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The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 28, 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. at 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804.

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At the public meeting, the Board will consider and vote on the final report into the CSB investigation into the August 6, 2012, fire at the Chevron refinery that endangered 19 workers and sent more than 15,000 residents to the hospital for medical attention.

This public meeting is intended to provide the community impacted by the Chevron refinery fire and stakeholders interested in learning the lessons learned resulting from the CSB’s investigation.

Following the staff presentation the Board will hear comments from the public.  All staff presentations are preliminary and are intended solely to allow the Board to consider in a public forum the issues and factors involved in these cases.  No factual analyses, conclusions, or findings presented by staff should be considered final. At the conclusion of the staff presentation the board may vote on the final product(s).

Lastly, the Board may consider such other items of business as determined by the Chairperson.  

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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.

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