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Week of June 17 - June 23, 2013

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June 17, 2013
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Elliot Kaye, Chief of Staff, and Other CPSC Staff, Meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute and Others

Elliot Kaye, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel, Office of the Chairman; Christopher Day, Director, Office of Legislative Affairs; Robert (Jay) Howell, Deputy Executive Director of Safety Operations, Office of the Executive Director; Jen Feinberg, Senior Counsel, Office of the Chairman; and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute; Dave Panning, BIFMA; Randy Ruster, Herman Miller; Jeff Musculus, Steelcase; and Don Lucas, Lawrence Berkeley, to discuss flammability standards and health, smolder and open flame standards, and an update on the California standards progress; CPSC headquarters, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 834, Bethesda, MD 20814.  The meeting was requested by Arlene Blum.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/11/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/11/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 17, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute

Commissioner Robert Adler and counsel meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute to discuss flammability standards and health, smolder and open flame standards, and an update on the California standard’s progress; 2:00 p.m., Bethesda towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Dr. Blum.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/23/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 19, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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San Antonio, TX

Association Meeting

Scott Ayers Attending the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code Meeting

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code meeting in San Antonio, TX.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Diane Matthews of NFPA at 617-984-7404 or dmatthews@nfpa.org.  Scott Ayers may be contacted at 301-987-2030 or sayers@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/4/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 19, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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West Conshohocken, PA

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Rohit Khanna Attending the ASTM E05 Committee Meetings on Fire Standards

Rohit Khanna, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and Patty Adair, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending the ASTM E05 Committee Meetings on Fire Standards to provide CPSC staff a presentation on Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette work and to attend the E05.15 Furnishing and Contents Subcommittee and Task Group meetings.  The meetings are being held at the ASTM International Headquarters, West Conshohocken, PA.  For additional information contact Rohit Khanna, (301) 987-2508.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/11/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 19, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Elliot Kaye and Others Meeting with Eileen Conneely, American Chemistry Council

Elliot Kaye, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel, Office of the Chairman; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman; Christopher Day, Director, Office of Legislative Affairs; and Scott Wolfson, Director, Office of Communications, will meeting with Eileen Conneely, Director of the Chemical Products and Technology Division at the American Chemistry Council to discuss the rulemaking process regarding phthalates; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/17/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/17/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 19, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Washington, DC

Association Meeting

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum to Address the National Retail Federation's General Counsel's Forum

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum will address the National  Retail Federation’s General Counsel’s Forum at 1:00 p.m.  The Chairman will discuss the Commission’s priorities and speak with the retail industry’s general counsels about topical issues before the Commission.  The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the National Retail Federation, Liberty Place, 325 7th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC  20004.  The meeting was requested by National Retail Federation.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/29/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/30/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

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

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

John Murphy Participating in an ASTM Working Group Teleconference on Baby Monitors

John Murphy, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, participating in an ASTM working group teleconference, 2:00 pm, to discuss voluntary standards requirements for baby monitors.  The teleconference was requested by Mr. Tony Paolo, ASTM working group chair.  For additional information contact John Murphy, (301) 987-2283; email:jmurphy@cpsc.gov.   Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/11/13.  Posted to the Public Calendar 6/11/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 19, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Rick McCallion Participating in an ASTM Conference Call Regarding Adult Bed Rails

Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference Call regarding the establishment of a new ASTM International Standards Development Activity to create a voluntary standard for Adult Bed Rails; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST.  The conference call was requested by ASTM.  For additional information contact Len Morrissey of ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org) or Rick McCallion at rmccallion@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2222.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 20, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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San Antonio, TX

Association Meeting

Scott Ayers Attending the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code Meeting

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code meeting in San Antonio, TX.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Diane Matthews of NFPA at 617-984-7404 or dmatthews@nfpa.org.  Scott Ayers may be contacted at 301-987-2030 or sayers@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/4/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 20, 2013
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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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, will be participating in the ASTM Gravity 15.51 Consumer Products, Suction Limited Gravity Flow Systems task group conference call at 9:00 a.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 6/11/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 20, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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West Conshohocken, PA

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Rohit Khanna Attending the ASTM E05 Committee Meetings on Fire Standards

Rohit Khanna, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and Patty Adair, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending the ASTM E05 Committee Meetings on Fire Standards to provide CPSC staff a presentation on Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette work and to attend the E05.15 Furnishing and Contents Subcommittee and Task Group meetings.  The meetings are being held at the ASTM International Headquarters, West Conshohocken, PA.  For additional information contact Rohit Khanna, (301) 987-2508.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/11/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 20, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Carol Cave Meeting with Express Association of America

Carol Cave, Associate Executive Director, Office of Import Surveillance; Mary House, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel; and Jim Joholske, Deputy Director, Office of Import Surveillance, meeting with Mike Mullen, Express Association of America, to discuss Certificates of Compliance Proposed Rule (1110); 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 834.  The meeting was requested by Mike Mullen, Express Association of America.  For additional information contact Carol Cave, (301) 504-7677.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/13/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 21, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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San Antonio, TX

Association Meeting

Scott Ayers Attending the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code Meeting

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code meeting in San Antonio, TX.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Diane Matthews of NFPA at 617-984-7404 or dmatthews@nfpa.org.  Scott Ayers may be contacted at 301-987-2030 or sayers@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/4/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 21, 2013
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

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National Harbor, MD

Association Meeting

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Participating in Safe Kids Worldwide's 2013 Childhood Injury Prevention Conference

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum will participate in Safe Kids Worldwide’s 2013 Childhood Injury Prevention Conference.  Chairman Tenenbaum will be joined by Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board; Victor Mendez, Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration; David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, for a roundtable discussion moderated by Kate Carr, President and CEO Safe Kids Worldwide, on how to make greater progress on child safety and reduce child injuries leading to death.  The conference will be held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/4/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

June 21, 2013
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Caroleene Paul Participating in a Web Conference of the UL Table Saw Safety Working Group

Caroleene Paul, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a web conference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Table Saw Safety Working Group (WG), to review comments to Performance Report of WG table saw requirement development efforts; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, calling in from 5 Research Place, Room 105.  The meeting was requested by Mahmood Tabaddor of UL.  For additional information contact Caroleene Paul (301) 987-2225; e-mail: cpaul@cpsc.gov.   Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/3/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial