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CPSC RIN: 3041-AC31 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Regulatory Options for Table Saws 
Abstract: On July 11, 2006, the Commission voted 2-1 to grant a petition requesting that the Commission issue a rule prescribing performance standards for a system to reduce or prevent injuries from contacting the blade of a table saw. The Commission also directed CPSC staff to prepare an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) initiating a rulemaking proceeding under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) to identify the risk of injury associated with table saw blade contact injuries, summarize regulatory alternatives, and invite comments from the public. An ANPR was published on October 11, 2011. The comment period ended on February 10, 2012. Staff is evaluating the comments, conducting additional survey work to gather information on blade guard use, and monitoring the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) working group development of performance requirements for table saws. Staff will prepare a briefing package for Commission consideration. 
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: 5 USC 553(e), Administrative Procedure Act; 15 USC 2051, Consumer Product Safety Act 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Commission Decision  07/11/2006   
Staff Sent ANPRM to Commission  09/14/2011  76 FR 62678 
Commission Decision  10/11/2011   
Notice of Extension of Time for Comments  12/02/2011  76 FR 75504 
Comment Period End  02/10/2012   
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  01/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Caroleene Paul
Project Manager
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Directorate for Engineering Sciences, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2225
Email: cpaul@cpsc.gov

 
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