The CPSC recently adopted an operating plan for fiscal year 2013. I voted for the plan, albeit with some hesitation. You can read my thoughts on the plan here. One issue of note that I would like to call out to my blog readers is variability of test results coming from third-party testing laboratories. Public comments on this issue require the agency to better understand what is going on. With the backing of my colleagues, I will host a public meeting on lab variability in the near future.
I look forward to discussing the subject further with members of the public, and I hope that this effort will help us identify whatever problems exist and contribute to an appropriate solution. If you have something to contribute, please tell me! More details to come.