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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets

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Consumer Product Safety Commission.




As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets (OMB No. 3041-0127). OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on December 31, 2020. On September 14, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register to announce the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no substantive comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.


Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by December 24, 2020.


Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to:​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function. In addition, written comments that are sent to OMB also should be submitted electronically at:, under Docket No. CPSC-2010-0056.

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Cynthia Gillham, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504-7791, or by email to:

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On September 14, 2020, CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. (85 FR 56590). The Commission received no substantive comments. Accordingly, CPSC seeks to renew the following currently approved collection of information:

Title: Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets.

OMB Number: 3041-0127.

Type of Review: Renewal of collection.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Manufacturers and importers of bicycle helmets.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 38 manufacturers and importers will maintain test records of an estimated 200 models total, annually, including older models and new models. Bicycle helmets must be tested for each new production lot, and the test records must be maintained for 3 years.

Estimated Time per Response: 200 hours/model to test 40 new models (including new prototypes) and an estimated 100 hours/model to test new production lots of 160 older models. Additionally, manufacturers and importers may require 4 hours annually per model for recordkeeping for approximately 200 models.

Total Estimated Annual Burden: 24,800 hours (24,000 hours for testing and 800 hours for recordkeeping).

General Description of Collection: In 1998, the Commission issued a safety standard for bicycle helmets (16 CFR part 1203). The standard includes requirements for labeling and instructions. The standard also requires that manufacturers and importers of bicycle helmets subject to the standard issue certificates of compliance. Every person issuing certificates of compliance must maintain certain records. Respondents must comply with the requirements in 16 CFR part 1203 for labeling and instructions, testing, certification, and recordkeeping.

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Alberta E. Mills,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2020-25949 Filed 11-23-20; 8:45 am]