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Proposed Collection; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products

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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 three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in regulations codified at 16 CFR part 1019, which establish procedures for export of noncomplying products. These regulations implement provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act that require persons and firms to notify the Commission before exporting any product that fails to comply with an applicable standard or regulation enforced under provisions of those laws. The Commission is required by law to transmit the information relating to the proposed exportation to the government of the country of intended destination. 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 April 13, 2007.


Written comments should be captioned “Collection of Information—Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products” and e-mailed to Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (301) 504-0127, or by mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

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For information about the proposed renewal of this collection of information, or to obtain a copy of the pertinent regulations, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (301) 504-7671, or by e-mail to

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A. Estimated Burden

Based on a review of the number of export requests received by the CPSC during the last three years, the Commission staff estimates that approximately 75 notifications will be received from an estimated 35 firms per year. The staff further estimates that the average time for each response is one hour, for a total of 75 hours of annual burden. The annualized cost to respondents would be approximately $3,400.00. (75 hours at $44.82/hour based on total compensation for all civilian workers in the U.S., July 2006, Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

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 Start Printed Page 6535collection techniques, or other forms of information technology.

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Dated: February 7, 2007.

Todd A. Stevenson,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. E7-2314 Filed 2-9-07; 8:45 am]