Possible Improvements to SaferProducts.gov; Request for Information and Notice of Public Hearing, 3134-3135 [2019-01817]

Download as PDF 3134 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2019 / Proposed Rules Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 31, 2019. Melvin J. Johnson, Aircraft Certification Service, Deputy Director, Policy and Innovation Division, AIR–601. [FR Doc. 2019–01635 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Chapter II [Docket No. CPSC–2019–0001] Possible Improvements to SaferProducts.gov; Request for Information and Notice of Public Hearing U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Request for written comments and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will hold a public hearing to receive information from interested parties about possible changes to CPSC’s Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, www.SaferProducts.gov, to improve the website’s usefulness and ease of use. CPSC also requests written comments. DATES: The public hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 6, 2019. The Division of the Secretariat must receive requests to make oral presentations, along with the written text of oral presentations, no later than 5 p.m., on February 20, 2019. CPSC will accept written comments through April 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be in the Hearing Room, on the 4th Floor of the Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. You may submit a request to make an oral presentation, along with the written text of the oral presentation, to the Division of the Secretariat, with the caption, ‘‘Improvements to SaferProducts.gov,’’ by email to cpscos@cpsc.gov, or by mail to the Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 EastWest Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. You may submit written comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2019– 0001, using the methods described below. CPSC encourages you to submit comments electronically, rather than in hard copy. Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Feb 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments provided on the website. CPSC does not accept written comments submitted by email. Written Submissions: Submit written comments by mail, hand delivery, or courier to: Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. CPSC may post all comments, 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 by mail, hand delivery, or courier. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to: www.regulations.gov, and insert the docket number, CPSC– 2019–0001, into the ‘‘Search’’ box, and follow the prompts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Elkin, Project Manager, Directorate for Epidemiology, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504–7078; email: IElkin@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA; Pub. L. 110–314, 122 Stat. 3016) requires the Commission to establish and maintain a database on the safety of consumer products, and other products or substances the Commission regulates, that is publicly available, searchable, and accessible through CPSC’s website. 15 U.S.C. 2055a(a)(1). The CPSIA includes specific content, procedural, and search requirements for the database. Id. 2055a(b), (c). In 2010, the Commission issued regulations regarding the database in 16 CFR part 1102, and in 2011, Congress added additional requirements to the database provisions. 75 FR 76832 (Dec. 9, 2010) (adopting 16 CFR part 1102); Sec. 7, Public Law 112–28, 125 Stat. 273 (amending 15 U.S.C. 2055a(c)). To comply with these requirements, CPSC created the website www.SaferProducts.gov. The website allows consumers and others to submit PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 reports of harm relating to the use of consumer products, and other products or substances the Commission regulates; allows businesses to comment on such reports; and allows users to search the database for product recalls and reports of harm that are published on www.SaferProducts.gov. II. Request for Information CPSC is considering improvements to www.SaferProducts.gov to make the website easier to understand, navigate, and interact with, as well as more useful for submitting and obtaining desired information. CPSC seeks stakeholders’ recommendations and intends to use the information it receives to determine how to update and upgrade the website. CPSC is particularly interested in information about how the website could be more user-friendly, and possible modifications to make the searching, reporting, and commenting tools more useful. CPSC requests comments and suggestions to improve the usability of the website. In particular, CPSC seeks comments on the following topics: 1. How can the overall design of SaferProducts.gov be improved? 2. Have you attempted to visit SaferProducts.gov using a mobile device? What suggestions would you have to make that experience better? 3. Please describe any problems you encountered when using SaferProducts.gov. Please be as specific as possible. 4. How can the process of reporting on SaferProducts.gov be improved? 5. How can the instructions for submitting a report be improved? 6. Business users: How can the processes of registering, accessing, and responding to reports of products or other substances the Commission regulates on SaferProducts.gov be improved? 7. How can searching for recalls and reports on the website be improved? 8. What other information would be useful to publish or provide with the recall and incident report data? 9. Have you encountered any difficulty attempting to upload photos or videos with a report you may have submitted? Please describe what happened. 10. If CPSC were to create a data visualization tool (a tool to help people understand data by placing it in a visual context) to help consumers and businesses better understand the data captured through SaferProducts.gov, would that kind of tool be useful to you? 11. Currently, submitters of information to the website must check a box to consent to CPSC publishing E:\FR\FM\11FEP1.SGM 11FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2019 / Proposed Rules their report on the website. CPSC is exploring whether this extra step in the submission process may decrease the number of published reports. CPSC is considering whether to move to a prechecked box where permission to publish is granted by the submitter automatically unless the submitter explicitly opts out by checking a box. CPSC staff believes this could increase the number of published reports and increase awareness of potentially unsafe products. The reports that CPSC publishes on Saferproducts.gov are prohibited by law from including personal information, such as name, address, and contact information. Do you have suggestions or concerns about making this change? 12. Given the growth of online retail sales since the launch of SaferProducts.gov and that online retail sales platforms usually include an ability for consumers to provide a product rating or other feedback, how might CPSC motivate the provision of safety-related feedback to SaferProducts.gov as a primary, or at least additional, mechanism for capturing information on consumer product-related incidents? 13. How can the agency encourage the use of SaferProducts.gov among eligible reporters other than consumers, such as physicians, medical examiners, and first responders? III. Options for Providing Input Interested parties may provide the requested information through written comments or through oral presentations at a public hearing, or through both methods. Written comments and oral presentations will become part of the public record. To submit written comments, see the information under the DATES and ADDRESSES sections of this document. At the public hearing, interested parties will have an opportunity to discuss their comments. To request the opportunity to make an oral presentation at the public hearing, see the information under the DATES and ADDRESSES sections of this document. Participants should limit their presentations to approximately 10 minutes, excluding time for questioning by the Commissioners. To avoid duplicate presentations, groups should designate a spokesperson, and the Commission reserves the right to limit presentation times, or impose further restrictions, as necessary. Interested parties who do not attend the public hearing in person will be able VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Feb 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 to view the public hearing through a webcast, but they will not be able to interact with the panels and presenters. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–01817 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 30 [190A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Bureau of Indian Education Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold a public meeting to continue the work to advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) through the BIE on a proposed rule to revise the Adequate Yearly Progress regulation. This notice announces the date and location of a fourth in-person Committee meeting. DATES: The meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019, through Thursday, March 14, 2019; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2600 North Central Avenue, 4th Floor Eagle Room, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Members of the public will need to bring proper identification to enter the Federal building. SUMMARY: The Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Sue Bement, Education Program Specialist, BIE, by any of the following methods: • (Preferred method) Email to: BIEcomments@bia.gov; • Mail, hand-carry or use an overnight courier service to the Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Sue Bement, C/O The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, 1001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3135 Indian School Road NW, Suite 229, Albuquerque, NM 87104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee is to negotiate and reach consensus on recommendations for a proposed rule that will replace the existing regulations at 25 CFR part 30. The Secretary, using a negotiated rulemaking process to develop regulations for implementation, shall define the standards, assessments, and accountability system consistent with section 1111 of the ESEA, for schools funded by the BIE on a national, regional, or Tribal basis, as appropriate, taking into account the unique circumstances and needs of such schools and the students served by such schools. The Federal Register (83 FR 16806) notice published on April 17, 2018, discussed the issues to be negotiated and the interest group representatives proposed as members of the Committee. The first three in-person meetings and spring 2019 webinar were announced in the Federal Register (83 FR 37822) notice published on August 2, 2018. The BIE is announcing a fourth in-person meeting. The following items will be on the agenda: • Focus on the draft proposed rule for publication; • Seek consensus on the draft; • Schedule government-togovernment consultations including what key information will be shared during consultation; and • Public comment. Detailed information about Committee meetings, including detailed agendas, can be accessed at https://www.bie.edu/ Resources/NRMC/index.htm. Written comments may be sent to the Designated Federal Official listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. All meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public. Authority: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq. Dated: January 25, 2019. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–01834 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P E:\FR\FM\11FEP1.SGM 11FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-01817]


