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Week of August 29 - September 04, 2016

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August 31, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Decisional Matter: Fall 2016 Regulatory Agenda

Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland

A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/webcast

*The Commission unanimously determined by recorded vote that Agency business requires call the meeting without seven calendar days advance public notice.

•       The Regulatory Flexibility Act (“RFA”), (Pub. L. No. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164 (September 19, 1980), requires each federal agency in April and October of each year to publish in the Federal Register an agenda identifying rules that the agency expects to consider in the next twelve months that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602(a)).

•       The RFA specifically provides that publication of the agenda does not preclude an agency from considering or acting on any matter not included in the agenda, and that an agenda is not required to consider or act on any matter that is included in the agenda (5 U.S.C. 602(d)). The Commission may consider or act on any matter earlier or later than the estimated date provided on the agenda.

  •     In addition, Executive Order 12866 requires each agency to publish, twice each year, a regulatory agenda of regulations under development or review during the next year; this agenda may be combined with the agenda published in accordance with the RFA.  Although CPSC, as an independent regulatory agency, is not required to comply with Executive Orders, the agency follows Executive Order 12866 with respect to the publication of its regulatory agenda. 

•      The agenda we are discussing today reflects the CPSC’s current intent to work on  a number of rulemakings in the next year, the precise dates for each rulemaking at this point are uncertain.

•      Actions that do not have an estimated date are placed in the long term category; the Commission may nevertheless act on items in that category within the next twelve months. The agenda includes new entries, entries carried over from previous publications, and rulemaking actions that have been completed (or withdrawn) since publication of the last agenda.

•     We will invite public comment on the final agenda and on the individual agenda entries.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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August 31, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Teleconference on Candle Fire Safety

This meeting was unexpectly held a week earlier.  Mr. Ayers did not attend.

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending the ASTM F 15.45 teleconference on candle fire safety from 10:00 am EST to 11:00 am EST.  For more information on this teleconference, contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2030). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/23/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/23/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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August 31, 2016 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
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Commissioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with the Crumb Rubber Industry

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, meeting with Mr. Steve Bigelow, Vice President, Liberty Tire; Mr. Art Dodge, CEO, ECore International; Mr. Dan Bond, CEO, Synthetic Turf Council; and Hon. Nancy Nord, Of Counsel, OFW Law.  The meeting is to discuss the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds; 11:45 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Nord.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/30/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/31/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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August 31, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Commissioner Adler and Staff Meeting with Representatives from the Crumb Rubber Industry

Commissioner Robert Adler and staff meeting with Mr. Steve Bigelow, Vice President, Liberty Tire; Mr. Art Dodge, CEO, ECore International; Mr. Dan Bond, CEO, Synthetic Turf Council; and Hon. Nancy Nord, Of Counsel, OFW Law. The meeting is to discuss safety testing for synthetic turf and the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds; 2:00pm at 4330 East-West Highway, Suite 725, Bethesda, MD 20814. The meeting was requested by Ms. Nord. For additional information contact Jen Feinberg at 301-504-7731.   Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/29/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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August 31, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Commissioner Mohorovic Meeting with Representatives of the Crumb Rubber Industry

Commissioner Joe Mohorovic and staff meeting with Mr. Steve Bigelow, Vice President, Liberty Tire; Mr. Art Dodge, CEO, ECore International; Mr. Dan Bond, CEO, Synthetic Turf Council; and Hon. Nancy Nord, Of Counsel, OFW Law. The meeting is to discuss the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds; 2:30pm at 4330 East-West Highway, Suite 722, Bethesda, MD 20814. The meeting was requested by Ms. Nord. For additional information contact Mike Gentine at 301-504-7628.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/29/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/29/16.

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August 31, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Commissioner Robinson and Staff Meeting with Representatives from the Crumb Rubber Industry

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, Boaz Green, Senior Counsel, Dottie Yahr, Policy Advisor, meeting with representatives from the Crumb Rubber Industry:  Steve Bigelow, Vice President, Liberty Tire; Art Dodge, CEO, ECore International; Dan Bond, CEO, Synthetic Turf Council; Hon. Nancy Nord, Of Counsel, OFW Law, to discuss the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Nancy Nord.  For additional information contact Dottie Yahr, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/29/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/29/16.

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August 31, 2016 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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Chairman Kaye and Staff Meeting with Representatives from the Crumb Rubber Industry

Chairman Elliot F. Kaye and members of his staff are meeting with Mr. Steve Bigelow, Vice President, Liberty Tire; Mr. Art Dodge, CEO, ECore International; Mr. Dan Bond, CEO, Synthetic Turf Council; and Hon. Nancy Nord, Of Counsel, OFW Law. The meeting is to discuss safety testing for synthetic turf and the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds; 3:30pm at 4330 East-West Highway, Suite 724, Bethesda, MD 20814. The meeting was requested by Ms. Nord. For additional information contact Stephen McGoogan at 301-504-7588.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/30/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/31/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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September 01, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Vince Amodeo and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Subcommittee Teleconference with ASTM F15.58

Vince Amodeo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC, will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM F15.58 subcommittee for powered scooters. The subcommittee will be discuss standards for hoverboard safety; 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  The teleconference call was requested by ASTM.  For additional information contact Vince Amodeo, (301) 987-2301 or vamodeo@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/26/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/26/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
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