Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film, 8411-8412 [2017-01644]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 25, 2017 / Notices goods-producing industries: http:// www.bls.gov/ncs). The annual total estimated costs for recordkeeping are approximately $2,241,657 (33,867 hours × $66.19). The total estimated cost to the 358 firms for the burden hours associated with both 16 CFR part 1632 and 16 CFR part 1633 is approximately $2.86 million annually. 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: January 18, 2017. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–01643 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2009–0092] Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request—Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of clothing, textiles and related materials intended for use in clothing under the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610) mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Jan 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 CFR part 1611). These regulations establish requirements for testing and recordkeeping for manufacturers and importers who furnish guaranties for products subject to these standards. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041–0024. OMB’s most recent extension of approval will expire on April 30, 2017. 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. DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive comments not later than March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2009– 0092, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written submissions by mail/hand delivery/ courier 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 that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at all, 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, and insert the docket number CPSC–2009–0092, into the ‘‘Search’’ box, and follow the prompts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact: Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8411 Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7815, or by email to: rsquibb@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background The Commission has promulgated several standards under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), 15 U.S.C. 1193, to prohibit the use of dangerously flammable textiles and related materials in wearing apparel. Clothing and fabrics intended for use in clothing (except children’s sleepwear in sizes 0 through 14) are subject to the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610). Clothing made from vinyl plastic film and vinyl plastic film intended for use in clothing (except children’s sleepwear in sizes 0 through 14) are subject to the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 CFR part 1611). These standards prescribe a test to ensure that articles of wearing apparel, and fabrics and film intended for use in wearing apparel, are not dangerously flammable because of rapid and intense burning. (Children’s sleepwear and fabrics and related materials intended for use in children’s sleepwear in sizes 0 through 14 are subject to other, more stringent flammability standards codified at 16 CFR parts 1615 and 1616). Section 8 of the FFA (15 U.S.C. 1197) provides that a person who receives a guaranty in good faith that a product complies with an applicable flammability standard is not subject to criminal prosecution for a violation of the FFA resulting from the sale of any product covered by the guaranty. The Commission uses the information compiled and maintained by firms that issue these guaranties to help protect the public from risks of injury or death associated with flammable clothing and fabrics and vinyl film intended for use in clothing. In addition, the information helps the Commission arrange corrective actions if any products covered by a guaranty fail to comply with the applicable standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury or death to the public. Section 8 of the FFA requires that a guaranty must be based on ‘‘reasonable and representative tests.’’ The testing and recordkeeping requirements by firms that issue guaranties are set forth under 16 CFR part 1610, subpart B, and 16 CFR part 1611, subpart B. B. Burden The Commission estimates that approximately 1,000 firms issue guaranties. Although the Commission’s records indicate that approximately 675 firms have filed continuing guaranties at the CPSC, staff believes additional E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 8412 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 25, 2017 / Notices guarantees may be issued that are not filed with the Commission. Accordingly, staff has estimated the number of firms upwards to account for those guaranties. Staff estimated the burden hours based on an estimate of the time for each firm to conduct testing, issue guaranties, and to establish and maintain associated records. • Burden Hours per Firm—An estimated 5 hours for testing per firm, using either the test and conditioning procedures in the regulations or alternate