The CPSC Is Asking for Comments on Reducing Regulatory Burdens


The CPSC has announced it is seeking “suggestions for ways the Commission could potentially reduce burdens and costs of its existing rules, regulations, or practices without harming consumers.”

The CPSC requests that suggestions be submitted by September 30, 2017, and that “information and data be submitted in support” of suggestions.  

CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle stated that the request “is not limited to existing rules. CPSC is interested in hearing any and all ideas, big or small, that might help ease regulatory burdens without compromising safety.”

There have been many complaints about the CPSC. With a new administration, we believe that this is a valuable opportunity for companies to provide constructive suggestions to the Commission, and to support Acting Chairman Buerkle’s goals. We encourage anyone with a constructive suggestion to let CPSC know about it. If you would like to discuss a potential suggestion before submitting it, we would be glad to discuss it with you.

This blog was written by Dwight Stone at Miles & Stockbridge.

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