[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 106 (Tuesday, June 3, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 31891-31892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12759]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 306


Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification, and Posting

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In an April 4, 2014 Federal Register Notice, the Federal Trade 
Commission (``Commission'') proposed amending its Fuel Rating Rule to 
provide revised rating, certification, and labeling requirements for 
blends of gasoline and more than 10 percent ethanol (``ethanol 
blends'') and an additional octane rating method for gasoline. The NPRM 
requested comments on the proposed amendments, and stated that comments 
must be received on or before June 2, 2014. In response to a request to 
extend the comment period received on May 20, 2014, the Commission is 
extending the comment period from June 2, 2014 to July 2, 2014.

DATES: Comments addressing the Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification, 
and Posting NPRM must be received on or before July 2, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miriam R. Lederer, (202) 326- 2975, R. 
Michael Waller, (202) 326-2902, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

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. Write ``Fuel Rating Rule 
Review, 16 CFR Part 306, Project No. R811005'' on your comment, and 
file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/autofuelratingscertnprm 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 N), 
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 N), Washington, DC 
20024.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is extending the comment 
period for its NPRM on proposed amendments to the Fuel Rating Rule to 
July 2, 2014. The Commission's NPRM \1\ proposed amendments in two 
areas. First, the NPRM proposed rating, certification, and labeling 
requirements for blends of gasoline with more than ten percent ethanol. 
Second, it proposed an additional octane rating method that uses 
infrared sensor technology. The NPRM's comment period was to end on 
June 2, 2014.
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    \1\ Federal Trade Commission: Automotive Fuel Ratings, 
Certification and Posting: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 79 FR 
18850 (Apr. 4, 2014).
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    In a May 20, 2014 letter, the following stakeholders requested that 
the Commission extend the comment period by 30 days: Auto Alliance, 
Global Auto Manufacturers, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, and 
National Marine Manufacturers Association. The Commission is extending 
the deadline as requested. The Commission recognizes that its proposal 
raises significant issues and believes that extending the comment 
period will facilitate a more complete record.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before July 2, 2014. 
Write ``Fuel Rating Rule Review, 16 CFR Part 306, Project No. 811005'' 
on your comment. Your comment--including your name and your state--will 
be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the 
extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the 
Commission tries to remove individuals' home contact information from 
comments before placing them on the Commission Web site.
    Because your comment will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment doesn't 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, 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. If you 
want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you 
must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, 
and you have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 
CFR 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC 
General Counsel grants your request in

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accordance with the law and the public interest.
    Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit 
your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your 
online comment, you must file it at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/autofuelratingscertnprm, by following the instructions on the web-
based form. If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov, you 
also may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ``Fuel Rating 
Rule Review, 16 CFR Part 306, Project No. R811005'' 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 N), 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 N), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper 
comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service.
    Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read the 
April 4, 2014 NPRM and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and 
other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of 
public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate.
    The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public 
comments that it receives on or before July 2, 2014. You can find more 
information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in 
the Commission's privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-12759 Filed 6-2-14; 8:45 am]
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