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Download as PDF 35266 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Notices Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting From These Information Collections and Requests for Comments Experimental Participants: Approximately 6,000 roadway users drawn form the general driving population. Frequency: This approval request is for 30 studies over a 3 year period. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: FHWA estimates data acquisition from persons participating in research will require on average about 1 hour per person. Estimated Total and Annual Burden Hours: Assuming 20 studies will be Laboratory based (Simulator), and 10 will be Field based (Field Research Vehicle), the burden is calculated as follows: Laboratory Experiments: 20 Simulator * 210 participants * 1 hour = 4200 Field Experiments: 10 studies * 180 participants * 1 hour = 1800 hours Estimated Total Burden Hours: = 6000 hours Estimated Annual Burden Hours (over 3 years) = 2000 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of these information collections, including: (1) Whether the proposed collections are necessary for FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. FHWA will respond to your comments and summarize or include them when requesting clearance from OMB for these information data collections. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on June 10, 2011. Michael Howell, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2011–14892 Filed 6–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on March 3, 2011 (76 FR 11848). No comments were received. This document describes the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The collection of information described is the ‘‘Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration, Labeling and Defect Notification.’’ (OMB Control Number: 2127–0576) DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 18, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Cristina Echemendia at U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Room W43–447, NVS–113, Washington, DC 20590. Mrs. Cristina Echemendia’s telephone number is (202) 366–6345 and fax number is (202) 366–7002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Title: Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration, Labeling and Defect Notifications’’. OMB Control Number: 2127–0576. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Child restraint manufacturers are required to provide an owner’s registration card for purchasers of child safety seats in accordance with title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 571.213, ‘‘Child restraint systems.’’ The registration card is perforated into twoparts (see Figures 1 and 2). The top part contains a message and suitable instructions to be retained by the purchaser. The bottom part is to be returned to the manufacturer by the purchaser. The bottom part includes prepaid return postage, the pre-printed name/address of the manufacturer, the pre-printed model and date of manufacture, and spaces for the purchaser to fill in his/her name and address. Optionally, child restraint manufacturers are permitted to add to the registration form: (a) Specified statements informing CRS owners that they may register online; (b) the Internet address for registering with the company; (c) revisions to statements SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reflecting use of the Internet to register; and (d) a space for the consumer’s e-mail address. For those CRS owners with access to the Internet, online registration may be a preferred method of registering a CRS. In addition to the registration card supplied by the manufacturer, NHTSA has implemented a CRS registration system to assist those individuals who have either lost the registration card that came with the CRS or purchased a previously owned CRS. Upon the owner’s request, NHTSA provides a substitute registration form that can be obtained either by mail or from the Internet 1 (see Figure 3). When the completed registration is returned to the agency, it is then submitted to the CRS manufacturers. In the absence of a substitute registration system, many owners of child passenger safety seats, especially any second-hand owners, might not be notified of safety defects and noncompliances, and would not have the defects and noncompliances remedied. Child seat owner registration information is retained in the event that owners need to be contacted for defect recalls or replacement campaigns. Chapter 301 of title 49 of the United States Code specifies that if either NHTSA or a manufacturer determines that motor vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment contain a defect that relates to motor vehicle safety or fail to comply with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard, the manufacturer must notify owners and purchasers of the defect or noncompliance and must provide a remedy without charge. In title 49 of the CFR, part 577, defect and noncompliance notification for equipment items, including child restraint systems, must be sent by first class mail to the most recent purchaser known to the manufacturer. Child restraint manufacturers are also required to provide a printed instructions brochure with step-by-step information on how the restraint is to be used. Without proper use, the effectiveness of these systems is greatly diminished. Each child restraint system must also have a permanent label. A permanently attached label gives ‘‘quicklook’’ information on whether the restraint meets the safety requirements, recommended installation and use, and warnings against misuse. Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 39,247 hours. 1 http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/ recalls/register/childseat/csregfrm.pdf. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Departments estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Issued on: June 10, 2011. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 EN16JN11.000</GPH> Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 116 (Thursday, June 16, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on March 3, 2011 (76 FR 11848). No comments were received.
    This document describes the collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The collection of information 
described is the ``Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration, 
Labeling and Defect Notification.'' (OMB Control Number: 2127-0576)

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 18, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Cristina Echemendia at U.S. 
Department of Transportation, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West 
Building Room W43-447, NVS-113, Washington, DC 20590. Mrs. Cristina 
Echemendia's telephone number is (202) 366-6345 and fax number is (202) 
366-7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration.
    Title: Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration, Labeling 
and Defect Notifications''.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0576.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Child restraint manufacturers are required to provide an 
owner's registration card for purchasers of child safety seats in 
accordance with title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 
571.213, ``Child restraint systems.'' The registration card is 
perforated into two-parts (see Figures 1 and 2). The top part contains 
a message and suitable instructions to be retained by the purchaser. 
The bottom part is to be returned to the manufacturer by the purchaser. 
The bottom part includes prepaid return postage, the pre-printed name/
address of the manufacturer, the pre-printed model and date of 
manufacture, and spaces for the purchaser to fill in his/her name and 
address. Optionally, child restraint manufacturers are permitted to add 
to the registration form: (a) Specified statements informing CRS owners 
that they may register online; (b) the Internet address for registering 
with the company; (c) revisions to statements reflecting use of the 
Internet to register; and (d) a space for the consumer's e-mail 
address. For those CRS owners with access to the Internet, online 
registration may be a preferred method of registering a CRS.
    In addition to the registration card supplied by the manufacturer, 
NHTSA has implemented a CRS registration system to assist those 
individuals who have either lost the registration card that came with 
the CRS or purchased a previously owned CRS. Upon the owner's request, 
NHTSA provides a substitute registration form that can be obtained 
either by mail or from the Internet \1\ (see Figure 3). When the 
completed registration is returned to the agency, it is then submitted 
to the CRS manufacturers. In the absence of a substitute registration 
system, many owners of child passenger safety seats, especially any 
second-hand owners, might not be notified of safety defects and 
noncompliances, and would not have the defects and noncompliances 
remedied.
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    Child seat owner registration information is retained in the event 
that owners need to be contacted for defect recalls or replacement 
campaigns. Chapter 301 of title 49 of the United States Code specifies 
that if either NHTSA or a manufacturer determines that motor vehicles 
or items of motor vehicle equipment contain a defect that relates to 
motor vehicle safety or fail to comply with an applicable Federal motor 
vehicle safety standard, the manufacturer must notify owners and 
purchasers of the defect or noncompliance and must provide a remedy 
without charge. In title 49 of the CFR, part 577, defect and 
noncompliance notification for equipment items, including child 
restraint systems, must be sent by first class mail to the most recent 
purchaser known to the manufacturer.
    Child restraint manufacturers are also required to provide a 
printed instructions brochure with step-by-step information on how the 
restraint is to be used. Without proper use, the effectiveness of these 
systems is greatly diminished. Each child restraint system must also 
have a permanent label. A permanently attached label gives 
``quicklook'' information on whether the restraint meets the safety 
requirements, recommended installation and use, and warnings against 
misuse.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 39,247 hours.

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ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Departments estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Issued on: June 10, 2011.
Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
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