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Week of September 09 - September 15, 2013

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September 09, 2013
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Beijing, China

Association Meeting

Joel Recht and John Golden Presenting/Participating in the Second National Symposium on Inspection, Detection and Quarantine

Joel Recht, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and John Golden, Office of Global Outreach, will be presenting at and participating in the Second National Symposium on Inspection, Detection and Quarantine in Beijing, China, and related meetings with invited participants.  Other participants include counterparts from China as well as Chinese academicians and representatives from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and others to discuss issues such as risk management approaches.  The meeting was requested by the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ).  For additional information, contact Dr. Yang Haifeng, CAIQ, yanghf@caiq.gov.cn.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/6/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/6/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 10, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Ottawa, Canada

Staff Workshop

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Other CPSC Staff Participating in the North America Consumer Product Safety Summit in Ottawa Canada

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and several of CPSC staff will participate in the North America Consumer Product Safety Summit in Ottawa, Canada, with counterpart agencies from Canada and Mexico. Discussions will focus on current and future trilateral initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders. There is no cost to attend the public session of the summit, but registration is required, and space is limited. To register, please visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/nacpss-snaspc/index-eng.php and fill out the registration form.  For additional information contact Tilven Bernal at (301) 504-7309 or Tbernal@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/1/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 10, 2013
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Beijing, China

Association Meeting

Joel Recht and John Golden Presenting/Participating in the Second National Symposium on Inspection, Detection and Quarantine

Joel Recht, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and John Golden, Office of Global Outreach, will be presenting at and participating in the Second National Symposium on Inspection, Detection and Quarantine in Beijing, China, and related meetings with invited participants.  Other participants include counterparts from China as well as Chinese academicians and representatives from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and others to discuss issues such as risk management approaches.  The meeting was requested by the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ).  For additional information, contact Dr. Yang Haifeng, CAIQ, yanghf@caiq.gov.cn.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/6/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/6/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 10, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Celestine Kiss Participating in Working Group Conference Call

Celestine Kiss, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, will be participating in a working group conference call regarding ISO (International Organization for Standardization) TC181 (Task Group) WG7 (Working Group) Age Grading Guidelines to discuss comments received on Age Grading Guidelines proposal at 10:00 AM-11:30 AM EST. The conference call was requested by the working group chairman.  For additional information contact Celestine Kiss at ckiss@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547.  For conference call information contact Frank Olbrych, WG7 Chairman (folbrych@hasbro.com). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/30/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/30/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 10, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with ExxonMobil Senior Executives

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs; and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Elissa Sterry, Vice President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Patrick Henretty, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs; Robert Nolan, Federal Government Relations, ExxonMobil Corporation.  This meeting is primarily a courtesy visit between Commissioner Robinson and staff to the ExxonMobil senior executives who interface with CPSC.  ExxonMobil will provide a brief overview of their business issues concerning CPSC; 1:00 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 8/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 11, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Ottawa, Canada

Staff Workshop

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Other CPSC Staff Participating in the North America Consumer Product Safety Summit in Ottawa Canada

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and several of CPSC staff will participate in the North America Consumer Product Safety Summit in Ottawa, Canada, with counterpart agencies from Canada and Mexico. Discussions will focus on current and future trilateral initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders. There is no cost to attend the public session of the summit, but registration is required, and space is limited. To register, please visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/nacpss-snaspc/index-eng.php and fill out the registration form.  For additional information contact Tilven Bernal at (301) 504-7309 or Tbernal@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/1/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 11, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Dornbirn, Austria

Association Meeting

Shivani Mehta Meeting with Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute

Shivani Mehta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, meeting with Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute to give presentation on textile related activities at CPSC; all day in Dornbirn, Austria.  The meeting was requested by AMFI.  For additional information contact Shivani Mehta, (301) 987-2025.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/22/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 11, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Chairman Tenenbaum's Staff Meeting with ExxonMobil Senior Executives

Anu Connor, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Chairman and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Patrick Henretty, Robert Nolan, Dr. Robert Barter and Dr. Laura Keller.  This meeting is primarily a courtesy visit between Chairman Tenenbaum’s staff and the ExxonMobil senior executives who interface with CPSC.  ExxonMobil will provide a brief overview of their business issues concerning CPSC.  The meeting is being held at 10:00 a.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 9/10/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/10/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 11, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Robert Howell and Others Meeting with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Robert J. Howell, Deputy Executive Director of Safety Operations, George Borlase, Associate Executive Director for Engineering Sciences, Andrew Trotta, Division Director for Electrical Engineering, and other staff meeting with Wayne Morris, Vice President, Division Services and Jennifer Cleary, Director Regulatory Affairs, both from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, to discuss pending proposals to UL at 10:00 a.m. Bethesda Towers, Room 410A.  The meeting was requested by AHAM.  For additional information, contact George Borlase, (301) 987-2472.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/27/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/28/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 11, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in a Telephone Conference of a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group

Anna Luo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in a telephone conference call of a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group, to discuss possible solutions to slow cooker cord-pull incidents; 11:00 a.m.  This kick-off meeting of the Task Group is being organized by UL.  For additional information, contact Anna Luo, (301) 987-2010.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/6/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/9/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 11, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Nancy Nord and Staff Meeting with ExxonMobil

Commissioner Nancy Nord and  staff meeting with Elissa Sterry, Vice President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Patrick Henretty, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs; Robert Nolan, Federal Government Relations, ExxonMobil Corporation, to discuss phthalates; 1:00-2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 722.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/10/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/10/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 11, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Dr. Suad Wanna-Nakamura Participating in an ASTM Working Group Teleconference

 Dr. Suad Wanna-Nakamura, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other EXHR staff, participating in an ASTM working group teleconference - ASTM  F2167 – 12a Voluntary Standards Task Group Meeting  at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss voluntary standards requirements for infant bouncer seat. The teleconference was called for by Lisa Trofe, (organizer). For additional information, please contact Suad Wanna-Nakamura at (301) 987-2550; or by email: snakamura@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/4/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 11, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Meeting With ExxonMobil

Commissioner Robert Adler and Counsel, Jana Fong-Swamidoss meeting with Robert M. Nolan and key members of ExxonMobil’s phthalates science team to discuss phthalate alternatives and other topics as a follow up to the meeting of August 14, 2013.  The meeting to be held at 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Robert M. Nolan, Government Relations, ExxonMobil.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/5/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 11, 2013
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with Exxon Phthalates Science Team

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with Robert M. Nolan and key members of Exxon phthalates science team to learn more about the phthalate issue. This is a follow up to meeting of August 14, 2013. The meeting will be held at Bethesda Towers, room 720 at 4:30 p.m. This meeting was requested by Commissioner Buerkle.  For additional information contact Nancy Lowery, (301) 504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/10/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Woburn, MA

Association Meeting

Andrew Trotta Meeting With the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, meeting with Jennifer Cleary/Wayne Morris, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), AHAM range industry members and Karen Benedek/ Phil Carbone, Primaira LLC, to discuss testing of Primaira’s cooktop control systems; 8:30 a.m., Primaira, Woburn, MA.  The meeting was requested by AHAM.  For additional information contact Andrew Trotta, (301) 987-2057 or atrotta@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/5/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/6/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Dornbirn, Austria

Association Meeting

Shivani Mehta Meeting with Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute

Shivani Mehta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, meeting with Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute to give presentation on textile related activities at CPSC; all day in Dornbirn, Austria.  The meeting was requested by AMFI.  For additional information contact Shivani Mehta, (301) 987-2025.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/22/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 12, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Participating in a Mintz Levin Webinar

Commissioner Robert Adler participating in a Mintz Levin Webinar on Consumer Product Safety Practices with Matt Howsare and Charles Samuels to discuss current enforcement trends at the Commission; 12:00 noon. The meeting was requested by Matt Howsare.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/19/13.  (S)

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  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 12, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

George Borlase and Others Meeting with Underwriters Laboratories

George Borlase, Associate Executive Director for Engineering Sciences, Andrew Trotta, Division Director for Electrical Engineering, and other staff meeting with Dr. J. Thomas Chapin, Vice President Corporate Research, and other staff from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., to discuss technology issues of mutual interest, including UL standards development and data review, at 1:00 p.m., 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD.  The meeting was requested by UL.  For additional information, contact George Borlase, (301) 987-2472.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/27/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/28/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 13, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Dornbirn, Austria

Association Meeting

Shivani Mehta Meeting with Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute

Shivani Mehta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, meeting with Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute to give presentation on textile related activities at CPSC; all day in Dornbirn, Austria.  The meeting was requested by AMFI.  For additional information contact Shivani Mehta, (301) 987-2025.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/22/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 13, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with Consumer Federation of America and Other Consumer Groups

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with Rachel Weintraub, Consumer Federation of America; Zachary Laris, American Academy of Pediatrics; Jenny Levin, U.S. Public Interest Research Group; Ami Gadhia and George Slover, Eric Mallow, Consumers Union; Christine Hines, Public Citizen; Paul Brown, National Research Center for Women & Families and Nancy Cowles, Kids in Danger.  This is an introductory meeting for Commissioner Buerkle and consumer advocacy groups who interface with CPSC.  The meeting will be held at Bethesda Towers, room 834 at 10:00 a.m.  For additional information please contact Nancy Lowery, (301)504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/10/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial