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Nov
16
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Toys
Open to the Public
Chair Alex Hoehn-Saric will be speaking at Public Interest Research Group’s (PIRG) Toy Safety Webinar on Thursday, November 16, at 2:00 PM ET via Zoom. For more information, please contact Annie Campbell at acampbell@cpsc.gov.
Nov
16
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Einstein Miller and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 17 Task Group 3 teleconferences to discuss preliminary actions on public inputs to the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. Public input will cover Article 680 Swimming pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations; 2:00-4:00pm. The teleconferences were requested by Stephen Kuscsik, CMP 17 Task Group 3 Chair. For additional information contact Einstein Miller,301)987-2469; e-mail: emiller@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/23/2023. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/24/2023.
Nov
16
To
Nov
17
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Nanotechnology
Open to the Public
Joanna Matheson (HS) and other staff will attend the 2023 U.S.-EU NanoEHS Communities of Research Workshop on November 16-17, 2023, at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Washington, DC, from 8:30am to 5:00pm (ET). This workshop will discuss lessons learned, share information on emerging research trends, and connect the U.S.-EU communities to nanosafety research in other geographic regions. The workshop agenda includes interactive sessions that engage participants in addressing real-world challenges and applications to the responsible development of nanotechnology. This is an in-person meeting. Registration and additional information can be found at: https://us-eu.org/2023-u-s-eu-nanoehs-communities-of-research-workshop/ or by contacting Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. This was sent to the public calendar on 11/2/2023 and posted the same day.
Nov
15
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Hope Nesteruk, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other staff, will participate in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Recliners Entrapment Task Group on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (ET) to discuss entrapment in recliners. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk, hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 10/30/2023 and posted the same day.
Nov
15
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Shonali Nazare of the Directorate for Laboratory Sciences will participate in NIST WUI FIRE DAYS 2023. The meeting is hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For more information on this meeting, please contact Shonali Nazare (SNazare@cpsc.gov). This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 11/1/2023 and posted the same day.
Nov
15
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Commission Meeting
Topics: Baby/Toddler, Other
Open to the Public
The Commission will meet on 11/15/2023 at 10am to be briefed by staff regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Infant Support Cushions. This meeting will take place at CPSC headquarters (Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814) as well as virtually. For more information, including call in information, please contact Sarah Bock (sbock@cpsc.gov). This meeting notice was submitted and posted to the public calendar on 11/8/2023.
Nov
15
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Andrew Trotta, Engineering Sciences, and other staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 17 task group teleconferences to discuss preliminary actions on public inputs to the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. This task group will cover Article 422, Appliances; 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The teleconferences were requested by the CMP 17 Task Group 1 Chair. For additional information contact Andrew Trotta, (301)987-2057; e-mail: atrotta@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/23/2023. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/24/2023.
Nov
15
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Nanotechnology
Open to the Public
Joanna Matheson (HS) and other staff will attend the NNI Nanoinformatics Conference on November 15, 2023, at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Washington, DC, from 9:00am to 5:00pm (ET). This conference will highlight some of the lessons learned, as well as opportunities and challenges for leveraging data across multiple scales and disciplines. This is an in-person meeting. Registration and additional information can be found at: https://www.nano.gov/NNINanoinformaticsConference, or contacting Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564.
Nov
14
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group teleconferences to discuss public proposals on the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. This task group will cover Article 210 Branch Circuits, including ground-fault circuit interrupters: 2:00-4:00pm. The teleconferences were requested by Tom Domitrovich, CMP 2 Task Group 1 Chair. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 10/12/2023.
Nov
14
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Window Coverings
Open to the Public
Rana Balci-Sinha, Division of Human Factors, Directorate for Engineering Sciences and other CPSC staff will be viewing a window covering demonstration from 11:00am to 12:00pm ET at Bracewell, 2001 M Street, NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20036-3310. This meeting was requested by WCMA. For additional information, contact Rana Balci-Sinha at rbalcisinha@cpsc.gov. This meeting was sent to the public calendar on 11/2/2023 and posted the same day.

