Highly Influential Scientific Assessments and Influential Scientific Information

The Office of Management and Budget has published a Peer Review Bulletin that establishes requirements for federal agencies for planning and conducting peer review of certain data and information disseminated by the agency. Agencies are required to have a web accessible plan for peer review of Highly Influential Scientific Assessments as well as any influential scientific information/assessment to be released that will have “a clear and substantial impact on important public policies or private sector decisions.”

Based on the review it has conducted, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff has identified the following upcoming activities as potential Highly Influential Scientific Assessments and/or as potential influential scientific information:

 

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surface Coatings in Reducing Dislodgeable Arsenic from New Wood Pressure-Treated with Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA). Summary and Peer Review Plan (pdf) (draft report available in the Library section)

 

For reviewer comments, see -

Transmittal of Meeting Minutes of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting Held November 15 - 16, 2006 on Studies Evaluating the Impact of Surface Coatings on the Level of Dislodgeable Arsenic, Chromium and Copper from Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA)-Treated Wood (pdf)

 

Preliminary Regulatory Analysis in support of an Upholstered Furniture Flammability rulemaking. Summary and Peer Review Plan (pdf)

 

For the completed peer reviewed report see –

Status Report: Peer Reviewed CPSC Staff Research Reports on Upholstered Furniture Flammability (pdf)

 

Exposure and Risk Assessment of Flame Retardant Chemicals in Upholstered Furniture Filling Materials. Summary and Peer Review Plan (pdf)

 

For the completed peer reviewed report see –

Status Report: Peer Reviewed CPSC Staff Research Reports on Upholstered Furniture Flammability (pdf)

 

Technical Rationale Report for an Upholstered Furniture Flammability rulemaking. Summary and Peer Review Plan (pdf)

 

For the completed peer reviewed report see -

Technical Rationale Report for the CPSC Staff's Revised Draft Standard for the Flammability of Upholstered Furniture (pdf)

 

Children’s Cadmium–Containing Metal Jewelry. Summary and Peer Review Plan (pdf)

 

ASTM F-963 Heavy Metals. Summary and Peer Review Plan (pdf)

 

To provide comments related to peer review of CPSC staff assessments, or to request additional information, contact peer-review@cpsc.gov

 

CPSC will revise this information as needed.