Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 1640, Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019   [open pdf - 34KB]

This is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on November 13, 2019. From the Document: "S. 1640 would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue a final rule to require portable fuel containers to include a device that would stop flames from entering the container (called flame mitigation devices). The CPSC also would be required to undertake a campaign to educate consumers about the dangers associated with portable fuel containers for flammable liquids and to submit a report to the Congress summarizing its education campaign activities. On the basis of information from the CPSC, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1640 would cost about $3 million over the 2020-2024 period; that spending would be subject to appropriation of the necessary amounts. On average, the equivalent of about four full-time employees would be required over that period to complete the final rule and education campaign, CBO estimates."

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