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Events for 46

  • Meeting of the ASTM F15.11 Subcommittee on Gates & Enclosures

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Carlos Torres, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating a hybrid meeting of ASTM F15.11 Gates and Enclosures Subcommittee on 12/01/2023 from 9:00am to 10:00am ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the latest developments of the ASTM standard for Gates and Enclosures products. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Carlos Torres at CTorres@cpsc.gov (S)

  • ASTM F15.21 Subcommittee on Infant Loungers

    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Stefanie Marques, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Subcommittee on Infant Loungers on 12/01/2023 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the infant lounger subcommittee activities. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Stefanie Marques at smarques@cpsc.gov.

  • Commissioner Feldman to Meet with Members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Lake Champlain Chamber

    10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Commissioner Feldman will meet with members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Lake Champlain Chamber to discuss the role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in ensuring consumer safety. Attendees are expected to include Christopher Carrigan (VP, Vermont Chamber of Commerce) and representatives of: Autumn Harp; Center for Women and Enterprise; Maple Landmark; Mobile Medical International Corporation; Treeline Terrains; U.S. Commercial Service; Vermont Teddy Bear; and Vermont Agency of Commerce and Economic Development. For additional information, please contact John Mitchell at jmitchell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/30/2023.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Dreamland Baby Co.

    10:30 am to 11:00 am

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Dreamland Baby Co. Participants include: Tara Williams, Founder and CEO of Dreamland Baby Co; and Ed Krenik and Dylan Pasiuk from Bracewell LLP. The meeting will be held on Friday, December 1 at 10:30 AM at CPSC Headquarters in Bethesda. The meeting was requested by Tara Williams to discuss weighted infant sleepwear. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/20/2023. Posted in the Public Calendar 11/20/2023, updated 12/1/23.

  • Commissioner Trumka's staff to meet with Arlene Blum and others re e-bikes fire hazards and PFAS

    10:30 am to 11:00 am

    Commissioner Trumka’s staff will meet with Arlene Blum, Mary Gant, and Anna Soehl to discuss e-bikes and reducing harm from flame retardants and PFAS in consumer products. The meeting was requested by Arlene Blum. For additional information, contact Isabella Maxey at imaxey@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/28/2023.

  • Meeting with ASTM E05.15 Subcommittee on Furnishings and Contents

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Emily Maling, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will be participating in a Webex meeting with ASTM E05.15 Subcommittee on Furnishings and Contents on December 1st, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 12PM ET. This meeting will discuss upholstered furniture flammability standards. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Emily Maling at emaling@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2301. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/29/2023. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/29/2023.

  • Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a meeting with Dreamland Baby Company

    11:00 am to 11:30 am

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a meeting with Dreamland Baby Company on December 1st from 11:00am to 11:30am. The meeting was requested by Dylan Pasiuk. The proposed agenda includes the discussion of weighted sleep sacks. Attendees will include Tara Williams, Founder & CEO, Dreamland Baby Co., Ed Krenik, Senior Principal, Bracewell, and Dylan Pasiuk, Principal, Bracewell. The meeting will be held in-person at Bethesda Towers. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/29/2023.

  • Scott Ayers Attending ASHRAE 15.2 Meeting on Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Applications

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in an ASHRAE 15.2 subcommittee meeting on residential HVAC systems. The subcommittee will discuss subcommittee business, possibly including flammable refrigerant requirements. The meeting was organized by the ASHRAE 15 committee. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/17/2023.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Arlene Blum, Executive Director at the Green Science Policy Institute.

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Arlene Blum, Executive Director at the Green Science Policy Institute and Chemist at UC Berkeley. The meeting will be held on Friday, December 1 at 1:00 PM at CPSC Headquarters in Bethesda. The meeting was requested by Arlene Blum to discuss science and policy related to PFAS and chemical flame retardants. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/2023.

  • Doug Lee and other CPSC staff will participate in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group meetings

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group teleconferences to discuss public proposals on the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. This task group will cover Article 210 Branch Circuits, including ground-fault circuit interrupters: 2:00-4:00pm. The teleconferences were requested by Tom Domitrovich, CMP 2 Task Group 1 Chair. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 10/12/2023.

  • Susan Bathalon is participating in a Conference Call with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Advisory Council.

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon is participating a conference call with the NDPA Pool and Spa Advisory Council to discuss drowning and water safety in pools and spas. The meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. This conference call was requested by NDPA. For additional information contact Susan Bathalon; sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/28/2023.

