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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD59 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Determinations Regarding Third Party Testing of Phthalates In Four Specified Plastics 

Section 14(i)(3) of the Consumer Product Safety Act requires the Commission to seek opportunities to reduce the cost of third party testing requirements consistent with assuring compliance with any applicable children's product safety rule. Staff prepared for Commission consideration a briefing package with a draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding third party testing of phthalates in four specified plastics. The Commission approved the NPRM on August 9, 2016. After reviewing any submitted comments, staff will prepare a final rule 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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1308   
Legal Authority: sec 3, Pub. L. 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016    15 U.S.C. 2063(d)(3)(B)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends NPRM to the Commission  08/03/2016 
Commission Decision  08/09/2016 
NPRM Published in the Federal Register  08/17/2016  81 FR 54754   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/31/2016 
Staff Sends Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Randy Butturini
Project Manager, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction
Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway,
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone:301 504-7562