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Week of September 23 - September 29, 2013

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September 23, 2013
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Cleveland, OH

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ronald Jordan Attending the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Gas Appliances Meeting

Ronald A. Jordan, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)/ANSI Z21 Decorative Gas Appliance Technical Advisory Group meeting to discuss the development of voluntary standards for decorative gas appliances; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio.  The meeting was requested by the CSA Group.  For additional information, contact Ronald Jordan, (301) 987-2219. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/13.   Posted in the Public Calendar 9/17/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 23, 2013
9:00 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 Engineering 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 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/9/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 23, 2013
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Celestine Kiss Participating in Working Group Conference Call

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 to discuss comments received on Age Grading Guidelines proposal at 10:00 AM-11:30 AM EST. 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 7/30/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/30/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 23, 2013
3:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Meeting with Members of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association

NOTE: Meeting Canceled  

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, Elliot Kaye, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel, and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with members of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (Rich Gottuso, Joe Jankoski, Mark Johnson, Teresa Williamson, Ralph Vasami, Ed Krenik, Paul Nathanson, James Jason Herbert) to discuss their window blind petition.  This meeting was requested by Ed Krenik.  The meeting will be held at CPSC headquarters, Bethesda Towers, room 724.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 24, 2013
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Cleveland, OH

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ronald Jordan Attending the Canadian Standards Association Z21/83 Technical Committee Meeting

Ronald A. Jordan, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending the Canadian Standards Association Z21/83 Technical Committee and CSA Technical Committee meeting to discuss the development of voluntary standards for gas-fired appliances; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio.  The meeting was requested by the CSA Group.  For additional information, contact Ronald Jordan, (301) 987-2219. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/17/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 24, 2013
9:00 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 Engineering 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 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/9/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 24, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with Members of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs, and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with members of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (Rich Gottuso, Joe Jankoski, Mark Johnson, Teresa Williamson, Ralph Vasami, Ed Krenik, Paul Nathanson, James Jason Herbert) as part of an introductory meeting and to discuss their window blind petition.  The meeting was requested by Ed Krenik.  The meeting will be held at CPSC headquarters, Bethesda Towers, room 723.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 24, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with the National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA)

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with  Kyle Pistor, VP of Government Relations and Jonathan Stewart, Manager of Government Relations for National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA); 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  This meeting is to provide Commissioner Buerkle and her staff with a brief overview of the CPSC matters of interest to NEMA members. This meeting was requested by NEMA.   If you any questions please call Nancy Lowery, 301-504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/18/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 24, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with Members of the Window Coverings Manufacturers Association (WCMA)

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant meeting with members of the Window Coverings Manufacturers Association (WCMA) (Rich Gottuso, Joe Jankoski, Mark Johnson, Teresa Williamson, Ralph Vasami, Ed Krenik, Paul Nathanson and James Jason Herbert).  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Buerkle and WCMA who interface with CPSC.  The meeting will be held at 12:00 p.m., CPSC headquarters, Bethesda Towers, room 834.  The meeting was requested by WCMA.  For additional information contact Nancy Lowery, (301) 504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/20/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 24, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Rosemont, IL

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Speaker at the Safety Institute's Conference on National Discussion of Injury Prevention

Commissioner Robert Adler will be luncheon speaker at the Safety Institute’s Conference on National Discussion of Injury Prevention to discuss emerging safety issues in general; Hilton Hotel, Rosemont, IL.  The invitation was extended by Lewis Howe, Executive Director, The Safety Institute.   For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/10/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/11/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 25, 2013
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Cleveland, OH

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ronald Jordan Attending the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)/ANSI Z21.47 Central Furnace Technical Advisory Group Meeting

Ronald A. Jordan, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)/ANSI Z21.47 Central Furnace Technical Advisory Group meeting to discuss the development of voluntary standards for gas-fired central furnaces; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio.  The meeting was requested by the CSA Group.  For additional information, contact Ronald Jordan, (301) 987-2219. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/17/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 25, 2013
9:00 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 Engineering 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 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/9/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Mark Kumagai Participating in a Web Conference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Revew Panel for the Table Saw Safety Project

Mark Kumagai, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a web conference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Review Panel for the Table Saw Safety Project. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the Table Saw Safety Working Group progress and overall project objectives; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; calling in from 5 Research Place, Room 158, Rockville, MD. The meeting was requested by Mahmood Tabaddor of UL. For additional information contact Mark Kumagai (301) 987-2234; e-mail: mkumagai@cpsc.gov.  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 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group Teleconference

Note:  This meeting is cancelled.

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, 10:00 a.m. ET.  The meeting was requested by UL.  For additional information contact Anna Luo, (301) 987-2010. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/20/13.   

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 420

Briefing Matter:  Voluntary Recall Notice - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

A live wecast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/live

  • Status:Open to the Public

September 25, 2013
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with The American Home Furnishings Alliance

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with Andy Counts, Chief Executive Officer, and Bill Perdue, VP Regulatory Affairs, of  The American Home Furnishings Alliance.  This meeting is to provide Commissioner Buerkle and her staff with a brief overview of the CPSC matters of interest to their members.  The meeting will be held at 1:15 p.m. at Bethesda Towers, room 720.  For additional information contact Nancy Lowery, (301) 504-7254.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 25, 2013
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with Members of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Christopher Day, Director, Office of Legislative Affairs, and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Bill Perdue, VP of Regulatory Affairs, AHFA and Don Coleman, Executive Director of the Upholstered Furniture Action Council.   Commissioner Robinson and staff will participate in an introductory meeting with members of the American Home Furnishings Alliance; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Mary Martha McNamara.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 26, 2013
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

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Washing

Association Meeting

Commissioner Nancy Nord Speaking on a Panel at Crowell and Moring

Commissioner Nancy Nord will be speaking on a panel at Crowell and Moring titled “EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY AT THE FEDERAL AGENCIES: The Role of Cost Benefit Analysis and the Obama Administration”. The event will be at offices of Crowell and Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC.  For additional information contact Timothy Reggev, (301) 504-7040. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/17/13. 

September 26, 2013
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Cleveland, OH

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ronald Jordan Attending the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)/ANSI Z21 Vented Heater Technical Advisory Group Meeting

Ronald A. Jordan, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)/ANSI Z21 Vented Heater Technical Advisory Group meeting to discuss the development of voluntary standards for vented gas heaters; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio.  The meeting was requested by the CSA Group.   For additional information, contact Ronald Jordan, (301) 987-2219. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/17/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 26, 2013
9:00 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 Engineering 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 9/9/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/9/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 27, 2013
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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St. Louis, MO

Speech

Marc Schoem Participating in a Mock Hearing and Presenting the Graduation Address to Students at the Advanced Product Safety Management Course

Marc J. Schoem, Acting Director, Office of Education, Global Outreach and Small Business Ombudsman participating in a mock hearing and presenting the graduation address to the students in the Advanced Product Safety Management Course, St. Louis University, Center for Supply Chain Management Studies, St.  Louis, MO.  Further information contact Marc Schoem at 301- 504-7520 or at mschoem@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial