Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

Summary:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on October 16, 2003 [68 FR 59678-59679].

Dates:

Comments must be submitted on or before March 15, 2004.

For further information contact:

Michael Huntley at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5320, NVS-113,Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Huntley's telephone number is (202) 366-0029.

Supplementary information:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Title:49 CFR 571.213, Child Restraint Systems.

OMB Number:2127-0511.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Manufacturers are required to provide owner registration cards and to label each child restraint system with a message informing users of the importance of registering the restraint with the manufacturer. The owner registration information is then retained in the event that owners need to be contacted for recall or replacement campaigns. The manufacturer is also required to provide a printed instructions brochure with step-by-step information on how the restraint is to be used. Without proper use, the effectiveness of these systems is greatly diminished. Each child restraint system must also have a permanent label. A permanently attached label gives quick-look information on whether the restraint meets the safety requirements, recommended installation and use, and warnings against misuse.

Affected Public: Business.

Estimated Total Annual Burden:90,000 hours.

Addresses:

Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.

Comments Are Invited On

Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Departments estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

Issued in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2004. Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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