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CPSC RIN: 3041-AC31 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Regulatory Options for Table Saws 

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 (1) identify the risk of injury associated with table saw blade-contact injuries, (2) summarize regulatory alternatives, and (3) invite comments from the public. An ANPRM 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 is scheduled to send an NPRM briefing package to the Commission in FY 2016.

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 U.S.C. 553(e)    15 U.S.C. 2051   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Commission Decision to Grant Petition  07/11/2006 
ANPRM  10/11/2011  76 FR 62678   
Notice of Extension of Time for Comments  12/02/2011  76 FR 75504   
ANPRM Comment Period End  12/12/2011 
Comment Period End  02/10/2012 
Notice to Reopen Comment Period  02/15/2012  77 FR 8751   
Reopened Comment Period End  03/16/2012 
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2016 
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, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2225