White House Floats CPSC Import Surveillance User Fees

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 7:20 PM EST) -- The White House proposed Tuesday that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission begin charging companies fees to fund an expanded import surveillance program as part of its $123 million budget request for the next fiscal year.

The overall budget request marks a 4.2 percent increase from the estimated budget for the 2014 fiscal year and a 13.9 percent increase from the actual fiscal year 2013 budget.

The largest increase, from $37 million to $44 million, is devoted to the CPSC's efforts to identify product hazards. The...
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