[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Pages 78810-78811]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31111]



Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: January 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. PST.

PLACE: Brodniak Auditorium, Anacortes High School; 1600 20th St. 
Anacortes, WA 98221.

STATUS: Open to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation 
Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 30, 2014, starting 
at 6:30 p.m. PST at the Brodniak Auditorium, Anacortes High School, 
1600 20th St., Anacortes, WA 98221.
    At the public meeting, the Board will consider and vote on the 
final investigation report into the April 2, 2010, explosion and fire 
that fatally injured seven employees. The CSB's investigation found 
that at the time of the incident a bank of heat exchangers was being 
brought online in the refinery's naphtha hydrotreater unit when another 
heat exchanger in a parallel bank catastrophically failed, spewing 
highly flammable hydrogen and naphtha which ignited. Seven Tesoro 
workers who were nearby, assisting with the heat exchanger startup, 
were fatally burned. The accident at Tesoro was the most deadly U.S. 
refinery incident since the 2005 explosion at BP Texas City that killed 
15 workers and injured 180 others.
    At the meeting, CSB staff will present to the Board the results of 
the investigation findings and safety recommendations.
    Following the staff presentation on proposed findings and safety 
recommendations, the Board will hear comments from the public.
    Following 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 staff presentations, 
listened to public comments, and adopted a final investigation report 
and recommendations will there be an

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approved final record of the CSB investigation of this incident.

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 five business 
days prior to the meeting.
    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 

Public Comment

    Members of the public are invited to make brief statements to the 
Board at the conclusion of the staff presentation. 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, and may submit written statements for the 

Contact Person for Further Information

    Hillary J. Cohen, Communications Manager, [email protected] or 
(202) 446-8094. General information about the CSB can be found on the 
agency Web site at: www.csb.gov.

    Dated: December 23, 2013.
Rafael Moure-Eraso,
[FR Doc. 2013-31111 Filed 12-24-13; 11:15 am]