News from CPSC: Public Calendar - 08-13-14

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
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All notices appear on the Public Calendar on CPSC's website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Public-Calendar/.  This email is sent weekly on Wednesdays.
 
Items included in this message:
 
1. Commission Agenda
2. Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties
3. Meetings for the Week of August 18 thru August 24, 2014
4. Future Meetings
5. Addendum
 
1. Commission Agendas 
 
There are no regular Commission briefings or Commission meetings scheduled for the week of August 18, 2014.
 
2. Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties
 
All meetings listed below are open to the public unless otherwise stated.  For information on a specific meeting or to attend a meeting, please call the contact person listed for that meeting. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation for a meeting should contact the Office of the Secretary, 301-504-7923 or by email, cpsc-os@cpsc.gov.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Abbreviations: we use asterisks (*) to identify meetings for the current week which have not appeared before in the printed Public Calendar.  If the meeting involves discussion of a "substantial interest matter," defined by CPSC's Meetings Policy, we show the date when we posted notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar.   The Master Calendar is on the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Public-Calendar/.  We indicate whether a meeting is of substantial interest by the symbol (S); we use the symbol (N) to indicate non-substantial interest meetings. The Commission offices are located in the Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.  Under the Meetings Policy, a staff person holding or attending a substantial interest meeting must file a log of the meeting with the Office of the Secretary within 20 days.
 
3. Week of August 18 thru August 24, 2014
 
Thursday, August 21
 
Janet Buyer, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and Matthew Brookman, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will be participating in a teleconference meeting of the Task Group for UL 2201 Portable Engine Generator Assemblies; 1:30-3:00 p.m..  For additional information contact Janet Buyer, (301) 987-2293.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/1/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/4/14.  (S)
 
4. Future
 
Friday, August 29 / Monday, September 1 / Tuesday, September 2
 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff and staff of the European Commission* will conduct free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals dealing in Electrical-Electric-Appliances, Apparel, and Toys.  Training will take place in China (see dates and locations below). Buyers who source consumer products for eventual retail sale are key decision makers at the intersection of the production and retail value chains.  They have the power to ensure products purchased for their companies or clients meet all safety requirements but too often, they lack the knowledge to fulfill their role.  Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals can help fill that gap.  Focus is on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards.  The three training events will be hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in China.
 
Target groups for this training are resident-in-China buyers and sourcing professionals who purchase consumer products for major importers located in the United States and European Union.  Many will be direct employees of U.S. or E.U. companies.  Other potential attendees will be from specialized firms that handle purchasing for large global retailers, as well as from small and medium sized trading companies active in the consumer product export business.
 
English-Chinese interpretation will be provided.
 
*European Commission presenter will cover toys only.                                                 
 
Training locations and times:
 
Shanghai:  August 29, 2014          8:30am-5:30pm
Holiday Day Inn Shanghai Pudong: 899 Dong Fang Road,
Pudong, Shanghai 200122, China
Registration and further information:    
http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmChamPortal/Event/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=6336
 
Guangzhou:  September 1, 2014     8:30am-5:30pm
AmCham Tower Suite 1801, Guangzhou International Sourcing Center, No. 8
East Pa Zhou Avenue,
Haizhu District Guangzhou, China
Registration and further information:
http://amcham-southchina.org/amcham/event/EventPrint.jsp?eventId=1405911193996
 
Shunde:  September 2, 2014      8:30am-5:30pm
Shunde AmCham Tower and Conference Center
20/f, E-World Center, Beijiao New Town
Yihe Rd., Shunde, China
Registration and further information:
http://amcham-southchina.org/amcham/event/EventPrint.jsp?eventId=1406012700741
(N)
 
Monday, September 8
Joel Recht, Associate Executive Director, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, Andrew Trotta and Mark Gill, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be meeting with Jennifer Cleary, Director, Regulatory Affairs and Wayne Morris, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, AHAM.  The meeting is educational in nature and was requested by Jennifer Cleary.  Representatives from AHAM will inform CPSC staff about developments in portable heaters and concerning AHAM’s voluntary standards activities.  The meeting is being held at 9:00 a.m., in room 103 of CPSC’s National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850.  For additional information contact Joel Recht (301) 987-2036.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/12/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/12/14.  (S)
 
Thursday, September 11
 
Chairman Elliot Kaye delivering the keynote presentation and the CPSC Small Business Ombudsman and staff from the Office of Compliance and Field Operations attending and participating in the ICPHSO International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) Midwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  For additional information, contact Marc Schoem, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, 301-504-7520 or at mschoem@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/1/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/4/14.  (N)
 
5. Addendum
 
Meeting notices printed in this section did not reach the Office of the Secretary in time to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for the previously printed Public Calendar.  Under the CPSC Meetings Policy, however, staff persons, including Commissioners, can meet the seven-day notice requirement by placing notice of meeting on the Master Calendar at least seven
days before  the  meeting.  The Master Calendar can be found on the CPSC Web Site at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Public-Calendar/.
 
In addition, the policy allows the Office of the General Counsel to waive the seven-day notice requirement of meetings of the staff personnel, and individual Commissioners can waive the requirement for themselves and their personal staff.
 
Monday, August 11
 
Commissioner Robert Adler met with Jonathan Steward, Manager, Government Relations, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and Kevin J. Cosgriff, CEO, NEMA, for an introductory meeting with NEMA’s new CEO; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Jonathan Stewart.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/7/14.  (N)
 
Tuesday, August 12
 
Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participated 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; 3:00 pm.  The teleconference was requested by the ASTM Workgroup chair.  For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073; e-mail:  dlee@cpsc.gov.  (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.) Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/14.  (S)
 
Wednesday, August 13
 
Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic meeting with Nancy Cowles, Kids In Danger and Lisa Siefert, Shane’s Foundation, to discuss furniture tip-over; 10:00 am, Kids In Danger 116 W. Illinois, Suite 4E, Chicago, IL 60654.  The meeting was requested by Nancy Cowles.  For additional information contact Stephen McGoogan, Administrative Assistant, (301) 504-7588.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/14.  (S)
 
Wednesday, August 13
 
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.  (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.) Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/14.  (S)
 
Thursday, August 14
 
Commissioner Robert Adler and Chief Counsel Jason Levine meeting with ExxonMobil for a follow up meeting with Elissa Sterry, Vice President Intermediates, and Patrick Henretty, Manager Global Regulatory Affairs, ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Bob Barter, Section Head, Environmental Sciences and Jennifer Foreman, Senior Toxicologist, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Company, Inc. to discuss the CHAP report on phthalates and phthalate alternatives; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan of ExxonMobil.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/7/14.  (S)
 
Thursday, August 14
 
Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, and Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant (Office of Commissioner Buerkle) to meeting with ExxonMobil to discuss phthalates.  Attending from ExxonMobil will be Elissa Sterry, Vice President Intermediates, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Patrick Henretty, Manager Global Regulatory Affairs, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Bob Barter, Section Head, Environmental Sciences, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., and Jennifer Foreman, Senior Toxicologist, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Company, Inc.; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Robert Nolan.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/14.  (S)
 
Thursday, August 14
 
Commissioner Marietta Robinson and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Promotional Product Association International (PPAI).  Commissioner Robinson will deliver the keynote address at PPAI’s 4th Annual Product Safety Summit; 12:00-1:00 pm at the Revere Hotel, Boston, MA.  The meeting was requested by Anne Lardner-Stone, PPAI.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/11/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/11/14.  (N)
 
Thursday, August 14
 
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the CANENA UL Technical Committee 61C telecon on safety requirements for household refrigerators and freezers; 10:00 am EST to 11:30 am EST.  For information on this telecon, included call-in information, please contact Matthew B. Williams, of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers at 202-872-5955 ext. 317 or ewilliams@aham.org.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/8/14.  (S)
 

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