
its next annual information collection from cigarette manufacturing 
recipients in early 2022, the Commission proposes to collect this 
additional information for 2019, 2020, and 2021.
    The FTC's understanding of the overall market for nicotine-based 
products is incomplete without more information regarding heated, non-
combusted cigarettes and the corresponding devices. For example, the 
information could assist the Commission in conducting a study of the 
sales and marketing of these devices. Thus, the proposed addition will 
assist the Commission in closing this gap in our understanding.

Burden Statement

    Estimated Annual Burden: 106 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Ten 6(b) recipients (maximum).\1\
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    \1\ Since three and possibly more of the cigarette manufacturing 
6(b) recipients are parent companies that have separately 
incorporated subsidiaries or affiliates that the FTC anticipates or 
expects that the parent companies will transmit the collection 
instrument to and seek information from, the proposal to send up to 
ten 6(b) Orders could equate to 15 ``persons'' under the PRA. See 5 
CFR 1320.3(c)(4) (``[ten or more persons] . . . refers to the 
persons to whom a collection of information is addressed by the 
agency within any 12-month period, and to any independent entities 
to which the initial addressee may reasonably be expected to 
transmit the collection of information during that period, including 
. . . separately incorporated subsidiaries or affiliates.'').

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    These estimates include any time spent by separately incorporated 
subsidiaries and other entities affiliated with the ultimate parent 
companies that receive the information requests.
    Estimated Average Burden per Year per Request: 11 hours.
    (a) Information requests to the four largest recipients of the 
Commission's information request, at a per request average each year of 
25 hours = 100 hours, cumulatively, per year; and
    (b) Information requests to six additional respondents, of smaller 
size, at a per request average each year of 1 hours = 6 hours, 
cumulatively, per year.
    Estimated Annual Labor Cost: $10,600.
    It is not possible to calculate precisely the labor costs 
associated with this data production, as they entail varying 
compensation levels of management and/or support staff among companies 
of different sizes. The estimate assumes that personnel with technical 
training will handle most of the tasks involved in the data collection 
process, although legal personnel will likely be involved in preparing 
the actual submission to the Commission. Staff has applied an average 
hourly wage of $100/hour for the combined labor classifications. Thus, 
estimated total labor costs for up to 10 information requests is 
$10,600 per year (derived from $100/hour x 106 annual hours).
    Estimated Capital or Other Non-Labor Cost: De minimis.

Request for Comment

    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, such as 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, 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.

Josephine Liu,
Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2021-11108 Filed 5-25-21; 8:45 am]
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