CPSC Meeting: Commission Agenda and Priorities

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:00am

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is holding a meeting to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019, and for fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1, 2020. 

The Commission invites the public to comment on the following questions:

  1. What are the priorities the Commission should consider emphasizing and dedicating resources toward in the fiscal year 2020 Operating Plan and/or the fiscal year 2021 Congressional Budget Request?
  2. What activities should the Commission consider deemphasizing in the fiscal year 2020 Operating Plan and/or the fiscal year 2021 Congressional Budget Request?
  3. What retrospective review of rules should the Commission consider in the fiscal year 2020 Operating Plan and/or the fiscal year 2021 Congressional Budget Request?
  4. The CPSC's programs will align with the strategic goals outlined in the CPSC's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The CPSC's fiscal year 2020 Budget Request is based on four agency priorities: (1) Focusing the agency's resources on the highest-priority consumer product safety risks; (2) continuing to support import surveillance by operating, maintaining, and developing the Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) system to identify and stop noncompliant imported products from entering the U.S. marketplace; (3) emphasizing collaboration, outreach, and education by engaging all stakeholders through forums, advisory groups, seminars, webinars, technical stakeholder-to-government discussions, and workshops; and (4) expanding the sources and types of data analysis used to identify and assess hazards and inform solutions to address identified hazards. The Commission requests comments on the priorities as presented in the FY 2020 Budget Request. The CPSC's Budget Request for fiscal year 2020 can be found at: www.cpsc.gov/​about-cpsc/​agency-reports/​performance-and-budget.The Commission also requests comments on whether the Commission should consider making any changes or adjustments to the agency's proposed or ongoing safety standards activities, regulation and enforcement efforts in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 (16 CFR 1009.8). Comments are welcome on whether particular action items should be higher priority than others, should not be included, or should be added to the fiscal year 2020 and/or fiscal year 2021 agendas.

Members of the public may attend in person. More information is available at this Federal Register notice.