Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 73504-73506 [2013-29148]

Download as PDF 73504 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the product and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the product and services deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following product and services are deleted from the Procurement List: PRODUCT: NSN: 8460–01–113–7576—Envelope Case, Map and Photograph. NPA: No NPA currently authorized. Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA. SERVICES: Service Type/Location: Janitorial/ Custodial Service, Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Center, Spokane, WA. NPA: Career Connections, Spokane, WA (Deleted). Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE NAVY, U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND, NORFOLK, VA. Service Type/Location: Food Service Attendant Service, Oregon Air National Guard, Camp Rilea National Guard Training Site, Building 7028, Warrenton, OR. NPA: Clatsop County Developmental Training Center Association, Warrenton, OR (Deleted). Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE, FA7014 AFDW PK, ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD. Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance Service, U.S. Army Reserve Center: San Jose, San Jose, CA. NPA: Social Vocational Services, Inc., San Jose, CA (Deleted). Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE ARMY, W40M NATL REGION CONTRACT OFC, FORT BELVOIR, VA. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–29138 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Committee is proposing to add services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: 1/6/2014. SUMMARY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. For Further Information or to Submit Comments Contact: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. ADDRESSES: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following services are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Rd., Laurel, MD. NPA: MVLE, Inc., Springfield, VA. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Interior, Geological Survey, Office of Procurement And Contracts, Reston, VA. Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, Directorate of Contracting Procurement Logistics Support Detachment, Undisclosed Location*, Ft. Belvoir, VA. NPA: MVLE, Inc., Springfield, VA. Contracting Activity: Directorate of Contracting Procurement Logistics Support Detachment, Fort Belvoir, VA. * Additional Information: Contact Barry S. Lineback, blineback@ abilityone.gov or 703–603–2118 if you require more information about the undisclosed location at which the service is to be performed. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sunshine Act Meetings FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 78 FR 70539, Nov. 26, 2013. PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF THE MEETING: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 13, 2013. Adjudicatory Matters are being added to the previously announced list of matters to be considered at this closed meeting. CHANGES IN THE MEETING: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Melissa D. Jurgens, 202–418–5516. Natise Stowe, Executive Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–29296 Filed 12–4–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2010–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of mattresses and mattress pads. The collection of information is set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR part 1632 and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633. These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers subject to the standards. 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). SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary must receive comments not later than February 4, 2014. DATES: [FR Doc. 2013–29139 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2010– 0055, by any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission is no longer accepting comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. Written Submissions Submit written submissions in the following way: Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, contact information, or other personal information provided, to http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information electronically. Such information should be submitted in writing. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. For further information contact: Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7815, or by email to: rsquibb@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Background There are approximately 671 establishments producing mattresses: Approximately 571 produce conventional mattresses and approximately 100 establishments produce nonconventional mattresses (such as futons, sleep sofa inserts, hybrid water mattresses) in the United States. The Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR part 1632, (part 1632 standard) was promulgated under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), 15 U.S.C. 1193, to reduce unreasonable risks of burn injuries and deaths from fires associated with mattresses and mattress pads. The part VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 1632 standard prescribes requirements to test whether a mattress or mattress pad will resist ignition from a smoldering cigarette. The part 1632 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 must maintain the records and test results specified under the standard. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041–0014, with an expiration date of December 31, 2013. The Commission also promulgated the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633, (part 1633 standard) under section 4 of the FFA to reduce deaths and injuries related to mattress fires, particularly those ignited by open flame sources, such as lighters, candles, and matches. The part 1633 standard requires manufacturers to maintain certain records to document compliance with the standard, including maintaining records concerning prototype testing, pooling, and confirmation testing, and quality assurance procedures and any associated testing. The required records must be maintained for as long as mattress sets based on the prototype are in production and must be retained for three years thereafter. Although some larger manufacturers may produce mattresses based on more than 100 prototypes, most mattress manufacturers base their complying production on 15 to 20 prototypes. OMB previously approved the collection of information for 16 CFR part 1633 under Control Number 3041–0133, with an expiration date of May 31, 2016. The information collection requirements under the part 1633 standard do not duplicate the testing and recordkeeping requirements under the part 1632 standard. Because the collection of information required under the part 1632 and part 1633 standards relate to reducing fire hazards associated with mattresses and mattress pads, the Commission now proposes to request an extension of approval for the collection of information for both standards under a single control number, 3041–0014. B. Burden Hours Respondents’ Costs For testing and recordkeeping under the part 1632 standard, based on data collected from the rulemaking proceeding, CPSC staff estimates that 671 respondents will each spend 26 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73505 hours for testing and recordkeeping annually for a total of 17,446 hours (671 establishments × 26 hours). Staff bases the hourly compensation for the time required for a technical employee to test prototypes and record test results on an hourly compensation of $61.80 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘‘Employer Costs for Employee Compensation,’’ June 2013, Table 9, total compensation of all management, professional, and related occupations in goods-producing industries: http://www.bls.gov/ncs). Staff estimates the annualized cost to respondents would be $1,078,162 (17,446 hours × $61.80). In addition, under the part 1633 standard, based on data collected from the rulemaking proceeding, CPSC staff estimates additional testing and recordkeeping requirements will take approximately 4 hours and 44 minutes per establishment, per qualified prototype. Assuming that establishments qualify their production with an average of 20 different qualified prototypes, about 94.6 hours (4.73 hours × 20 prototypes) per establishment per year would be required for testing and recordkeeping for the part 1633 standard. (Note that pooling among establishments or using a prototype qualification for longer than one year will reduce this estimate.) This translates to an annual recordkeeping time cost to all mattress producers of 63,477 hours (671 establishments × 94.6 hours) for the part 1633 standard. Based on an hourly compensation for the time required of $61.80 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘‘Employer Costs for Employee Compensation,’’ June 2013, Table 9, total compensation of all management, professional, and related occupations in goods-producing industries: http://www.bls.gov/ncs), total estimated costs for recordkeeping for both mattress standards are about $3.9 million (63,477 hours × $61.80). Thus, the total cost to the estimated 671 respondents for the information collection requirements under 16 CFR part 1632 and 16 CFR part1633 is estimated to be approximately $4.9 million. Federal Government’s Costs The estimated annual cost of the information collection requirements to the federal government to review 16 CFR part 1632 is approximately $101,890. This sum includes 10 staff months and travel costs expended for examination of the information in records required to be maintained by the part 1632 standard. This estimate is based on an annual wage of $84,855 (the equivalent of a GS–12 Step 5 employee) with an additional 30.6 percent added E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 73506 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices for benefits (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘‘Employer Costs for Employee Compensation,’’ June 2013, Table 1, percentage of wages and salaries for all civilian management, professional, and related employees) for total annual compensation $122,269 per full time employee. The estimated annual cost of information collection requirements to the federal government to review 16 CFR part 1633 is approximately $2,939. This represents 50 staff hours for record review. This estimate uses an average hourly wage of $40.80 (the equivalent of a GS–12 Step 5 employee) with an additional 30.6 percent added for benefits (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘‘Employer Costs for Employee Compensation,’’ June 2013, Table 1, percentage of wages and salaries for all civilian management, professional, and related employees) for total hourly compensation $58.78. Staff estimates the total cost to the federal government for information collections for both mattress standards is $104,829. C. Request for Comments emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: December 3, 2013. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–29148 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION collection of information without change. [Docket No. CPSC–2009–0064] A. Background Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Infant Bath Seats Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), Public Law 110–314, 122 Stat. 3016 (August 14, 2008), requires the CPSC to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ‘‘substantially the same as’’ applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. On June 4, 2010, the Commission issued a safety standard for infant bath seats that incorporated by reference the voluntary standard for infant bath seats issued by ASTM International, ASTM F1967–08a, with some modifications to reduce further the risk of injury associated with infant bath seats. 75 FR 31691. On July 31, 2012, the Commission adopted the revised ASTM standard for infant bath seats, ASTM F1967–11a. 77 FR 45242. The requirements for infant bath seats are set forth under 16 CFR part 1215. Sections 8.6 and 9 of ASTM F1967– 11a contain requirements for marking, labeling, and instructional literature, which may be considered to be collections of information. Section 8.6 of ASTM F1967–11a requires: • The name of the manufacturer, distributor, or seller and either the place of business (city, state, and mailing address, including zip code), or telephone number, or both; and • A code mark or other means that identifies the date (month and year, as a minimum) of manufacture. Section 9 of ASTM F1967–11a requires infant bath seats to be provided with instructions regarding assembly, maintenance, cleaning, storage, and use, as well as warnings. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information for the safety standard for infant bath seats. DATES: Written comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by January 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: CPSC Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–6974, or emailed to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified by Docket No. CPSC–2009–0064. In addition, written comments also should be submitted at: http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2009–0064, or by mail/hand delivery/courier (for paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to: http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert H. Squibb, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: 301–504–7923 or by email to: rsquibb@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 30, 2013 (78 FR 53734), the Commission published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the CPSC’s intention to seek extension of approval of a collection of information for the safety standard for infant bath seats. CPSC received no comments. By publication of this notice, the Commission announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a request for extension of approval of that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Burden Hours There are seven known firms supplying infant bath seats to the U.S. market. All seven firms are assumed to use labels on both their products and their packaging; however, modifications to existing labels may be required to comply with the ASTM standard. The estimated time required to make these modifications is about one hour per model. On the average, each of the seven firms supplies approximately two different models of infant bath seats; therefore, the estimated burden hours associated with modified labels is 1 hour x 7 firms x 2 models per firm = 14 annual hours. 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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CPSC-2010-0055]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and 
Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of 
Mattress Sets

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 (CPSC or 
Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a 
collection of information from manufacturers and importers of 
mattresses and mattress pads. The collection of information is set 
forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress 
Pads, 16 CFR part 1632 and the Standard for the Flammability (Open 
Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633. These regulations establish 
testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers 
subject to the standards. 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 comments not later than 
February 4, 2014.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2010-
0055, by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    The Commission is no longer accepting comments submitted by 
electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov.

Written Submissions

    Submit written submissions in the following way:
    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD-ROM 
submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, 
Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted 
without change, including any personal identifiers, contact 
information, or other personal information provided, to http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, 
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information 
electronically. Such information should be submitted in writing.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact: 
Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West 
Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504-7815, or by email to: 
rsquibb@cpsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    There are approximately 671 establishments producing mattresses: 
Approximately 571 produce conventional mattresses and approximately 100 
establishments produce nonconventional mattresses (such as futons, 
sleep sofa inserts, hybrid water mattresses) in the United States. The 
Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR 
part 1632, (part 1632 standard) was promulgated under section 4 of the 
Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), 15 U.S.C. 1193, to reduce unreasonable 
risks of burn injuries and deaths from fires associated with mattresses 
and mattress pads. The part 1632 standard prescribes requirements to 
test whether a mattress or mattress pad will resist ignition from a 
smoldering cigarette. The part 1632 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 must maintain the records and test results specified under 
the standard. OMB previously approved the collection of information 
under control number 3041-0014, with an expiration date of December 31, 
2013.
    The Commission also promulgated the Standard for the Flammability 
(Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633, (part 1633 standard) 
under section 4 of the FFA to reduce deaths and injuries related to 
mattress fires, particularly those ignited by open flame sources, such 
as lighters, candles, and matches. The part 1633 standard requires 
manufacturers to maintain certain records to document compliance with 
the standard, including maintaining records concerning prototype 
testing, pooling, and confirmation testing, and quality assurance 
procedures and any associated testing. The required records must be 
maintained for as long as mattress sets based on the prototype are in 
production and must be retained for three years thereafter. Although 
some larger manufacturers may produce mattresses based on more than 100 
prototypes, most mattress manufacturers base their complying production 
on 15 to 20 prototypes. OMB previously approved the collection of 
information for 16 CFR part 1633 under Control Number 3041-0133, with 
an expiration date of May 31, 2016. The information collection 
requirements under the part 1633 standard do not duplicate the testing 
and recordkeeping requirements under the part 1632 standard.
    Because the collection of information required under the part 1632 
and part 1633 standards relate to reducing fire hazards associated with 
mattresses and mattress pads, the Commission now proposes to request an 
extension of approval for the collection of information for both 
standards under a single control number, 3041-0014.

B. Burden Hours

Respondents' Costs

    For testing and recordkeeping under the part 1632 standard, based 
on data collected from the rulemaking proceeding, CPSC staff estimates 
that 671 respondents will each spend 26 hours for testing and 
recordkeeping annually for a total of 17,446 hours (671 establishments 
x 26 hours). Staff bases the hourly compensation for the time required 
for a technical employee to test prototypes and record test results on 
an hourly compensation of $61.80 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
``Employer Costs for Employee Compensation,'' June 2013, Table 9, total 
compensation of all management, professional, and related occupations 
in goods-producing industries: http://www.bls.gov/ncs). Staff estimates 
the annualized cost to respondents would be $1,078,162 (17,446 hours x 
$61.80).
    In addition, under the part 1633 standard, based on data collected 
from the rulemaking proceeding, CPSC staff estimates additional testing 
and recordkeeping requirements will take approximately 4 hours and 44 
minutes per establishment, per qualified prototype. Assuming that 
establishments qualify their production with an average of 20 different 
qualified prototypes, about 94.6 hours (4.73 hours x 20 prototypes) per 
establishment per year would be required for testing and recordkeeping 
for the part 1633 standard. (Note that pooling among establishments or 
using a prototype qualification for longer than one year will reduce 
this estimate.) This translates to an annual recordkeeping time cost to 
all mattress producers of 63,477 hours (671 establishments x 94.6 
hours) for the part 1633 standard. Based on an hourly compensation for 
the time required of $61.80 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
``Employer Costs for Employee Compensation,'' June 2013, Table 9, total 
compensation of all management, professional, and related occupations 
in goods-producing industries: http://www.bls.gov/ncs), total estimated 
costs for recordkeeping for both mattress standards are about $3.9 
million (63,477 hours x $61.80).
    Thus, the total cost to the estimated 671 respondents for the 
information collection requirements under 16 CFR part 1632 and 16 CFR 
part1633 is estimated to be approximately $4.9 million.

Federal Government's Costs

    The estimated annual cost of the information collection 
requirements to the federal government to review 16 CFR part 1632 is 
approximately $101,890. This sum includes 10 staff months and travel 
costs expended for examination of the information in records required 
to be maintained by the part 1632 standard. This estimate is based on 
an annual wage of $84,855 (the equivalent of a GS-12 Step 5 employee) 
with an additional 30.6 percent added

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for benefits (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ``Employer Costs for 
Employee Compensation,'' June 2013, Table 1, percentage of wages and 
salaries for all civilian management, professional, and related 
employees) for total annual compensation $122,269 per full time 
employee.
    The estimated annual cost of information collection requirements to 
the federal government to review 16 CFR part 1633 is approximately 
$2,939. This represents 50 staff hours for record review. This estimate 
uses an average hourly wage of $40.80 (the equivalent of a GS-12 Step 5 
employee) with an additional 30.6 percent added for benefits (U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics, ``Employer Costs for Employee 
Compensation,'' June 2013, Table 1, percentage of wages and salaries 
for all civilian management, professional, and related employees) for 
total hourly compensation $58.78.
    Staff estimates the total cost to the federal government for 
information collections for both mattress standards is $104,829.

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

    Dated: December 3, 2013.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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