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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: 2020-25949
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
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) announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets (OMB No. 3041-0127). OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on December 31, 2020. On September 14, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register to announce the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no substantive comments in response to that notice. 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-24159
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads; Proposed Amendment
Document Number: 2020-22747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing to amend its Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. The ignition source cigarette specified in the standard for use in the mattress standard's performance tests, Standard Reference Material cigarette SRM 1196, is no longer available for purchase. The Commission is proposing to amend the mattress standard to require a revised Standard Reference Material cigarette, SRM 1196a, which was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as the ignition source for testing to the mattress standard.
Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses
Document Number: 2020-22558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
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 (CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' the applicable voluntary standard, or more stringent than the voluntary standard, if the Commission determines that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for crib mattresses. The scope of the proposed rule includes full-size and non-full-size crib mattresses, as well as after-market mattresses for play yards and non-full-size cribs. The Commission is also proposing to amend CPSC's consumer registration requirements to identify crib mattresses within the scope of the proposed rule as durable infant or toddler products, and proposing to amend CPSC's list of notice of requirements (NORs) to include such crib mattresses.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Contests, Challenges, and Awards
Document Number: 2020-23488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a generic collection of information for CPSC-sponsored contests, challenges, and awards. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0151. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on November 30, 2020. On August 6, 2020, CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no substantive comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of this collection of information, without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: 2020-21844
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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) 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 Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0130. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on October 31, 2020. On July 23, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register 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 this collection of information, without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: 2020-21841
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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) 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 relating to the procedures for the export of noncomplying products. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0003. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on October 31, 2020. On July 23, 2020, CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no substantive comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of this collection of information, without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: 2020-20196
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
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 for a collection of information relating to the Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0127. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on December 31, 2020. 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.
Notice of Availability of Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Review of the Safety Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs
Document Number: 2020-19572
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is announcing the availability of a completed rule review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) for the safety standards for full-size baby cribs and non-full-size baby cribs (crib standards). This regulatory review concludes that the crib standards should be maintained without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Child Strength Study
Document Number: 2020-19142
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register for each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a study that will assess the strength capabilities of children. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before submitting this collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-18893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
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) 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 from persons who may voluntarily participate in consumer focus groups. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0136. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on September 30, 2020. On June 15, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register 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; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-18891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
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) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0148. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on September 30, 2020. On June 15, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register 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.
Notice of Availability: Revisions to the Plan Documented in NIST Technical Note 2048: Simulation and Analysis Plan To Evaluate the Impact of CO Mitigation Requirements for Portable Generators
Document Number: 2020-18497
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In July 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the availability of, and sought public comment on, a document related to CPSC's efforts to address carbon monoxide poisoning hazards from portable generators: NIST Technical Note 2048: Simulation and Analysis Plan to Evaluate the Impact of CO Mitigation Requirements for Portable Generators (NIST TN 2048). The CPSC is announcing the availability of ``Revisions to the Plan Documented in NIST Technical Note 2048: Simulation and Analysis Plan to Evaluate the Impact of CO Mitigation Requirements for Portable Generators,'' a memorandum documenting CPSC staff's revisions to the plan in NIST TN 2048, resulting from CPSC and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) staffs' review and analysis of public comments on the plan.
Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Review of the Testing and Labeling Regulations Pertaining to Product Certification of Children's Products, Including Reliance on Component Part Testing
Document Number: 2020-16441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is conducting a review of the regulations for third party testing and certification to demonstrate compliance with safety standards for children's products, under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). That section requires the CPSC to review within 10 years after their issuance regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The testing and component part regulations were promulgated in 2011. The CPSC seeks comment to determine whether, consistent with the CPSC's statutory obligations, these regulations should be maintained without change, or modified to minimize the significant impact of the rules on a substantial number of small entities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Contests, Challenges, and Awards
Document Number: 2020-17156
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
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. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0151. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on November 30, 2020. 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).
Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers
Document Number: 2020-16137
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 20, 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) issued a direct final rule revising the CPSC's mandatory standard for hand-held infant carriers to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard. We are publishing this final rule to delay the effective date of the CPSC's mandatory standard for hand-held infant carriers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-16234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: 2020-15905
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
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 October 31, 2020. 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 Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: 2020-15904
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
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. 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 October 31, 2020. 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.
CPSC Micromobility Products Forum
Document Number: 2020-15583
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is holding a forum on micromobility products (e-scooters, e-bicycles, and hoverboards). CPSC staff invites interested parties to attend or participate in the forum via webinar.
Public Availability of Consumer Product Safety Commission FY 2017 and 2018 Service Contract Inventories
Document Number: 2020-15530
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in accordance with section 743(c) of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, is announcing the availability of CPSC's service contract inventories for fiscal years (FYs) 2017 and 2018. The inventories provide information on service contract actions exceeding $25,000 that CPSC made in FYs 2017 and 2018.
Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers; Correction
Document Number: 2020-13351
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 20, 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issued a direct final rule revising CPSC's mandatory standard for hand-held infant carriers to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard. This document adds an email address, which will provide the public several ways to contact CPSC, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Sling Carriers; Corrections
Document Number: 2020-13350
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 20, 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issued a direct final rule revising CPSC's mandatory standard for sling carriers to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard. That document omitted an ASTM contact phone number. This document adds an ASTM contact telephone number. Additionally, that document contained a CPSC telephone number that is now inactive. To ensure that the public will be able to contact CPSC, in this document, we provide a correct telephone number and add an email contact, which will provide the public several ways to contact CPSC, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Children's Folding Chair and Stools; Correction
Document Number: 2020-13349
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 1, 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issued a direct final rule revising CPSC's mandatory standard for children's folding chairs and stools to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard. That document contained a CPSC telephone number that is now inactive. To ensure that the public will be able to contact CPSC, in this document, we provide a correct telephone number and add an email address, which will provide the public several ways to contact CPSC, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Portable Bed Rails; Corrections
Document Number: 2020-13348
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 25, 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issued a direct final rule revising CPSC's mandatory standard for portable bed rails to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard. That document contained typographical errors. In this document, we correct those errors, provide an additional option for viewing the standard, and add new contact information, which will provide the public several ways to contact CPSC, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures
Document Number: 2020-12561
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing this final rule establishing a safety standard for gates and enclosures that are intended to confine a child. The CPSC is also amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the safety standard for gates and enclosures in the list of notices of requirements (NORs).
CPSC Webinar on Improvements to SaferProducts.gov
Document Number: 2020-13100
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will hold a public webinar to receive information from interested parties about changes to the CPSC's Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, www.SaferProducts.gov, that are in development to improve the website's usefulness and navigability. All attendees should pre-register for the Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-12783
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
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 September 30, 2020. 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. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by August 14, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-12782
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
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 September 30, 2020. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of this collection of information from OMB.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-12336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Children's Toys and Child Care Articles: Determinations Regarding ASTM F963 Elements and Phthalates for Unfinished Manufactured Fibers
Document Number: 2020-09991
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a final rule determining that certain unfinished manufactured fibers do not contain the ASTM F963 elements or specified phthalates that exceed the limits set forth under the CPSC's statutes and regulations for children's toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified unfinished manufactured fibers would not be required to have third party testing for compliance with the requirements of the ASTM F963 elements or phthalates for children's toys and child care articles.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2020-11226
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film, previously approved under OMB control number 3041-0024. On March 13, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register 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: 2020-11225
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 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. On March 13, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register 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 Hand-Held Infant Carriers
Document Number: 2020-09166
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In December 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a consumer product safety standard for hand-held infant carriers. The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard, with one modification in the definition of the product, to clarify that semi-rigid carriers fall within the scope of the standard. We are publishing this direct final rule revising the CPSC's mandatory standard for hand-held infant carriers to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2020-10589
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 5, 2020, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice announcing a public hearing concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2021 and 2022, which was postponed due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19. The CPSC has now rescheduled the public hearing for May 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT via CPSC Webinar. All attendees should pre-register for the Webinar. To pre-register for the Webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3513228129651454990 and fill in the information. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Detailed instructions for the hearing participants and other interested parties will be made available on the CPSC website on the public calendar: https://cpsc.gov/newsroom/public-calendar.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Sling Carriers
Document Number: 2020-07522
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In January 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for sling carriers under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard that was in effect for sling carriers at the time, with an additional requirement for warning label attachment. ASTM has since revised the voluntary standard for sling carriers. The CPSIA provides a process for when a voluntary standards organization updates a standard that the Commission incorporated by reference in a section 104 rule. Consistent with that process, this direct final rule revises the mandatory standard for sling carriers to incorporate by reference the updated version of the ASTM standard, while retaining the additional requirement for warning label attachment.
Fees for Production of Records; Other Amendments to Procedures for Disclosure of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2020-07558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may charge certain fees to recover the direct costs of providing specific FOIA services, such as duplication and searching for responsive records. The CPSC is proposing to amend its FOIA fee regulations to reflect more accurately the CPSC's direct costs of providing FOIA services, as well as to conform to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines and to omit the fee category for the production of records on microfiche, an obsolete format. The CPSC also is proposing to amend other sections of its FOIA regulations to reflect organizational changes in the agency's FOIA Office; to codify the existing practice of the General Counsel remanding cases to the Chief FOIA Officer; and to allow for any relevant FOIA exemptions to be applied.
Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Extension of Time for Comments
Document Number: 2020-06944
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 5, 2020, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice announcing a public hearing and request for written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. The CPSC has postponed, until further notice, the public hearing. However, the Commission is extending the comment period for written comments until May 1, 2020.
Safety Standard for Crib Bumpers/Liners
Document Number: 2020-06142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, i.e., section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 crib bumpers/liners, and it is also proposing to identify crib bumpers/ liners as durable infant or toddler products subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include crib bumpers in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Children's Folding Chairs and Stools
Document Number: 2020-06334
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In December 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a consumer product safety standard for children's folding chairs and stools. The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard. We are publishing this direct final rule revising the CPSC's mandatory standard for children's folding chairs and stools to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Product Risk Reduction Valuation Study: Cognitive Interviews & Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-06514
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces that CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a new proposed collection of information by the agency to conduct cognitive interviews and focus groups that will assess consumer comprehension of risk associated with consumer products. On December 30, 2019, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the agency's intent to seek approval of this collection of information. The CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the CPSC announces that it has submitted to the OMB a request for approval of this collection of information.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-06527
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2020-05138
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
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 and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film. 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 June 30, 2020. The CPSC 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: 2020-05137
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
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, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets. These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers subject to the standards. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0014. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on June 30, 2020. The CPSC 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: 2020-04779
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-04764
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2020-04476
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
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 2021, which begins on October 1, 2020, and for fiscal year 2022, which begins on October 1, 2021. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 will become part of the public record.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Portable Bed Rails
Document Number: 2020-03106
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In February 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a consumer product safety standard for portable bed rails. The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard. We are publishing this direct final rule revising the CPSC's mandatory standard for portable bed rails to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
2020-03776
Document Number: 2020-03776
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-03593
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions