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Week of August 12 - August 18, 2013

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August 12, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Vince Amodeo Participating in an ASTM F15.21 Soft Infant and Toddler Carrier Subcommittee Meeting

Vince Amodeo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in an ASTM F15.21 Soft Infant and Toddler Carrier subcommittee meeting from 2:00-3:00  pm (eastern time).  This will be a virtual meeting with call in access.  This meeting was requested by the ASTM subcommittee.  For additional information and to request meeting access, please contact Vince Amodeo at 301-987-2301 or vamodeo@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/3/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/3/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

August 13, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Chicago, IL

Association Meeting

Neal S. Cohen Speaking to Small Business in Chicago, IL

Neal S. Cohen (Small Business Ombudsman) speaking to any interested small business in the metropolitan Chicago, IL area at 1 pm CT.  The presentation will be an overview of U.S. regulatory requirements for consumer products (including children’s products) and will also explain the requirements and benefits of registering as a small batch manufacturer with CPSC.   Presentation is free and open to the public.  The presentation was initiated by the CPSC’s Office of Education, Global Outreach, and Small Business Ombudsman.  The presentation will take place in Room 331 in the Conference Center at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building at 77 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604.  Please bring a photo ID for security purposes, and allow time to pass through security and arrive to the 3rd floor.  There is a café in the secure area of the building.  Advance registration is requested (but not required) to ensure adequate seating. Please RSVP at: www.cpsc.gov/meetingsignup. You may contact Neal S. Cohen at with any questions.. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/1/13. Posted in Public Calendar 4/2/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

August 14, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Celestine Kiss Participating in a Virtual Meeting Regarding Liquid Laundry Packets

Celestine Kiss, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting to get input on the development of a new standard to address the hazards with liquid laundry packets; 10:00 a.m. EDST.  The meeting is conducted by ASTM. For additional information contact Celestine Kiss at ckiss@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547.  For conference call information please contact Len Morrissey, ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org) or 610-832-9719. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

August 14, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Nancy Nord Meeting With Senior Executives of ExxonMobil

Commissioner Nancy Nord, Tim Reggev, Joe Martyak, and Nathan Cardon (Office of Commissioner Nord) will meet with senior executives of ExxonMobil to discuss current business issues;  11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 722.  For additional information contact Tim Reggev, (301) 504-7040.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/7/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

August 14, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Meeting With Senior Executives of ExxonMobil

Commissioner Robert Adler and Jana Fong-Swamidoss, counsel to Commissioner Adler, meeting with ExxonMobil senior executives who interface with CPSC to provide a brief overview of ExxonMobil’s business issues; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan, Senior Government Relations Advisor at ExxonMobil.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/7/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

August 14, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle/Staff Meeting With ExxonMobil

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, Office of Commissioner Buerkle; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Elissa Sterry, Vice President ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Terri Fariello, Vice President Washington DC Office, ExxonMobil Corporation; Jeanne Mitchell, Senior Director, Federal Relations; Patrick Henretty, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs.  This meeting is primarily a courtesy visit between Commissioner Buerkle and staff to the ExxonMobil senior executives who interface with CPSC.  ExxonMobil will provide a brief overview of their business issues concerning CPSC.  The meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan, ExxonMobil.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/5/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/5/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

August 15, 2013
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Chicago, IL

Association Meeting

Neal S. Cohen Speaking at the Promotional Product Association International Product Safety Summit in Chicago, IL

Neal S. Cohen (Small Business Ombudsman) speaking to attendees at the Promotional Product Association International (PPAI) Product Safety Summit in Chicago, IL; (Time to be Determined).  The presentation, titled CPSC:  Everything You Wanted to Know About Testing Children’s Product But Were Afraid to Ask, will be an overview of third party testing requirements for children’s products, including the requirements for periodic testing and material change testing that became effective on February 8, 2013.  The presentation was requested by PPAI..  The presentation will take place at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago, IL.  You may contact Neal S. Cohen at ncohen@cpsc.gov with any questions or to schedule a time to speak individually . Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/1/13. Posted in Public Calendar 4/2/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

August 15, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle/Staff Meeting With Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, Office of Commissioner Buerkle; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute, and Malin Nasman, Product Requirements and Compliance Specialist at IKEA US, to discuss the use of flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture and other consumer products; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Eileen Kramer, Green Science Policy Institute.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/5/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/5/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial