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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD70 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Gas Appliance Carbon Monoxide Sensors 

Over several years, staff has conducted research and worked with voluntary standards organizations concerning the risk of injury and death associated with carbon monoxide (CO) production and leakage from residential gas furnaces and boilers.  In 2019, the Commission issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to initiate rulemaking under the Consumer Product Safety Act and requested comments on the risk of injury and alternative approaches to address the risk. On September 24, 2021, the Commission voted to change the fiscal year 2022 deliverable from a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to Data Analysis and/or Technical Review (DA/TR). On February 9, 2022, staff provided a summary and status update in a public briefing to the Commission. Staff continues to investigate sensing technology to automatically adjust or shut off major natural-gas appliances, such as furnaces and boilers, in response to abnormal operating levels of carbon monoxide in their combustion products and will share its findings with the relevant voluntary standards organizations. Staff will develop an NPRM briefing package and submit it to the Commission in fiscal year 2023.

Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2056    15 U.S.C 2058   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sent ANPRM Briefing Package to Commission  07/31/2019 
Commission Voted to Publish ANPRM  08/07/2019 
ANPR Published in FR  08/19/2019  84 FR 42847   
ANPRM Comment Period End  10/18/2019 
Staff Sent FR Notice to Commission to Reopen Comment Period  10/23/2019 
Commission Voted to Reopen Comment Period  11/01/2019 
Notice to Reopen Comment Period Published in FR  11/07/2019  84 FR 60010   
ANPRM Comment Period End  01/06/2020 
Commission Vote to Change Deliverable from NPRM to DA/TR  09/24/2021 
Public Briefing to Commission  02/09/2022 
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  06/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ronald Jordan
Project Manager, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2219