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Week of July 25 - July 31, 2016

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July 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Arthur Lee Participating in the NFPA 72 Technical Committee First Draft Meeting

Arthur Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the NFPA 72 Technical Committee First Draft Meeting in Salt Lake City.  Participation is limited to the technical committee on Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Fire Alarm Systems (SIG-HOU). The meeting will discuss public inputs, committee inputs and first revisions to the next edition of NFPA 72. The meeting is being organized by NFPA.  For additional information contact Arthur Lee, (301) 987-2008; email: alee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/18/16.  Posted in Public Calendar 7/18/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Arthur Lee Participating in the NFPA 72 Technical Committee First Draft Meeting

Arthur Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the NFPA 72 Technical Committee First Draft Meeting in Salt Lake City.  Participation is limited to the technical committee on Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Fire Alarm Systems (SIG-HOU). The meeting will discuss public inputs, committee inputs and first revisions to the next edition of NFPA 72. The meeting is being organized by NFPA.  For additional information contact Arthur Lee, (301) 987-2008; email: alee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/18/16.  Posted in Public Calendar 7/18/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 27, 2016 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Commissiioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with ExxonMobil

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, to visit the ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI) facility located near Clinton, New Jersey.  The Commissioner and her staff will be meeting with representatives of EMBSI and ExxonMobil as well as going on a tour of the labs located on their campus; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. located at 1545 Route 22 East, Annandale, NJ 08801-3059.  The meeting was requested by Chris Wallace.  Members of the public wishing to attend the open portion of the meeting should contact Gib Mullan, gmullan@cpsc.gov for further information.  Transmitted to the Office of the secretary 7/27/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/27/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 27, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Arthur Lee Participating in the NFPA 72 Technical Committee First Draft Meeting

Arthur Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the NFPA 72 Technical Committee First Draft Meeting in Salt Lake City.  Participation is limited to the technical committee on Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Fire Alarm Systems (SIG-HOU). The meeting will discuss public inputs, committee inputs and first revisions to the next edition of NFPA 72. The meeting is being organized by NFPA.  For additional information contact Arthur Lee, (301) 987-2008; email: alee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/18/16.  Posted in Public Calendar 7/18/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 27, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Mark Kumagai and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call with the ASTM F15 Task Group on Changing Table Restraints

Mark Kumagai, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group regarding Changing Tables restraints; 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time .  ASTM requested this conference call.  For additional information, contact Mark Kumagai at mkumagai@cpsc.gov or 301 987 2234.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/20/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/20/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 27, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Scott Ayers Attending the CSA Telecon on Smart Enabled Gas Grills

Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will attend the CSA telecon on smart enabled gas grills from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/13/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/13/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Chairman Kaye and Staff Meeting with Underwriters Laboratory

(This meeting is Part Open and Part Closed to the Public)

Chairman Elliot F. Kaye, Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to the Chairman, DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director – Safety Operations, Jonathan Midgett, Senior Science and Policy Advisor to the Chairman, George Borlase, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification & Reduction and Patricia Edwards, Voluntary Standards Coordinator are meeting with Keith Williams, President & CEO, Clyde Kofman, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, ULI, Terry Brady, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial & Legal Officer, Weifang Zhou, Senior Vice President & President, UL Ventures, Chris Hasbrook, Vice President & General Manager, Building & Life Safety Technologies, Barb Guthrie, Vice President & Chief Public Safety Officer, Jon Christiano, General Manager, Consumer Products, John Thompson, Standards Director and Sarah Owen, Global Government Affairs Manager all of Underwriters Laboratory (UL). The first portion of the meeting will be closed to the public due to discussion of confidential and proprietary information. At the conclusion of this discussion, the meeting will be opened to the public while the participants mean of about the upcoming CPSC draft strategic plan, potential areas CPSC-UL Collaboration and other subjects of mutual interest. The meeting is being held at UL Headquarters located at 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, CDT. Due to UL policy all visitors wishing to attend this in-person meeting will need to be registered in advance by UL. For registration to attend or for more information please contact Steve McGoogan at 301-504-7588.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/21/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/22/16.

  • Status: Closed to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 28, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Commissioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with Representatives from Honda

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Gib Millan, Chief Counsel, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, meeting with Mike Rudolph, Vice President, Power Equipment Division, Bill Bezilla, Division Director/Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Americas; Shosaku Chiba, Honda R&D, Power Products; So Tanaka, Honda R&D, Power Products; Yohei Nishizawa, Regulatory Information Coordination; Jeff Chang, Senior Manager, Product Regulatory Office; Sarah Somorai, Senior Certification Engineer, Power Equipment; Kazuki Toyoda, Coordinator, Certification & Compliance; Ed Cohen, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, to discuss Honda’s work in controlling carbon monoxide emissions of portable generators; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 714.  Honda will present confidential business information related to their research activities.  (The meeting will be closed to the public due to the proprietary information that will be discussed.).  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/22/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/22/16.

  • Status: Closed to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 28, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Commissioner Mohorovic and Staff Meeting with Representatives from Honda

Commissioner Joe Mohorovic, Special Assistant Bryce Dustman, Chief Counsel Mike Gentine, and Executive/Research Assistant Ryan Radford meeting with Mike Rudolph, Vice President, Honda Power Equipment Division, Bill Bezilla, Division Director/Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Americas; Shosaku Chiba, Honda R&D, Power Products; So Tanaka, Honda R&D, Power Products; Yohei Nishizawa, Regulatory Information Coordination; Jeff Chang, Senior Manager, Product Regulatory Office; Sarah Somorai, Senior Certification Engineer, Power Equipment; Kazuki Toyoda, Coordinator, Certification & Compliance; Ed Cohen, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, to discuss Honda’s work in controlling carbon monoxide emissions of portable generators.  Honda will present confidential business information related to their research activities; 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 714.  The meeting was requested by Ed Cohen. For additional information contact Ryan Radford, (301) 504-7831.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/21/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/22/16.

  • Status: Closed to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 28, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Sarah Newens Participating in a Phone Conference with the UL Task Group on Child Accessibility of Microwave Ovens

Sarah Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a phone conference with UL Task Group at 2:00 pm to discuss child accessibility of microwave ovens. This meeting was requested by UL. For the call-in information, please contact Sarah Newens at Snewens@cpsc.gov.  (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.)  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/25/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/26/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 28, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Commissioiner Robinson's Staff Meeting with Representatives from Honda

Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, Boaz Green, Senior Counsel, Dottie Yahr, Policy Advisor, meeting with Mike Rudolph, Vice President, Power Equipment Division, Bill Bezilla, Division Director/Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Americas; Shosaku Chiba, Honda R&D, Power Products; So Tanaka, Honda R&D, Power Products; Yohei Nishizawa, Regulatory Information Coordination; Jeff Chang, Senior Manager, Product Regulatory Office; Sarah Somorai, Senior Certification Engineer, Power Equipment; Kazuki Toyoda, Coordinator, Certification & Compliance; Ed Cohen, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, to discuss Honda’s work in controlling carbon monoxide emissions of portable generators.  Honda will present confidential business information related to their research activities; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Ed Cohen.  For additional information contact Dottie Yahr, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/18/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/18/16.

  • Status: Closed to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 28, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Chairman Kaye and Staff Meeting with Kids in Danger

Chairman Elliot Kaye, Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to the Chairman and Jonathan Midgett, Senior Science and Policy Advisor to the Chairman, are meeting with Nancy Cowles, Executive Director of Kids in Danger, and Jake Pollock, Project Coordinator, Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University to discuss the Chairman’s Challenge, injury prevention and other topics of mutual interest. 2:30 p.m., Ford Design Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.  The meeting was requested by Nancy Cowles. For more information or to attend contact Stephen McGoogan, 301-504-7588.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/26/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial
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July 28, 2016 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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Janet Buyer and Other CPSC Staff Meeting with American Honda Motor Co. Inc.

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Janet Buyer, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will meet with Sarah Somorai, Ed Cohen, and others of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to discuss proprietary information related to various research activities that Honda has engaged in related to carbon monoxide and portable generators. 3:30 pm, room 410C, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Somorai. (The meeting is closed due to a discussion of proprietary data that is confidential commercial information.)  For additional information contact Janet Buyer, jbuyer@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2293.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/24/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/30/16.

  • Status: Closed to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 29, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Chairman Kaye and Staff Meeting with Intertek

This meeting is Part Open/Part Closed to the Public

Chairman Elliot F. Kaye, Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to the Chairman, and Jonathan Midgett, Senior Science and Policy Advisor to the Chairman, are meeting with Gregg Tiemann, Brian Gray and Pratik Ichhiaporria of Intertek and Quin Dodd of the Law Offices of Quin D. Dodd, LLC.  The first portion of the meeting will be open to the public. At the conclusion of the introductory discussion, the meeting will be closed due to confidential and proprietary information. The open portion will cover the introductions between the Chairman and the representatives of Intertek and an overview of Intertek. The meeting is being held at Intertek located at 545 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 at 9 AM, CDT. For registration to attend or for more information please contact Steve McGoogan at 301-504-7588.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/26/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
  • Substantial
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July 29, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Task Group Teleconference Meeting

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 task group on rewriting F2417 teleconference meeting from 10:00am to 11:00am EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/22/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/22/16.

  • Status: Open to the Public
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