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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators

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Consumer Product Safety Commission.




In the Federal Register of May 15, 2006 (71 FR 28017), 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 in the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators (16 CFR part 1211). One comment was received in response to that notice stating that reporting of problems with garage door operations should be mandatory and posted on the internet. Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. 2064(b), requires every manufacturer, importer, distributor and retailer of a consumer product distributed in commerce who obtains information which reasonably supports the conclusion that such product contains a defect which could create a substantial product hazard or creates an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death, to immediately inform the Commission. If a determination is made that a substantial hazard exists regarding garage doors or garage door operators, a recall of that product may be issued and posted on the CPSC Web site at In addition, product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms are reported in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System at​LIBRARY/​neiss.html.

Accordingly, the Commission now announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change for a period of three years from the date of approval.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-608, 104 Stat. 3110) requires all automatic residential garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, to comply with the entrapment protection requirements of UL Standard 325 that were in effect on January 1, 1992. In 1992, the Commission codified the entrapment protection provisions of UL Standard 325 in effect on January 1, 1992, as the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, 16 CFR part 1211, Subpart A. Certification regulations implementing the standard require manufacturers, importers and private labelers of garage door operators subject to the standard to test their products for compliance with the standard, and to maintain records of that testing. Those regulations are codified at 16 CFR part 1211, subparts B and C.

The Commission uses the records of testing and other information required by the certification regulations to determine that automatic residential garage door operators subject to the standard comply with its requirements. The Commission also uses this information to obtain corrective actions if garage door operators fail to comply with the standard in a manner which 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, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Title of information collection: Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, 16 CFR part 1211.

Type of request: Approval of a collection of information.

General description of respondents: Manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of automatic residential garage door operators.

Estimated number of respondents: 22.

Estimated average number of hours per respondent: 40 per year.

Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 880 per year.

Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $37,700. Start Printed Page 44264

Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by September 5, 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 office of the Secretary, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 by e-mail at or sent to that address. Written comments may also be sent to the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504-0127. Copies of this request for reinstatement 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: August 1, 2006.

Todd A. Stevenson,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. E6-12667 Filed 8-3-06; 8:45 am]