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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD56 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Petition Requesting Labeling Requirements Regarding Slip Resistance of Hard Surface Flooring and Floor Coatings 

The Commission received a petition from the national Floor Safety Institute (Petitioner) requesting that the Commission initiate a rulemaking to require floor manufacturers of hard surface flooring materials and floor coatings to label their products to provide point-of-sale information regarding such products' degree of slip resistance, in accordance with the labeling requirements of ANSI B101.5-2014. Petitioner states that the primary focus of the petition is to protect the elderly, a population that petitioner asserts is most vulnerable to the risk of slip-and-fall events. Petitioner states that the requested rulemaking will allow the elderly to select flooring that offers higher slip resistance, thereby reducing the risk of accidental slip-and-fall events. On November 24, 2015, the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to approve publication of a notice in the Federal Register for public comment on the petition. The notice published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2015, with a comment period close date of February 1, 2016. Staff will review the comments and 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: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2076(e)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Petition Docketed  11/18/2015 
Notice Published in the Federal Register  12/03/2015  80 FR 75639   
Comment Period End  02/01/2016 
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Matt Dreyfus
Project manager, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2094