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Week of November 18 - November 24, 2013

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November 18, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Marc Schoem and Other CPSC Staff Meeting with Prime Resources Corporation

Marc Schoem and Neal S. Cohen, Office of Education, Global Outreach, and Small Business Ombudsman, and additional CPSC staff meeting with Robert Brenner, CEO, Prime Resources Corporation, to discuss the promotional products industry and explain some of the challenges the industry has complying with the CPSIA; 9:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 714.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Brenner.  For additional information contact Neal Cohen, (301) 504-7504.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/14/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/15/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
10:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel,  meeting with Sheila Millar, Partner at Keller and Heckman and Brent Cleveland, Executive Director, Jim Heagney, President, Keith Barber, Secretary/Treasurer of Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA).  The meeting is to discuss jewelry safety standards and CPSC regulations.  The meeting is being held at 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by FJATA.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Adler Meeting with Prime Resources Corporation

Commissioner Robert Adler and Counsel, Jana Fong-Swamidoss meeting with Robert Brenner, CEO, Prime Resources Corporation, to discuss the promotional products industry and explain some of the challenges the industry has complying with the CPSIA; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Brenner.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/31/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 10/31/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Prime Resources Corporation

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs; Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Robert Brenner, CEO, Prime Resources Corporation, to discuss the promotional products industry and explain some of the challenges the industry has complying with the CPSIA; 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Brenner.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/7/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/7/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Prime Resources Corporation

 Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Robert “Rick” Brenner, Chair Elect of PPAI and CEO of Prime Resources Corp.  This meeting will  be an introduction to and overview of how CPSIA applies to the promotional products industry as well as PPAI’s efforts to establish training programs and seminars on product safety topics.  The meeting is being held at 12:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Brenner.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Rik Khanna Meeting with Underwriters Laboratories

Rik Khanna, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and other CPSC staff will be meeting with Dr. Thomas Fabian, senior fire scientist, Underwriters Laboratories.  Dr. Fabian will be providing a briefing to CPSC staff on UL’s recently completed research on upholstered furniture flammability; 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., at the CPSC national Product Testing and Evaluation Center (NPTEC), 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD.  This meeting was requested by CPSC.  For additional information contact Rik Khanna, (301) 987-2508 or rkhanna@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/7/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/7/13. 

This meeting will be webcast live at www.cpsc.gov/live

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with the National Consumers League

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League and Pamela Gilbert, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca.  Commissioner Buerkle and Commissioner Buerkle’s staff will meet with representatives from the National Consumers League for an introductory meeting and to discuss table saw safety.  The meeting is being held at 2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Pamela Gilbert, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Association Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Sheila Millar and the following members of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA):  Brent Cleaveland, Executive Director; Jim Heagney, K&M Associates, serving as President of FJATA; and Keith Barber, Rainbow Sales, serving as FJATA’s Secretary/Treasurer, to discuss CPSC regulations; 2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Millar.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7918.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/14/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/15/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

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Association Meeting

Commissioner Adler Meeting with Members of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association

Commissioner Robert Adler and Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Senior Counsel to Commissioner Adler, meeting with Sheila Millar and the following members of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA):  Brent Cleaveland, Executive Director; Jim Heagney, K&M Associates, serving as President of FJATA; and Keith Barber, Rainbow Sales, serving as FJATA’s Secretary/Treasurer, to discuss CPSC regulations; 11:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Millar.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/8/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/8/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 18, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with the High Phthalates Panel of the American Chemistry Council

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant,  and Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with High Phthalates Panel of the American Chemistry Council.  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Buerkle and Eileen Conneely (American Chemistry Council), J. Patrick Harmon (BASF Corporation), and Laura Keller (ExxonMobil Chemical Company), Nina Hallmark (ExxonMobil Chemical Company) who interface with CPSC as members of the American Chemistry Council High Phthalates Panel.  The meeting is being held at 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by the American Chemistry Council.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 19, 2013
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Melville, NY

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Doug Lee Attending Meeting of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending meeting of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters to discuss proposals to improve and coordinate the voluntary standard for AFCIs, UL 1699 with National Electrical Code requirements.  8:30 am, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Melville, New York.  The meeting was requested by the UL STP 1699 chair. For additional information, contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 19, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Washington, DC

Meeting

Arthur Lee Attending an Underwriters Laboratories Task Group Meeting

Arthur Lee, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be attending a task group meeting held by Underwriters Laboratories (UL); 8:30 am to 5 pm, 1850 M Street N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20036-3513. This is a smoke alarm task group meeting to discuss test acceptance criteria and proposals related to performance to additional smoldering and flaming tests. The meeting was requested by Tom Fabian.  For additional information contact Diane Haithcock, UL Standards Program Manager, (919) 549-1909, Diane.J.Haithcock@ul.com.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/5/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 19, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Patricia Edwards Participating in a Teleconference Meeting with an ASTM Task Group on Bassinets and Cradles

Patricia Edwards, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference meeting with an ASTM task group on Bassinets and Cradles to discuss the recent ballot results. This meeting was requested by ASTM. Contact Patricia Edwards for the exact time of the meeting and the call information at pedwards@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2224. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 19, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Upholstered Furniture Action Council

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant; and Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, meeting with Mary Martha McNamara, McNamara & L’Heureux, P.C.; Don Coleman and Joe Ziolkowski (Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC).  The meeting will serve as introductory meeting and overview of the Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC) and voluntary standards developed for the furniture industry; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Mary Martha McNamara.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/18/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

November 19, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with the Upholstered Furniture Action Council

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Mary Martha McNamara, McNamara & L’Heureux and Done Coleman and Joe Ziolkowski of UFAC.  The meeting will serve as introductory meeting and overview of UFAC and voluntary standards developed for the furniture industry.  The meeting is being held at 2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Mary Martha McNamara, McNamara & L’Heureux.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 20, 2013
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Melville, NY

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Doug Lee Attending Meeting of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending meeting of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters to discuss proposals to improve and coordinate the voluntary standard for AFCIs, UL 1699 with National Electrical Code requirements.  8:30 am, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Melville, New York.  The meeting was requested by the UL STP 1699 chair. For additional information, contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 20, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Washington, DC

Meeting

Arthur Lee Attending an Underwriters Task Group Meeting

Arthur Lee, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be attending a task group meeting held by Underwriters Laboratories (UL); 8:30 am to 5 pm, 1850 M Street N.W., Merrill conference room, Washington, D.C. 20036-3513. This is a smoke alarm task group meeting to review and discuss nuisance alarm issues related to smoke alarms. The meeting was requested by Jeff Van Keuren, Engineering Leader, Compliance D&A. For additional information contact Diane Haithcock, UL Standards Program Manager, (919) 549-1909, Diane.J.Haithcock@ul.com.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/5/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 20, 2013
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Commission Meeting

Decisional Matter: FY 2014 Operating Plan

Bethesda Towers, Hearing Room 420

Matter To Be Considered

Decisional Matter:  FY 2014 Operating Plan

NOTE: The FY 2014 Operating Plan decisional meeting was rescheduled from Nov. 13, 2013 to Nov. 20, 2013. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 20, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in a Underwriters Laboratories 1026 Task Group Teleconference

Anna Luo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group teleconference to discuss possible solutions to slow cooker and rice cooker cord-pull incidents; 11 AM ET.  The meeting was requested by UL.  For additional information, contact Anna Luo, (301) 987-2010. (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.)  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/20/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 20, 2013
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Ray Aragon and CPSC Staff Meeting with the Retail Industry Leaders Association

Ray Aragon, Marc Schoem, Howard Tarnoff, Dennis Blasius, Scott Simmons, Mary Toro (Office of Compliance and Field Operations) and Mary Boyle (Office of the General Counsel) meeting with the  Retail Industry Leaders Association to discuss (1) Recall Notice/Recall Effectiveness; (2) CPSC Field accessibility to store management/recall checks/surveillance; (3) Disposal/Quarantine of recalled/violative products; (4) Retailer Report program; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers.  For additional information contact Howard Tarnoff, (301) 504-7589.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/7/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 21, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Washington, DC

Meeting

Arthur Lee Attending an Underwriters Task Group Meeting

Arthur Lee, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be attending a task group meeting held by Underwriters Laboratories (UL); 8:30 am to 5 pm, 1850 M Street N.W., Merrill conference room, Washington, D.C. 20036-3513. This is a smoke alarm task group meeting to review and discuss nuisance alarm issues related to smoke alarms. The meeting was requested by Jeff Van Keuren, Engineering Leader, Compliance D&A. For additional information contact Diane Haithcock, UL Standards Program Manager, (919) 549-1909, Diane.J.Haithcock@ul.com.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/5/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 21, 2013
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Consumer Federation of America and Others

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Rachel Weintraub (Consumer Federation of America), Carol Pollack-Nelson (Independent Safety Consulting), Linda Kaiser (Parents for Window Blind Safety), Mary Ann Plumlee (Independent Fabricator), Alan Schoem (Law Office of Alan Schoem), Shelley Deppa (Safety Behavior Analysis) and Elaine Allen (Safety Behavior Analysis) to discuss window blind safety.  The meeting is being held at 9:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 834.  The meeting was requested by Carol Pollack-Nelson, Independent Safety Consulting.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/13/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 21, 2013
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Adler Meeting with Window Covering Petitioners

Commissioner Robert Adler, Jana Fong-Swamidoss and Jason Levine, counsel to Commissioner Adler, meeting with Carol Pollack-Nelson; Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director & Senior Counsel, Consumer Federation of America; and Linda Kaiser, President of Parents for Window Blind Safety, to discuss their petition on window coverings; 10:45, Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Carol Pollack-Nelson.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/31/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/1/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 21, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Suad Wanna-Nakamura Attending an ASTM F15.18- Voluntary Standards Task Group Meeting

Dr. Suad Wanna-Nakamura, Directorate for Health Sciences, and Dr. Jonathan Midgett,  EXHR are participating in an ASTM working group teleconference; 1:00 pm (Eastern Time) to discuss bassinet restrains. The teleconference was called for by Lisa Trofe, (organizer). For additional information, contact Suad Wanna-Nakamura at (301) 987-2550; or by email: snakamura@cpsc.gov. or Jonathan Midgett at (301) 987- 2561 jmidgett@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/18/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/19/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

November 21, 2013
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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Rockville, 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 at 1:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the ASTM Suction Limited Gravity Flow Systems standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. To get call information, please contact Len Morrissey of ASTM at 610-832-9719 or lmorriss@astm.org.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/14/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/15/13

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial