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CPSC Considering Agenda and Priorities for FYs 2019 and 2020

Thursday, March 01, 2018
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing April 11 to receive views from all interested parties about its agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Requests to make oral presentations at the hearing, as well as the written text of any such presentations and any written comments, must be submitted by March 28.

Issues to be considered at the hearing include the following.

- priorities the CPSC should consider emphasizing and dedicating resources toward

- activities the CPSC should consider deemphasizing

- retrospective review of rules the CPSC should consider

- CPSC priorities, including (1) focusing agency resources on the highest-priority consumer product safety risks, (2) continuing to support import surveillance by incrementally developing the Risk Assessment Methodology system to identify and stop noncompliant imported products from entering the U.S. marketplace, (3) emphasizing outreach and education by engaging all stakeholders through forums and workshops, and (4) expanding the sources and types of data analysis used to identify and assess product safety risks and inform compliance decisions

- whether the CPSC should consider making any changes or adjustments to its proposed or ongoing safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement efforts

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