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Standard for Cigarette Lighters

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Consumer Product Safety Commission.




In the Federal Register of November 24, 1999 (64 FR 66171), the Consumer Product Safety Commission published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information required in the Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters (16 CFR Part 1210). No comments from members of the public were received in response to the Federal Register notice. By publication of this notice, the Commission announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change for three years from the date of approval.

The Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters requires disposable and novelty lighters to be manufactured with a mechanism to resist operation by children younger than five years of age. Certification regulations implementing the standard require manufacturers and importers to submit to the Commission a description of each model of lighter, results of prototype qualification tests for compliance with the standard, and a physical specimen of the lighter before the introduction of each model of lighter in commerce.

The Commission uses the records of testing and other information required by the certification regulations to determine that disposable and novelty lighters have been tested and certified for compliance with the standard by the manufacturer or importer. The Commission also uses this information to obtain corrective actions if disposable or novelty lighters fail to comply with the standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury to the public.

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

Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207.

Title of information collection: Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters, 16 CFR Part 1210.

Type of request: Extension of approval without change.

General description of respondents: Manufacturers and importers of disposable and novelty cigarette lighters.

Estimated number of respondents: 45.

Estimated average number of hours per respondent: 175 per year.

Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 7,875 per year.

Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $500,000 to $1,000,000 per year.

Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by [insert date that is 30 days from publication of this notice in the Federal Register] to (1) the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington D.C. 20503; telephone: (202) 395-7340, and (2) the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207. Written comments may also be sent to the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504-0127 or by e-mail at

Copies of this request for extension of the information collection requirements and supporting documentation are available from Linda Glatz, management and program analyst, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207; telephone: (301) 504-0416, ext. 2226.

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Dated: January 31, 2000.

Sadye E. Dunn,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. 00-2438 Filed 2-3-00; 8:45 am]