[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7761-7762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02350]



[Docket No. CPSC-2013-0005]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Registration Card Effectiveness Survey

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is 
announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection 
of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the 
Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and 
to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This 
notice solicits comments on the proposed collection of information for 
a report on the effectiveness of product registration cards in 
facilitating product recalls.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by April 5, 2013.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2013-
0005, by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    To ensure timely processing of comments, the Commission is no 
longer accepting comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except 
through www.regulations.gov.

Written Submissions

    Submit written submissions in the following way:
    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD-ROM 
submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, 
Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted 
without change, including any personal identifiers, contact 
information, or other personal information provided, to: http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, 
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information 
that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at 
all, such information should be submitted in writing to the Office of 
the Secretary.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 
504-7815, or by email to: [email protected].


A. Background

    Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of 
information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), and 
includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public 
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires 
federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting 
the proposed collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this 
requirement, the CPSC is publishing notice of the proposed collection 
of information set forth in this document.
    Section 104(d) of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 
(CPSIA) requires durable infant or toddler product manufacturers to 
provide product registration cards with each product sold. The 
Commission established such requirements for consumer registration of 
durable infant or toddler products under 16 CFR part 1130. Section 
104(d)(4) also requires the Commission to prepare a report of the 
effectiveness of product registration cards in facilitating product 
recalls, which is to be presented to the appropriate congressional 
committees. 15 U.S.C. 2056a(d)(4). In order to prepare the report to 
Congress, CPSC staff will conduct a survey that will be sent out to 
infant or toddler product manufacturers who have conducted recalls 
since June 28, 2010, the date when the final rule concerning product 
registration cards went into effect. The survey seeks information about 
the recall, how many consumers registered their products, and how many 
consumers the firm attempted to contact about the recall. A copy of the 
draft survey may be viewed on: http://www.regulations.gov under Docket 
No. CPSC-2013-0005, Supporting and Related Material. The report will 
aggregate the information received from the manufacturers to assess the 
effectiveness of product registration cards in facilitating product 
    The average estimated time required for each manufacturer to 
complete the survey is 1 hour. The survey will be distributed to a 
maximum of 50 manufacturers, creating a maximum estimated burden across 
manufacturers of 50 hours. CPSC staff estimates that the hourly 
compensation for the time required to complete the survey is $27.55 
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ``Employer Costs for Employee 
Compensation,'' March 2012, Table 9, total compensation for all sales 
and office workers in goods-producing private industries: http://www.bls.gov/ncs/). Therefore, the estimated total combined annual cost 
for all surveyed manufacturers associated with the proposed 
requirements is $1,377.50 ($27.55 per hour x 50 hours = $1,377.50).
    The estimated cost of the information collection to the Federal 
government is approximately $2,068, which includes 25 CPSC staff hours 
to examine and evaluate the information. This is based on a GS-14 level 
salaried employee. The average hourly wage rate for a mid-level 
salaried GS-14 employee in the Washington, DC metropolitan area 
(effective as of January 2012) is $57.33 (GS-14, step 5). Based on 
wages that represent 69.3 percent of total compensation with an 
additional 30.7 percent for benefits, the average hourly compensation 
for a mid-level salaried GS-14 employee would be approximately $82.72. 
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ``Employer Costs for Employee 
Compensation,'' June 2012, Table 1, percentage of wages and salaries 
for all civilian management, professional, and related employees: 
http://www.bls.gov/ncs/). Assuming that approximately 25 hours will be 
required, this results in an estimated annual cost of $2,068 to the 
federal government.

B. Requests for Comments

    The Commission invites comments on the proposed collection of 
information including:
     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.

    Dated: January 30, 2013.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-02350 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]