UPDATE: Deadline extended again for tablesaw safety comments to the CPSC
UPDATE: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has extended the deadline for submitting comments about tablesaw safety and flesh-sensing technology to March 16, 2012.
As we’ve written about on FineWoodworking.com, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is poised to issue a ruling on whether “flesh-sensing technology,” like the SawStop device, should be mandated on all tablesaws. The CPSC has invited the public to comment on the issue, but you have to do it by Feb. 12, 2012. If you want to send your comments or opinions, you have to follow some strict guidelines, as laid out by the CPSC. Here they are:
Written comments and submissions in response to this notice must be received by March 16, 2012.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2011–0074, 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.
To ensure timely processing of comments, the Commission is no longer accepting comments submitted by electronic mail (e-mail) except through www.regulations.gov.
Written Submissions: Submit written submissions in the following way: Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions), preferably in five copies, to:
Office of the Secretary
Consumer Product Safety
Commission, Room 502, 4330 East West
Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
COMPLETE OSORIO COVERAGE
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.
TO GET MORE INFORMATION about how the tablesaw industry and the government reached this crossroads, and get the scoop on an expected portable SawStop tablesaw, read an excerpt from an article that will run in Fine Woodworking’s February issue