Consumer Product Safety Commission.
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed extension of approval, for a period of three years from the date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget, of information collection requirements in a toy cap rule.
A regulation codified at 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(5) bans toy caps producing peak sound levels at or above 138 decibels (dB). Another regulation codified at 16 CFR 1500.86(a)(6) exempts toy caps producing sound levels between 138 and 158 dB from the banning rule if they bear a specified warning label and if firms intending to distribute such caps: notify the Commission of their intent to distribute such caps; participate in a program to develop toy caps producing sound levels below 138 dB; and report quarterly to the Commission concerning the status of their programs to develop caps with reduced sound levels. The Commission wishes to obtain current Start Printed Page 40690and periodically updated information from all manufacturers concerning the status of programs to reduce sound levels of toy caps. The Commission will use this information to monitor industry efforts to reduce the sound levels of toy caps, and to ascertain which firms are currently manufacturing or importing toy caps with peak sound levels between 138 and 158 db.
The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget.
Written comments must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than August 12, 2002.
Written comments should be captioned “Information Collection Requirements for Sound Levels of Toy Caps” and mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, or delivered to that office, room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Written comments may also be sent to the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504-0127 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For information about the proposed collection of information call or write Linda L. Glatz, management and program analyst, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; (301) 504-0416, Ext. 2226.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
A. Estimated Burden
The Commission staff estimates that there are ten firms required to annually submit the required information. The staff further estimates that the average number of hours per respondent is four per year, for a total of 40 hours of annual burden.
B. 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: June 7, 2002.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 02-14992 Filed 6-12-02; 8:45 am]
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