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Oct 8, 2009 --

October 7, 2009
Vol. XXXVII No. 1

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Commission Agendas

Listed below are agendas for Commission meetings scheduled for the week of October 12, 2009. Circumstances sometimes require change in the agenda. For a recorded message concerning the latest agenda information call (301) 504-7948.

Commission Briefing/Meeting
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Items 1-4, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; Item 5, 2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Hearing Room 420

Open to the Public

The following matters will be discussed:

1. Lab Accreditation Requirements for Lead
2. Brass Lead Exclusions Petition
3. Lead Determination Guidance
4. Recreational Off Highway Vehicles (ROHVS) ANPR
5. Toy Safety Certification Program, Toy Industry Association (TIA), Consumer Union (CU) and Consumer Federation of America (CFA) (This meeting was requested by the participants. For the convenience of all of the Commissioners, the meetings are being consolidated into one public meeting.)

Commission Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2009
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Hearing Room 420

Closed to the Public

Compliance Weekly and Monthly Status Reports - Commission Briefing

The staff will brief the Commission on various compliance matters.

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.

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 in the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, telephone (301) 504-7923. 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 Building, 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.

Week of October 12 thru October 18

Tuesday, October 13

*Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and staff meeting with the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) for an introductory meeting to discuss Background of PFA, identify product safety issues of interest to PFA and history of cooperation with CPSC; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724. The meeting was requested by Polyurethane Foam Association. For additional information contact Emily Schwartz, (301) 504-7900. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/5/09. Posted on Master Calendar 10/6/09. (S)

Tuesday, October 13

*Commissioner Robert Adler meeting with James McIntyre, Counsel, and Robert Luedeka, Executive Director, Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA), to discuss PFA background, to identify product safety issues of interest to PFA and to discuss PFA's history of cooperation with CPSC; 2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723. The meeting was requested by James McIntyre. For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/7/09. Posted on Master Calendar 10/7/09. (S)

Tuesday, October 13 thru Friday, October 16

*Patty Edwards and other EXHR staff meeting with ASTM F15 Subcommittees to discuss Juvenile Product Safety Standards; 8:00 a.m., ASTM Headquarters, West Conshohocken, PA. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Patty Edwards, (301) 504- 7577. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/6/09. Posted on Master Calendar 10/6/09. (N)

Future

Wednesday, October 21 thru Monday, October 26

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of the People's Republic of
China (AQSIQ) will hold the 3rd Biennial United States - China Consumer Product Safety Summit October 21-26, 2009. The Summit will be held in Wuxi, Jinhua, and Beijing, China. Information on trip objectives, travel schedule, and selection criteria for accompanying stakeholders can be found at this link: www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/chinasummit.aspx. For additional information, contact Laurie Hopkins, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814; e-mail lhopkins@cpsc.gov ; telephone (301) 504-7797; facsimile (301) 504-0137.

Tuesday, November 17

Commissioner Thomas H. Moore; Pam Weller and Michael Gougisha (Counselors to Commissioner Moore), meeting with Dan Shine, Marc Tremblay and Tim Fenton with Thermo Fisher Scientific for a courtesy call for introductory purposes and discussion of XRF related issues; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725. The meeting was requested by Tim Fenton. For additional information contact Linda Taylor, (301) 504-7895 or Ltaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/7/09. (S)

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 the meeting on the Master Calendar at least seven days before the meeting. The Master Calendar is in the Office of the Secretary, Room 502,
Bethesda Towers Building.

In addition, the policy allows the Office of General Counsel to waive the seven-day notice requirements of meetings of the staff personnel, and individual Commissioners can waive the requirements for themselves and their personal staff.

Monday, October 5

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and staff met with the National Textile Association to discuss Textile Industry's History with CPSC, description/ discussion of products made by US Textile Industry and basic listing of textile industry issues at CPSC; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724. The meeting was requested by the National Textile Association. For additional information contact Emily Schwartz, (301) 504-7896. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/30/09. Posted on Master Calendar 10/6/09. (S)

Monday, October 5

Commissioner Anne M. Northup met with Roger Berkley and Hardy Poole from the National Textile Association for an introductory meeting; 2:00 p.m.,
Bethesda Towers, room 720. The meeting was requested by Hardy Poole. For additional information contact Catherine Gatewood, (301) 504-7780. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/5/09. Posted on Master Calendar 10/6/09. (N)

Thursday, October 8

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and staff meeting with the Consumer Specialty Product Association for an introductory meeting to discuss an overview of Consumer Specialty Product Association, overview of Alliance for Consumer Education; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724. The meeting was requested by Consumer Specialty Products Association. For additional information contact Emily Schwartz, (301) 504-7896. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/1/09. Posted on Master Calendar 10/6/09. (S)



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