USA/1871
WTO/TBT
US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • 13 - Umwelt, Gesundheitsschutz, Sicherheit
  • 23 - Fluidsysteme und -bauteile
2022-06-23
2022-05-30

Portable fuel containers; Fire protection (ICS code(s): 13.220.20); Protection against excessive pressure (ICS code(s): 13.240); Protection against dangerous goods (ICS code(s): 13.300); Fluid storage devices (ICS code(s): 23.020)

Notice of Availability: Voluntary Standards Evaluation Under the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2020; (2 page(s), in English)

Notice of availability - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is announcing the availability of a draft document titled, "Voluntary Standards Evaluation Under the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act (PFSCA) of 2020." The PFCSA requires the Commission, not later than 27 June 2023, to promulgate a final rule to require flame mitigation devices in portable fuel containers that impede the propagation of flame into the container 15 U.S.C. 2056d(b)(1). 

The PFCSA states, however, that the Commission is not required to promulgate a final rule if the Commission determines that the requirements for an exception relating to voluntary standards are met. 15 U.S.C. 2056d(b)(3)(A).

Specifically, the Commission may rely on voluntary standards instead of the required rulemaking for a class of portable fuel containers within the scope of the Act if certain requirements are met.