As our law requires and good regulatory policy suggests, the CPSC holds a public hearing every year on the upcoming year’s budget priorities. It is a great opportunity for the public to tell us what issues we should focus on over the coming year.
Truly, though, looking ahead just one year not enough—the budget and operating plan processes are connected and large tasks, so our staff must begin work on them long before the summer leading up to each new fiscal year (which begins every October 1st). So this year, we’ve decided to do something a little different and ask the public for its priorities concerning both the next fiscal year’s operating plan and the subsequent year’s budget request. This type of long-term planning is commendable. And we need the public’s help. So if you’d like to make a presentation to us at the hearing—or to submit written testimony—you can submit your proposal or comments via this email address, and get more information here. The deadline is July 1st.