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CPSC RIN: 3041-AC78 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Recreational Off-Road Vehicles 

The Commission is considering whether recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) present an unreasonable risk of injury that should be regulated. Staff conducted testing and evaluation programs to develop performance requirements addressing vehicle stability, vehicle handling, and occupant protection. In 2014, the Commission issued an NPRM proposing standards addressing vehicle stability, vehicle handling, and occupant protection. Congress directed in fiscal year 2016, and reaffirmed in subsequent fiscal year appropriations, that none of the amounts made available by the Appropriations Bill may be used to finalize or implement the proposed Safety Standard for Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles until after the National Academy of Sciences completes a study to determine specific information as set forth in the Appropriations Bill. Staff ceased work on a Final Rule briefing package and instead engaged the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) and Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) in the development of voluntary standards for ROVs. Staff conducted dynamic and static tests on ROVs, shared test results with ROHVA and OPEI, and participated in the development of revised voluntary standards to address staff’s concerns with vehicle stability, vehicle handling, and occupant protection. The voluntary standards for ROVs were revised and published in 2016 (ANSI/ROHVA 1-2016 and ANSI/OPEI B71.9-2016). Staff assessed the new voluntary standard requirements and prepared a termination of rulemaking briefing package that was submitted to the Commission on November 22, 2016. The Commission voted not to terminate the rulemaking associated with ROVs. In the FY 2020 Operating Plan, the Commission directed staff to prepare a rulemaking termination briefing package. Staff is working on a rulemaking termination briefing package.

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 1422   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2056    15 U.S.C. 2058   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends ANPRM Briefing Package to Commission  10/07/2009 
Commission Decision  10/21/2009    
ANPRM  10/28/2009  74 FR 55495   
ANPRM Comment Period Extended  12/22/2009  74 FR 67987   
Extended Comment Period End  03/15/2010 
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  09/24/2014 
Staff Sends Supplemental Information on ROVs to Commission  10/17/2014 
Commission Decision  10/29/2014 
NPRM Published in Federal Register  11/19/2014  79 FR 68964   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  01/23/2015  80 FR 3535   
Extended Comment Period End  04/08/2015 
Staff Sends Briefing Package Assessing Voluntary Standards to Commission  11/22/2016 
Commission Decision Not to Terminate  01/25/2017 
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
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:
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