SUBSCRIBE   |   MY ACCOUNT   |   VIEW SHOPPING CART   |   Log In      
   CURRENT ISSUE   |   PAST ISSUES   |   WEBINARS   |   SEARCH   |   SPONSORSHIPS   

 

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail a link to a friend
Monday April 17, 2017

CPSC Extends Comment Period for Fireworks NPR

CPSC members voted 4-1 to approve a 90-day extension for comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on fireworks. Commissioner Elliot Kaye was the negative. The deadline was April 18.

 

The proposal (PSL, 1/2/17) involves agency staff recommendations to modernize CPSC rules, including adjusting the long-criticized "ear test" for audible effects. The direction is to evaluate if break/burst charges have metallic powder less than 100 mesh. (PSL, 11/28/16).

 

Other elements of the proposal include attention to explosive powder for non-audible effects, prohibited chemicals, fuse side-ignition, base attachment, fragmentation, trace contaminations, and various editorial/definition updates.

 

Interestingly, initial publication of the NPR for comments (PSL, 1/16/1) passed 3-0 with Republican commissioners abstaining to voluntarily honor a then-in-effect White House directive for a regulatory freeze. CPSC did not need to comply as an independent agency.