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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD88 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Portable Fuel Containers Safety Act of 2020 

The Portable Fuel Container Act requires the Commission to issue a final rule within 30 months of enactment of the Act that requires flame-mitigation devices in portable fuel containers that impede the propagation of flame into the container, unless the Commission determines that there is a voluntary standard that meets the intent of the Act for flame-mitigation devices for portable fuel containers within 18 months of the enactment of the Act. If such a determination is made, the Commission is not required to issue a final rule as required by the statute. Staff prepared a briefing package recommending the Commission publish in the Federal Register a notice of availability for a draft staff recommendation for determining certain voluntary standards meet the intent of the Act. On May 18, 2022, the Commission approved publication of a notice of availability of staff’s evaluation. The comment period closed on June 23, 2022. Staff delivered a briefing package for Commission consideration on December 14, 2022. The Commission determined that ASTM F3429/F3429M-20, ASTM F3326-21, and UL 30:2022 meet the requirements of the Act for the respective portable fuel containers and published the determination on January 13, 2023. Staff will send a briefing package to the Commission regarding codifying the voluntary standards 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: Final Rule 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. 2056d (Portable Fuel Containers Safety Act of 2020)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Promulgate a final rule by June 27, 2023  06/27/2023 
Other  Statutory  Unless the Commission determines voluntary standard(s) would meet the purpose of the statute by June 27, 2022  06/27/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
Briefing Package to Commission  05/11/2022 
Commission decision  05/18/2022 
Notice of Availability  05/18/2022  87 FR 31540   
Comment Period Ends  06/23/2022 
Briefing Package to Commission  12/14/2022 
Commission published determinations  01/13/2023  88 FR 2206   
Briefing Package for Direct Final Rule to Commission  09/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Scott Ayers
Project Manager
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Directorate for Engineering Sciences, National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2030