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Week of January 13 - January 19, 2014

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January 13, 2014
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Representatives from Underwriters Laboratories

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Anu Connor, Senior Legal Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with representatives from Underwriters Laboratories:  Ann Weeks, Vice President, Global Governmental Affairs; Derek Greenauer, Global Government Affairs Manager; Sarah Owen, Global Government Affairs Manager, as part of an introductory meeting and a brief overview of UL’s mission; 9:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Sarah Owen.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/3/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/7/14.  

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

January 13, 2014
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Underwriters Laboratories

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with Underwriters Laboratories:  Ann Weeks, Vice President, Global Government Affairs; Sarah Owen, Global Governmental Affairs Manager, Product Safety; and Derek Greenauer, Global Government Affairs Manager, Product Safety.  This meeting will be an introduction to and overview of how UL promotes safe living and working environments; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 834. The meeting was requested by Sarah Owen.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/6/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar  1/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

January 13, 2014
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Long Beach, CA

Meeting

Neal Cohen Speaking to Any Interested Small Business in Los Angeles Area

Neal S. Cohen (Small Business Ombudsman) will be speaking to any interested small business in the metropolitan Los Angeles area in Long Beach, CA. The presentation will be an overview of U.S. regulatory requirements for consumer products (including a particular focus on children’s products and children’s toys) and will also explain the requirements and benefits of registering as a small batch manufacturer with CPSC.   The presentation will include a discussion of third party testing requirements, including periodic testing requirements.  Finally, the presentation will also discuss CPSC’s  import surveillance work, CPSC import programs, and discuss our cooperation with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This presentation was arranged by CPSC’s Office of Education, Global Outreach, and Small Business Ombudsman. The presentation is free and open to the public.  Advance registration is requested (but not required) to ensure adequate seating.  The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. at 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Room 3470 (Glenn Andersen Federal Building in Long Beach, CA. You may contact me at ncohen@cpsc.gov with any questions and to RSVP.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/31/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/2/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

January 14, 2014
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Las Vegas, NV

Meeting

Neal Cohen Speaking at the Promotional Product Association International Expo in Las Vegas, NV

Neal S. Cohen (Small Business Ombudsman) will be speaking to attendees at the Promotional Product Association International (PPAI) Expo in Las Vegas, NV on January 14, 2014 at 10:30 am PT to 12:30 pm PT.  The presentation will be an overview of CPSC product safety requirements, including third party testing requirements for children’s products and the requirements for periodic testing and material change testing. The presentation will also discuss best practices for dealing with CPSC.  This meeting was requested by PPAI.  The presentation will take place at Level 3, Jasmine E at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. You may contact me at ncohen@cpsc.gov with any questions and to RSVP.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/31/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/2/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

January 14, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with the American Hospital Association

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Anu Connor, Senior Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Mindy Hatton, SVP and General Counsel, Nancy Foster, VP for Quality and Patient Safety Policy.  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Robinson, staff and the American Hospital Association; 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Tower, room 723.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/10/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/10/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

January 15, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in an Underwriters Laboratories Task Group Teleconference

Anna Luo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group teleconference to discuss possible solutions to slow cooker and rice cooker cord-pull incidents, 10 AM ET.  The meeting was requested by UL.  For additional information, contact Anna Luo, (301) 987-2010. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/30/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/31/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

January 16, 2014
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Washington, DC

Meeting

Anthony Teems and Perry Sharpless Attending ANB45(1) Rollover Subcommittee Meetings

Anthony Teems, Directorate for Engineering Sciences; Perry Sharpless, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences; Tanya Topka and Justin Jirgl, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, to attend ANB45(1) Rollover Subcommittee Meeting; 8am-1pm, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Keck Centre, Washington, DC. This meeting was requested by the TRB. To attend the meeting, contact Raphael Grzebieta (r.grzebieta@unsw.edu.au).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/8/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/8/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

January 16, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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West Conshohocken, PA

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Patricia Edwards Attending Meetings with the ASTM F15 Subcommittee on Juvenile Products

Patricia Edwards, Directorate for Health Sciences,  and other CPSC staff will be attending meetings with  the ASTM F15 subcommittee on Juvenile Products at ASTM Headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA. These meetings were requested by ASTM. Contact Patricia Edwards for more information, 301-987-2224. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/8/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/8/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

January 16, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Middleton, WI

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Springs Window Fashions

Commissioner Marietta Robinson and Anu Connor, Senior Legal Counsel, will meet with executives from Springs Window Fashions to discuss safety information related to their lines of window coverings.  The meeting will be held at Springs Window Fashions, Middleton, WI 53562.  This meeting was requested by Ed Krenick.  (The meeting is closed to the public because of the proprietary information that will be discussed.)  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.

  • Status:Closed to the Public

January 17, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Scottsdale, AZ

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Rick McCallion Attending the NOCSAE Winter Board Meeting

Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other  CPSC staff will be attending the NOCSAE Winter Board Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  This meeting was requested by NOCSAE.  To obtain call-in information, please contact Rick McCallion at (301)987-2222 or rmccallion@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/13/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 1/13/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

January 17, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bloomfield, CO

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Hunter Dounglas

Commissioner Marietta Robinson and Anu Connor, Senior Legal Counsel, will meet with executives from Hunter Douglas to discuss safety information related to their lines of window coverings.  The meeting will be held at Hunter Douglas, Inc., Broomfield, Colorado.  This meeting was requested by Ed Krenick.  (The meeting is closed to the public because of the proprietary information that will be discussed.)  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198. 

  • Status:Closed to the Public