Public Calendar

Week of julio 21 - julio 27, 2014

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julio 22, 2014
10:00 a 11:00

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Others

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, and Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, meeting with Natural Resources Defense Council; Veena Singla, Staff Scientist NRDC; Daniel Rosenberg, Senior Attorney, NRDC; Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, EarthJustice; Dr. Susan Shaw from SUNY Albany School of Public Health; Dr. Ami Zota from George Washington University Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.  The meeting will be to discuss flammability standards and flame retardant chemicals in furniture.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Avinash Kar.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/15/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 22, 2014
11:30 a 12:30

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Doug Lee Participating in an ASTM Workgroup for Battery Operated Toys Via Teleconference

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in an ASTM workgroup for battery operated toys via teleconference to review negative comments for requirements for ASTM F963 to address battery ingestion and high energy battery hazards; 11:30 am. The teleconference was requested by the ASTM Workgroup chair. For additional information contact Doug Lee,(301) 987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/16/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/17/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 22, 2014
13:00 a 14:00

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Acting Chairman Adler and Staff Meeting with Natural Resources Defense Council and Others

Acting Chairman Robert Adler, Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Senior Counsel Sarah Klein meeting with Veena Singla, Staff Scientist and Daniel Rosenberg, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Dr. Susan Shaw, SUNY Albany School of Public Health and Dr. Ami Zota, George Washington University Department of Environmental and Occupational Health to discuss CPSC’s work on a national flammability standard for upholstered furniture, including information about the observed effects of the mattress flammability standard and to share NRDC’s work on California’s furniture standards and the broad coalition of public health, environmental and firefighter groups engaged in furniture flammability standards as well as health concerns associated with the use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Avinash Kar, Attorney, NRDC.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/14/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/15/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 22, 2014
14:30 a 15:30

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Office of Commissioner Robinison Meeting with Natural Resources Defense Council and Others

Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Anu Connor, Senior Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant (Office of Commissioner Marietta Robinson), meeting with Veena Singla, Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Daniel Rosenberg, Senior Attorney, NRDC; Dr. Ami Zota, George Washington University Department of Environmental Occupational Health; Dr. Susan Shaw, SUNY Albany School of Public Health; Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, EarthJustice, to discuss CPSC’s work on a national flammability standard for upholstered furniture, California’s flammability standards and issues related with the use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture; 2:30 p.m. Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Avi Kar, NRDC.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary  7/16/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/16/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 22, 2014
16:00 a 17:00

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Robert Howell and Other CPSC Staff Meeting with the National Resources Defense Council

Robert Howell, Deputy Executive Director, Safety Operations; George Borlase, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction; Andy Stadnik, Associate executive Director, Laboratory Sciences; Rohit Khanna, Fire Prevention Engineer; Hyun Kim, General Attorney, Office of the General Counsel; and Patricia Pollitzer, Supervisory General Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, will be meeting with representatives of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  Representing the NRDC are Veena Singla, Staff Scientist; Daniel Rosenberg, Senior Attorney; and Avinash Kar, Attorney.  The NRDC representatives will share information about their work on furniture flammability standards in California and the coalition of public health, environmental, and firefighter groups engaged on the furniture flammability issue.  They will also share information about health concerns associated with the use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture.  To the extent possible, CPSC staff will discuss the agency’s ongoing work to develop furniture flammability performance standards.  The meeting was requested by the NRDC.  The meeting is being held at 4:00 pm, CPSC’ headquarters, Bethesda Towers, room 836-C.  Those attending the meeting should present themselves no later than 3:45 pm to the CPSC security personnel on the 4th floor of the Bethesda Towers, Building 4330, Bethesda, MD.  For additional information contact Robert Howell, (301) 504-7621 or rhowell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary  7/1/14.  Posted to the Public Calendar 7/1/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 23, 2014
8:00 a 10:00

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Research Triangle Park, NC

Meeting

Mark Gill Attending UL 1042 (UL 1278) Standards Technical Panel Meeting

Mark Gill, Directorate for Engineering Sciences attending UL 1042 (UL 1278) Standards Technical Panel Meeting, to discuss proposed requirements for smart enabled movable and wall-or ceiling hung electric room heaters for UL 1278 electric heater standard; 8am, Underwriters Laboratories, 12 Laboratory Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC.  The meeting was requested by the UL 1278 Chair. For additional information contact Mark Gill, (301)-987-2039; e-mail: mgill@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/30/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/30/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 24, 2014
8:00 a 10:00

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Research Triangle Park, NC

Meeting

Mark Gill Attending UL 1042 (UL 1278) Standards Technical Panel Meeting

Mark Gill, Directorate for Engineering Sciences attending UL 1042 (UL 1278) Standards Technical Panel Meeting, to discuss proposed requirements for smart enabled movable and wall-or ceiling hung electric room heaters for UL 1278 electric heater standard; 8am, Underwriters Laboratories, 12 Laboratory Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC.  The meeting was requested by the UL 1278 Chair. For additional information contact Mark Gill, (301)-987-2039; e-mail: mgill@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/30/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 6/30/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 24, 2014
10:00 a 12:00

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Bethesda, MD

Public Hearing

Commission Agenda and Priorities for FY 2015 and FY 2016

Bethesda Towers, Hearing Room 420

A live webcast of the hearing can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/live

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 24, 2014
10:30 a 12:00

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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, and other Commission staff, will be participating in the ASTM Gravity 15.51 Consumer Products, Suction Limited Gravity Flow Systems task group meeting.  This meeting was requested by ASTM.  For information, please contact Len Morrissey of ASTM at 610-832-9719 or lmorriss@astm.org.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 24, 2014
13:00 a 14:00

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Acting Chairman Adler and Staff Meeting with Realtime Results

Acting Chairman Robert Adler, Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Senior Counsel Sarah Klein meeting with Dan Hinkebein, Manager, Recall Business Services, Realtime Results and Alan H. Schoem of the Law Office of Alan Schoem, LLC to discuss recall technologies, tracking and compliance programs; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Dan Hinkebein of Realtime Results.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/15/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/15/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

julio 24, 2014
13:00 a 14:00

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Robert Howell and Other CPSC Staff Meeting with Representatives of iCiX

(Meeting Notice revised 7/17/14)

Robert Howell, Deputy Executive Director, Safety Operations; DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director, Support Operations; Patrick Weddle, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Information Technology; Marc Schoem, Deputy Assist Executive Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations; Howard Tarnoff, Senior Counsel to the Assist Executive Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations; and Carol Cave, Assistant Executive Director, Import Surveillance, will be meeting with representatives of iCiX.  Participates from iCiX include Matt Smith, Founder; Dave Schwab, CEO; Brian Roufa, VP Business Development; Jean Roberts, VP Services; and Brian Stephans, Director of Solutions.  The meeting is educational in nature.  Representatives from iCiX intend to explain how their platform facilitates the exchange and management of business information, allowing their clients to analyze and manage risk and compliance across their network of suppliers.  The meeting is being held at 1:00 p.m., in room 836-C of the CPSC’s headquarters facility.  Those attending the meeting should present themselves no later than 12:45 p.m. to CPSC security personnel on the 4th floor of Bethesda Towers Building 4330, Bethesda, Maryland.  Anyone wishing to attend via telephone conference should contact Robert Howell for access information.  For additional information contact Robert Howell, (301) 504-7621 or rhowell@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/8/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/8/14.

  • Condición Jurídica y Social:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial