[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 71 (Friday, April 14, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 17947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07556]



16 CFR Parts 1500 and 1507

[Docket No. CPSC-2006-0034]

Amendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in 
the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to 
submit written comments during a 75-day comment period beginning on the 
NPR publication date. In response to a request for an extension of the 
comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period by 90 

DATES: Submit comments by July 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2006-
0034, electronically or in writing:
    Electronic Submissions: You may submit electronic comments to the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http://www.regulations.gov, by following 
the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not 
accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through 
    Written Submissions: You may submit written comments by mail, hand 
delivery, or 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 must include the agency name and 
docket number for this notice. All comments may be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change, including any personal identifiers, 
contact information, or other personal information. 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 you submit such information, the Commission 
recommends that you do so by mail, hand delivery, or courier.
    Docket: To read background documents or comments regarding this 
rulemaking, go to: http://www.regulations.gov, insert docket number 
CPSC-2006-0034 in the ``Search'' box, and follow the prompts.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 2, 2017, the Commission 
published an NPR in the Federal Register, proposing amendments to the 
fireworks regulations in 16 CFR parts 1500 and 1507, under the 
authority of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 U.S.C. 1261-
1278). 82 FR 9012. The NPR provided a 75-day comment period, which will 
close on April 18, 2017. The National Fireworks Association has 
requested that the Commission extend the comment period an additional 
90 days, in light of the broad scope of the amendments proposed in the 
NPR, the complex and highly-technical nature of the proposed 
amendments, and the potential impact on industry members.
    The Commission grants this request, extending the comment period 
for an additional 90 days, until July 17, 2017.\1\

    \1\ The Commission voted 4-1 to approve the comment period 
extension request. Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, Commissioner 
Robert S. Adler, Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson and Commissioner 
Joseph P. Mohorovic voted to approve the extension notice. 
Commissioner Elliot F. Kaye voted against the extension notice.

    Dated: April 11, 2017.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-07556 Filed 4-13-17; 8:45 am]