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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Flammability Standards for Children's Sleepwear

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AGENCY:

Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In the Federal Register of January 25, 2006, 71 FR 4118, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or 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 collections of information in the flammability standards for children's sleepwear and implementing regulations. Two comments were received in response to that notice. One comment supported the proposed extension of information collection for children's sleepwear. One comment stated that over-the-counter samples should be tested and that the collection of information should be computerized and violations reported. Currently, the standard is enforced through the inspection of establishments manufacturing sleepwear, through retail surveillance and by follow-up to consumer and trade complaints. During these inspections, randomly selected samples are tested and samples required to be maintained by the standard, as well as record keeping that is required by the standard, are examined. Information regarding violations of the standard are available on the recall section of the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Accordingly, 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 the collections of information for three years from the date of approval.

The standards and regulations are codified as the Flammability Standard for Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X, 16 CFR Part 1615; and the Flammability Standard for Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 7 Through 14, 16 CFR part 1616. The flammability standards and implementing regulations prescribe requirements for testing and recordkeeping by manufacturers and importers of children's sleepwear subject to the standards. The information in the records required by the regulations allows the Commission to determine if items of children's sleepwear comply with the applicable standard. This information also enables the Commission to obtain corrective actions if items of children's sleepwear fail to comply with the applicable standard in a manner which creates a substantial risk of injury.

Additional Information About the Request for Reinstatement of Approval of Collections of Information

Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Title of information collection: Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X, 16 CFR Part 1615; Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 7 Through 14, 16 CFR part 1616.

Type of request: Extension of approval without change.

General description of respondents: Manufacturers and importers of children's sleepwear in sizes 0 through 14.

Estimated number of respondents: 53.

Estimated average number of hours per respondent: 2,000 per year.

Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 318,000 per year.

Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $9,142,500 per year.

Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by May 26, 2006 to (1) the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503; telephone: (202) 395-7340, and (2) the Start Printed Page 24651Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Written comments may also be sent to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of the Secretary by e-mail at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov or facsimile at (301) 504-0127.

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, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504-7671.

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Dated: April 20, 2006.

Todd A. Stevenson,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. E6-6269 Filed 4-25-06; 8:45 am]

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