Tuesday, October 29, 2013

another blow by the CPSC

The CPSC has released the draft operating plan for 2014 and will hold a hearing tomorrow morning where the staff briefs the commissioners. Unfortunately, and as we expected, the draft operating plan has no allocation of resources for continuing to implement burden reduction called for in PL-112-28 with the exception of a single issue related to ATVs.

Nothing for establishing a list of equivalent tests, especially those from the E.U. in EN-71.

Nothing for expanding lead determinations list to include eight heavy elements from ASTM-F963-11.

Nothing for adding manufactured woods to the lead determinations list.

Nothing for creating and expanding a determinations list for phthalates.

Nothing for accepting results from a wider group of testing labs.

Nothing for defining a low volume periodic testing rule.

And nothing for publishing a wide variety of product specific guidance.

The link to the draft document is - http://1.usa.gov/16j5sC3.

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