|Forum topic by RTim||posted 11-17-2011 03:22 AM||769 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-17-2011 03:22 AM
I got this today in my Woodworker’s Journal Newsletter:
Currently, the Consumer Products Safety Commission is taking public comments about a proposed rule for safety standards regarding blade contact on table saws. They’re looking for feedback from the public—that means your opinions and information—on the risks associated with blade contact when using a table saw, on the CPSC’s regulatory options, and on the economic impacts of the various alternatives.
Among the alternatives they have listed for their proposed rulemaking are: a voluntary standard from the industry; a mandatory rule from the CPSC regarding table saw requirements; or a labeling rule listing specified warnings and instructions.
The deadline for the Consumer Products Safety Commission to receive public comments in advance of their rulemaking, is December 12, 2011—less than a month away. You can send email comments through the site www.regulations.gov, or written comments (they ask for 5 copies, with the agency name and docket number—Docket No. CPSC-2011-0074) to Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.
You can read further details about the proposed rulemaking and the request for comments here.
This is your chance! Go read the proposal and post your comments and let the government know what you think!
-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin