Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 30780-30781 [E7-10625]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 30780 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices 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 multipurpose 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 current approval will expire on July 31, 2007. The Commission is requesting an extension of approval for these collection of information requirements. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Additional Information About the Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Title of information collection: Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters. 16 CFR part 1212. Type of request: Extension of approval. General description of respondents: Manufacturers and importers of multipurpose lighters. Estimated number of respondents: 16. Estimated number of models tested per respondent per year: 2. Estimated average number of hours per respondent per model: 50 hours per year. Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 1,600 per year. Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $71,212 per year. Comments: Comments on this request for reinstatement of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by July 5, 2007 to (1) The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503; telephone: (202) 395–7340, and (2) to the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Comments may also be sent via facsimile at (301) 504–0127. Copies of this request for approval of information collection requirements and supporting documentation are available from Linda Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504–7671 or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov. Dated: May 29, 2007. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Products Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E7–10620 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements—Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads Consumer Product Safety Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In the March 1, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 9311), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency’s intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. 16 CFR part 1632. Comments were received from Barbara Lafferty and Clifford Nopp opposing a new standard for the flammability (open flame) of mattress sets under 16 CFR part 1633. Gabe Owens submitted comments stating that part 1632 should be terminated and superseded by the requirements in part 1633. These comments do not pertain to the collection of information requirements under part 1632. These comments should have been submitted in, and similar comments previously were addressed in the rulemaking proceeding promulgating 16 CFR part 1633, which is now codified. Accordingly, the Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of this collection of information. 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 and importers 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. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices 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 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. OMB 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. Additional Information About the Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Title of information collection: Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR Part 1632. Type of request: Extension of approval. Frequency of collection: Varies, depending upon the number of individual combinations of materials and methods of construction used to produce mattresses. General description of respondents: Manufacturers and importers of mattresses and mattress pads. Estimated number of respondents: 751. Estimated number of hours per respondent: 26 hours per year. Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 19,526 per year. Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $875,000. Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by July 5, 2007 to (1) the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503; telephone: (202) 395–7340, and (2) to the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Comments may also be sent via facsimile at (301) 504–0127. Copies of this request for approval of information collection requirements and supporting documentation are available from Linda Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30781 Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504–7671 or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov. Dated: May 29, 2007. Todd A. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 106 (Monday, June 4, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30780-30781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION


Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information 
Collection Requirements--Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under 
the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In the March 1, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 9311), the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a 
notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek 
an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the 
Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. 16 CFR 
part 1632. Comments were received from Barbara Lafferty and Clifford 
Nopp opposing a new standard for the flammability (open flame) of 
mattress sets under 16 CFR part 1633. Gabe Owens submitted comments 
stating that part 1632 should be terminated and superseded by the 
requirements in part 1633. These comments do not pertain to the 
collection of information requirements under part 1632. These comments 
should have been submitted in, and similar comments previously were 
addressed in the rulemaking proceeding promulgating 16 CFR part 1633, 
which is now codified. Accordingly, the Commission now announces that 
it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request 
for extension of approval of this collection of information.
    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 and importers 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. 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.

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    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 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. OMB 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.

Additional Information About the Request for Extension of Approval of 
Information Collection Requirements

    Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West 
Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.
    Title of information collection: Testing and Recordkeeping 
Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and 
Mattress Pads, 16 CFR Part 1632.
    Type of request: Extension of approval.
    Frequency of collection: Varies, depending upon the number of 
individual combinations of materials and methods of construction used 
to produce mattresses.
    General description of respondents: Manufacturers and importers of 
mattresses and mattress pads.
    Estimated number of respondents: 751.
    Estimated number of hours per respondent: 26 hours per year.
    Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 19,526 per year.
    Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $875,000.
    Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of 
information collection requirements should be submitted by July 5, 2007 
to (1) the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk 
Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503; telephone: (202) 395-7340, and (2) to the Office of the 
Secretary by e-mail at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or mailed to the Office of the 
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, 
Bethesda, MD 20814. Comments may also be sent via facsimile at (301) 
504-0127.
    Copies of this request for approval of information collection 
requirements and supporting documentation are available from Linda 
Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information 
Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504-7671 
or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov.

    Dated: May 29, 2007.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. E7-10625 Filed 6-1-07; 8:45 am]
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