[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 128 (Thursday, July 3, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37968-37973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15241]


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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 1110

[CPSC Docket No. CPSC-2013-0017]


Workshop on Electronic Filing of Certificates as Included in 
Proposed Rule on Certificates of Compliance

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission, 
or we) staff is holding a workshop on aspects of the Commission's 
proposed rule on Certificates of Compliance (certificates), which the 
Commission published on May 13, 2013. Among other things, the 
Commission proposed to require electronic filing of certificates for 
regulated imported consumer products with U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) at the time of filing the CBP entry or the time of 
filing the entry and entry summary, if both are filed together. The 
workshop will focus on this aspect of the proposed rule. We invite 
interested parties to participate in, or attend the workshop, and to 
submit written comments.

DATES: The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, 
September 18, 2014. Individuals interested in presenting information 
and participating on a panel at the workshop should register by Friday, 
August 8, 2014; all other individuals who wish to attend the workshop 
should register by Friday, September 5, 2014. The workshop will be 
available via webcast, but viewers will not be able to interact with 
the panelists and presenters.

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Written comments must be received by Friday, October 31, 2014.

ADDRESSES: CPSC staff will hold the workshop in the Hearing Room at 
CPSC's headquarters at: 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. You 
may attend the workshop free of charge. Individuals interested in 
presenting information or attending the workshop should register online 
at: http://www.cpsc.gov/meetingsignup.html, and click on the link 
titled, ``Workshop on Electronic Filing of Certificates of Compliance 
for Imported Consumer Products.'' More information about the workshop 
will be posted at: http://www.cpsc.gov/meetingsignup.html.
    You may submit comments related to the workshop and electronic 
filing of certificates, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2013-0017, by any 
of the methods below:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept 
comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through: http://www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic 
comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above.

Written Submissions

    Submit written submissions by:
    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier, preferably in five copies, to: Office 
of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 
East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted 
without change, including any personal identifiers, contact 
information, or other personal information provided, to: http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, 
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information 
electronically. Submit such information separately in writing.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to: http://www.regulations.gov, and insert 
``Docket No. CPSC-2013-0017'', into the ``Search'' box, and follow the 
prompts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Celestine Kish, Office of Import 
Surveillance, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone 
301-987-2547; email: ckish@cpsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

A. What is CPSC's authority to regulate importation of consumer 
products?

    Section 17 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 
2066) and section 14 of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) (15 
U.S.C. 1273) authorize the Commission to regulate the importation of 
consumer products and substances that are within the CPSC's 
jurisdiction. Among other authorities, section 17 of the CPSA 
authorizes the Commission to refuse admission and to destroy any 
product imported or offered for import that, among other things, is not 
accompanied by a required certificate, fails to comply with an 
applicable consumer product safety rule, or has a product defect that 
constitutes a substantial product hazard within the meaning of section 
15(a)(2) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2064(a)(2)). CPSC works with CBP to 
review and inspect cargo and to clear compliant consumer products 
offered for importation into the United States. CPSC also works with 
CBP to enforce CPSC regulations and to destroy products that violate 
the law and cannot be reconditioned for import.

B. What statutory requirements apply to certificates of compliance?

    When a certificate is needed. Section 14(a) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 
2063(a)), as amended by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 
2008 (CPSIA), requires that regulated consumer products be certified as 
compliant with CPSC's regulations by the manufacturer (including an 
importer)\1\ and the private labeler of the consumer product (if such 
product bears a private label). A regulated consumer product is one 
that is subject to a consumer product safety rule under the CPSA or 
similar rule, ban, standard, or regulation under any other law enforced 
by the Commission that is imported for consumption or warehousing, or 
distributed in commerce. Section 3(a)(8) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 
2052(a)(8)) defines ``distribute in commerce'' to mean ``to sell in 
commerce, to introduce or deliver for introduction into commerce, or to 
hold for sale or distribution after introduction into commerce.'' 
Section 14(a)(1)(a) of the CPSA requires that a certificate for a 
regulated non-children's product (General Certificate of Conformity, or 
GCC) be based on a test of each product or on a reasonable testing 
program.
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    \1\ Section 3(a)(11) of the CPSA defines ``manufacturer'' as any 
person who manufactures or imports a consumer product. As such, any 
statutory obligation assigned to a manufacturer, by definition, 
applies to an importer. Thus, the statutory obligation to issue a 
certificate for children's and non-children's products falls to the 
manufacturer, importer, or the private labeler of a consumer 
product, if the product is privately labeled under section 3(a)(12) 
of the CPSA.
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    Additionally, every manufacturer (including an importer) and 
private labeler, if there is one, of a children's product that is 
subject to a children's product safety rule, must have the children's 
product tested by a CPSC-accepted third party conformity assessment 
body (laboratory). Based on such third party testing, manufacturers and 
private labelers must issue a certificate (Children's Product 
Certificate, or CPC) that certifies that the children's product is 
compliant with all applicable rules. Section 14(a)(2) of the CPSA 
requires that testing and certification for regulated children's 
products be conducted before importing such children's products for 
consumption or warehousing or before distributing such children's 
products in commerce.
    Content of certificates. Sections 14(g)(1) and (2) of the CPSA 
contain certificate content requirements. Certificates 
(``certificates'' collectively refers to GCCs and CPCs) must identify 
the manufacturer (including the importer) or private labeler issuing 
the certificate, as well as any third party conformity assessment body 
on whose testing the certificate depends. At a minimum, certificates 
are required to include: the date and place of manufacture; The date 
and place where the product was tested; each party identified on the 
certificate's name, full mailing address, and telephone number; and 
contact information for the individual responsible for maintaining 
records of test results. Additionally, section 14(g) of the CPSA 
requires that every certificate be legible and that all content be in 
English. Content may be in any other language as well.
    Availability of certificates. Section 14(g)(3) of the CPSA 
establishes certificate availability requirements. The statute requires 
that every certificate ``accompany the applicable product or shipment 
of products covered by the same certificate'' and that a copy of the 
certificate be furnished to each distributor or retailer of the 
product. (emphasis added). Thus, the statute requires that domestically 
produced and imported products be accompanied by a certificate. Section 
14(g)(3) of the CPSA additionally provides that upon request, the 
manufacturer (including the importer) or private labeler issuing the 
certificate must furnish a copy of the certificate to the Commission. 
Accordingly, only presenting a certificate of compliance ``on demand''

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by the Commission does not satisfy the statutory requirement that the 
certificate ``accompany'' the product or shipment.
    Finally, section 14(g)(4) of the CPSA states that in consultation 
with the Commissioner of Customs, the CPSC may, by rule, provide for 
the electronic filing of certificates up to 24 hours before the arrival 
of an imported product. Upon request, the manufacturer (including the 
importer) or private labeler issuing the certificate must furnish a 
copy of the certificate to the Commission or to CBP.
    In addition to the statutory authority in section 14 of the CPSA, 
which requires certificates for regulated products, section 3 of the 
CPSIA gives the Commission general implementing authority regarding 
certificates. Section 3 of the CPSIA provides: ``[t]he Commission may 
issue regulations, as necessary, to implement this Act and the 
amendments made by this Act.''

C. What regulatory actions has the commission taken regarding 
certificates?

    Existing 1110 rule. The Commission promulgated a direct final rule 
for ``certificates of compliance'' on November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68328), 
which is codified at 16 CFR part 1110 (the existing 1110 rule). The 
Commission published the existing 1110 rule shortly after the CPSIA was 
enacted on August 14, 2008, to clarify for stakeholders the certificate 
requirements imposed by the newly amended sections 14(a) and 14(g). The 
existing part 1110 rule clarified certificate requirements by, for 
example:
     Limiting the parties who must issue a certificate to the 
importer, for products manufactured outside the United States, and, in 
the case of domestically manufactured products, to the manufacturer;
     Allowing certificates to be in hard copy or electronic 
form;
     Clarifying requirements for an electronic form of 
certificate; and
     Clarifying certificate content requirements.
    The existing 1110 rule did not change the statutory requirement 
that certificates ``accompany'' the applicable product or shipment of 
products covered by the certificate. However, the existing 1110 rule 
provides another means of meeting the ``accompany'' requirement, by 
allowing use of electronic certificates in lieu of paper certificates. 
Section 1110.13(a)(1) of the existing 1110 rule states:

    An electronic certificate satisfies the ``accompany'' 
requirement if the certificate is identified by a unique identifier 
and can be accessed via a World Wide Web URL or other electronic 
means, provided the URL or other electronic means and the unique 
identifier are created in advance and are available, along with 
access to the electronic certificate itself, to the Commission or to 
the Customs authorities as soon as the product or shipment itself is 
available for inspection.

    Related Commission rules. Since the existing 1110 rule was 
promulgated in 2008, the Commission implemented the testing and 
labeling requirements in section 14 of the CPSA, including two key 
rules in 2011, which are related to product certification: (1) Testing 
and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification, 16 CFR part 1107 (the 
Testing Rule or the 1107 rule); and (2) Conditions and Requirements for 
Relying on Component Part Testing or Certification, or Another Party's 
Finished Product Testing or Certification, to Meet Testing and 
Certification Requirements, 16 CFR part 1109 (the Component Part Rule 
or the 1109 rule). Both rules were published in the Federal Register on 
November 8, 2011 (76 FR 69482 and 76 FR 69546, respectively). The 
Testing Rule, effective February 8, 2013, sets forth requirements for 
the testing, certification, and optional labeling of regulated 
children's products. The Component Part Rule, effective December 8, 
2011, allows for component part testing and certification to meet 
testing and certification requirements for children's and non-
children's products. The Component Part Rule also sets forth criteria 
for a manufacturer, importer, or private labeler to certify a regulated 
consumer product based on another party's testing or certification.
    Proposed amendment to 1110 rule. On May 13, 2013, the Commission 
issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to amend the existing 1110 
rule (78 FR 28080). The NPR proposed to clarify certificate 
requirements in light of the Testing and Component Part Rules and to 
implement section 14(g)(4) of the CPSA, which allows the Commission, in 
consultation with the Commissioner of Customs, to require that 
certificates for imported products be filed electronically with CBP up 
to 24 hours before arrival of an imported product. As explained in 
section IV of this notice, the workshop will focus on the requirement 
for importers to file electronic certificates with CBP upon entry. In 
the NPR, proposed Sec.  1110.13(a) states that to meet the statutory 
requirement that certificates ``accompany'' products or product 
shipments, for regulated finished products that are imported for 
consumption or warehousing, ``the importer must file the required GCC 
or CPC electronically with the CBP at the time of filing the CBP entry 
or the time of filing the entry and entry summary, if both are filed 
together.'' 78 FR at 28108. The NPR also sought comment on allowing 
filing certificates at a time earlier than entry, at manifest. 78 FR at 
28090.
    Regarding the technology involved in filing electronic 
certificates, the Commission proposed filing certificates in the form 
of an image, a pdf file, or in the form of data elements that can be 
uploaded into CBP's database and electronically provided to CPSC for 
review. Id. The NPR stated that the Commission prefers data elements so 
that the information can be uploaded and searchable in a database. The 
Commission recognized that electronic filing of certificates would 
require software upgrades that may need to be completed in stages by 
CBP, CPSC, and stakeholders. The NPR noted that CBP's technology would 
be used to file certificates electronically and that the Commission 
would need CBP's assistance and cooperation in implementing electronic 
filing of certificates at entry. Id.

II. What are we trying to accomplish by requiring electronic 
certificates to be filed at entry?

    The preamble to the NPR states that electronically filing 
certificate information would aid the Commission in enforcing the 
certificate requirement and give the Commission the ability to search 
certificate content information for enforcement and inspection 
purposes. 78 FR at 28089. Using electronic filing of certificate data 
would expedite clearance of consumer products at the ports and increase 
the safety of consumer products entering the United States through 
improved and more efficient enforcement. Currently, CPSC analyzes 
certain import data provided by CBP about shipments of consumer 
products arriving at U.S. ports of entry and then makes risk-based 
decisions about which products to clear for importation and which 
products to hold for inspection purposes. In a pilot project initiated 
in late 2011, CPSC improved its import-related functions by developing 
a software system known as the RAM (risk assessment methodology), to 
review CBP's import data. The RAM allows CPSC to analyze CBP's import 
data more rapidly to identify low-risk cargo to expedite clearance and 
to focus CPSC's limited resources on high-risk cargo requiring further 
inspection. CPSC believes that the RAM pilot program successfully 
allows staff to identify rapidly certain high-risk cargo for hold and 
inspection

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and permit low-risk cargo to be cleared through the ports. CPSC can 
make this assessment at the time of entry, often before products reach 
U.S. ports, depending upon when the entry documentation is filed with 
CBP.
    CPSC seeks to implement the RAM program beyond the pilot stage. A 
fully funded and implemented RAM program would allow CPSC to analyze 
CBP's import data for all consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction 
upon entering the United States. In the NPR to amend 16 CFR part 1110, 
CPSC proposed to include data elements from certificates in the RAM's 
import risk analysis because this data will assist CPSC in making 
better and more efficient risk-based decisions for clearance and 
inspections. As the RAM is currently being used, the addition of 
certificate data would enable CPSC to automate review of certificate 
data and to more efficiently clear low-risk cargo at the time of entry. 
At the same time, CPSC can identify high-risk cargo for hold and 
inspection at the ports. For most consumer products, clearance at the 
ports would be expedited by a fully expanded RAM program that 
incorporates certificate data.
    The proposed timing of filing electronic certificates is 
significant because this timing would align with the receipt of CBP's 
import data, by requiring certificates to be filed at a point in the 
entry process when CBP still has control over the products offered for 
importation. Along with CBP's data, CPSC would receive certificate data 
at a time when we can make admissibility decisions more quickly and can 
react to certificate data to prevent noncompliant goods from 
potentially being sold to consumers. The earlier that CPSC receives 
certificate data in the import process, the more quickly CPSC can 
review and clear products for importation.
    Importantly, after the Commission issued the NPR on May 13, 2013, 
President Obama, on February 19, 2014, issued Executive Order 13659, 
Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses (EO 
13659), which requires certain federal agencies to significantly 
enhance their use of technology to modernize and simplify the trade 
processing infrastructure. Specifically, EO 13659 requires applicable 
government agencies to use CBP's International Trade Data System 
(ITDS), and its supporting systems, such as CBP's Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE), to create a ``single window'' through which 
businesses will electronically submit import-related data for 
clearance. EO 13659 envisions and is working toward a simpler, more 
efficient portal for trade use, to the benefit of both the trade and 
those government agencies with related authorities and 
responsibilities.
    Participating agencies have until December 31, 2016, to use systems 
such as ACE as the primary means of receiving standardized import data. 
As an independent agency CPSC is not bound by EO 13659. However, 
importers and CPSC both have a strong interest in CPSC continuing to 
play a leadership role in this area. Electronic filing of certificate 
data will further important EO objectives, as well as aid CPSC in 
focusing the agency's resources to clear products more efficiently and 
improve enforcement of our safety regulations at the ports.

III. Additional Background on CBP's Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE)

    Before the NPR was issued, CPSC staff discussed with CBP the 
capability of CPB's staff to accept certificate data into ACE and 
provide the information to CPSC's RAM for review. ACE functionality was 
being upgraded to accept PDF images (Document Imaging System, or DIS) 
and electronic data elements (PGA Message Set) for participating 
government agency (PGA) import-related forms or other data collection. 
Currently, CBP is conducting several test programs for PGAs, using DIS 
and PGA Message Set. See, e.g., 77 FR 20835 (Apr. 6, 2012) (DIS test); 
78 FR 75931 (Dec. 13, 2013) (PGA Message Set test). CPSC staff is 
discussing the possibility of participating in CBP's PGA Message Set 
test to pilot submission of electronic certificates of compliance. CPSC 
and CBP will provide additional notice, if such a pilot program 
involving CPSC is imminent.

IV. What are we trying to accomplish with the workshop?

    The goal of the workshop is for CPSC to receive practical and 
procedural information from stakeholders, about electronic filing of 
certificates at entry into CBP's ACE system. CPSC staff has been 
reviewing the comments received in response to the 1110 rule NPR. Some 
comments reflect misunderstandings about CPSA certificate requirements, 
CPSC's ability and intent to implement electronic filing of 
certificates, and the logistics involved in implementing electronic 
filing. Moreover, on March 17, 2014, Acting Chairman Adler received a 
letter from 32 trade associations urging a ``stakeholder forum'' to 
``engage with CBP, stakeholders and technical experts'' on 
implementation of electronic filing. Accordingly, in response to 
stakeholder feedback and request, CPSC staff is conducting a workshop 
to:
     Listen closely to stakeholders' concerns related to the 
electronic filing of certificates, as well as to provide stakeholders 
the requested opportunity to give CPSC additional information on 
electronic filing of certificates that may assist the Commission with 
developing a final rule and with implementing electronic filing, if 
such a requirement is finalized;
     Clarify for stakeholders certain issues related to the 
1110 rulemaking;
     Provide background on CPSC's pilot-scale RAM system and 
its consistency with the ``single window'' approach for import data and 
risk management set forth in EO 13659; and
     Provide CBP with an opportunity to discuss ACE and the DIS 
and PGA Message Set tests with stakeholders.

V. What topics will the workshop and the related comment period 
address?

    Stakeholder comments and presentations should address the topics 
below:

A. Stakeholders' Current Certificate and Import Procedures

     Current certificate and import procedures, including how 
manufacturers and importers are meeting the requirement that 
certificates ``accompany'' products or product shipments.
     Procedures and processes for creating and populating 
certificates that may influence implementation of an electronic 
certificate requirement, such as when and where certificates are 
created and maintained, matching certificates to those product units 
covered by the certificate, multiple entries for certain data 
components (i.e., products covered by the certificate, applicable 
regulations, multiple testing sites for various tests), and 
complications or efficiencies achieved in certificate creation and 
maintenance by using component part testing.
     Challenges that certifiers encounter, in particular 
customs brokers who also serve as importers of record, in using the 
Component Part Rule, which allows certifiers to rely on the testing or 
certification of another party to issue a required certificate. This 
aspect of the Component Part Rule was specifically written to assist 
parties such as importers.
     Current challenges in meeting certificate requirements 
that may be resolved, minimized, or exacerbated if an electronic filing 
requirement for certificates were implemented.

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B. Stakeholders' Anticipated Challenges in Meeting an Electronic Filing 
Requirement

     The NPR proposed that certificates be filed as a document 
image, in PDF format, or as data elements. The NPR stated CPSC's 
preference for data elements because they are searchable. If CPSC 
participates in CBP's test programs, please address whether the agency 
or stakeholders would benefit from participating in CBP's DIS test and 
the PGA Message Set test. Document imaging does not provide the same 
efficiencies that data elements provide because the review of document 
images would be difficult to automate. Based on a review of the 
comments on the 1110 NPR, stakeholders appear to favor data elements as 
well. We welcome stakeholder input on how to focus resources if we 
participate in CBP test programs.
     If certificates were required to be filed as data 
elements, stakeholders would need to transmit certificate data to ACE 
via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). Please discuss challenges 
your industry may face using ABI to transfer certificate data to CBP. 
Include a discussion of upgrading ABI, automation of certificate 
processes, costs, and timing for the relevant industry.
     Some stakeholders have noted that matching certificate 
information to particular products is complicated and challenging based 
on the number and variety of products offered. Please discuss whether 
stakeholders require more flexibility in organizing certificates to 
meet an electronic filing requirement, including whether and how 
certificate data can be streamlined to meet the needs of electronic 
filing on a per-line-item imported basis.
     Describe any practical and logistical problems, if any, 
your industry may face in implementing electronic filing of 
certificates. For each challenge described, please offer solutions or 
suggestions that would achieve the goal of electronic certificates, 
consistent with EO 13659. Please comment on how the government-wide 
transition to electronic filing exclusively as contemplated by EO 13659 
might influence any concerns you might have with CPSC's proposed 
approach for filing certificates electronically.
     If the Commission finalizes a rule requiring electronic 
filing of certificates for imported products, the requirement would 
likely need to be phased in over time. For example, the requirement 
could be phased in based on the port of entry, by regulated product, by 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the U.S. codes, or by entry type. Please 
provide any comments or feedback on organized and logical approaches to 
phasing in an electronic filing requirement for certificate data.
     What, if any, exceptions should the Commission allow from 
any requirement to file an electronic certificate and why?

C. CBP's DIS and PGA Message Set Tests in ACE

     Provide questions and concerns for CBP pertaining to 
CPSC's certificate requirement.

D. CPSC's RAM Pilot

     Provide questions or concerns for CPSC regarding the RAM 
as the RAM Pilot relates to clearing products for importation and 
enforcement efforts. As part of any input on this topic, please 
consider the goals of EO 13659 as they relate to risk management, 
including seeking common risk management principles and methods.

VI. What topics will not be discussed in the workshop and the related 
comment period?

    Although the NPR to amend 16 CFR part 1110 contained many 
proposals, the September 18, 2014 workshop is devoted to electronic 
filing of certificates at import. Therefore, the topics listed below 
are out of scope for the workshop:
     User fees (we plan to engage industry on this topic as 
part of our outreach, specifically through the Border Interagency 
Executive Council's External Engagement Committee, as well as through 
notice and comment rulemaking, should the Commission receive authority 
from Congress with respect to user fees);
     Category and scope of products required to be certified;
     Format for certificates other than at import;
     Certificate content requirements;
     Recordkeeping requirements;
     Requirements for component part certificates; and
     Ancillary issues, such as testing, labeling, and 
laboratory accreditation.

VII. Details Regarding the Workshop

A. When and where will the workshop be held?

    CPSC staff will hold the workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 
September 18, 2014, in the Hearing Room at CPSC's headquarters: 4330 
East West Highway, Fourth Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814. The workshop will 
also be available through a webcast, but viewers will not be able to 
interact with the panelists and presenters.

B. How do you register for the workshop?

    If you would like to attend the workshop, but you do not wish to 
make a presentation or participate on a panel, we ask that you register 
by September 5, 2014. (See the ADDRESSES section of this document for 
the Web site link and instructions on where to register.) Please be 
aware that seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The 
workshop will also be available through a webcast, but viewers will not 
be able to interact with the panelists and presenters.
    If you would like to make a presentation at the workshop, you 
should register by August 8, 2014. (See the ADDRESSES section of this 
document for the Web site link and instructions on where to register.) 
When you register, please indicate that you would like to make a 
presentation. CPSC staff will contact you regarding the proposed 
content of your presentation and presentation guidelines. We will 
select individuals to make presentations based on considerations such 
as:
     The regulatory scope of the industry involved;
     The individual's demonstrated familiarity or expertise 
with the topic;
     The practical utility of the information to be presented; 
and
     The individual's viewpoint or ability to represent certain 
interests (such as large manufacturers, small manufacturers, consumer 
organizations, and the scope of the regulated industry).

We would like the presentations to represent and address a wide variety 
of interests.

    Although we will make an effort to accommodate all persons who wish 
to make a presentation, the time allotted for presentations will depend 
upon the number of persons who wish to speak on a given topic and the 
agenda. We recommend that individuals and organizations with common 
interests consolidate or coordinate their presentations, and request 
time for a joint presentation. If you wish to make a presentation and 
want to make copies of your presentation or other handouts available, 
you should bring copies to the workshop. We expect to notify those who 
are selected to make a presentation or participate in a panel at least 
two weeks before the workshop. Please inform Ms. Celestine Kish, 
ckish@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2547, if you need any special equipment to make 
a presentation.
    If you need special accommodations because of disability, please 
contact Ms. Celestine Kish, ckish@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2547, at least 10 
days before the workshop.

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    In addition, we encourage written or electronic comments. Written 
or electronic comments will be accepted until October 31, 2014. Please 
note that all comments should be restricted to the topics covered by 
the workshop, as described in this Announcement.

    Dated: June 25, 2014.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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