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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD88 Publication ID: Fall 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.  This had the effect of requiring the three standards by statute. Staff will send a briefing package to the Commission to codify 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  08/16/2023 
Commission Decision  08/23/2023 
Publication of Direct Final Rule  11/00/2023 
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