Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters, 9310-9311 [E7-3628]

Download as PDF 9310 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 40 / Thursday, March 1, 2007 / Notices Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2051–2084) to eliminate or reduce risks of death and burn injury from fires accidentally started by children playing with these lighters. The standard contains performance requirements for multi-purpose lighters that are intended to make lighters subject to the standard resist operation by children younger than five years of age. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request—Safety Standard for MultiPurpose Lighters Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed request for an extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of multi-purpose lighters. Multi-purpose lighters are hand-held flame-producing products that operate on fuel and have an ignition mechanism. They typically are used to light devices such as charcoal and gas grills and fireplaces. Devices intended primarily for igniting smoking materials are excluded from the multi-purpose lighter category. This collection of information consists of testing and recordkeeping requirements in certification regulations implementing the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters. 16 CFR part 1212. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive written comments not later than April 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ‘‘Multi-Purpose Lighters’’ and e-mailed to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (301) 504–0127, or by mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. For information about the proposed renewal of this collection of information, or to obtain a copy of the pertinent regulations, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (301) 504–7671, or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In 1999, the Commission issued the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters (16 CFR part 1212) under provisions of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:01 Feb 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 A. Certification Requirements Section 14(a) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2063(a)) requires manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of a consumer product subject to a consumer product safety standard to issue a certificate stating that the product complies with all applicable consumer product safety standards. Section 14(a) of the CPSA also requires that the certificate of compliance must be based on a test of each product or upon a reasonable testing program. Section 14(b) of the CPSA authorizes the Commission to issue regulations to prescribe a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with a consumer product safety standard. Section 16(b) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2065(b)) authorizes the Commission to issue rules to require that firms ‘‘establish and maintain’’ records to permit the Commission to determine compliance with rules issued under the authority of the CPSA. The Commission has issued regulations prescribing requirements for a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with the standard for multi-purpose lighters. These regulations require manufacturers and importers to submit a description of each model of lighter, results of prototype qualification tests for compliance with the standard, and other information before the introduction of each model of lighter into commerce. These regulations also require manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of multi-purpose lighters to establish and maintain records to demonstrate successful completion of all required tests to support the certificates of compliance that they issue. 16 CFR part 1212, subpart B. The Commission uses the information compiled and maintained by manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of multi-purpose lighters to protect consumers from risks of accidental deaths and burn injuries associated with those lighters. More specifically, the Commission uses this information to determine whether lighters comply with the standard by resisting operation by young children. The Commission also uses this PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information to obtain corrective actions if multi-purpose lighters fail to comply with the standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury to the public. OMB approved the collection of information in the certification regulations for multi-purpose lighters under control number 3041–0130. OMB’s approval will expire on July 31, 2007. The Commission proposes to request an extension of approval for these collection of information requirements. B. Estimated Burden The cost of the rule’s testing, reporting, recordkeeping, and other certification-related provisions is comprised of time spent by testing organizations on behalf of manufacturers and importers, and time spent by firms to prepare, maintain and submit records to CPSC. Currently, there are an estimated 16 firms that import, distribute and/or sell multi-purpose lighters in the United States. Most manufacturers and importers have 1 to 15 models for each firm. Based on past experience, an estimate of 2 models per firm was a reasonable number for calculating the burden. Each manufacturer would spend approximately 50 hours per model. Therefore, the total annual amount of time that will be required for complying with the testing, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements of the rule is approximately 1,600 hours. (16 firms × two models × 50 hours = 1,600 hours.) The annualized cost to industry for the 1,600 hour burden for collection of information is $71,712 at $44.82/hr based on total compensation of all civilian workers in management and professional fields in the U.S., July 2006, Bureau of Labor Statistics). C. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: —Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; —Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; —Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and —Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 40 / Thursday, March 1, 2007 / Notices minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Dated: February 26, 2007. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E7–3628 Filed 2–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request—Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. 16 CFR part 1632. The standard is intended to reduce unreasonable risks of burn injuries and deaths from fires associated with mattresses and mattress pads. The standard prescribes a test to assure that a mattress or mattress pad will resist ignition from a smoldering cigarette. The standard requires manufacturers to perform prototype tests of each combination of materials and construction methods used to produce mattresses or mattress pads and to obtain acceptable results from such testing. Manufacturers and importers are required to maintain the records and test results specified under the standard. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041–0014. OMB’s most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2007. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB. An additional mattress standard was promulgated under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 15 U.S.C. 1191– 1204, effective July 1, 2007, to reduce deaths and injuries related to mattress fires, particularly those ignited by open flame sources such as lighters, candles and matches. 16 CFR part 1633. That VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:01 Feb 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 standard established new performance requirements for mattresses and mattress sets that will generate a smaller size fire from open flame source ignitions. Part 1633 also contains recordkeeping requirements to document compliance with the standard. OBM approved that collection of information under Control Number 3041–0133, with an expiration date of June 30, 2009. 71 FR 37910. In May 2006, an Interim Enforcement Policy for Mattresses subject to 16 CFR parts 1632 and 1633, effective May 1, 2006, was issued that reduced prototype surface testing and recordkeeping requirements from six mattress surfaces to two mattress surfaces for each new prototype created after March 15, 2006. That policy is available at http:// www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/ Interimmattress.pdf. Mattress prototypes created before March 15, 2006, are subject to the full requirements of part 1632. In addition, mattress pads are not subject to this policy and must continue to adhere to all the requirements set forth in part 1632. DATES: Written comments must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than April 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ‘‘Collection of Information—Mattress Flammability Standard’’ and e-mailed to cpscos@cpsc.gov. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (301) 504–0127, or by mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the proposed renewal of this collection of information, or to obtain a copy of the pertinent regulations, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (301) 504–7671, or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Estimated Burden The Commission staff estimates that at this time there are 751 establishments producing mattresses, mattress pads, futons, or other types of products required to test and keep records pursuant to 16 CFR part 1632. The staff further estimates that each firm will spend 26 hours for testing and recordkeeping annually for a total of 19,526 hours (751 firms × 26 hours = 19,526 total hours). The annualized cost PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9311 would be $875,000 based on 19,526 hours times $44.82/hour (based on total compensation of all civilian workers in managerial and professional positions in the U.S., July 2006, Bureau of Labor Statistics). B. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: —Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; —Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; —Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and —Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Dated: February 26, 2007. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E7–3629 Filed 2–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Reading First Advisory Committee; Notice of Establishment Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. ACTION: Notice of Establishment of the Reading First Advisory Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces her intention to establish the Reading First Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463 as amended; 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) will govern the Committee. Purpose: Sections 1203(c)(2)(A) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) authorize the Secretary of Education to establish a panel to evaluate State Reading First applications and to review third-year progress reports submitted by States under the Reading First program. The activities of the panel (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Committee’’) will be governed by FACA. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION


Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment 
Request--Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments 
on a proposed request for an extension of approval of a collection of 
information from manufacturers and importers of multi-purpose lighters. 
Multi-purpose lighters are hand-held flame-producing products that 
operate on fuel and have an ignition mechanism. They typically are used 
to light devices such as charcoal and gas grills and fireplaces. 
Devices intended primarily for igniting smoking materials are excluded 
from the multi-purpose lighter category.
    This collection of information consists of testing and 
recordkeeping requirements in certification regulations implementing 
the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters. 16 CFR part 1212. The 
Commission will consider all comments received in response to this 
notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of 
information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive written comments not 
later than April 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ``Multi-Purpose 
Lighters'' and e-mailed to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. Comments may also be sent 
by facsimile to (301) 504-0127, or by mail to the Office of the 
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the proposed 
renewal of this collection of information, or to obtain a copy of the 
pertinent regulations, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy 
and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, 
Maryland 20814; (301) 504-7671, or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1999, the Commission issued the Safety 
Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters (16 CFR part 1212) under provisions 
of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2051-2084) to 
eliminate or reduce risks of death and burn injury from fires 
accidentally started by children playing with these lighters. The 
standard contains performance requirements for multi-purpose lighters 
that are intended to make lighters subject to the standard resist 
operation by children younger than five years of age.

A. Certification Requirements

    Section 14(a) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2063(a)) requires 
manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of a consumer product 
subject to a consumer product safety standard to issue a certificate 
stating that the product complies with all applicable consumer product 
safety standards. Section 14(a) of the CPSA also requires that the 
certificate of compliance must be based on a test of each product or 
upon a reasonable testing program.
    Section 14(b) of the CPSA authorizes the Commission to issue 
regulations to prescribe a reasonable testing program to support 
certificates of compliance with a consumer product safety standard. 
Section 16(b) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2065(b)) authorizes the Commission 
to issue rules to require that firms ``establish and maintain'' records 
to permit the Commission to determine compliance with rules issued 
under the authority of the CPSA.
    The Commission has issued regulations prescribing requirements for 
a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with 
the standard for multi-purpose lighters. These regulations require 
manufacturers and importers to submit a description of each model of 
lighter, results of prototype qualification tests for compliance with 
the standard, and other information before the introduction of each 
model of lighter into commerce. These regulations also require 
manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of multi-purpose 
lighters to establish and maintain records to demonstrate successful 
completion of all required tests to support the certificates of 
compliance that they issue. 16 CFR part 1212, subpart B.
    The Commission uses the information compiled and maintained by 
manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of multi-purpose 
lighters to protect consumers from risks of accidental deaths and burn 
injuries associated with those lighters. More specifically, the 
Commission uses this information to determine whether lighters comply 
with the standard by resisting operation by young children. The 
Commission also uses this information to obtain corrective actions if 
multi-purpose lighters fail to comply with the standard in a manner 
that creates a substantial risk of injury to the public.
    OMB approved the collection of information in the certification 
regulations for multi-purpose lighters under control number 3041-0130. 
OMB's approval will expire on July 31, 2007. The Commission proposes to 
request an extension of approval for these collection of information 
requirements.

B. Estimated Burden

    The cost of the rule's testing, reporting, recordkeeping, and other 
certification-related provisions is comprised of time spent by testing 
organizations on behalf of manufacturers and importers, and time spent 
by firms to prepare, maintain and submit records to CPSC. Currently, 
there are an estimated 16 firms that import, distribute and/or sell 
multi-purpose lighters in the United States. Most manufacturers and 
importers have 1 to 15 models for each firm. Based on past experience, 
an estimate of 2 models per firm was a reasonable number for 
calculating the burden. Each manufacturer would spend approximately 50 
hours per model. Therefore, the total annual amount of time that will 
be required for complying with the testing, recordkeeping, and 
reporting requirements of the rule is approximately 1,600 hours. (16 
firms x two models x 50 hours = 1,600 hours.) The annualized cost to 
industry for the 1,600 hour burden for collection of information is 
$71,712 at $44.82/hr based on total compensation of all civilian 
workers in management and professional fields in the U.S., July 2006, 
Bureau of Labor Statistics).

C. Request for Comments

    The Commission solicits written comments from all interested 
persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission 
specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics:

--Whether the collection of information described above is necessary 
for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, including 
whether the information would have practical utility;
--Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of 
information is accurate;
--Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected could be enhanced; and
--Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be

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minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological 
collection techniques, or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: February 26, 2007.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. E7-3628 Filed 2-28-07; 8:45 am]
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