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Week of December 09 - December 15, 2013

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December 09, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Members of ICPHSO

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant; Marc Schoem, Acting Director, Office of Education, Global Outreach and Small Business Ombudsman, meeting with Ross Koeser, Executive Director of ICPHSO; Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., President of ICPHSO & Independent Safety Consulting; Ann Weeks, President-elect of ICPHSO, VP at UL; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Carol Pollack-Nelson.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/5/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/6/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 09, 2013
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler Meeting with Members of ICPHSO

Acting Chairman Robert Adler; Jason Levine, Chief of Staff; Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Deputy Chief of Staff; Anupama Connor, Senior Counsel, meeting with Carol Pollack-Nelson, President; Ross Koeser, Executive Director; and ICPHSO Board Members for a courtesy meeting to brief Commissioners on ICPHSO’s activities; 1:30 p.m., 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 12/5/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/6/13.  

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

December 10, 2013
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler/Staff Meeting with Representatives of Stericycle

Acting Chairman Robert Adler, Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Co-Counselors Jana Fong-Swamidoss and Anupama Connor, meeting with Stericycle representatives Jim Badalati, Director of Recalls; Steve Edwards, Senior Recall Strategist; and Dave Schmeltzer, Counsel to Stericycle, to discuss Stericycle’s capabilities regarding recalling consumer products; 12:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724.  The meeting was requested by Dave Schmeltzer.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/27/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/27/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

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

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Representatives of Stericycle

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Stericycle representatives:  Kim Badalati, Director of Recalls; Steve Edwards, Senior Recall Strategist; and Dave Schmeltzer, Counsel to Stericycle, to discuss Stericycle’s capabilities regarding recalling consumer products; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, Room 720.  The meeting was requested by Dave Schmeltzer.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/4/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 11, 2013
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler Meeting with Representatives of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory

Acting Chairman Robert Adler; Jason Levine, Chief of Staff; Jana Fong-Swamidoss and Anupama Connor, Counsel, meeting with the following representatives of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL):  John Rogers, Executive Director; Mike Collar, President; Alan Zoldan, Board and Executive Committee member; and Quin Dodd, counsel to AFSL, to update the Acting Chairman on AFSL and its fireworks safety and testing program and to discuss ways in which AFSL and CPSC can work together to promote compliant and safe fireworks; 3:15 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Quin Dodd, Law Offices of Quin D. Dodd, LLC.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/4/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 12, 2013
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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Jacksonville, FL

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Rik Khanna Attending the ASTM E5.15 Furnishing and Contents and Task Group Meetings

Rik Khanna, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, attending the ASTM E5.15 Furnishing and Contents and Task Group meetings to discuss upholstered furniture fire test standards; 8:00 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL.  The meeting was scheduled by ASTM.  For additional information contact Rik Khanna, (301) 987-2508 or rkhanna@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary  12/5/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/5/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 12, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with American Cleaning Institute

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Ernie Rosen Berg, President & CEO; Richard Sedlak, Executive Vice President, Technical Affairs; and Jacob Cassady, Manager Government Affairs, from the American Cleaning Institute.  The meeting will be an introduction to and overview of the American Cleaning Institute and their issues related to CPSC; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Ernie Rosenberg.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/3/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 12, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler/Staff Meeting with Mr. Kim Brokaw

Acting Chairman Robert Adler, Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Co-Counselors Jana Fong-Swamidoss and Anupama Connor meeting with Kim Brokaw to discuss injuries associated with two-wheel rollout carts; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Brokaw.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/27/13.  Posted on the Public Calendar 11/29/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

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

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Members of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with members of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL):  John Rogers, Executive Director; Michael Collar, President/COO of Winco Fireworks International; Alan Zoldan, Executive Vice President of Phantom Fireworks; Quin Dodd, Counsel, as part of an introductory meeting and to discuss AFSL fireworks safety standards and testing program; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Quin Dodd.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/3/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 12, 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 CPSC 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<mailto:lmorriss@astm.org> Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/3/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 12, 2013
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Jay Howell, Director of Safety Operations, and Stephanie Tsacoumis, General Counsel meeting with AFSL

Jay Howell, Director of Safety Operations, and Stephanie Tsacoumis, General Counsel meeting with Quin Dodd, Counsel to AFSL, Mr. John Rogers of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL), Mike Collar of Winco Fireworks (AFSL President) and Alan Zoldan of BJ Alan (AFSL Board Member) to discuss AFSL issues on fireworks. For addition information contact Jay Howell, (301) 504-7621. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 12, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Members of the International Sleep Products Association

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with members of the International Sleep Products Association:  Ryan Trainer, President and Chris Hudgins, Vice President Government Relations & Policy, as part of an introductory meeting and to discuss mattress flammability standards and their enforcement; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Chris Hudgins.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/3/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

December 13, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Members of ICPHSO

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, and Marc Schoem, Acting Director, Office of Education, Global Outreach and Small Business Ombudsman, meeting with Ross Koeser, Executive Director of ICPHSO; Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., President of ICPHSO & Independent Safety Consulting; Ann Weeks, President-elect of ICPHSO, VP at UL; Joan Lawrence, Board Member of ICPHSO, and Holly Olrich, General Counsel and Corporate VP of HR for Step2/Infantino. This meeting will be an introduction to and overview of ICPHSO and its relationship with CPSC.  The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 834. The meeting was request by Carol Pollack-Nelson.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/8/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/11/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial