Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, 53702-53707 [2019-21944]

Download as PDF 53702 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices of the meeting. The comments will be provided to the ARC members for consideration. Individuals who wish to join the ARC must RSVP via this link https://consumer-financial-protectionbureau.forms.fm/fall-2019-academicresearch-committee-meetings by noon, October 24, 2019. Members of the public must RSVP by the due date. III. Availability The Council’s agenda will be made available to the public on Thursday, October 24, 2019, via consumerfinance.gov. Individuals should express in their RSVP if they require a paper copy of the agenda. A recording and transcript of this meeting will be available after the meeting on the Bureau’s website consumerfinance.gov. [FR Doc. 2019–21374 Filed 10–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Credit Union Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. AGENCY: Notice of public meeting. Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC or Council) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Council. SUMMARY: The meeting date is Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. eastern daylight time and Thursday, October 24, 2019, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. DATES: The meeting location is the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. ADDRESSES: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim George, Outreach and Engagement Associate, Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, at 202–435–7884, CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 Section 2 of the CUAC Charter provides that pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Bureau by section 1012 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the Director established the Credit Union Advisory Council under agency authority. Section 3 of the CUAC Charter states: ‘‘The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise the Bureau in the exercise of its functions under the Federal consumer financial laws as they pertain to community banks with total assets of $10 billion or less.’’ II. Agenda Dated: September 25, 2019. Kirsten Sutton, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: I. Background The Council will discuss broad policy matters related to the Bureau’s Unified Regulatory Agenda and general scope of authority. Persons who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should contact CFPB_504Request@cfpb.gov, 202–435–9EEO, 1–855–233–0362, or 202–435–9742 (TTY) at least ten business days prior to the meeting or event to request assistance. The request must identify the date, time, location, and title of the meeting or event, the nature of the assistance requested, and contact information for the requester. The Bureau will strive to provide, but cannot guarantee that accommodation will be provided for late requests. Written comments will be accepted from interested members of the public and should be sent to CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov, a minimum of seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. The comments will be provided to the CUAC members for consideration. Individuals who wish to join the CUAC must RSVP via this link https://consumer-financial-protectionbureau.forms.fm/fall-2019-advisorycommittee-meetings by noon, October 22, 2019. Members of the public must RSVP by the due date. III. Availability The Council’s agenda will be made available to the public on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, via consumerfinance.gov. Individuals should express in their RSVP if they require a paper copy of the agenda. A recording and summary of this meeting will be available after the meeting on the Bureau’s website consumerfinance.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 25, 2019. Kirsten Sutton, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2019–21371 Filed 10–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2010–0041] Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request—Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information for the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database. The CPSC 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: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2010– 0041, 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. CPSC does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. CPSC encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written submissions in the following way: Mail/ Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions) to: Division of the Secretariat, 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 proposed rulemaking. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, contact information, or other personal information provided, to: http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 53703 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices www.regulations.gov. Do not submit electronically any confidential business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information that you do not want to be available to the public. If you wish to provide such information, please submit it 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–2010–0041, into the ‘‘Search’’ box, and follow the prompts. A copy of the supporting statement will be made available under Supporting and Related Materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or a copy of the supporting statement, contact: Bretford Griffin, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7037, or by email to: bgriffin@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background Section 212 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) added section 6A to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), which requires the CPSC to establish and maintain a publicly available, searchable database (Database) on the safety of consumer products and other products or substances regulated by the CPSC. Among other things, section 6A of the CPSA requires the CPSC to collect reports of harm from the public for potential publication in the publicly available Database, and to collect and publish comments from manufacturers about reports of harm. The CPSC announced that a proposed collection of information in conjunction with the Database, called the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, had been submitted to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520 in a proposed rule published on May 24, 2010 (75 FR 29156). The CPSC issued a final rule on the Database on December 9, 2010 (75 FR 76832). The final rule interprets various statutory requirements in section 6A of the CPSA pertaining to the information to be included in the Database; and the final rule also establishes provisions regarding submitting reports of harm; providing notice of reports of harm to manufacturers; publishing reports of harm and manufacturer comments in the Database; and dealing with confidential and materially inaccurate information. OMB approved the collection of information for the Database under control number 3041–0146. OMB’s most recent extension of approval on January 31, 2017, will expire on January 31, 2020. Accordingly, the CPSC now proposes to request an extension of approval of this collection of information. B. Information Collected Through the Database The primary purpose of this information collection is to populate the publicly searchable Database of consumer product safety information mandated by section 6A of the CPSA. The Database information collection has four components: reports of harm, manufacturer comments, branding information, and the Small Batch Manufacturer Registry (SBMR). Reports of Harm: Reports of harm communicate information regarding an injury, illness, or death, or any risk (as determined by CPSC) of injury, illness, or death, relating to the use of a consumer product. Reports can be submitted to the CPSC by consumers; local, state, or federal government agencies; health care professionals; child service providers; public safety entities; and others. Reports may be submitted in one of three ways: via the CPSC website (www.SaferProducts.gov), by telephone via a CPSC call center, or by email, fax, or mail using the incident report form (available for download or printing via the CPSC website). Reports may also originate as a free-form letter or email. Submitters must consent to including their report of harm in the publicly searchable Database. Manufacturer Comments: A manufacturer or private labeler may submit a comment related to a report of harm after the CPSC transmits the report to the manufacturer or private labeler identified in the report. Manufacturer comments may be submitted through the business portal, by email, mail, or fax. The business portal is a feature of the Database that allows manufacturers who register on the business portal to receive reports of harm and comment on such reports through the business portal. Use of the business portal expedites the receipt of reports of harm and business response times. A manufacturer may request that the CPSC designate information in a report of harm as confidential. Such a request may be made using the business portal, by email, by mail, or by fax. Additionally, any person or entity reviewing a report of harm or manufacturer comment, either before or after publication in the Database, may request that the report or comment, or portions of the report or comment, be excluded from the Database because it contains materially inaccurate information. Such a request may be made by manufacturers using the business portal, by email, mail or fax, and may be submitted by anyone else by email, mail, or fax. Branding Information: Using the business portal, registered businesses may voluntarily submit branding information to assist CPSC in correctly and timely routing reports of harm involving their products to them. Brand names may be licensed to another entity for use in labeling consumer products manufactured by that entity. CPSC’s understanding of licensing arrangements for consumer products ensures that the correct manufacturer is timely notified regarding a report of harm. Small Batch Manufacturers Registry: The business portal also contains the SBMR, which is the online mechanism by which ‘‘small batch manufacturers’’ (as defined in the CPSA) can identify themselves to obtain relief from certain third party testing requirements for children’s products. To register as a small batch manufacturer, a business must attest that the company’s income level, and the number of units of the covered product manufactured for which relief is sought, both fall within the statutory limits to receive relief from third party testing. C. Estimated Burden 1. Estimated Annual Burden for Respondents We estimate the burden of this collection of information as follows: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN FOR REPORTS OF HARM Number of respondents Collection type Reports of Harm—submitted through website .................... Reports of Harm—submitted by phone ............................... Reports of Harm—submitted by mail, email, fax ................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Response frequency 1 5,646 1,397 349 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.07 1.02 43.88 Total annual responses 6,023 1,418 15,314 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Minutes per response 12 10 20 Total burden, in hours 2 1,205 236 5,105 53704 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN FOR REPORTS OF HARM—Continued Number of respondents Collection type Total .............................................................................. Response frequency 1 7,392 Total annual responses ........................ Minutes per response 22,755 Total burden, in hours 2 ........................ 6,546 TABLE 2—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN FOR MANUFACTURER SUBMISSIONS Number of respondents Collection type Manufacturer Comments—submitted through website ....... Manufacturer Comments—submitted by mail, email, fax .... Requests to Treat Information as Confidential—submitted through website ................................................................ Requests to Treat Information as Confidential—submitted by mail, email, fax ............................................................ Requests to Treat Information as Materially Inaccurate— submitted through website ............................................... Requests to Treat Information as Materially Inaccurate— submitted by mail, email, fax ........................................... Voluntary Brand Identification .............................................. Small Batch Manufacturer Identification .............................. Total .............................................................................. Based on the data set forth in Tables 1 and 2 above, the annual reporting cost is estimated to be $691,884. This estimate is based on the sum of two estimated total figures for reports of harm and manufacturer submissions. The estimated number of respondents and responses are based on the actual responses received in FY 2018. We assume that the number of responses and respondents will be similar in future years. Reports of Harm: Table 1 sets forth the data used to estimate the burden associated with submitting reports of harm. We had previously estimated the time associated with the electronic and telephone submission of reports of harm at 12 and 10 minutes, respectively; and because we have had no indication that these estimates are not appropriate or accurate, we used those figures for present purposes as well. We estimate that the time associated with a paper or PDF form would be 20 minutes, on average. To estimate the costs for submitting reports of harm, we multiplied the estimated total burden hours associated Response frequency 1 Total annual responses Minutes per response Total burden, in hours 2 2,311 182 1.06 1.90 2,461 346 117 147 4,799 848 2 1.00 2 42 1 0 n/a 0 72 0 141 1.19 168 165 462 25 932 2,292 1.12 1.37 1 28 1,281 2,292 195 10 10 91 214 382 5,885 ........................ 6,578 ........................ 6,797 with reports of harm (1,205 hours + 236 hours + 5,105 hours = 6,546 hours) by an estimated total compensation for all workers in private industry of $34.05 per hour,3 which results in an estimated cost of $222,891 (6,546 hours × $34.05 per hour = $222,891). Manufacturer Submissions: Table 2 sets forth the data used to estimate the burden associated with manufacturers’ submissions to the Database. We observed that a large percentage of the general comments come from a few businesses, and we assumed that the experience of a business that submits many comments each year would be different from one that submits only a few. Accordingly, we divided all responding businesses into three groups based on the number of general comments submitted in FY 2018, and then we selected several businesses to contact from each group. The first group contacted consisted of businesses that submitted 50 or more comments in FY 2018, accounting for 31 percent of all general comments received. The second group contacted included businesses that submitted 6 to 49 comments, accounting for 39 percent of all general comments received. The last group contacted included businesses that submitted no more than 5 comments, accounting for 30 percent of all general comments received. We asked each company how long it typically takes to research, compose, and enter a comment or a claim of materially inaccurate information. To estimate the burden associated with submitting a general comment regarding a report of harm through the business portal, we averaged the burden provided by each company within each group, and then we calculated a weighted average from the three groups, weighting each group by the proportion of comments received from that group. We found that the average time to submit a general comment regarding a report of harm is 117 minutes, based on the data in Table 3 (((15 minutes + 45 minutes + 30 minutes + 15 minutes)/4 companies)*.31 + ((105 minutes + 45 minutes + 150 minutes + 15 minutes)/ 4 companies)*.39 + ((240 minutes + 60 minutes + 480 minutes)/3 companies)*.30 = 117 minutes). TABLE 3—ESTIMATED BURDEN TO ENTER A GENERAL COMMENT IN THE DATABASE jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Group Company Group 1 .............................................................. (> = 50 comments) ............................................ 1 Frequency of responses is calculated by dividing the number of responses by the number of respondents. 2 Numbers have been rounded. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 Company Company Company Company A B C D General Comments ....................................................... ....................................................... ...................................................... ...................................................... 3 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table 9 of the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), Private Industry, goods-producing and service-providing industries, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15 45 30 15 minutes. minutes. minutes. minutes. by occupational group, Dec 2018 (data extracted on 8/2/2019 from: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ ecec.t09.htm. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices 53705 TABLE 3—ESTIMATED BURDEN TO ENTER A GENERAL COMMENT IN THE DATABASE—Continued Group Company Group 2 .............................................................. (6–49 comments) ............................................... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Group 3 .............................................................. (> = 5 comments) .............................................. Registered businesses generally submit comments through our website. Unregistered businesses submit comments by mail, email, or fax. We estimate that submitting comments via mail, email, or fax takes a little longer because often, we must ask businesses to amend their submissions to include the required certifications. Thus, we estimated that, on average, comments submitted by mail, email, or fax take 30 minutes longer than comments submitted through our website (117 minutes + 30 minutes = 147 minutes). The submission of a claim of materially inaccurate information is a relatively rare event for all respondents, so we averaged all responses together. Eight of the businesses contacted had submitted claims of materially inaccurate information. We found that the average time to submit a claim that a report of harm contains a material inaccuracy is 165 minutes ((30 minutes + 90 minutes + 45 minutes + 90 minutes + 60 minutes + 660 minutes + 45 minutes + 300 minutes)/8 companies = 165 minutes). Registered businesses generally submit claims through the business portal. Unregistered businesses submit claims by mail, email, or fax. We estimate that submitting claims via mail, email, or fax takes a little longer because often, we must ask businesses to amend their submission to include the required certifications. Thus, we estimated that, on average, claims submitted by mail, email, or fax take 30 minutes longer than those submitted through our website (165 minutes + 30 minutes = 195 minutes). The submission of a claim of confidential information is a relatively rare event for all respondents, so we averaged all responses together. Five of the businesses contacted had submitted claims of confidential information. We found that the average time to submit a claim that a report of harm contains confidential information is 42 minutes ((45 minutes + 15 minutes + 60 minutes + 30 minutes + 60 minutes)/5 companies = 42 minutes). Registered businesses generally submit confidential information claims VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 Company Company Company Company Company Company Company A B C D A B C General Comments ....................................................... ....................................................... ...................................................... ...................................................... ....................................................... ....................................................... ...................................................... through the business portal. Unregistered businesses submit confidential information claims by mail, email, or fax. We estimate that submitting claims by mail, email, or fax takes a little longer because often, we must ask businesses to amend their submission to include the required certifications. Thus, we estimate that a confidential information claim submitted by mail, email, or fax would take 30 minutes longer than those submitted through our website (42 minutes + 30 minutes = 72 minutes). For voluntary brand identification, we estimate that a response would take 10 minutes, on average. Most responses consist only of the brand name and a product description. In many cases, a business will submit multiple entries in a brief period of time, and we can see from the date and time stamps on these records that an entry often takes less than 2 minutes. CPSC staff enters the same data in a similar form, based on our own research, and that experience was also factored into our estimate. For small batch manufacturer identification, we estimate that a response would take 10 minutes, on average. The form consists of three check boxes and the information should be readily accessible to the respondent. The responses summarized in Table 2 are generally submitted by manufacturers. To avoid underestimating the cost associated with the collection of this data, we assigned the higher hourly wage associated with a manager or professional in goods-producing industries to these tasks. To estimate the cost of manufacturer submissions, we multiplied the estimated total burden hours in Table 2 (6,797 hours), by an estimated total compensation for a manager or professional in goodsproducing industries of $69.00 per hour,4 which results in an estimated 4 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table 9 of the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), Private Industry, goods-producing and service-providing industries, by occupational group, December 2018 (data extracted on 09/13/2019 from: http://www.bls.gov/ news.release/ecec.t09.htm. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 105 minutes. 45 minutes. 150 minutes. 15 minutes. 240 minutes. 60 minutes. 480 minutes. cost of $468,993 (6,797 hours × $69.00 per hour = $468,993). Therefore, the total estimated annual cost to respondents is $691,884 ($222,891 burden for reports of harm + $468,993 burden for manufacturer submissions = $691,884). 2. Estimated Annual Burden on Government We estimate the annualized cost to the CPSC to be $982,166. This figure is based on the costs for four categories of work for the Database: Reports of Harm, Materially Inaccurate Information Claims, Manufacturer Comments, and Small Batch Identification. Each category is described below. No government cost is associated with voluntary brand identification because this information is entered directly into the Database by the manufacturer with no processing required by the government. The information assists the government in directing reports of harm to the correct manufacturer. We did not attempt to calculate separately the government cost for claims of confidential information because the number of claims is so small. The time to process these claims is included with claims of materially inaccurate information. Reports of Harm: The Reports of Harm category includes many different tasks. Some costs related to this category are from two data entry contracts. Tasks related to these contracts include clerical coding of the report, such as identifying the type of consumer product reported and the appropriate associated hazard, as well as performing quality control on the data in the report. Contractor A spends an estimated 5,267 hours per year performing these tasks. With an hourly rate of $38.10 for contractor services, the annual cost to the government of contract A is $200,673. Contractor B spends an estimated 2,029 hours per year performing these tasks. With an hourly rate of $41.33 for contractor services, the annual cost to the government of contract B is $83,859. The Reports of Harm category also includes sending consent requests for E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 53706 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices reports when necessary, processing that consent when received, determining whether a product is out of CPSC’s jurisdiction, and confirming that pictures and attachments do not have any personally identifiable information. The Reports of Harm category also entails notifying manufacturers when one of their products is reported, completing a risk of harm determination form for every report eligible for publication, referring some reports to a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the CPSC for a determination on whether the reports meet the requirement of having a risk of harm, and determining whether a report meets all the statutory and regulatory requirements for publication. Detailed costs are: TABLE 4—ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REPORTS OF HARM TASK Number of hours (annual) Total compensation per hour Contract A .................................................................................................................................... Contract B .................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 9 ................................................................................................................................................... 12 ................................................................................................................................................. 13 ................................................................................................................................................. 14 ................................................................................................................................................. 5,267 2,029 200 300 5,528 428 1,068 $38.10 41.33 37.37 45.72 66.31 78.84 93.18 $200,673 83,859 7,474 13,716 366,562 33,744 99,516 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 14,820 ........................ 825,544 Grade level Materially Inaccurate Information (MII) Claims: The MII claims category includes reviewing and responding to claims, participating in meetings where the claims are discussed, and completing a risk of harm determination Total annual cost on reports when a company alleges that a report does not describe a risk of harm. TABLE 5—ESTIMATED COSTS FOR MII CLAIMS TASK Number of hours (annual) Total compensation per hour 12 ................................................................................................................................................. 13 ................................................................................................................................................. 14 ................................................................................................................................................. 15 ................................................................................................................................................. SES .............................................................................................................................................. 275 167 323 50 50 $66.31 78.84 93.18 109.60 131.52 $18,235 13,166 30,097 5,480 6,576 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 865 ........................ 73,554.00 Grade level Total annual cost Manufacturer Comments: The Comments category includes reviewing and accepting or rejecting comments. TABLE 6—ESTIMATED COSTS FOR MANUFACTURER COMMENTS TASK Number of hours (annual) Total compensation per hour 12 ................................................................................................................................................. 13 ................................................................................................................................................. 62 109 $66.31 78.84 $4,111 8,594 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 171 ........................ 12,705 Grade level Small Batch Manufacturer Identification: The Small Batch Manufacturer Identification category includes time spent posting the list of small batch registrations, as well as answering companies’ questions on Total annual cost registering as a Small Batch Manufacturer and the implications of small batch registration. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES TABLE 7—ESTIMATED COSTS FOR SMALL BATCH TASK Grade level Number of hours (annual) Total compensation per hour 642 $109.60 15 ................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Total annual cost $70,363 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Notices 53707 TABLE 7—ESTIMATED COSTS FOR SMALL BATCH TASK—Continued Grade level Number of hours (annual) Total compensation per hour 642 ........................ Total ...................................................................................................................................... We estimate the annualized cost to the CPSC of $954,531, by adding the four categories of work related to the Database summarized in Tables 4 through 7 (Reports of Harm ($825,544) + MII Claims ($73,554) + Manufacturer Comments ($12,705) + Small Batch Identification ($70,363) = $982,166). This information collection renewal request is based on an estimated 13,343 burden hours per year for the Database, which represents an increase of 983 hours since this collection of information was last approved by OMB in 2017. The increase in burden is due primarily to the increase in the number of incoming reports of harm, and the increase in the number of claims based on those reports. Comments have also increased significantly, but shifted to the more efficient, online submission. A slight increase in small batch manufacturer activity occurred, as well, which has been rising steadily for years. D. Request for Comments jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES The CPSC solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The CPSC specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: • Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the CPSC’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. • Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by using automated, electronic, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–21944 Filed 10–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:50 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2009–0102] Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request—Follow-Up Activities for Product-Related Injuries Including NEISS Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval for an information collection to obtain data on consumer product-related injuries, and follow-up activities for product-related injuries. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under OMB Control No. 3041–0029. CPSC will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2009– 0102, 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 CPSC does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. The CPSC encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written submissions in the following way: mail/ hand delivery/courier to: Division of the Secretariat, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual cost 70,363 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–2009–0102, into the ‘‘Search’’ box, and follow the prompts. A copy of the supporting statement, ‘‘PRI ICR 2019 60-day’’ will be made available under Supporting and Related Materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or a copy of the supporting statement contact: Bretford Griffin, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7037, or by email to: bgriffin@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background Section 5(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. 2054(a), requires the CPSC to collect information related to the causes and prevention of death, injury, and illness associated with consumer products. That section also requires the CPSC to conduct continuing studies and investigations of deaths, injuries, diseases, other health impairments, and economic losses resulting from accidents involving consumer products. The CPSC obtains information about product-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses from a variety of sources, including newspapers, death certificates, consumer complaints, and medical facilities. In addition, the CPSC receives information through its internet website through forms reporting on product-related injuries or incidents. The CPSC also operates the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), which provides timely data on consumer product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the United States. The CPSC also uses the NEISS system to collect information on childhood poisonings, in accordance with the E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CPSC-2010-0041]


Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; 
Comment Request--Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information 
Database

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a 
proposed extension of approval of a collection of information for the 
Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database. The 
CPSC 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: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2010-
0041, 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. CPSC does not accept comments 
submitted by electronic mail (email), except through 
www.regulations.gov. CPSC encourages you to submit electronic comments 
by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above.
    Written Submissions: Submit written submissions in the following 
way: Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD-ROM 
submissions) to: Division of the Secretariat, 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 proposed rulemaking. All comments received 
may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, 
contact information, or other personal information provided, to: http:/
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www.regulations.gov. Do not submit electronically any confidential 
business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or 
protected information that you do not want to be available to the 
public. If you wish to provide such information, please submit it 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-2010-0041, into the ``Search'' box, and follow the 
prompts. A copy of the supporting statement will be made available 
under Supporting and Related Materials.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or a copy of 
the supporting statement, contact: Bretford Griffin, Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 
504-7037, or by email to: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Section 212 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 
(CPSIA) added section 6A to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 
which requires the CPSC to establish and maintain a publicly available, 
searchable database (Database) on the safety of consumer products and 
other products or substances regulated by the CPSC. Among other things, 
section 6A of the CPSA requires the CPSC to collect reports of harm 
from the public for potential publication in the publicly available 
Database, and to collect and publish comments from manufacturers about 
reports of harm.
    The CPSC announced that a proposed collection of information in 
conjunction with the Database, called the Publicly Available Consumer 
Product Safety Information Database, had been submitted to OMB for 
review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520 in a proposed rule 
published on May 24, 2010 (75 FR 29156). The CPSC issued a final rule 
on the Database on December 9, 2010 (75 FR 76832). The final rule 
interprets various statutory requirements in section 6A of the CPSA 
pertaining to the information to be included in the Database; and the 
final rule also establishes provisions regarding submitting reports of 
harm; providing notice of reports of harm to manufacturers; publishing 
reports of harm and manufacturer comments in the Database; and dealing 
with confidential and materially inaccurate information.
    OMB approved the collection of information for the Database under 
control number 3041-0146. OMB's most recent extension of approval on 
January 31, 2017, will expire on January 31, 2020. Accordingly, the 
CPSC now proposes to request an extension of approval of this 
collection of information.

B. Information Collected Through the Database

    The primary purpose of this information collection is to populate 
the publicly searchable Database of consumer product safety information 
mandated by section 6A of the CPSA. The Database information collection 
has four components: reports of harm, manufacturer comments, branding 
information, and the Small Batch Manufacturer Registry (SBMR).
    Reports of Harm: Reports of harm communicate information regarding 
an injury, illness, or death, or any risk (as determined by CPSC) of 
injury, illness, or death, relating to the use of a consumer product. 
Reports can be submitted to the CPSC by consumers; local, state, or 
federal government agencies; health care professionals; child service 
providers; public safety entities; and others. Reports may be submitted 
in one of three ways: via the CPSC website (www.SaferProducts.gov), by 
telephone via a CPSC call center, or by email, fax, or mail using the 
incident report form (available for download or printing via the CPSC 
website). Reports may also originate as a free-form letter or email. 
Submitters must consent to including their report of harm in the 
publicly searchable Database.
    Manufacturer Comments: A manufacturer or private labeler may submit 
a comment related to a report of harm after the CPSC transmits the 
report to the manufacturer or private labeler identified in the report. 
Manufacturer comments may be submitted through the business portal, by 
email, mail, or fax. The business portal is a feature of the Database 
that allows manufacturers who register on the business portal to 
receive reports of harm and comment on such reports through the 
business portal. Use of the business portal expedites the receipt of 
reports of harm and business response times.
    A manufacturer may request that the CPSC designate information in a 
report of harm as confidential. Such a request may be made using the 
business portal, by email, by mail, or by fax. Additionally, any person 
or entity reviewing a report of harm or manufacturer comment, either 
before or after publication in the Database, may request that the 
report or comment, or portions of the report or comment, be excluded 
from the Database because it contains materially inaccurate 
information. Such a request may be made by manufacturers using the 
business portal, by email, mail or fax, and may be submitted by anyone 
else by email, mail, or fax.
    Branding Information: Using the business portal, registered 
businesses may voluntarily submit branding information to assist CPSC 
in correctly and timely routing reports of harm involving their 
products to them. Brand names may be licensed to another entity for use 
in labeling consumer products manufactured by that entity. CPSC's 
understanding of licensing arrangements for consumer products ensures 
that the correct manufacturer is timely notified regarding a report of 
harm.
    Small Batch Manufacturers Registry: The business portal also 
contains the SBMR, which is the online mechanism by which ``small batch 
manufacturers'' (as defined in the CPSA) can identify themselves to 
obtain relief from certain third party testing requirements for 
children's products. To register as a small batch manufacturer, a 
business must attest that the company's income level, and the number of 
units of the covered product manufactured for which relief is sought, 
both fall within the statutory limits to receive relief from third 
party testing.

C. Estimated Burden

1. Estimated Annual Burden for Respondents

    We estimate the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                         Table 1--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden for Reports of Harm
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                                     Number of       Response      Total annual     Minutes per    Total burden,
         Collection type            respondents    frequency \1\     responses       response      in hours \2\
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Reports of Harm--submitted                 5,646            1.07           6,023              12           1,205
 through website................
Reports of Harm--submitted by              1,397            1.02           1,418              10             236
 phone..........................
Reports of Harm--submitted by                349           43.88          15,314              20           5,105
 mail, email, fax...............
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    Total.......................           7,392  ..............          22,755  ..............           6,546
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                     Table 2--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden for Manufacturer Submissions
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                                     Number of       Response      Total annual     Minutes per    Total burden,
         Collection type            respondents    frequency \1\     responses       response      in hours \2\
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Manufacturer Comments--submitted           2,311            1.06           2,461             117           4,799
 through website................
Manufacturer Comments--submitted             182            1.90             346             147             848
 by mail, email, fax............
Requests to Treat Information as               2            1.00               2              42               1
 Confidential--submitted through
 website........................
Requests to Treat Information as               0             n/a               0              72               0
 Confidential--submitted by
 mail, email, fax...............
Requests to Treat Information as             141            1.19             168             165             462
 Materially Inaccurate--
 submitted through website......
Requests to Treat Information as              25            1.12              28             195              91
 Materially Inaccurate--
 submitted by mail, email, fax..
Voluntary Brand Identification..             932            1.37           1,281              10             214
Small Batch Manufacturer                   2,292               1           2,292              10             382
 Identification.................
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    Total.......................           5,885  ..............           6,578  ..............           6,797
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    Based on the data set forth in Tables 1 and 2 above, the annual 
reporting cost is estimated to be $691,884. This estimate is based on 
the sum of two estimated total figures for reports of harm and 
manufacturer submissions. The estimated number of respondents and 
responses are based on the actual responses received in FY 2018. We 
assume that the number of responses and respondents will be similar in 
future years.
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    \1\ Frequency of responses is calculated by dividing the number 
of responses by the number of respondents.
    \2\ Numbers have been rounded.
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    Reports of Harm: Table 1 sets forth the data used to estimate the 
burden associated with submitting reports of harm. We had previously 
estimated the time associated with the electronic and telephone 
submission of reports of harm at 12 and 10 minutes, respectively; and 
because we have had no indication that these estimates are not 
appropriate or accurate, we used those figures for present purposes as 
well. We estimate that the time associated with a paper or PDF form 
would be 20 minutes, on average.
    To estimate the costs for submitting reports of harm, we multiplied 
the estimated total burden hours associated with reports of harm (1,205 
hours + 236 hours + 5,105 hours = 6,546 hours) by an estimated total 
compensation for all workers in private industry of $34.05 per hour,\3\ 
which results in an estimated cost of $222,891 (6,546 hours x $34.05 
per hour = $222,891).
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    \3\ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table 
9 of the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), Private 
Industry, goods-producing and service-providing industries, by 
occupational group, Dec 2018 (data extracted on 8/2/2019 from: 
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t09.htm.
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    Manufacturer Submissions: Table 2 sets forth the data used to 
estimate the burden associated with manufacturers' submissions to the 
Database. We observed that a large percentage of the general comments 
come from a few businesses, and we assumed that the experience of a 
business that submits many comments each year would be different from 
one that submits only a few. Accordingly, we divided all responding 
businesses into three groups based on the number of general comments 
submitted in FY 2018, and then we selected several businesses to 
contact from each group. The first group contacted consisted of 
businesses that submitted 50 or more comments in FY 2018, accounting 
for 31 percent of all general comments received. The second group 
contacted included businesses that submitted 6 to 49 comments, 
accounting for 39 percent of all general comments received. The last 
group contacted included businesses that submitted no more than 5 
comments, accounting for 30 percent of all general comments received. 
We asked each company how long it typically takes to research, compose, 
and enter a comment or a claim of materially inaccurate information.
    To estimate the burden associated with submitting a general comment 
regarding a report of harm through the business portal, we averaged the 
burden provided by each company within each group, and then we 
calculated a weighted average from the three groups, weighting each 
group by the proportion of comments received from that group. We found 
that the average time to submit a general comment regarding a report of 
harm is 117 minutes, based on the data in Table 3 (((15 minutes + 45 
minutes + 30 minutes + 15 minutes)/4 companies)*.31 + ((105 minutes + 
45 minutes + 150 minutes + 15 minutes)/4 companies)*.39 + ((240 minutes 
+ 60 minutes + 480 minutes)/3 companies)*.30 = 117 minutes).

  Table 3--Estimated Burden to Enter a General Comment in the Database
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              Group                     Company        General Comments
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Group 1.........................  Company A.........  15 minutes.
(> = 50 comments)...............  Company B.........  45 minutes.
                                  Company C.........  30 minutes.
                                  Company D.........  15 minutes.

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Group 2.........................  Company A.........  105 minutes.
(6-49 comments).................  Company B.........  45 minutes.
                                  Company C.........  150 minutes.
                                  Company D.........  15 minutes.
Group 3.........................  Company A.........  240 minutes.
(> = 5 comments)................  Company B.........  60 minutes.
                                  Company C.........  480 minutes.
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    Registered businesses generally submit comments through our 
website. Unregistered businesses submit comments by mail, email, or 
fax. We estimate that submitting comments via mail, email, or fax takes 
a little longer because often, we must ask businesses to amend their 
submissions to include the required certifications. Thus, we estimated 
that, on average, comments submitted by mail, email, or fax take 30 
minutes longer than comments submitted through our website (117 minutes 
+ 30 minutes = 147 minutes).
    The submission of a claim of materially inaccurate information is a 
relatively rare event for all respondents, so we averaged all responses 
together. Eight of the businesses contacted had submitted claims of 
materially inaccurate information. We found that the average time to 
submit a claim that a report of harm contains a material inaccuracy is 
165 minutes ((30 minutes + 90 minutes + 45 minutes + 90 minutes + 60 
minutes + 660 minutes + 45 minutes + 300 minutes)/8 companies = 165 
minutes).
    Registered businesses generally submit claims through the business 
portal. Unregistered businesses submit claims by mail, email, or fax. 
We estimate that submitting claims via mail, email, or fax takes a 
little longer because often, we must ask businesses to amend their 
submission to include the required certifications. Thus, we estimated 
that, on average, claims submitted by mail, email, or fax take 30 
minutes longer than those submitted through our website (165 minutes + 
30 minutes = 195 minutes).
    The submission of a claim of confidential information is a 
relatively rare event for all respondents, so we averaged all responses 
together. Five of the businesses contacted had submitted claims of 
confidential information. We found that the average time to submit a 
claim that a report of harm contains confidential information is 42 
minutes ((45 minutes + 15 minutes + 60 minutes + 30 minutes + 60 
minutes)/5 companies = 42 minutes).
    Registered businesses generally submit confidential information 
claims through the business portal. Unregistered businesses submit 
confidential information claims by mail, email, or fax. We estimate 
that submitting claims by mail, email, or fax takes a little longer 
because often, we must ask businesses to amend their submission to 
include the required certifications. Thus, we estimate that a 
confidential information claim submitted by mail, email, or fax would 
take 30 minutes longer than those submitted through our website (42 
minutes + 30 minutes = 72 minutes).
    For voluntary brand identification, we estimate that a response 
would take 10 minutes, on average. Most responses consist only of the 
brand name and a product description. In many cases, a business will 
submit multiple entries in a brief period of time, and we can see from 
the date and time stamps on these records that an entry often takes 
less than 2 minutes. CPSC staff enters the same data in a similar form, 
based on our own research, and that experience was also factored into 
our estimate.
    For small batch manufacturer identification, we estimate that a 
response would take 10 minutes, on average. The form consists of three 
check boxes and the information should be readily accessible to the 
respondent.
    The responses summarized in Table 2 are generally submitted by 
manufacturers. To avoid underestimating the cost associated with the 
collection of this data, we assigned the higher hourly wage associated 
with a manager or professional in goods-producing industries to these 
tasks. To estimate the cost of manufacturer submissions, we multiplied 
the estimated total burden hours in Table 2 (6,797 hours), by an 
estimated total compensation for a manager or professional in goods-
producing industries of $69.00 per hour,\4\ which results in an 
estimated cost of $468,993 (6,797 hours x $69.00 per hour = $468,993).
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    \4\ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table 
9 of the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), Private 
Industry, goods-producing and service-providing industries, by 
occupational group, December 2018 (data extracted on 09/13/2019 
from: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t09.htm.
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    Therefore, the total estimated annual cost to respondents is 
$691,884 ($222,891 burden for reports of harm + $468,993 burden for 
manufacturer submissions = $691,884).

2. Estimated Annual Burden on Government

    We estimate the annualized cost to the CPSC to be $982,166. This 
figure is based on the costs for four categories of work for the 
Database: Reports of Harm, Materially Inaccurate Information Claims, 
Manufacturer Comments, and Small Batch Identification. Each category is 
described below. No government cost is associated with voluntary brand 
identification because this information is entered directly into the 
Database by the manufacturer with no processing required by the 
government. The information assists the government in directing reports 
of harm to the correct manufacturer. We did not attempt to calculate 
separately the government cost for claims of confidential information 
because the number of claims is so small. The time to process these 
claims is included with claims of materially inaccurate information.
    Reports of Harm: The Reports of Harm category includes many 
different tasks. Some costs related to this category are from two data 
entry contracts. Tasks related to these contracts include clerical 
coding of the report, such as identifying the type of consumer product 
reported and the appropriate associated hazard, as well as performing 
quality control on the data in the report. Contractor A spends an 
estimated 5,267 hours per year performing these tasks. With an hourly 
rate of $38.10 for contractor services, the annual cost to the 
government of contract A is $200,673. Contractor B spends an estimated 
2,029 hours per year performing these tasks. With an hourly rate of 
$41.33 for contractor services, the annual cost to the government of 
contract B is $83,859.
    The Reports of Harm category also includes sending consent requests 
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reports when necessary, processing that consent when received, 
determining whether a product is out of CPSC's jurisdiction, and 
confirming that pictures and attachments do not have any personally 
identifiable information. The Reports of Harm category also entails 
notifying manufacturers when one of their products is reported, 
completing a risk of harm determination form for every report eligible 
for publication, referring some reports to a Subject Matter Expert 
(SME) within the CPSC for a determination on whether the reports meet 
the requirement of having a risk of harm, and determining whether a 
report meets all the statutory and regulatory requirements for 
publication. Detailed costs are:

                                Table 4--Estimated Costs for Reports of Harm Task
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                                                                                       Total
                           Grade level                               Number of     compensation    Total annual
                                                                  hours (annual)     per hour          cost
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Contract A......................................................           5,267          $38.10        $200,673
Contract B......................................................           2,029           41.33          83,859
7...............................................................             200           37.37           7,474
9...............................................................             300           45.72          13,716
12..............................................................           5,528           66.31         366,562
13..............................................................             428           78.84          33,744
14..............................................................           1,068           93.18          99,516
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................          14,820  ..............         825,544
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    Materially Inaccurate Information (MII) Claims: The MII claims 
category includes reviewing and responding to claims, participating in 
meetings where the claims are discussed, and completing a risk of harm 
determination on reports when a company alleges that a report does not 
describe a risk of harm.

                                  Table 5--Estimated Costs for MII Claims Task
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                                                                                       Total
                           Grade level                               Number of     compensation    Total annual
                                                                  hours (annual)     per hour          cost
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12..............................................................             275          $66.31         $18,235
13..............................................................             167           78.84          13,166
14..............................................................             323           93.18          30,097
15..............................................................              50          109.60           5,480
SES.............................................................              50          131.52           6,576
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................             865  ..............       73,554.00
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    Manufacturer Comments: The Comments category includes reviewing and 
accepting or rejecting comments.

                             Table 6--Estimated Costs for Manufacturer Comments Task
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                                                                                       Total
                           Grade level                               Number of     compensation    Total annual
                                                                  hours (annual)     per hour          cost
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
12..............................................................              62          $66.31          $4,111
13..............................................................             109           78.84           8,594
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................             171  ..............          12,705
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    Small Batch Manufacturer Identification: The Small Batch 
Manufacturer Identification category includes time spent posting the 
list of small batch registrations, as well as answering companies' 
questions on registering as a Small Batch Manufacturer and the 
implications of small batch registration.

                                  Table 7--Estimated Costs for Small Batch Task
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                                                                                       Total
                           Grade level                               Number of     compensation    Total annual
                                                                  hours (annual)     per hour          cost
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15..............................................................             642         $109.60         $70,363
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    Total.......................................................             642  ..............          70,363
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    We estimate the annualized cost to the CPSC of $954,531, by adding 
the four categories of work related to the Database summarized in 
Tables 4 through 7 (Reports of Harm ($825,544) + MII Claims ($73,554) + 
Manufacturer Comments ($12,705) + Small Batch Identification ($70,363) 
= $982,166).
    This information collection renewal request is based on an 
estimated 13,343 burden hours per year for the Database, which 
represents an increase of 983 hours since this collection of 
information was last approved by OMB in 2017. The increase in burden is 
due primarily to the increase in the number of incoming reports of 
harm, and the increase in the number of claims based on those reports. 
Comments have also increased significantly, but shifted to the more 
efficient, online submission. A slight increase in small batch 
manufacturer activity occurred, as well, which has been rising steadily 
for years.

D. Request for Comments

    The CPSC solicits written comments from all interested persons 
about the proposed collection of information. The CPSC specifically 
solicits information relevant to the following topics:
     Whether the collection of information described above is 
necessary for the proper performance of the CPSC'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.
     Whether the burden imposed by the collection of 
information could be minimized by using automated, electronic, or other 
technological collection techniques, or other forms of information 
technology.

Alberta E. Mills,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-21944 Filed 10-7-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6355-01-P