Consumer Product Safety Commission: Better Data Needed to Help Identify and Analyze Potential Hazards
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1997 - 132 pages
Identifies the criteria the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) uses to select projects, and reviews the information it relies upon in making these choices; assesses the information CPSC draws on to perform risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses and evaluates the agency's methodology for conducting cost-benefit analyses; describes CPSC's procedures for releasing manufacturer-specific information to the public and reports whether evidence exists that CPSC violated its statutory requirements concerning the release of such information. Charts and tables.
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Page 36 - Mr. Chairman, that concludes my prepared statement. I would be happy to answer any questions you or Members of the Subcommittee might have.
Page 45 - Three members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the commission shall have an official seal of which judicial notice shall be taken. The commission shall annually elect a . vice chairman to act in case of the absence or disability of the chairman or in case of a vacancy in the office of chairman.
Page 108 - ... criteria may arise that the staff believes warrant the Commission's attention. The Commission encourages the inclusion of such criteria for its consideration in establishing priorities. The Commission recognizes that incontrovertible data related to the criteria identified in this policy statement may be difficult to locate or develop on a timely basis. Therefore, the Commission may not require extensive documentation on each and every criterion before making a decision. In addition, the Commission...
Page 124 - Contingent Valuation in Food Policy Analysis: A Case Study of a Pesticide-Residue Risk Reduction.
Page 36 - These restrictions apply not only to information the agency issues on its own — such as a press release — but also to information disclosed in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Section 6(b) also requires CPSC to establish procedures to ensure that releases of information that reflect on the safety of a consumer product or class of products are accurate and not misleading, regardless of whether the information disclosed identifies a specific manufacturer. In implementing...
Page 109 - Act are — (1) to protect the public against unreasonable ] risks of injury associated with consumer products: (2) to assist consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of consumer products; (3) to develop uniform safety standards for consumer products and to minimize conflicting State and local regulations; and...
Page 95 - Issues General Accounting Office 441 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20548 Dear Ms.
Page 45 - States that the public is entitled to the fullest practicable information regarding the decisionmaking processes of the Federal Government. It is the purpose of this Act to provide the public with such information while protecting the rights of individuals and the ability of the Government to carry out its responsibilities.
Page 99 - Even though the use of medical services has increased among the poor, evidence from the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, indicates that the poor still feel the impact of illness more than do the nonpoor.