[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2012)]
[Pages 37677-37678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15354]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-7570 or send an email to 
[email protected]. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-5806. 
Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    List of Ingredients Added to Tobacco in the Manufacture of 
Cigarette Products--Extension--Office on Smoking and Health, National 
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office on 
Smoking and Health (OSH) has the primary responsibility for the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) smoking and health 
program. HHS's overall goal is to reduce death and disability resulting 
from cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use through programs 
of information, education and research.
    Since 1986, as required by the Comprehensive Smoking Education Act 
of 1984 (CSEA, 15 U.S.C. 1336 or Pub. L. 98-474), CDC has collected 
information about the ingredients used in cigarette products. 
Respondents are commercial cigarette manufacturers, packagers, or 
importers (or their representatives), who are required by the CSEA to 
submit ingredient reports to HHS on an annual basis.
    Respondents are not required to submit specific forms, however, 
they are required to submit a list of all ingredients used in their 
products. CDC requires the ingredient report to be submitted by 
chemical name and Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registration Number, 
consistent with accepted reporting practices for other companies 
currently required to report ingredients added to other consumer 
products. Typically, respondents submit a summary report to CDC with 
the ingredient information for multiple products, or a statement that 
there are no changes to their previously submitted ingredient report.
    Ingredient reports for new products are due at the time of first 
importation. Thereafter, ingredient reports are due annually on March 
31. Information is submitted to OSH by mailing a written report on the 
respondent's letterhead, by CD, three-inch floppy disk, or thumb drive. 
Electronic mail submissions are not accepted. The estimated burden per 
response is 6.5 hours.
    Upon receipt and verification of the annual ingredient report, OSH 
issues a Certificate of Compliance to the respondent. OSH also uses the 
information to report to the Congress (as deemed appropriate) 
discussing the health effects of these ingredients.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total 
estimated annualized burden hours are 501.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                                   Number of     Average  burden
                     Type of respondents                          Number of      responses per    per  response
                                                                 respondents       respondent       (in hours)
Cigarette Manufacturers, Packagers, and Importers............              77                1              6.5

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    Dated: June 15, 2012.
Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI), Office of the Associate 
Director for Science (OADS), Office of the Director, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-15354 Filed 6-21-12; 8:45 am]