[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 5 (Thursday, January 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 1015]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00121]


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: January 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. EST.

PLACE: Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, Two Meadowlands Plaza, East 
Rutherford, New Jersey 07073. Diamond Court Ballrooms A&B.

STATUS: Open to the public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation 
Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 15, 2015, starting 
at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, Two Meadowlands Plaza, 
Diamond Court Ballrooms A&B, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073. At the 
public meeting, the Board will hear from teams investigating the 2012 
explosion and fire at the US Ink facility located in East Rutherford, 
NJ, that injured seven workers. Time permitting, the Board may also 
consider a report into the CSB's investigation of the 2010 anhydrous 
ammonia release at Millard Refrigerated Services, a warehouse and 
distribution center in Theodore, Alabama, near Mobile, Alabama, where 
more than 130 members of the public sought medical attention as a 
result of an uncontrolled ammonia release.
    This public meeting is intended to provide the community affected 
by the US Ink explosion and other interested stakeholders, with an 
opportunity to consider and hear about the CSB staff's findings on this 
matter. In addition, time permitting, the Board will also consider the 
staff's presentation and lessons learned resulting from the Millard 
ammonia release, with information into how these incidents occurred and 
how similar future incidents can be prevented or mitigated.
    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.

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 
systems.

Public Comment

    Members of the public are invited to make brief statements to the 
Board at the conclusion of the staff presentation(s). 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, but commenters 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 5, 2015.
Rafael Moure-Eraso,
Chairperson.
[FR Doc. 2015-00121 Filed 1-6-15; 4:15 pm]
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