Federal Register: May 16, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 94)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-7427
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fastener Quality Act Requirements
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2006.
The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 10413 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be directed to Wayne Stiefel, International Legal Metrology Group, 3019754011, or email@example.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a
component of the Technology Administration reporting to the Under
Secretary for Technology, under the Fastener Quality Act (the Act)
(Pub. L. 101592 amended by Pub. L. 104113, Pub. L. 105234 and Pub.
L. 10634) is required to accept an affirmation from laboratory
accreditation bodies and quality system registrar accreditation bodies. They are required to meet International Organization for
Standardization/International ElectroTechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Guide 17011 (replaced ISO/IEC Guides 58 and 61). An organization having made such an affirmation to NIST may accredit either fastener testing laboratories or quality system registrars for fastener manufacturers in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Fastener Quality Act. NIST will solicit information declarations from U.S. and foreign private accreditation bodies. The information collected will enable NIST to compile a list of accreditation bodies able to provide accreditations meeting all the requirements of the Act and of the procedures, 15 CFR part 280.
Section 10 of the Act requires NIST to accept petitions from persons publishing a document setting forth guidance or requirements providing equal or greater rigor and reliability compared to ISO/IEC Guide 17025 (replaced ISO/IEC Guide 25), ISO/IEC 17011 or ISO/IEC Guide 62. The petitions to consider a document as an alternative to one of the ISO/IEC documents may be accepted by the Director of NIST for use provided the document provides equal or greater rigor and reliability as compared to the ISO/IEC document.
II. Method of collection
Applicants submit required information in paper form. III. Data
OMB Number: 06930015.
Form Numbers: None.
Type of Review: Regular submission.
Affected Public: Business and other forprofit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.
Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 30 minutes per accreditation, and 20 hours per petition.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 22.
Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $442. IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of
the agency, including whether the information will have practical
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information;
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Dated: May 11, 2006.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E67427 Filed 51506; 8:45 am]
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