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Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Information Collection Requirements for Sound Levels of Toy Caps

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AGENCY:

Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The information collection requirements in a Commission Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) toy cap rule have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 3041-0080. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Commission now requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of those information collection requirements for a period of three years from the date of approval by the OMB.

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: (1) Notify the Start Printed Page 38187Commission of their intent to distribute such caps; (2) participate in a program to develop toy caps producing sound levels below 138 dB; and (3) report quarterly to the Commission concerning the status of their programs to develop caps with reduced sound levels. The Commission wishes to obtain current and 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.

DATES:

Written comments must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than September 2, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be captioned “Information Collection Requirements for Sound Levels of Toy Caps” and e-mailed to the Office of the Secretary at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information about the proposed collection of information call or write Linda Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504-7671 or by e-mail to lglatz@cpsc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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. The estimated total annual cost to respondents is approximately $1,002 based on a mean hourly wage of $25.04 for a first line office manager (based on NAICS 339000 Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2007) ($25.04 × 40 hours).

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.

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Dated: June 27, 2008.

Todd A. Stevenson,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. E8-15162 Filed 7-2-08; 8:45 am]

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