CSB to hold Public Meeting in Washington on 16th Oct 2017

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Oct 14,2017- The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB for short) will hold a public meeting on 16th Oct 2017 to inform the public about open investigations, an update on recommendations, the status of audits from the Office of the Inspector General, and financial and organizational updates.   An opportunity for public comment will be provided.  The following information has been provided by the CSB on its website.

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TIME AND DATE:  October 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EDT

PLACE: U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20006.

STATUS:  Open to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 16, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at the CSB offices located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 910.  The Board will discuss open investigations, an update on recommendations, the status of audits from the Office of the Inspector General, and financial and organizational updates.   An opportunity for public comment will be provided.

Additional Information

The meeting is free and open to the public.  If you require a translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as the “Contact Person for Further Information,” at least three business days prior to the meeting.

A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend in person.  Please use

the following dial-in number to join the conference:

Dial in Number: 888-862-6557 Confirmation Number: 45765401.

Public Comment

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating accidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic release of extremely hazardous substances.  The agency’s Board Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.

The time provided for public statements will depend upon the number of people who wish to speak.  Speakers should assume that their presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters may submit written statements for the record.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Hillary Cohen, Communications Manager, at public@csb.gov or (202) 446-8094.  Further information about this public meeting can be found on the CSB website at:  www.csb.gov.