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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

16 CFR Chapter II

[Docket No. CPSC-2019-0001]


Possible Improvements to SaferProducts.gov; Request for 
Information and Notice of Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Request for written comments and notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will hold a 
public hearing to receive information from interested parties about 
possible changes to CPSC's Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety 
Information Database, www.SaferProducts.gov, to improve the website's 
usefulness and ease of use. CPSC also requests written comments.

DATES: The public hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time 
(EST) on March 6, 2019. The Division of the Secretariat must receive 
requests to make oral presentations, along with the written text of 
oral presentations, no later than 5 p.m., on February 20, 2019. CPSC 
will accept written comments through April 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be in the Hearing Room, on the 4th 
Floor of the Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East-West Highway, 
Bethesda, MD 20814. You may submit a request to make an oral 
presentation, along with the written text of the oral presentation, to 
the Division of the Secretariat, with the caption, ``Improvements to 
SaferProducts.gov,'' by email to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or by mail to the 
Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 
4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.
    You may submit written comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-
2019-0001, using the methods described below. CPSC encourages you to 
submit comments electronically, rather than in hard copy.
    Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments provided on the website. CPSC does not accept 
written comments submitted by email.
    Written Submissions: Submit written comments by mail, hand 
delivery, or courier to: Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer 
Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 
MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this notice. CPSC may post all comments, 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 by mail, hand delivery, or courier.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to: www.regulations.gov, and insert the docket number, 
CPSC-2019-0001, into the ``Search'' box, and follow the prompts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Elkin, Project Manager, 
Directorate for Epidemiology, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 
4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504-7078; 
email: IElkin@cpsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA; Pub. L. 
110-314, 122 Stat. 3016) requires the Commission to establish and 
maintain a database on the safety of consumer products, and other 
products or substances the Commission regulates, that is publicly 
available, searchable, and accessible through CPSC's website. 15 U.S.C. 
2055a(a)(1). The CPSIA includes specific content, procedural, and 
search requirements for the database. Id. 2055a(b), (c). In 2010, the 
Commission issued regulations regarding the database in 16 CFR part 
1102, and in 2011, Congress added additional requirements to the 
database provisions. 75 FR 76832 (Dec. 9, 2010) (adopting 16 CFR part 
1102); Sec. 7, Public Law 112-28, 125 Stat. 273 (amending 15 U.S.C. 
2055a(c)).
    To comply with these requirements, CPSC created the website 
www.SaferProducts.gov. The website allows consumers and others to 
submit reports of harm relating to the use of consumer products, and 
other products or substances the Commission regulates; allows 
businesses to comment on such reports; and allows users to search the 
database for product recalls and reports of harm that are published on 
www.SaferProducts.gov.

II. Request for Information

    CPSC is considering improvements to www.SaferProducts.gov to make 
the website easier to understand, navigate, and interact with, as well 
as more useful for submitting and obtaining desired information. CPSC 
seeks stakeholders' recommendations and intends to use the information 
it receives to determine how to update and upgrade the website. CPSC is 
particularly interested in information about how the website could be 
more user-friendly, and possible modifications to make the searching, 
reporting, and commenting tools more useful. CPSC requests comments and 
suggestions to improve the usability of the website. In particular, 
CPSC seeks comments on the following topics:
    1. How can the overall design of SaferProducts.gov be improved?
    2. Have you attempted to visit SaferProducts.gov using a mobile 
device? What suggestions would you have to make that experience better?
    3. Please describe any problems you encountered when using 
SaferProducts.gov. Please be as specific as possible.
    4. How can the process of reporting on SaferProducts.gov be 
improved?
    5. How can the instructions for submitting a report be improved?
    6. Business users: How can the processes of registering, accessing, 
and responding to reports of products or other substances the 
Commission regulates on SaferProducts.gov be improved?
    7. How can searching for recalls and reports on the website be 
improved?
    8. What other information would be useful to publish or provide 
with the recall and incident report data?
    9. Have you encountered any difficulty attempting to upload photos 
or videos with a report you may have submitted? Please describe what 
happened.
    10. If CPSC were to create a data visualization tool (a tool to 
help people understand data by placing it in a visual context) to help 
consumers and businesses better understand the data captured through 
SaferProducts.gov, would that kind of tool be useful to you?
    11. Currently, submitters of information to the website must check 
a box to consent to CPSC publishing

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their report on the website. CPSC is exploring whether this extra step 
in the submission process may decrease the number of published reports. 
CPSC is considering whether to move to a pre-checked box where 
permission to publish is granted by the submitter automatically unless 
the submitter explicitly opts out by checking a box. CPSC staff 
believes this could increase the number of published reports and 
increase awareness of potentially unsafe products. The reports that 
CPSC publishes on Saferproducts.gov are prohibited by law from 
including personal information, such as name, address, and contact 
information. Do you have suggestions or concerns about making this 
change?
    12. Given the growth of online retail sales since the launch of 
SaferProducts.gov and that online retail sales platforms usually 
include an ability for consumers to provide a product rating or other 
feedback, how might CPSC motivate the provision of safety-related 
feedback to SaferProducts.gov as a primary, or at least additional, 
mechanism for capturing information on consumer product-related 
incidents?
    13. How can the agency encourage the use of SaferProducts.gov among 
eligible reporters other than consumers, such as physicians, medical 
examiners, and first responders?

III. Options for Providing Input

    Interested parties may provide the requested information through 
written comments or through oral presentations at a public hearing, or 
through both methods. Written comments and oral presentations will 
become part of the public record. To submit written comments, see the 
information under the DATES and ADDRESSES sections of this document.
    At the public hearing, interested parties will have an opportunity 
to discuss their comments. To request the opportunity to make an oral 
presentation at the public hearing, see the information under the DATES 
and ADDRESSES sections of this document. Participants should limit 
their presentations to approximately 10 minutes, excluding time for 
questioning by the Commissioners. To avoid duplicate presentations, 
groups should designate a spokesperson, and the Commission reserves the 
right to limit presentation times, or impose further restrictions, as 
necessary.
    Interested parties who do not attend the public hearing in person 
will be able to view the public hearing through a webcast, but they 
will not be able to interact with the panels and presenters.

Alberta E. Mills,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-01817 Filed 2-8-19; 8:45 am]
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