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Week of July 22 - July 28, 2013

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July 23, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Celestine Kiss Participating in a Task Group Conference Call Regarding Inclined Sleep Products

Celestine Kiss, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a task group conference call regarding Inclined Sleep Products at 11:00 a.m. EST. The conference call was requested by ASTM.  Subject/Purpose:  Members of task group for Inclined Sleep Products to discuss the warnings proposed in the draft standard Consumer Safety Specification for Inclined Sleep Products.  For additional information contact Len Morrissey of ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org) or Celestine Kiss at ckiss@cpsc.gov or at 301-987-2547. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/9/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

July 23, 2013
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Chairman's Staff Meeting with NAFRA/American Chemistry Council

Elliot Kaye, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel, Office of the Chairman, Jen Feinberg, Senior Counsel, Office of the Chairman, Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, Christopher Day, Director, Office of Legislative Affairs, Jay Howell, Deputy Executive Director of Safety Operations, Office of the Executive Director, meeting with Steve Risotto, NAFRA/American Chemistry Council, Bob Campbell, Chemtura, Steve Levan, Albermarle, Barbara Little, Albermarle, Joel Tenney, ICL Industrial Products, Brian Goodman, NAFRA/American Chemistry Council, will meet with members of the North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) to discuss new information that flame retardant manufacturers have developed that is relevant to the Commission’s consideration of a furniture flammability standard:3:30 p.m. at CPSC headquarters, Suite 724 The meeting was requested by Steve Risotto.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

July 24, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Ronald Jordan Participating in a Conference Call/Webex Meeting of the Z21/Canadian Standards Association/Gas Boiler Technical Advisory Group

Ronald A. Jordan, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a conference call/Webex meeting of the Z21/Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Gas Boiler Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to discuss voluntary standards activities, July 24, 2013, 2:00 pm, Room 159-01, CPSC, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850.  The meeting was requested by CSA and is an open meeting. For more information contact Ronald Jordan, (301) 987-2219. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/1/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

July 25, 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 7/15/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/16/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

July 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Celestine Kiss Participating in Working Group Conference Call Regarding Age Grading Guideines

Celestine Kiss, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, will be participating in a working group conference call regarding ISO (International Organization for Standardization) TC181 (Task Group) WG7 (Working Group) Age Grading Guidelines to discuss comments received on Age Grading Guidelines proposal at 10:00 AM-11:30 AM EST. The conference call was requested by the working group chairman.  For additional information contact Celestine Kiss at ckiss@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547.  For conference call information contact Frank Olbrych, WG7 Chairman (folbrych@hasbro.com).  (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.) Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

July 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with Consumer Federation of America

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director and Senior Counsel, Consumer Federation of America, for an introductory meeting, requested by Rachel Weintraub; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, Suite 720.  The meeting was requested by the Consumer Federation of America.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

July 25, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

CPSC Lab Tour With VarTest Labs

Adam Varley, Joseph Lin and Stacy Sadowy of VarTest Labs touring the CPSC Lab at 5 Research Place with Andrew Stadnik, Associate Executive Director for Laboratory Sciences.  For additional information contact Andrew Stadnik, (301) 987-2037. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

July 25, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with the Consumer Federation of America

Commissioner Marietta Robinson and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director and Senior Counsel, Consumer Federation of America, for an introductory meeting, requested by Rachel Weintraub; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, Suite 723.  The meeting was requested by the Consumer Federation of America.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

July 26, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Anderson, SC

Association Meeting

Elliot Kaye and Others Meeting With TTI North America Outdoor Products (Closed to the Public)

Elliot Kaye, Office of the Chairman; Robert J. Howell, Office of the Executive Director; and Janet Buyer, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will meet with TTI North America Outdoor Products to discuss TTI’s actions and progress to date on low CO generators, and TTI’s research and possible technological innovations relating to TTI’s portable generator safety; 9:00 a.m., and to be held at TTI in Anderson, SC.  The meeting with CPSC staff was originally requested by TTI and the Office of the Chairman followed up on the request.  The meeting is closed due to a discussion of proprietary data that is confidential commercial information.  For additional information contact Elliot Kaye, (301) 504-7900.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/10/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/11/13. 

  • Status:Closed to the Public
  • Substantial