  • Shonali Nazare will participate in the ASTM E05 bi-annual meeting on Fire Standards

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Shonali Nazare, LSE will be participating in-person the ASTM E05 meeting on 12/04/2023- 12/06/2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) in Washington DC. This is a bi-annual meeting on Fire Standards. For additional information, contact Shonali Nazare at SNazare@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/17/2023.

  • Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a meeting with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a meeting with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) on December 4th from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. The meeting was requested by Jessica Gilbert from NEMA. The proposed agenda includes a discussion of the NEMA proposal on developing a clear definition to distinguish between industrial and residential welding products that may be regulated in the portable generator rule. Attendees will include Karin Moore; SVP, Legal & Regulatory, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary; NEMA, Stephen L. Gordon Jr.; Director, Government Affairs; NEMA, Gretchen Lange; Associate General Counsel, Litigation; Lincoln Electric, Todd Kooken; Vice President, Global Equipment R&D, Lincoln Electric; NEMA Arc Welding Subcommittee Member, Tina Chan Gonzalez; Associate General Counsel; Miller Electric, Bruce Albrecht; Vice President, Innovation, Chief Technology Officer; Miller Electric; NEMA Arc Welding Subcommittee Chairman, Cheri Falvey; NEMA counsel; Crowell & Moring LLP, and Jessica Gilbert; NEMA counsel; Crowell & Moring LLP. The meeting will be held in-person at Bethesda Towers. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar on 11/29/2023.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with NEMA. Participants include: Stephen L. Gordon Jr.; Director, Government Affairs; National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Karin Moore; SVP, Legal & Regulatory, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at NEMA Gretchen Lange; Associate General Counsel, Litigation; Lincoln Electric Todd Kooken; Vice President, Global Equipment R&D, Lincoln Electric; NEMA Arc Welding Subcommittee Member Tina Chan Gonzalez; Associate General Counsel; Miller Electric Bruce Albrecht; Vice President, Innovation, Chief Technology Officer; Miller Electric; NEMA Arc Welding Subcommittee Chairman Cheri Falvey; NEMA counsel; Crowell & Moring LLP Jessica Gilbert; NEMA counsel; Crowell & Moring LLP The meeting will be held on Monday, December 4 at 3:00 PM at CPSC Headquarters in Bethesda. The meeting was requested by NEMA to discuss the proposed portable generators rule. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/20/2023.

  • ASTM F15.22 Toys Group Lead, Jos Huxley

    8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Ben Mordecai, Directorate of Mechanical Engineering, and other CPSC staff, will be meeting with Jos Huxley ot the Toy Association and the ASTM F15.22 Subcommittee Task Group Lead on Toys on 12/5/2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET in Rockville, MD. This meeting will include a tour of the CPSC NPTEC and introduction to staff involved with Toys. This meeting was requested by CPSC staff. For additional information, please contact Ben Mordecai at bmordecai@cpsc.gov. This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 11/29/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Einstein Miller and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP)

    10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Einstein Miller and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group teleconferences to discuss public comments on the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. Public input will cover Article 210 Branch Circuits, including ground-fault circuit interrupters; 10:00-12:30pm. The teleconferences were requested by Nehad El-Sherif, CMP 2 Task Group 2 Chair. For additional information contact Einstein Miller, (301)987-2469; e-mail: emiller@cpsc.gov This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 10/03/2023 and published on 10/04/2023.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Closed Commission Meeting: Briefing Matter, December 5, 2023; 10:00 a.m. On November 22, 2023, the Commission voted unanimously (4-0) to close the meeting. This meeting may be properly closed under Exemptions 3, 4, 7 and 9; 16 CFR § 1013.4(b)(3), (4), (7), and (9). This meeting will involve discussion of the following: (1) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552) (Exemption 3); (2) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential (Exemption 4); (3) investigatory records to the extent that the production of such records or information would (a) interfere with enforcement proceedings and (b) disclose investigative techniques and procedures (Exemption 7); and (4) information the premature disclosure of which is likely to frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action (Exemption 9). In deciding to close the meeting, the Commission has determined that, on balance, considering the relative advantages and disadvantages to the public of conducting the meeting in open or closed session, the public interest would best be served by closing the meeting based on the Exemptions identified. The General Counsel has certified that the meeting may be properly closed to the public under the referenced exemptions. This document gives notice that the Commission has decided to close the meeting described above. This notice is given pursuant to the Commission’s rules issued under the Government in the Sunshine Act (16 C.F.R. § 1013.4(c)(4)). This meeting notice was sent and posted to the public calendar on 11/28/2023.

  • Staff participating in the ASTM E56 (nanotechnology) task group virtual meeting

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ASTM E56 Task Group on Nanoplastics meeting via teleconference. This new task group will continue discussions on December 5th regarding the task group’s scope. The primary goal of this task group is to assess and document the standards readiness for nanoplastic characterization. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564.

  • Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a virtual meeting with Brett Horn

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a virtual meeting with Brett Horn on December 5th from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. The meeting was requested by Brett Horn. The proposed agenda includes a discussion of the Commission’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking concerning information disclosure. The meeting will be held virtually. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. This meeting was sent to the public calendar on 11/29/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Sharon White and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F15.72 task group

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Sharon White, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F15.72 task group on the use and design of devices for torch and lamp fuel on December 5, 2023, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST. The task group will discuss performance requirements and test methods to address the hazards associated with the use and design of these devices. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For more information, including log-in information, contact Sharon White at 301-987-2562 or swhite@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/28/2023.

  • Daniel Taxier and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Methods for Measuring Re-Breathing Task Group

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Daniel Taxier, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Methods for Measuring Re-Breathing Task Group on December 5, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET to discuss a proposal from an ASTM member to develop standard test methods for measuring firmness, airflow, and CO2 re-breathing in infant bedding materials. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Daniel Taxier at dtaxier@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/28/2023.

  • Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in-person in a hybrid meeting with OPEI’s B71.1 Consumer Lawn Mowers Committee on December 6, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET) in the Embassy Suites Hotel (Co

    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in-person in a hybrid meeting with OPEI’s B71.1 Consumer Lawn Mowers Committee on December 6, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET) in the Embassy Suites Hotel (Columbus Ohio) and via Zoom. This is a meeting to discuss riding lawn mower voluntary standards and CPSC’s riding mower incident data. This meeting was requested by OPEI. For additional information, including the meeting location/call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano at fdegrano@cpsc.gov. This meeting was sent to the public calendar on 11/27/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Doug Lee and other CPSC staff will participate in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group meetings

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group teleconferences to discuss public proposals on the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. This task group will cover Article 210 Branch Circuits, including ground-fault circuit interrupters: 2:00-4:00pm. The teleconferences were requested by Tom Domitrovich, CMP 2 Task Group 1 Chair. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 10/12/2023.

  • Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in-person in a hybrid meeting with OPEI’s B71.1 Consumer Lawn Mowers Committee

    8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in-person in a hybrid meeting with OPEI’s B71.1 Consumer Lawn Mowers Committee on December 7, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET) at S-E-A, Ltd. offices (Columbus Ohio) and via Zoom. This is a meeting to discuss research and testing conducted on riding lawn mower hazards. This meeting was requested by OPEI. For additional information, including the meeting location/call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano at fdegrano@cpsc.gov. This meeting was sent to the public calendar on 11/27/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee task group on material interactions in the ASTM F3096 (tip-over restraints) voluntary standard on December 7, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss potential new requirements and testing for anti-tip restraints used with clothing storage units (CSUs). The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kristen Talcott, ktalcott@cpsc.gov. This meeting notice was submitted to the public calendar on 9/27/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Meeting with Vision 20/20

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Shonali Nazare, LSE will be participating virtually in a hybrid meeting with Vision 20/20 on December 7, 2023, from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm (ET). This is a meeting to discuss codes and standards that enhance public and firefighter safety and preserve community assets. For additional information, including call in or online meeting information contact Shonali Nazare at SNazare@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/4/2023.

  • Simon Lee, Jr. and other staff will participate in a meeting with the ASTM F15.75 Subcommittee on Connected Products

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Simon Lee, Jr., Division of Electrical Engineering and Fire Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.75 Subcommittee on Connected Products on December 7th, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00PM ET. This is a meeting to continue discussing recent Subcommittee and Task Group discussions for artificial intelligence proposals, developments and possible updates. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Simon Lee, Jr. at splee@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2035. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/28/2023.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F15.59 Children's Step Stools and Learning Towers Task Group

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Zachary Goldstein, Directorate of Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in reoccurring teleconference meetings with the ASTM F15.59 task group on Children’s Step Stools and Learning Towers. The task group plans to meet on the first Thursday of each month from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, ET to discuss the development of a new standard for children’s step stools and learning towers. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Zachary Goldstein at ZGoldstein@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 10/10/2023.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Brett Horn, Charlie’s House.

    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Brett Horn of Charlie’s House to discuss the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Disclosure of Interests in Commission Proceedings. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7 at 3:00 PM virtually on Webex. The meeting was requested by Brett Horn. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/29/2023.

  • Scott Ayers participating in ANSI Z21.1 working group meetings on Gas Ranges

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in ANSI Z21.1 TSC working group virtual meeting for gas ranges. The meetings will focus on reviewing requirements that could be incorporated into a new standard for common fuel-gas appliances. The meetings were organized by the ANSI Z21.1 working group. For more information on this meeting, including how to call in, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). This meeting notice was submitted to the public calendar on 10/26/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Lawrence Mella, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with an ASTM F15.58 task group for electric powered balance bikes

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Lawrence Mella, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with an ASTM F15.58 task group for electric powered balance bikes on 12/08/2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss developments of a new work item under the F15.58 jurisdiction. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Lawrence Mella at LMella@cpsc.gov. This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 12/1/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Susan Bathalon Participating in an ASTM Task group Teleconference on Computer Vision-Based Drowning Detection Systems for Residential Swimming Pools

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) will participate in an ASTM task group teleconference to discuss drowning sensor detection systems and drowning prevention in residential swimming pools. The meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM for continuation of work item 76767 intended to draft a new standard. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon at sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/5/2023.

  • Susan Bathalon and other CPSC staff are participating in a Conference Call with the ANSI /PHTA American National Standard – 4 for Aboveground and Onground Residential Swimming Pools

    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon and other staff are participating in a conference call with American National Standard (ANSI)/Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) to discuss Aboveground and Onground Residential Swimming Pools. Staff will be participating in the conference call to discuss above ground swimming pool safety. The meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2023, at 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST. This conference call with participation registration was requested by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). For additional information contact Susan Bathalon; sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/4/2023.

  • Ronald A. Jordan, Dave DiMatteo and other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting with Charon McNabb, and others from the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA)

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Ronald A. Jordan, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and Dave DiMatteo, Office of the General Counsel, and other CPSC staff will participate in an online meeting with Charon McNabb, and others from the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA) to discuss the October 25, 2023, publication of the Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPR) on Safety Standards for Gas Furnaces and Boilers in the Federal Register, on December 11, 2023, 1:00 pm est. The meeting was requested by NCOAA and is an open meeting. The meeting will be held online via MS Teams. For additional meeting information, contact Ronald Jordan, CPSC, at rjordan@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/4/2023.

  • Meeting with CSA Common Standard Technical Sub-Committee (TSC)

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the directorate for engineering sciences with participate in a virtual meeting of the newly created CSA common standard TSC. The TSC is developing a new standard which will include common requirements for all gas-fired appliances under the Z21/83 umbrella, such as gas ranges, gas furnaces, and gas grills. The meeting was organized by the CSA common standard TSC. For more information on this meeting, including how to participate, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/30/2023.

  • Einstein Miller and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP)

    10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Einstein Miller and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group teleconferences to discuss public comments on the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. Public input will cover Article 210 Branch Circuits, including ground-fault circuit interrupters; 10:00-12:30pm. The teleconferences were requested by Nehad El-Sherif, CMP 2 Task Group 2 Chair. For additional information contact Einstein Miller, (301)987-2469; e-mail: emiller@cpsc.gov This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 10/03/2023 and published on 10/04/2023.

  • Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold an introductory meeting with UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE)

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold an introductory meeting with UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) on December 12th from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. The meeting was requested by ULSE. The proposed agenda includes an overview of UL Standards & Engagement, their role as a non-profit standards development organization, current areas where they are developing standards, and their engagement activities. Attendees will include George Borlase, Vice President of Standards Development, David McKnight, Head of Partnerships, and David Martin, Director of Government Engagement. The meeting will be held in-person at Bethesda Towers. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 11/29/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric will address members of The Toy Association.

    1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric will participate in a webinar with The Toy Association. It will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 1:00 PM on Zoom. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/2023.

  • Doug Lee and other CPSC staff will participate in an ANSI C18.5 technical working group meeting

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff will be participating in an ANSI C18.5 technical working group meeting to discuss lithium-ion battery safety recommended practices; 01:00 pm ET to 2:00 pm ET, (virtual). The meeting was requested by Jody Leber, Working Group Chair/CSA. For additional information please contact Mr. Lee, phone: (301) 987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/6/2023.

  • Commission Meeting - In re Amazon.Com, Inc.

    10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission will meet on Thursday, December 14, 2023, in Hearing Room 420 of the Headquarters Building of the CPSC for an Oral Argument in In the Matter of Amazon.com, Inc., CPSC Docket No. 21-2. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. A live webcast of the meeting can be viewed at the following link: https://cpsc.webex.com/weblink/register/rd3a8cbedeac231e01896d8d56252d109. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.Open Meeting(1) Oral Argument in In the Matter of Amazon.com, Inc., Docket No. 21-2.Closed Meeting(2) Executive Session to follow Oral Argument in In the Matter of Amazon.com, Inc., Docket No. 21-2.Record of Commission’s VoteOn December 1, 2023, Chair Hoehn-Saric and Commissioners Peter A. Feldman, Richard Trumka Jr., and Mary T. Boyle, voted unanimously to close the Executive Session.Commission’s Explanation of ClosingThe Commission has determined that the Executive Session may be closed under 16 C.F.R. 1013.4(b)(10) because the meeting will “[s]pecifically concern…disposition by the Agency of a particular case of formal agency adjudication pursuant to the procedures in 5 U.S.C. 554,” and that the public interest does not require the matter to be open.Expected to attend the closed meeting are the Commissioners and their immediate staff, and such other Commission staff as may be appropriate.For further information, contact Alberta Mills, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504-7479.

  • Charles Bevington and other CPSC staff will participate in a working group meeting in support of CSA | Z21.1 standard revision.

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Charles Bevington and other CPSC staff will be participating in a working group meeting to develop protocol to measure emissions from gas range stoves and their impact on indoor air quality in support of CSA | Z21.1 standard revision. The meeting will be virtual and will be held on Thursday December 14th from 11:00 to 1:00 EST. Contact Charles Bevington cbevington@cpsc.gov for more information. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/4/2023.

  • Thomas Caton of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F24 VR/AR Task Group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Thomas Caton of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F24 VR/AR Task Group to discuss the status of their ballots and a path forward on December 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM (ET). The meeting was requested by ASTM VR/AR Task Group. For additional information, contact Thomas Caton tcaton@cpsc.gov. This meeting notice was sent to the public calendar on 12/7/2023 on posted the same day.

  • Doug Lee and other CPSC staff will participate in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group meetings

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in National Electrical Code (NEC-NFPA70) Code Making Panel (CMP) 2 task group teleconferences to discuss public proposals on the first draft for the 2026 revision of the NEC. This task group will cover Article 210 Branch Circuits, including ground-fault circuit interrupters: 2:00-4:00pm. The teleconferences were requested by Tom Domitrovich, CMP 2 Task Group 1 Chair. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 10/12/2023.

  • Meeting with: Elliott Alexander (Micropower Battery Company)

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Daniel Taxier, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference meeting with Mr. Elliott Alexander (Micropower Battery Company) on December 19, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET to discuss a petition request regarding button battery package labeling requirements. This meeting was requested by Micropower Battery Company. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Daniel Taxier at dtaxier@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/8/2023.

  • Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee Static/Dynamic Task Group for the ASTM F3096 tip restraints for clothing storage units

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee Static/Dynamic Task Group for the ASTM F3096 tip restraints for clothing storage units on December 20, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss potential revisions to the performance requirements and test methods for furniture anti-tip devices. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kristen Talcott, ktalcott@cpsc.gov. This meeting was sent to the public calendar on 11/27/2023 and posted the same day.

  • Meeting with: Weighted Blankets ASTM F15.74 Subcommittee Working Group

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Suad Wanna-Nakamura, Ph. D., Division of Pharmacology and Physiology Assessment, and other CPSC staff, will be participating virtually in a Webex meeting with ASTM F15.74 Subcommittee Working Group on Weighted Blankets. This is a meeting to continue the discussion of ballots received. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Suad Wanna-Nakamura at snakamura@cpsc.gov or by phone 301 768 2915.Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 12/5/2023.

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