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Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Extension of Comment Period

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Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Extension of Comment Period

Alberta E. Mills
Consumer Product Safety Commission
January 23, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 15 (Friday, January 23, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3535-3536]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-01110]


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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 1422

[Docket No. CPSC-2009-0087]


Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register 
on November 19, 2014, concerning recreational off-highway vehicles 
(ROVs). The NPR invited the public to submit written comments by 
February 2, 2015. In response to two requests for an extension, the 
Commission is extending the comment period.

DATES: Submit comments by April 8, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2009-
0087, by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept 
comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through: http://www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic 
comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above.

Written Submissions

    Submit written submissions in the following way:
    Mail/Hand delivery/Courier, preferably in five copies, to: Office 
of the

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Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West 
Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted 
without change, including any personal identifiers, contact 
information, or other personal information provided, to: http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, 
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information 
electronically. Such information should be submitted in writing.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to: http://www.regulations.gov and insert the 
Docket No. CPSC-2009-0087 into the ``Search'' box and follow the 
prompts.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 19, 2014, the Commission 
published an NPR in the Federal Register proposing standards that would 
apply to ROVs. (79 FR 68964). The Commission issued the proposed rule 
under the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The 
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) requested a 
minimum 60-day extension of the comment period to receive information 
ROHVA had requested from CPSC and also to review and analyze ROV 
incident data, proposed findings, and proposed requirements in the NPR. 
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) also requested an 
extension of the ROV NPR comment period to receive and analyze 
information that OPEI requested from CPSC and also to review ROV 
incident data and conduct testing on ROVs. OPEI asked that the comment 
period be extended to August 30, 2015.
    The Commission has considered the requests and is extending the 
comment period until April 8, 2015.\1\ This date is approximately 75 
days (the length of the original comment period) from the date that the 
CPSC made the information requested by ROHVA and OPEI available to the 
public at http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/FOIA/Investigations-and-Incident-Reports/. The Commission believes that this extension allows 
adequate time for interested persons to submit comments on any aspect 
of the proposed rule, including the newly-available information, 
without significantly delaying the rulemaking.
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    \1\ The Commission voted 5-0 to publish this notice in the 
Federal Register. Commissioner Robert S. Adler issued a statement 
regarding the matter (available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/About-CPSC/Commissioners/Robert-Adler/Commissioner-Adler-Statements/Statement-of-Commissioner-Robert-Adler-on-the-Request-for-an-Extension-of-the-Comment-Period-for-the-Notice-of-Proposed-Rulemaking-for-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Adler+Statements.)

Alberta E. Mills,
Acting Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-01110 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6355-01-P

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