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Week of September 16 - September 22, 2013

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September 16, 2013
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meetng with Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant - meeting with the following members of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM):  Joseph McGuire, President; Charles Samuels, Counsel; Rob McArver, Vice President, Policy & Government Relations; Wayne Morris, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards and Jennifer Cleary, Director, Regulatory Affairs, to discuss CPSC participation on UL STP 250 Flammable Refrigerant Task Force and UL 749 and CSA C22.2 No. 167 standard for Household Dishwashers. The meeting will be held at 9:30., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Jennifer Cleary, Director of Regulatory Affairs, AHAM.  For additional information contact Nancy Lowery-301-504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 16, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Meeting With Members of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Commissioner Robert Adler and Counsel Jana Fong-Swamidoss meeting with the following members of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM):  Joseph McGuire, President; Charles Samuels, Counsel; Rob McArver, Vice President, Policy & Government Relations; Wayne Morris, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards and Jennifer Cleary, Director, Regulatory Affairs, to discuss CPSC participation on UL STP 250 Flammable Refrigerant Task Force and UL 749 and CSA C22.2 No. 167 standard for Household Dishwashers.  The meeting is being held at 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 834.  The meeting was requested by Jennifer Cleary, Director of Regulatory Affairs, AHAM.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/6/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/6/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 16, 2013
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Chairman Tenenbaum's Staff Meeting with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Anu Connor, Senior Legal Counsel and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant (Office of the Chairman) meeting with the following members of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM):  Joseph McGuire, President; Charles Samuels, Counsel; Rob McArver, Vice President, Policy & Government Relations; Wayne Morris, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards and Jennifer Cleary, Director, Regulatory Affairs, to discuss CPSC participation on UL STP 250 Flammable Refrigerant Task Force and UL 749 and CSA C22.2 No. 167 standard for Household Dishwashers. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Jennifer Cleary, Director of Regulatory Affairs, AHAM.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 16, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Christopher Day, Director, Office of Legislative Affairs, and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with the following members of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM):  Joseph McGuire, President; Charles Samuels, Counsel; Rob McArver, Vice President, Policy & Government Relations; Wayne Morris, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards and Jennifer Cleary, Director, Regulatory Affairs, to discuss CPSC participation on UL STP 250 Flammable Refrigerant Task Force and UL 749 and CSA C22.2 No. 167 standard for Household Dishwashers. The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Jennifer Cleary, Director of Regulatory Affairs, AHAM.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/10/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 17, 2013
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Celestine Kiss Participating in a Working Group Conference Call Regarding Age Grading Guidelines

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 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST. Subject/Purpose:  Working Group 7 members to discuss comments received on Age Grading Guidelines proposal. 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).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/10/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/10/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 17, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Meeting with Handmade Toy Alliance

Commissioner Robert Adler and Counsel Jana Fong-Swamidoss meeting with Randall Hertzler, Handmade Toy Alliance to discuss the Handmade Toy Alliance report on the CPSIA + 5 Years; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, rom 725.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Hertzler.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 18, 2013
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Seattle, Wash.

Staff Workshop

2013 Safety Academy

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a regional Safety Academy on September 18, 2013, from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at the Henry Jackson building in Seattle, Wash. Chairman Inez Tenenbaum will deliver the keynote address and panels will discuss various safety issues. All attendees must have pre-registered on the CPSC website to attend. Registration is now closed. For more information about the Safety Academy, please contact Marc Schoem at mschoem@cpsc.gov.

The agenda and logistics are available at www.cpsc.gov/safetyacademy

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 18, 2013
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Columbus, OH

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Scott Ayers Participating in the ASTM F15.45 Meeting on Candle Fire Safety

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in the ASTM F15.45 meeting on candle fire safety from 12:00 p.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST on 9/18  and from 8:00 a.m. EST to 1:00 p.m. EST on 9/19 in Columbus, OH.  For additional information on this meeting please contact Mr. Len Morrissey of ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org, 610-832-9719).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/14/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 18, 2013
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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Seattle, Wash.

Staff Workshop

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum to Speak to Safety Academy and ICPHSO

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, Elliot Kaye, Chief of Staff, and other CPSC staff will participate in the Seattle Safety Academy on September 18, 2013.  Chairman Tenenbaum will deliver the keynote address. The Seattle Safety Academy is organized by the CPSC  in order to provide training on regulatory and safety issues to both small and large businesses. The Safety Academy will be held in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at Metro Center, 915 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle; auditoriums North and South. On September 19, Chairman Tenenbaum  will also attend the ICPHSO Northwest Product Safety Workshop in Seattle and deliver the keynote luncheon address. Mr. Kaye and other CPSC staff will be in attendance.  The workshop will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle. For additional information, contact Marc Schoem, Acting Director, Office of Education, Global Outreach, and Small Business Ombudsman, mschoem@cpsc.gov  or (301) 504-7520. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2013. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/7/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 18, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with Handmade Toy Alliance

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with Randall Hertzler, Handmade Toy Alliance.  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Buerkle and the Handmade Toy Alliance who interface with CPSC; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Randall Hertzler.  For additional information contact Nancy Lowery, (301) 504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/13/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

September 19, 2013
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Columbus, OH

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Scott Ayers Participating in the ASTM F15.45 Meeting on Candle Fire Safety

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in the ASTM F15.45 meeting on candle fire safety from 12:00 p.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST on 9/18  and from 8:00 a.m. EST to 1:00 p.m. EST on 9/19 in Columbus, OH.  For additional information on this meeting please contact Mr. Len Morrissey of ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org, 610-832-9719).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/14/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial