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

Published date15 September 2023
Record Number2023-19982
Citation88 FR 63576
CourtFederal Trade Commission
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 178 (Friday, September 15, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 178 (Friday, September 15, 2023)]
                [Page 63576]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-19982]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection;
                Comment Request; Extension
                AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.
                ACTION: Notice.
                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 clearance for its Fuel Rating Rule (the
                Rule). The current clearance expires on September 30, 2023.
                DATES: Comments must be filed by October 16, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by
                following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Written comments and
                recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent
                within 30 days of publication of this notice to Find this particular information collection by selecting
                ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using
                the search function. The web link is a United States
                Government website produced by the Office of Management and Budget
                (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: Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Division of
                Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvania
                Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2889.
                 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: 31,976 (derived from 13,043
                recordkeeping hours added to 18,933 disclosure hours).
                 Estimated Annual Labor Costs: $481,374.\1\
                 \1\ The hourly wage rates are updated from the 60-Day Federal
                Register notice and are based on mean hourly wages found at for petroleum pump system
                operators, refinery operators, and gaugers and for service station attendants. See Bureau of
                Labor Statistics, 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics for more
                 Estimated Annual Capital or Other Non-labor Costs: $104,888.\2\
                 \2\ This estimate is updated from the 60-Day Federal Register
                 Abstract: The Fuel Rating Rule 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
                Request for Comment
                 On May 2, 2023, the FTC sought public comment on the information
                collection requirements associated with the Rule. 88 FR 27514. No
                germane 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 pre-existing clearance for the Rule.
                 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
                Josephine Liu,
                Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel.
                [FR Doc. 2023-19982 Filed 9-14-23; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 6750-01-P

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