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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Contests, Challenges, and Awards
Document Number: 2017-13300
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a generic collection of information for CPSC-sponsored contests, challenges, and awards approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0151. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Request for Information on Potentially Reducing Regulatory Burdens Without Harming Consumers
Document Number: 2017-12434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, or Commission) seeks suggestions for ways the Commission could potentially reduce burdens and costs of its existing rules, regulations, or practices without harming consumers.
CPSC Workshop on Recall Effectiveness
Document Number: 2017-12185
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission, or we) staff is holding a workshop on potential ways to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recalls. We invite interested parties to attend the workshop.
Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2017-12069
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2018, which begins on October 1, 2017, and for fiscal year 2019, which begins on October 1, 2018. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 will become part of the public record.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11982
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-11567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., containing a civil penalty in the amount of five million, two hundred thousand dollars ($5,200,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
In re Zen Magnets, LLC Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2017-10572
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Hearing Room 420 of the Headquarters Building of the CPSC for an Oral Argument in In the Matter of Zen Magnets, LLC, CPSC Docket No. 12-2. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-10338
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Booster Seats
Document Number: 2017-10044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for booster seats in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include booster seats in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws
Document Number: 2017-09098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries associated with table saws. In 2015, there were an estimated 33,400 table saw, emergency department-treated injuries. Of these, CPSC staff estimates that 30,800 (92 percent) are likely related to the victim making contact with the saw blade. CPSC staff's review of the existing data indicates that currently available safety devices, such as the modular blade guard and riving knife, do not adequately address the unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries on table saws. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that is based, in part, on work conducted by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. The proposed rule would establish a performance standard that requires table saws, when powered on, to limit the depth of cut to 3.5 millimeters when a test probe, acting as surrogate for a human body/finger, contacts the spinning blade at a radial approach rate of 1 meter per second (m/s). The proposed rule would address an estimated 54,800 medically treated blade-contact injuries annually. The Commission estimates that the proposed rule's aggregate net benefits on an annual basis could range from about $625 million to about $2,300 million.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: 2017-08916
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the collection of information for the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters, 16 CFR part 1212. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0130. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2017. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-08915
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0148. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2017. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: 2017-08914
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from persons who may voluntarily participate in consumer focus groups. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0136. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2017. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: 2017-08913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information relating to the procedures for the export of noncomplying products. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0003. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2017. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-08191
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-07557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, containing a civil penalty in the amount of four million, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($4,650,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-07556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 75-day comment period beginning on the NPR publication date. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period by 90 days.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2017-07237
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the Commission's Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0024. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8411), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2017-07236
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the collection of information set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0014. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8409), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. 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.
Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products
Document Number: 2017-06875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for infant inclined sleep products (inclined sleep products) in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include inclined sleep products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. The Commission is also proposing to explicitly identify infant inclined sleep products as a durable infant or toddler product subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-06497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs
Document Number: 2017-06270
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for infant bath tubs in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for infant bath tubs in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-05495
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Magnet Sets; Removal of Final Rule Vacated by Court
Document Number: 2017-04381
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on October 3, 2014, titled, ``Safety Standard for Magnet Sets.'' This action responds to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that vacated the rule.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-04240
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-03552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability: Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data
Document Number: 2017-03455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.''
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-03409
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of five million, eight hundred thousand dollars ($5,800,000) within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Toddler Beds
Document Number: 2017-03332
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, in April 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for toddler beds. The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for toddler beds, with several modifications. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, we are publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standard for toddler beds to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys
Document Number: 2017-02147
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[egr]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-16), to become the mandatory toy standard. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-16 and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to section 14(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations
Document Number: 2017-02014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks regulations, the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices. The proposed amendments would create new requirements and modify or clarify existing requirements. Some of the proposed revisions would align with existing fireworks standards or codify the Commission's existing testing practices. The Commission believes that the proposed requirements would improve consumer safety by codifying limits, test procedures, and requirements that would reduce the risk of injury to consumers and clarifying existing requirements to promote compliance.
Portable Generators; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2017-02061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued proposing a standard that limits carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from operating portable generators. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Request for Information Regarding Mattress Materials
Document Number: 2017-02058
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is requesting information on the materials, components, and methods of assembly currently used to comply with the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets.
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2017-01644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of clothing, textiles and related materials intended for use in clothing under the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610) and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 CFR part 1611). These regulations establish requirements for testing and recordkeeping for manufacturers and importers who furnish guaranties for products subject to these standards. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0024. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on April 30, 2017. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2017-01643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of mattresses and mattress pads. The collection of information is set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR part 1632 and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633. These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers subject to the standards. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice, before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-01497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice (Correction)
Document Number: 2017-00270
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hazardous Substances and Articles: Administration and Enforcement Regulations
Document Number: 2017-00240
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-00197
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act; Amendments
Document Number: 2016-31131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. We are proposing to revise the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The Commission also proposes to update the rule to reflect changes in Commission procedures, update Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission, revise employee titles, and make various technical changes and corrections. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the rule.
Notice of Availability of Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Review of the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2016-30405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the availability of a completed rule review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) for the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets (Mattress Standard), 16 CFR part 1633. This regulatory review concludes that the Mattress Standard should be maintained without change.\1\
Safety Standard for Portable Generators; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-29845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) voted to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register on November 2, 2016, concerning portable generators. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a comment period that would close 75 days after the date of publication of the NPR in the Federal Register. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is extending the comment period.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-29061
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
CPSC Litigation Guidance and Recommended Best Practices for Protective Orders and Settlement Agreements in Private Civil Litigation
Document Number: 2016-29004
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) is publishing this Litigation Guidance to provide recommendations for best practices to all parties in relevant litigation related to providing an exemption in protective orders and settlement agreements for reporting information to the CPSC.
Civil Penalties; Notice of Adjusted Maximum Amounts
Document Number: 2016-28242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In 1990, Congress enacted statutory amendments that provided for periodic adjustments to the maximum civil penalty amounts authorized under the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act. On August 14, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) increased the maximum civil penalty amounts to $100,000 for each violation and $15,000,000 for any related series of violations. The CPSIA also revised the starting date, from December 1, 1994 to December 1, 2011, and December 1 of each fifth calendar year thereafter, on which the Commission must prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, the schedule of maximum authorized penalties. As calculated in accordance with the amendments, the new amounts are $110,000 for each violation, and $16,025,000 for any related series of violations.
Conclusion of Consumer Product Safety Commission International Trade Data System Initial Test Concerning the Electronic Filing of Targeting/Enforcement Data
Document Number: 2016-28172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) in consultation with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) previously announced a test to assess the electronic filing of certain data via the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set to the CBP- authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system known as the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Test participants collaborated with CBP and CPSC in examining the effectiveness of the ``single window'' capability and assessing the concept of a data registry (the Product Registry), maintained by CPSC. CBP and CPSC have determined that the test, which the CPSC refers to as the ``eFiling Alpha Pilot,'' was successful, in that participating firms were able to file CPSC's PGA Message Set data as part of an ACE entry, CPSC was able to receive the PGA Message Set data from CBP, and CPSC was able to accept the data into CPSC's system for risk analysis. Accordingly, this document announces that the initial test, the eFiling Alpha Pilot, will conclude on December 31, 2016.
Safety Standard for Portable Generators
Document Number: 2016-26962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with portable generators. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that limits CO emissions from operating portable generators. Specifically, the proposed rule would require that portable generators powered by handheld spark-ignition (SI) engines and Class I SI engines not exceed a weighted CO emission rate of 75 grams per hour (g/hr); generators powered by one-cylinder, Class II SI engines must not exceed a weighted CO emission rate of 150 g/h; and generators powered by Class II SI engines with two cylinders must not exceed a weighted emission rate of 300 g/h.
PetSmart, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2016-27644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with PetSmart, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of four million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($4,250,000) within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database
Document Number: 2016-26963
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information for the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).