Tuesday, February 2, 2016
CPSC Employees Can Participate in Voluntary Standards Activities
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("Commission" or "CPSC") has issued a final rule to amend the existing regulation on Commission participation and employee involvement in voluntary standards activities. Currently, Commission rules allow employees to participate in voluntary standard development groups on a non-voting basis and do not allow Commission employees to accept leadership positions in voluntary standard development groups. This final rule removes these restrictions and allows Commission employees to participate as voting members and to accept leadership positions in voluntary standard development groups, subject to prior approval by CPSC's Office of the Executive Director ("OEX").