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CPSC Meetings to Focus on Agenda and Priorities, Data Sources and Incident Information

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Agenda and Priorities. The Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a public meeting June 24 in Bethesda, Md., to receive views from all interested parties about its agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Requests to make oral presentations at this meeting are due no later than June 10.

The CPSC is specifically seeking comments on the following issues.

- the priorities it should consider emphasizing and dedicating resources toward, and the activities it should consider deemphasizing, in the FY 2016 operating plan and/or the FY 2017 congressional budget request

- whether it should consider making any changes or adjustments to its proposed or ongoing education, safety standards, regulation and enforcement efforts in FYs 2016 and/or 2017, keeping in mind its existing policy on establishing priorities for action

- whether particular action items should be higher priority than others, should not be included or should be added

Data Sources and Incident Information. The CPSC will also meet June 24 in Bethesda, Md., to receive information about sources of consumer product-related incident information that could be used to inform the CPSC’s hazard identification, risk management and regulatory enforcement work. Requests to make oral presentations at this hearing are due no later than June 17.

The CPSC is interested in information on how other organizations, domestic and international, use the data and information collected by the CPSC and how the CPSC might enhance the quality, accessibility, utility and usability of its data and information. The Commission also seeks information on sources of consumer product-related injury and fatality information other than those it already uses that contain the information associated with high-quality data. The most helpful input will include a discussion of the source’s data quality, format and information content and how the source might advance CPSC staff’s work to maximize the quality and information content of incident reports available to inform the agency’s hazard identification, risk mitigation and regulatory enforcement work. Finally, the CPSC invites information regarding industry or other best practices and other successful substantive and technological approaches, including data collection, data processing and data format.

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