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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD39 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Phthalates Rule 

Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) prohibits certain phthalates in children's toys or child care articles. The CPSIA establishes a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children's health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children's toys and child care articles. The CHAP must prepare a report and make recommendations to the Commission regarding phthalates identified in section 108 of the CPSIA and phthalate alternatives. No later than 180 days after receiving the CHAP's report, the Commission must promulgate a Final Rule pursuant to section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act. The CHAP's report was received on July 18, 2014. In accordance with the direction in section 108 of the CPSIA, the Commission published an NPRM in December 2014. On March 13, 2015, the Commission voted unanimously to publish a Federal Register Notice to extend the comment period 30 days. The Notice published in the Federal Register on March 20, 2015, extending the comment period until April 15, 2015. On June 23, 2015, the Commission published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register for a staff document regarding assessments of NHANES data sets, with a comment period closing on August 7, 2015. After reviewing comments, staff will prepare a briefing package on a Final Rule for Commission consideration.

Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1307   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-314, sec 108   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
CHAP Report Received by Commission  07/18/2014 
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  11/26/2014 
Staff Briefs Commission at Commission Meeting  12/05/2014 
Commission Votes to Publish NPR in Federal Register  12/17/2014 
NPRM Published in the Federal Register  12/30/2014  79 FR 78324   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/16/2015 
Notice Published in the Federal Register Extending Comment Period  03/20/2015  80 FR 14879   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/15/2015 
Notice of Availability Published in Federal Register  06/23/2015  80 FR 35938   
Notice of Availability Comment Period End  08/07/2015 
Staff Sends Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kent Carlson
Project Manager, Directorate for Health Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2578