methods. Although many firms are exempt from testing to support guaranties under 16 CFR 1610.1(d), CPSC staff does not know the proportion of those firms that are testing vs. those that are exempt. Thus, staff has included testing for all firms in the burden estimates. • Guaranties Issued per Firm—On average, 20 new guaranties are issued per firm per year for new fabrics or garments. • Estimated Annual Testing Time per Firm—100 hours per firm (5 hours for testing × 20 guaranties issued = 100 hours per firm). • Estimated Annual Recordkeeping per Firm—1 hour to create, record, and enter test data into a computerized dataset; 20 minutes (= 0.3 hours) for annual review/removal of records; 20 minutes (= 0.3 hours) to respond to one CPSC records request per year; for a total of 1.6 recordkeeping hours per firm (1 hour + .3 hours + .3 hours = 1.6 hours per firm). • Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours per Firm—100 hours estimated annual testing time per firm + 1.6 estimated annual recordkeeping hours per firm = 101.6 hours per firm. • Total Estimated Annual Industry Burden Hours—101.6 hours per firm × 1,000 firms issuing guaranties = 101,600 industry burden hours. The total annual industry burden imposed by the flammability standards for clothing textiles and vinyl plastic film and enforcement regulations on manufacturers and importers of garments, fabrics, and related materials is estimated to be about 101,600 hours (101.6 hours per firm × 1,000 firms). • Total Annual Industry Cost—The hourly wage for the testing and recordkeeping required by the standards is approximately $66.19 (for management, professional, and related occupations in goods-producing industries, Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2016), for an estimated annual cost to the industry of approximately $6.7 million (101,600 × $66.19 = $6,724,904). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Jan 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 C. Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 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: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Fostering Energy Innovation Ecosystems —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: January 18, 2017. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–01644 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Application for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)—Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools Correction In notice document 2017–00748, appearing on pages 4322 through 4332 in the issue of Friday, January 13, 2017, make the following corrections: 1. On page 4326, in the second column, in the seventh paragraph, beginning on the second line, ‘‘[INSERT DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE Federal Register]’’ should read, ‘‘January 13, 2017.’’ 2. On the same page, in the third column, in the sixth paragraph, beginning on the second line, ‘‘[INSERT DATE 105 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE Federal Register]’’ should read, ‘‘April 28, 2017.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2017–00748 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on this Request for Information (RFI) regarding regional innovation ecosystems and regional cooperation. The purpose of this RFI is to support a public discussion about how to create and foster regional and local ‘‘innovation ecosystems,’’ specifically for energy technologies and energy use. DOE is establishing through this RFI a temporary public ‘‘ideation’’ tool to serve as a resource of ideas for individuals and organizations interested in promoting regional innovation ecosystems. DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before February 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested parties should submit their comments using the IdeaBuzz.com platform at: https:// ideabuzz.com/a/buzz/challenge/19113/ ideas/top. Rules and guidelines for the Web-based tool can be found there, along with background information, the suggested topics included in this RFI, and opportunities to post ideas and to review, comment on, and ‘‘vote for’’ ideas submitted by other people. The public can view the submitted ideas and comments without creating a user-name on the IdeaBuzz platform, but IdeaBuzz does require users to register a user-name in order to participate (submit ideas, comment, and ‘‘vote’’). DOE employees may not submit comments via this platform. DOE will not respond to individual submissions and may or may not publish a compendium of responses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Steer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy (S4–1), 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: 202–586–2600, email: energyinnovation-ideation@ee.doe.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background II. Purpose III. Request for Information Suggested Topics IV. Confidential Information I. Background DOE is interested in understanding and fostering self-sustaining local and E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CPSC-2009-0092]


Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment 
Request--Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests 
comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a 
collection of information from manufacturers and importers of clothing, 
textiles and related materials intended for use in clothing under the 
Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610) 
and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 CFR 
part 1611). These regulations establish requirements for testing and 
recordkeeping for manufacturers and importers who furnish guaranties 
for products subject to these standards. The Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under 
control number 3041-0024. OMB's most recent extension of approval will 
expire on April 30, 2017. 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.

DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive comments not later than 
March 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2009-
0092, by any of the following methods:
    Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept 
comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through 
www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic 
comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above.
    Written Submissions: Submit written submissions by mail/hand 
delivery/courier 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 
that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at 
all, 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, and insert the 
docket number CPSC-2009-0092, into the ``Search'' box, and follow the 
prompts.

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

    The Commission has promulgated several standards under section 4 of 
the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), 15 U.S.C. 1193, to prohibit the use of 
dangerously flammable textiles and related materials in wearing 
apparel. Clothing and fabrics intended for use in clothing (except 
children's sleepwear in sizes 0 through 14) are subject to the Standard 
for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610). Clothing 
made from vinyl plastic film and vinyl plastic film intended for use in 
clothing (except children's sleepwear in sizes 0 through 14) are 
subject to the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 
CFR part 1611). These standards prescribe a test to ensure that 
articles of wearing apparel, and fabrics and film intended for use in 
wearing apparel, are not dangerously flammable because of rapid and 
intense burning. (Children's sleepwear and fabrics and related 
materials intended for use in children's sleepwear in sizes 0 through 
14 are subject to other, more stringent flammability standards codified 
at 16 CFR parts 1615 and 1616).
    Section 8 of the FFA (15 U.S.C. 1197) provides that a person who 
receives a guaranty in good faith that a product complies with an 
applicable flammability standard is not subject to criminal prosecution 
for a violation of the FFA resulting from the sale of any product 
covered by the guaranty. The Commission uses the information compiled 
and maintained by firms that issue these guaranties to help protect the 
public from risks of injury or death associated with flammable clothing 
and fabrics and vinyl film intended for use in clothing. In addition, 
the information helps the Commission arrange corrective actions if any 
products covered by a guaranty fail to comply with the applicable 
standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury or death 
to the public. Section 8 of the FFA requires that a guaranty must be 
based on ``reasonable and representative tests.'' The testing and 
recordkeeping requirements by firms that issue guaranties are set forth 
under 16 CFR part 1610, subpart B, and 16 CFR part 1611, subpart B.

B. Burden

    The Commission estimates that approximately 1,000 firms issue 
guaranties. Although the Commission's records indicate that 
approximately 675 firms have filed continuing guaranties at the CPSC, 
staff believes additional

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guarantees may be issued that are not filed with the Commission. 
Accordingly, staff has estimated the number of firms upwards to account 
for those guaranties. Staff estimated the burden hours based on an 
estimate of the time for each firm to conduct testing, issue 
guaranties, and to establish and maintain associated records.
     Burden Hours per Firm--An estimated 5 hours for testing 
per firm, using either the test and conditioning procedures in the 
regulations or alternate methods. Although many firms are exempt from 
testing to support guaranties under 16 CFR 1610.1(d), CPSC staff does 
not know the proportion of those firms that are testing vs. those that 
are exempt. Thus, staff has included testing for all firms in the 
burden estimates.
     Guaranties Issued per Firm--On average, 20 new guaranties 
are issued per firm per year for new fabrics or garments.
     Estimated Annual Testing Time per Firm--100 hours per firm 
(5 hours for testing x 20 guaranties issued = 100 hours per firm).
     Estimated Annual Recordkeeping per Firm--1 hour to create, 
record, and enter test data into a computerized dataset; 20 minutes (= 
0.3 hours) for annual review/removal of records; 20 minutes (= 0.3 
hours) to respond to one CPSC records request per year; for a total of 
1.6 recordkeeping hours per firm (1 hour + .3 hours + .3 hours = 1.6 
hours per firm).
     Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours per Firm--100 hours 
estimated annual testing time per firm + 1.6 estimated annual 
recordkeeping hours per firm = 101.6 hours per firm.
     Total Estimated Annual Industry Burden Hours--101.6 hours 
per firm x 1,000 firms issuing guaranties = 101,600 industry burden 
hours. The total annual industry burden imposed by the flammability 
standards for clothing textiles and vinyl plastic film and enforcement 
regulations on manufacturers and importers of garments, fabrics, and 
related materials is estimated to be about 101,600 hours (101.6 hours 
per firm x 1,000 firms).
     Total Annual Industry Cost--The hourly wage for the 
testing and recordkeeping required by the standards is approximately 
$66.19 (for management, professional, and related occupations in goods-
producing industries, Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2016), for an 
estimated annual cost to the industry of approximately $6.7 million 
(101,600 x $66.19 = $6,724,904).

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: January 18, 2017.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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