[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 15 (Thursday, January 23, 2014)]
[Pages 3777-3778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01410]



Sunshine Act Meeting Cancellation and Revision of Agenda

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) previously announced a public meeting to be held on January 
30, 2014 (78 FR 78810), starting at 6:30 p.m. PST at the Brodniak 
Auditorium, Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St., Anacortes, WA 98221.
    The CSB public meeting to consider and vote upon a draft final 
investigation report is cancelled. In lieu of a Board meeting, the CSB 
will conduct a community listening session at the time and place stated 
above, in order to obtain additional stakeholder and community input on 
a draft final investigation report into the April 2, 2010, explosion 
and fire that fatally injured seven employees. The CSB's draft 
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 mostly deadly U.S. refinery incident since the 2005 explosion at BP 
Texas City that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others.
    No formal CSB action or recorded votes will be taken at the 
community listening session. The community listening session will 
include a presentation to the community of the draft report by the CSB 
investigative team. The report will then be available on the CSB Web 
site (www.csb.gov) for a period of 45 days, during which time public 
comments will be accepted.
    At the community listening session, the CSB will receive additional 
input and comment from affected stakeholders and the community, and 
will consider this input in finalizing a report. All presentations made 
at this listening session are intended to allow the Board to consider 
any additional issues and factors that may bear upon this case.

Additional Information

    The public listening session 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

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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 
CSB at the public listening session. The time provided for public 
comments 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 record.

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: January 21, 2014.
Rafael Moure-Eraso,
[FR Doc. 2014-01410 Filed 1-21-14; 11:15 am]