Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision: CPSC and EXHR in 2014
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A brief overview of commission priorities for 2014, focusing on EXHR activities

A brief overview of commission priorities for 2014, focusing on EXHR activities

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Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision: CPSC and EXHR in 2014 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision: CPSC and EXHR in 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • ACHIEVING THE MISSION, REACHING THE VISION: CPSC AND EXHR IN 2014 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 George A. Borlase, Ph.D., P.E. This presentation has not been reviewed or approved by the Commission, and may not reflect its views.
  • 2 Mission: Protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products through education, safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement. Vision: The CPSC is the recognized global leader in consumer product safety. Goal 1: Leadership in Safety Goal 2: Commitment to Prevention Goal 3: Rigorous Hazard Identification Goal 4: Decisive Response Goal 5: Raising Awareness U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Multifaceted Approach to Achieving the Mission
  • • Growth of workforce • Full funding for CPSRMS and IT infrastructure • Full investment in nanotechnology research agreements • Full investment in laboratory equipment recapitalization • Continue Import Surveillance RAM pilot • Reduced hiring of replacement staff – critical vacancy assessment • Deferred several IT requirements until future years • Scaled back or defers interagency research agreements • Deferred lower priority analytical and enforcement  Sequestration was ~5% across-the-board decrease (~$6M)  FY 2014 Appropriations: $117M  Additional $1M for VGB GrantsAreas Impacted in FY13 Changes with FY14 Funding Sequestration and the FY 2014 Budget 3
  •  Hazard Identification  Identify emerging hazards quickly and mitigate risks  Expand use of CPSRMS and drive continued development of this risk management tool  Continue development of mandatory standards as directed by Congress and the Commission  Participate in standards alignment activities in furtherance of consumer product safety 4 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014
  • Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 20145  Identify emerging hazards quickly and mitigate risks  NEISS hospital renewal  NEISS hospital recruitment  Saferproducts.gov reports
  • 6 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  Expand use of CPSRMS  Single, integrated Web-based environment  System to identify hazard trends quickly  Improved dissemination of information
  • 7 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  Continue development of mandatory standards  CPSIA rulemakings:  Section 104 Final Rule on bedside sleepers, soft infant carriers, and strollers  Section 104 Proposed Rules on high chairs, infant bouncer seats, frame back carriers, and infant slings
  • 8 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  Continue development of mandatory standards  CPSA Rulemakings  Firepots and Fuel Gels NPR  Rare Earth Magnets FR  ROVs NPR  Ongoing technical analysis: ATVs, table saws, upholstered furniture
  • 9 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  Continue development of mandatory standards  Other Rulemakings  Burden reduction – determinations, if warranted, and equivalencies  Voting and leadership in voluntary standards organizations  Petitions to initiate rulemaking: Adult portable bed rails, window coverings
  • 10 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  Participate in Voluntary Standards  Ever-growing list of participation in voluntary standards  Focusing efforts on:  CPSIA Section 104 durable products  Electrical equipment  Gas-powered appliances
  • 11 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  How are we doing? Performance Measure Statement Time from incident received to integrated team adjudication of incident report (business days) Percentage of priority import regulated samples (excluding fireworks) tested within 30 days of collection Number of candidates for rulemaking prepared for Commission consideration Total number of items/component parts from samples tested at NPTEC for specific standards and regulations
  • 12 Achieving the Mission, Reaching the Vision FY 2014  How are we doing? Performance Measure Statement Percentage of notifications sent to manufacturers named in all reports eligible for the public database within five business days of eligibility determination. Percentage of cases in which staff reviews or refers comments and claims from manufacturers, importers, and private labelers within one business day Percentage of business registration requests for www.SaferProducts.gov processed within two business days
  • EXHR’s Mission Challenges in 2014  Challenge 1: Identifying Emerging Hazards and Protecting the Public  Reporting Systems – improve analysis from hazard-reporting systems to identify emerging hazards better.  Talent – recruiting professional staff to achieve the mission.  Challenge 2: Prudent and Timely Implementation of Congressional Requirements  CPSIA – requires numerous new regulations for years to come.  Public Law 112-28 – establishes additional mandates and requirements for CPSC.  Challenge 3: Effective Engagement in Voluntary Standards  Prioritization – improve effectiveness of most important voluntary 13
  • CPSC STANDS FOR SAFETY This presentation has not been reviewed or approved by the Commission, and may not reflect its views. THANK YOU