[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 5 (Friday, January 7, 2011)]
[Page 1131]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-223]

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Sunshine Act Meeting

    In connection with its investigation into an explosion and fire 
that occurred at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, West 
Virginia, on August 28, 2008, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) 
announces that it will hold a public meeting on January 20, 2011, in 
Institute, West Virginia, to present the findings from its 
investigation of the explosion that fatally injured two workers.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the West Virginia State 
University Wilson Building, Multipurpose Room, 103 University Union, 
Institute, WV, 25112. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-
registration is not required, but to assure adequate seating, attendees 
are encouraged to pre-register by emailing their names and affiliations 
to [email protected] by January 15th.
    At the meeting CSB staff will present to the Board the results of 
their investigation into this incident. Key issues involved in the 
investigation concern process hazards analysis and pre-startup safety 
review; operating procedures, operator training, emergency planning and 
response. Following the presentation of the CSB's findings and safety 
recommendations, a panel of outside witnesses will be invited to speak 
on a number of issues related to the investigation findings and the 
board's recommendations. This will then be followed by a public comment 
period prior to a Board vote on the report.
    Following the staff presentation, panel comments, and the 
conclusion of the public comment period, the Board will consider 
whether to approve the final report and recommendations. 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 
this case. No factual analyses, conclusions or findings presented by 
staff should be considered final. Only after the Board has considered 
the final staff presentation, listened to the witnesses and the public 
comments and approved the staff report will there be an approved final 
record of this incident.
    Please notify CSB if a translator or interpreter is needed, at 
least 5 business days prior to the public meeting. For more 
information, please contact the Chemical Safety and Hazard 
Investigation Board at (202) 261-7600, or visit our Web site at: http://www.csb.gov.

Christopher W. Warner,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2011-223 Filed 1-5-11; 4:15 pm]