NFA Gives Explosive Testimony Before the CPSC 3/09/18

 

Dear Members,

 

Yesterday, NFA participated in a meeting with CPSC about the proposed ban on metals in the burst charges of aerial fireworks. Here is a link to a video of that meeting: https://youtu.be/xQvlPDD0I-s.

 

NFA is opposed to the proposed ban on metals in the burst charges of consumer aerial fireworks because it doesn’t improve safety and because it will place a heavy burden on many businesses. Three speakers participated for NFA during two panel discussions:

 

·     NFA’s Secretary Steve Houser spoke on the first panel about the burden of the proposed rule (13:48). 

·     NFA’s outside counsel Spencer Elg spoke on the second panel about the proposed rule’s failure to improve safety (2:29:54). 

·     NFA’s scientific expert Roger Schneider spoke on the second panel about scientific problems with the proposed rule. (2:09:32).

 

If you would like to add your own comments to the public record, you have until March 14 to email them to CPSC at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov with “Fireworks NPR; Oral Presentation” in the subject line.

Sincerely,

 

The NFA Board

 

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