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CSB Will Hold June 18 Public Business Meeting in Washington, DC

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Washington, DC, June 16, 2015 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public business meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015, to allow further discussion and public comment on the Proposed Rule to amend 40 CFR 1600— Organization and Functions of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Link to proposed rule

Link to FR notice announcing meeting (will add)

Board Member Engler said, “The CSB’s proposed rule will require quarterly board meetings and establish protocols for addressing calendared notation items, this will ensure that board votes occur in a timely manner. I look forward to discussion with my fellow board members and feedback from the public at Thursday’s meeting.”

The meeting will be from 9:30 am to 1 pm EDT at the CSB’s offices located at 2175 K St. NW, 4th floor, Washington, DC, 20037.  Those unable to attend may use the following call-in:

Toll-Free Access Number: 1 (877) 691-2551 Participant Code: 39853839 (The call will be moderated to allow for comments from participants on the line.)

Members of the public attending the meeting can make brief statements to the Board concerning the agenda items. 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 five minutes or less.

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.

The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA.

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