The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is inviting members of the public to submit written comments or oral presentations regarding its agenda for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The CPSC recently released its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Performance Report, which states how the CPSC collaborated on nanomaterial research, including partnerships with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), throughout the year. The CPSC has submitted its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan which prioritizes:
- Focusing CPSC resources on the highest-priority consumer product safety risks;
- Support surveillance by developing the Risk Assessment Methodology system to identify and stop noncompliant imported products;
- Engaging stakeholders through forums and workshops;
- Expanding the sources and types of data analysis that assess safety risks and inform compliance decisions.
One of CPSC’s key performance measures is the number of collaborations established or maintained with other organizations to work on nanotechnology research. The strategic plan outlines robust test methods, providing support to small businesses and manufacturers, and understanding consumer use of nanomaterial-containing products as the foci of CPSC’s efforts.
More information is available at the Federal Register.