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CPSC RIN: 3041-AC35 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Fireworks Devices 

Staff prepared a draft advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning fireworks devices, requesting comments on whether there is a need for the agency to update and strengthen its regulation of fireworks devices. Staff sent the ANPRM to the Commission for consideration on June 26, 2006. On June 30, 2006, the Commission voted to issue an ANPRM, which was issued on July 12, 2006. The comment period on the ANPRM closed on September 11, 2006. In June 2011, the Commission directed staff to review progress made since the issuance of the FY 2006 ANPRM regarding consumer fireworks regulations. In FY 2012, staff concentrated efforts on developing an updated test method to evaluate aerial firework break charge energy release, assess potential hazards to consumers associated with "adult snapper" fireworks, and propose appropriate solutions. In January 2013, October 2013, and February 2014, staff released status reports providing information regarding staff's fireworks research. In the FY 2015 Operating Plan, the Commission directed staff to conduct a rule review of the current fireworks regulations. Staff sent a briefing package to the Commission on December 30, 2015, responding to the Commission's request for a rule review. Staff sent a draft NPRM and briefing package to the Commission on December 14, 2016. The Commission held a briefing on the matter on January 11, 2017. On January 25, 2017, the Commission voted to issue the NPRM. The NPRM was published on February 2, 2017. The comment period on the NPRM closed on July 17, 2017. CPSC received more than 2,400 written comments. The Commission provided an opportunity for oral presentation of comments on March 7, 2018. Staff sent the final rule briefing package to the Commission on September 26, 2018. The Commission held a public briefing on the matter on October 3, 2018.The next expected action is the Commission's decision on the draft final rule.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Independent agency 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1500    16 CFR 1507   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1261   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sent Draft ANPRM to Commission  06/26/2006    
Commission Decision  06/30/2006    
ANPRM  07/12/2006  71 FR 39249   
ANPRM Comment Period End  09/11/2006 
Staff Released a Fireworks Safety Standards Development Status Report  01/31/2013 
Staff Released a Fireworks Safety Standards Development Status Report  10/23/2013 
Staff Released Fireworks Safety Standards Development Status Report Draft  11/24/2014 
Staff Sent Briefing Package to Commission with Rule Review Recommendations  12/30/2015 
Staff Sent Draft NPRM to Commission  12/14/2016 
Commission Decision  01/25/2017 
NPRM  02/02/2017  82 FR 9012   
Comment Period Extended  04/18/2017  82 FR 17947   
Comment Period End  07/17/2017 
Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments  02/05/2018  83 FR 5056   
Staff Sent Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  09/26/2018 
Commission Decision  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  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: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Rodney Valliere PhD
Project Manager, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2526