[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 3, 2013)]
[Pages 20089-20090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07896]



Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE:  The meeting will convene at 6:30 p.m. PDT on April 19, 

PLACE:  The meeting will be held at Richmond Memorial Auditorium and 
Convention Center located at 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA.

STATUS:  Open to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:  CSB investigators will present a proposed 
interim report and safety recommendations to the Board Members based on 
the CSB's investigation into a hydrocarbon release and fire that 
occurred at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA on August 6, 2012.

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    CSB Investigators have determined that nineteen Chevron employees 
were engulfed in a vapor cloud formed by the hydrocarbon release. 
Eighteen employees escaped before the fire started, and one employee 
escaped without injury after the fire began. Six employees suffered 
minor injuries. More than 15,000 residents in the surrounding area 
sought treatment at area medical facilities as a result of the 
incident. Production at the Chevron facility was suspended for months 
following the accident.
    Following the staff presentation the Board will hear brief comments 
from the public.
    Following the conclusion of the public comment period, the Board 
will consider and may vote to approve the proposed interim report and 
safety 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 proposed factual findings, 
analyses, or recommendations presented by staff should be considered 
final until the Board has voted to approve them. The meeting will be 
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 five business days prior to 
the meeting.
    The CSB is an independent Federal agency charged with investigating 
industrial accidents that result in the 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 accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure, as 
well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety 
management systems.

Communications Manager, [email protected] or 202-261-7600. General 
information about the CSB can be found on the agency Web site at: 

    Dated: April 1, 2013.
Daniel Horowitz,
Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-07896 Filed 4-1-13; 4:15 pm]