Performance Requirements for Residential Gas Furnaces and Boilers; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 60010-60011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-24284]
16 CFR Chapter II
[Docket No. CPSC-2019-0020]
Performance Requirements for Residential Gas Furnaces and
Boilers; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period
AGENCY: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
ACTION: Reopening of comment period.
SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC)
voted to publish an advance notice of
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proposed rulemaking (ANPR) in the Federal Register on August 19, 2019,
concerning residential gas furnaces and boilers. The ANPR invited the
public to submit written comments during a comment period that would
close 60 days after the date of publication of the ANPR in the Federal
Register. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is
reopening the comment period.
DATES: Submit comments by January 6, 2020.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC-2019-
0020, by any of the following methods:
    Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal
eRulemaking Portal at: Follow the instructions for
submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted
by electronic mail (email), except through The
Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the
Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above.
    Written Submissions: Submit written submissions by mail/hand
delivery/courier to: Division of the Secretariat, 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: Do not submit confidential business information,
trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information
that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at
all, such information should be submitted in accordance with the
instructions for written submissions above.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
comments received, go to:, and insert the docket
number CPSC-2019-0020, into the ``Search'' box, and follow the prompts.
    On August 9, 2019, the Commission voted to publish an ANPR in the
Federal Register, to develop a rule to address the risk of injury and
death associated with CO production and leakage from residential gas
furnaces and boilers. The ANPR was published on August 19, 2019, with a
60-day comment period that closed on October 18, 2019. 84 FR 42847. The
Commission issued the ANPR under the authority of the Consumer Product
Safety Act (CPSA). On October 14, 2019, the Air-Conditioning, Heating,
& Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) requested an extension of the comment
period for an additional 60 days to provide stakeholders adequate time
to respond to the ANPR. AHRI states that member companies are currently
developing comments to submit on the ANPR. AHRI also notes the CSA/ANSI
Cross-Functional Working Group on CO Sensor Detectors report is an
agenda item during the upcoming Joint Technical Committee meeting on
October 29, 2019, and that AHRI members would like to understand the
Joint Technical Committee's decision on the report and proposed actions
before finalizing their comments.
    The Commission has considered this request and is reopening the
comment period for an additional 60 days until January 6, 2020.
Alberta E. Mills,
Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-24284 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]