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Public Comment Period On ATV Proposals Likely To Be Extended

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is expected to increase the public comment period on proposed changes to federal ATV safety and manufacturing standards.

Legal counsel for the powersports industry has asked for an additional 60 days of public comment. The original 75-day comment period began on Aug. 10.

If the additional comment period is approved, as it’s expected to be, “we want as many people to take advantage of that as possible,” said Scott Wolfson, CPSC spokesman.

The best way to provide comments is to e-mail tstevenson@cpsc.gov.

The proposals would make current voluntary standards followed by major OEMs mandatory and shift how youth ATVs are regulated. Instead of engine size and speed, the CPSC proposals call for regulating only by speed. Also, instead of two youth age categories, there would be three.

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