Nomination: Hearings Before the Subcommittee for Consumers of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, on S. John Byington to Serve as Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission, March 1 and 2, 1976
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Page 150 - Any interested person, including a consumer or consumer organization, may petition the Commission to commence a proceeding for the issuance, amendment, or revocation of a consumer product safety rule.
Page 90 - ... and test methods. (c) In carrying out its functions under this section, the Commission may make grants or enter into contracts for the conduct of such functions with any person (including a governmental entity). (d) Whenever the Federal contribution for any information, research, or development activity authorized by this Act is more than minimal, the Commission shall include in any contract, grant, or other arrangement for such activity, provisions effective to insure that...
Page 110 - Congressional mandate of protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products.
Page 90 - ... (2) If an offer is accepted under this subsection, the Commission may agree to contribute to the offerer's cost in developing a proposed consumer product safety standard, in any case in which the Commission determines that such contribution is likely to result in a more satisfactory standard than would be developed without such contribution, and that the offerer is financially responsible.
Page 170 - The Chairman of the Commission shall be the principal executive officer of the Commission, and he shall exercise all of the executive and administrative functions of the Commission, including functions of the Commission with respect to (A) the appointment and supervision of personnel employed under the Commission (other than personnel employed regularly and full time in the immediate offices of commissioners other than the Chairman...
Page 146 - Commission compensated at a rate in excess of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS-14 of the General Schedule, shall accept employment or compensation from any manufacturer subject to this Act, for a period of 12 months after terminating employment with the Commission.
Page 45 - Services is the Cabinet-level department of the Federal executive branch most concerned with people and most involved with the Nation's human concerns. In one way or another...
Page 144 - is empowered to issue safety standards which require improvements in existing technology or which require the development of new technology, and it does not limit it to issuing standards based solely on devices already full developed.
Page 6 - ... the chain at that point. After considering the many forces contributing to the toll of injuries in and around the American home, we have concluded that the greatest promise for reducing risks resides in energizing the manufacturer's ingenuity. We do not mean that manufacturers by themselves can do all that is needed to achieve an optimal safety record. We mean that with Government stimulation they can accomplish more for safety with less effort and expense than any other...