[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 198 (Wednesday, October 14, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 61773-61774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25933]



16 CFR Part 1109 and 1500

[Docket No. CPSC-2011-0081]

Amendment To Clarify When Component Part Testing Can Be Used and 
Which Textile Products Have Been Determined Not To Exceed the Allowable 
Lead Content Limits

AGENCY: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA'') requires third 
party testing and certification of children's products that are subject 
to children's product safety rules. The Consumer Product Safety 
Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') has previously issued 
regulations related to this requirement: A regulation that allows 
parties to test and certify component parts of products under certain 
circumstances; and a regulation determining that certain materials or 
products do not require lead content testing. The Commission is 
proposing to clarify when component part testing can

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be used and clarify which textile products have been determined not to 
exceed the allowable lead content limits. In the ``Rules and 
Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, the Commission is 
issuing this determination as a direct final rule. If we receive no 
significant adverse comment in response to the direct final rule, we 
will not take further action on this proposed rule.

DATES: Submit comments by November 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2011-
0081, by any of the following methods:
    Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted 
by electronic mail (email), except through 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 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: 
www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, 
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information 
that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at 
all, such information should be submitted in writing.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to: www.regulations.gov, and insert the docket 
number CPSC-2011-0081, into the ``Search'' box, and follow the prompts.

Directorate for Health Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850; (301) 987-2558; 
email; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Along with this proposed rule, CPSC is 
publishing a direct final rule in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section 
of this issue of the Federal Register. This direct final rule clarifies 
when the component part testing can be used and clarifies which textile 
products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content 
limits. CPSC believes that the clarifications contained in the proposed 
rule are not controversial, and CPSC does not expect significant 
adverse comment. CPSC has explained the reasons for the clarifications 
in the direct final rule. Unless CPSC receives significant adverse 
comment regarding the clarifications during the comment period, the 
direct final rule in this issue of the Federal Register will become 
effective December 14, 2015, and CPSC will not take further action on 
this proposal. If a significant adverse comment is received for an 
amendment to only one of the two rules being revised in the direct 
final rule, CPSC will withdraw only the amendment to the rule that is 
the subject of a significant adverse comment. If CPSC receives a 
significant adverse comment, CPSC will publish a notice in the Federal 
Register withdrawing the direct final rule, and the rule will not take 
effect. CPSC will then respond to public comments in a later final 
rule, based on this proposed rule. CPSC does not intend to institute a 
second comment period on this action. Parties interested in commenting 
on this determination must do so at this time. For additional 
information, please see the direct final rule published in the ``Rules 
and Regulations'' section of this issue of the Federal Register.

    Dated: October 7, 2015.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-25933 Filed 10-13-15; 8:45 am]