PUBLIC LAW 91-601-DEC. 30, 1970
sonal injury or serious illness resulting from handling, using, or ingesting such substance; and (2) the special packaging to be required by such standard is technically feasible, practicable, and appropriate for such substance. (b) I n establishing a standard under this section, the Secretary shall consider— (1) the reasonableness of such standard; (2) available scientific, medical, and engineering data concerning special packaging and concerning childhood accidental ingestions, illness, and injury caused by household substances; (3) the manufacturing practices of industries affected by this Act; and (4) the nature and use of the household substance. Findings (c) I n carrying out this Act, the Secretary shall publish his findings, publication., his reasons therefor, and citation of the sections of statutes which authorize his action. (d) Xothing in this Act shall authorize the Secretary to prescribe Limitation. specific packaging designs, product content, package quantity, or, with the exception of authority granted in section 4(a)(2) of this Act, labeling. I n the case of a household substance for which special packaging is required pursuant to a regulation under this section, the Secretary may in such regulation prohibit the packaging of such substance in packages which he determines are unnecessarily attractive to children. SEC. 4. (a) For the purpose of making any household substance p aConventional c k a g e s, marki; which is subject to a standard established under section 3 readily avail- ing. able to elderly or handicapped persons unable to use such substance when packaged in compliance with such standard, the manufacturer or packer, as the case may be, may j^ackage any household substance, subject to such a standard, in packaging of a single size which does not comply with such standard if— (1) the manufacturer (or packer) also supplies such substance in packages which comply with such standard; and (2) the packages of such substance which do not meet such standard bear conspicuous labeling stating: "This package for households without young children"; except that the Secretary may by regulation prescribe a substitute statement to the same effect for packaging too small to accommodate such labeling. (b) In the case of a household substance which is subject to such a standard and which is dispensed pursuant to an order of a physician, dentist, or other licensed medical practitioner authorized to prescribe, such substance may be dispensed in noncomplying packages only when directed in such order or when requested by the purchaser. (c) In the case of a household substance subject to such a standard which is packaged under subsection (a) in a noncomplying package, if the Secretary determines that such substance is not also being supplied by a manufacturer (or packer) in popular size packages which comply with such standard, he may, after giving the manufacturer (or packer) an opportunity to comply with the purposes of this Act, by order require such substance to be packaged by such manufacturer (or packer) exclusively in special packaging complying with such standard if he finds, after opportunity for hearing, that such exclusive use of special packaging is necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act. SEC. 5. (a) Proceedings to issue, amend, or repeal a regulation prescribing a standard under section 3 shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures prescribed by section 553 (other than paragraph (3)(B) of the last sentence of subsection (b) of such section) of title .5 of the United States Code unless the Secretary elects the procedures 80 Stat. 3 8 3.