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Week of April 21 - April 27, 2014

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April 22, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler and Staff Meeting with ExxonMobil

Acting Chairman Robert Adler, Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Deputy Chief of Staff Jana Fong-Swamidoss meeting with Elissa Sterry, VP for the phthalate product line; Patrick Henretty and Robert Nolan of ExxonMobil to discuss phthalates and other new developments (California Prop 65 and the EU ECHA Report); 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan of ExxonMobil.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 22, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Jake Miller and Other CPSC Staff Meeting with Dr. Davis from Auburn University

Jake Miller, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff meeting with Dr. Jerry Davis, Auburn University to discuss risk assessment techniques used to minimize system hazards; 10:00 a.m., 5 Research Place, room 148, Rockville, MD 20850.  The meeting was requested by Dr. Jerry Davis.  For additional information contact Jake Miller, (301) 504-7415.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/10/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/10/14.  

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

April 22, 2014
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Robinson and Staff Meeting with the Polyurethane Foam Association

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, Anu Connor, Senior Counsel, Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with members of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA):  Bob Luedeka, Executive Director, and James McIntyre as part of an introductory meeting and to discuss CPSC issue relevant to the PFA such as upholstered furniture flammability and the lead standard for children’s toys; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by James McIntyre.  For additional information contact  Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/9/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/9/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler Meeting with the Polyurethane Foam Association

Acting Chairman Robert Adler having lunch with Robert Luedeka, Executive Director, Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) and James McIntyre, Counsel to PFA, to discuss consumer issues in general; 12:00 noon, The Daily Grill, Bethesda, MD.  The meeting was requested by Attorney McIntyre.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/16/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

April 22, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Robinson and Staff Meeting with ExxonMobil Corporation

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, Anu Connor, Senior Counsel, Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with representatives from ExxonMobil Corporation:  Elissa Sterry, Vice President, and Robert Nolan.  ExxonMobil will provide a briefing on phthalates; 12:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan, ExxonMobil.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/9/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/9/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 22, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with ExxonMobil

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, meeting with representatives from ExxonMobil Corporation:  Elissa Sterry, Vice President, Patrick Henretty and Robert Nolan.  ExxonMobil will provide a briefing on phthalates; 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 22, 2014
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioiner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with the Polyurethane Foam Association

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, meeting with members of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA):  Bob Luedeka, Executive Director, and James McIntyre as part of an introductory meeting and to discuss CPSC issue relevant to the PFA such as upholstered furniture flammability and the lead standard for children’s toys; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by James McIntyre.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 23, 2014
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Thomas Caton Participating in ANSI A14 Ladder Committee Meeting Via Teleconference

Thomas Caton, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Division of Mechanical Engineering, will teleconference into an ANSI A14 Ladder Committee Meeting  in Chicago, IL.  The meeting was requested by the American Ladder Institute (ALI).  For additional information contact Theresa Jacobs of ALI (tjacobs@americanladderinstitute.org).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 04/02/14. Posted in the Public Calendar 04/02/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 23, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with MIC, ROHVA and SVIA

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, meeting with Ed Krenik, Tim Bouche, Erik Pritchard, and Duane Taylor who represent the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Recreational Off Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA), and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA).  The meeting will be introductory in nature.  The meeting will be held at 1:30 pm at Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Ed Krenik.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/16/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/16/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 23, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Hope Nesteruk and Others Participating in the F15.21 Sling Carrier Task Group Conference Call

Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in the F15.21 Sling Carrier task group conference call; 2 pm to discuss the ASTM Sling Carrier voluntary standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. To get call information, please contact Len Morrissey of ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org) or Hope Nesteruk (hnesteruk@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/17/14.   

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 23, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Gregory Rea Participating in the ASTM D10.32 Task Group Meeting Teleconference

Gregory K. Rea, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences/ Mechanical Division, will be participating in the ASTM D10.32 Task Group Meeting teleconference for WK41534 to discuss the development and validation of test methods for a non-metered, re-closable, restricted delivery system voluntary standard.  This web/teleconference was requested by ASTM.  To obtain call-in information, please contact Diane Trinsey of ASTM at (610) 832-9661 or dtrinsey@astm.org.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/8/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/8/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 23, 2014
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Andrew Trotta Leading Representatives from State Farm Building Technology Research on a Tour of CPSC National Product Testing and Evaulation Center

Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, leading Pat Boyer and John Donovan, State Farm Building Technology Research on a tour of the National Product Test and Evaluation Center; 2:30 p.m.; CPSC NPTEC, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD.  The lab tour was requested by Mr. Boyer.  For additional information, contact Andrew Trotta, (301) 987-2057. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/16/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/17/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

April 24, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Perry Sharpless Participating in Gravity Task Group Conference Call

Perry Sharpless, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences/ Mechanical Division, and other Commission staff, will be participating in the ASTM Gravity 15.51 Consumer Products, Suction Limited Gravity Flow Systems task group conference call; 1:30 p.m. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For information, please contact Len Morrissey of ASTM at 610-832-9719 or lmorriss@astm.org. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/16/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/17/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 25, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Sarah Newens Participating in an ASTM Conference Call Regarding Liquid Laundry Packets

Sarah Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 subcommittee regarding the development of a new voluntary standard for Liquid Laundry Packets. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Sarah Newens at snewens@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2582. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/7/14.  Posted in the Public calendar 4/8/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial