Sunshine Act Meeting, 31760-31761 [2010-13588]

Download as PDF 31760 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 107 / Friday, June 4, 2010 / Notices DATES: The meetings will be held on January 13, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Prather, CA and January 27, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Clovis, CA. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Bass Lake Ranger District, 57003 Road 225, North Fork, California 93643. Send written comments to Julie Roberts, Madera County Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, c/o Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, at the above address, or electronically to jarobertsfs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Roberts, Madera County Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, (559) 877–2218 ext. 3159. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings are open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. 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Under the section, ‘‘I Want To * * *,’’ select ‘‘Learn about the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee.’’ This meeting’s agenda will include updates on international affairs, wheat standards, the Yamamoto sheller study, wheat functionality, and an overview of Federal Grain Inspection Service 2010 operations. For a copy of the agenda please contact Terri L. Henry by phone at (202) 205–8281 or by e-mail at Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov. Public participation will be limited to written statements unless permission is received from the Advisory Committee Chairperson to orally address the Advisory Committee. Written comments may be sent to the contact person designated above. The meeting will be open to the public. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information or related accommodations should contact Terri L. Henry at the telephone number listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: J. Dudley Butler, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–13441 Filed 6–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting In connection with its investigation into the natural gas explosion that occurred at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown, Connecticut, the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announces that it will hold a public meeting on June 28, 2010, in Connecticut. The purpose of the meeting is to consider urgent safety recommendations to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Gas Association (AGA); the International Code Council (ICC) and the Chair of the International Fuel Gas Code Committee; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); and other parties that result from the CSB investigation of this accident. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Prince Edward Ballroom, Saint Clements Castle, 1931 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, Connecticut 06480. At the meeting the CSB investigative team will present its preliminary findings on the circumstances of the accident to the three CSB board members and the public. The Board will then receive testimony from a panel of outside experts and other witnesses, who will discuss the issues raised by the case. Following a public comment period, the Board is expected to consider and vote on the draft safety recommendations. 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 kleen@csb.gov by Friday, June 25, 2010. On Sunday, February 7, 2010, Kleen Energy, a combined-cycle natural gas fueled power plant under construction in Middletown, Connecticut, experienced a catastrophic natural gas explosion that caused six deaths and at least 50 injuries. The accident occurred during the planned cleaning of fuel gas piping, part of the commissioning and startup phase of construction. At the time of the accident workers were conducting a ‘‘gas blow,’’ whereby natural gas is forced through the piping at a high velocity and pressure in order to remove any debris within the piping. The gas and debris were subsequently released directly to atmosphere. At the Kleen Energy construction site, workers used natural gas at a pressure of approximately 650 pounds per square E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 107 / Friday, June 4, 2010 / Notices inch gauge (psig) to clean gas pipes. A total of 15 natural gas blows were completed intermittently over approximately four hours through a number of open pipe ends which were located less than 20 feet off the ground. Efforts were made to eliminate or control potential ignition sources outside the power generation building. However, many ignition sources existed inside the building: electrical power to the building was on, welders were actively working, and diesel-fueled heaters were running. Initial calculations by CSB investigators reveal that approximately 400,000 standard cubic feet of natural gas were released to the atmosphere near the building in the final ten minutes before the blast. Just over 2 million standard cubic feet of gas were released in total over the course of the morning. At approximately 11:15 a.m., the released natural gas found an ignition source and exploded. The meeting will be videotaped and an official transcript will be included in the investigative file. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 107 (Friday, June 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31760-31761]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13588]



CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

    In connection with its investigation into the natural gas explosion 
that occurred at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown, 
Connecticut, the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation 
Board (CSB) announces that it will hold a public meeting on June 28, 
2010, in Connecticut. The purpose of the meeting is to consider urgent 
safety recommendations to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA); the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 
the American Gas Association (AGA); the International Code Council 
(ICC) and the Chair of the International Fuel Gas Code Committee; the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); and other parties that 
result from the CSB investigation of this accident.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Prince Edward Ballroom, 
Saint Clements Castle, 1931 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, Connecticut 
06480.
    At the meeting the CSB investigative team will present its 
preliminary findings on the circumstances of the accident to the three 
CSB board members and the public. The Board will then receive testimony 
from a panel of outside experts and other witnesses, who will discuss 
the issues raised by the case. Following a public comment period, the 
Board is expected to consider and vote on the draft safety 
recommendations.
    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 e-mailing their names and affiliations to kleen@csb.gov 
by Friday, June 25, 2010.
    On Sunday, February 7, 2010, Kleen Energy, a combined-cycle natural 
gas fueled power plant under construction in Middletown, Connecticut, 
experienced a catastrophic natural gas explosion that caused six deaths 
and at least 50 injuries.
    The accident occurred during the planned cleaning of fuel gas 
piping, part of the commissioning and startup phase of construction. At 
the time of the accident workers were conducting a ``gas blow,'' 
whereby natural gas is forced through the piping at a high velocity and 
pressure in order to remove any debris within the piping. The gas and 
debris were subsequently released directly to atmosphere. At the Kleen 
Energy construction site, workers used natural gas at a pressure of 
approximately 650 pounds per square

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inch gauge (psig) to clean gas pipes. A total of 15 natural gas blows 
were completed intermittently over approximately four hours through a 
number of open pipe ends which were located less than 20 feet off the 
ground.
    Efforts were made to eliminate or control potential ignition 
sources outside the power generation building. However, many ignition 
sources existed inside the building: electrical power to the building 
was on, welders were actively working, and diesel-fueled heaters were 
running.
    Initial calculations by CSB investigators reveal that approximately 
400,000 standard cubic feet of natural gas were released to the 
atmosphere near the building in the final ten minutes before the blast. 
Just over 2 million standard cubic feet of gas were released in total 
over the course of the morning. At approximately 11:15 a.m., the 
released natural gas found an ignition source and exploded.
    The meeting will be videotaped and an official transcript will be 
included in the investigative file. All staff presentations are 
preliminary and are intended solely to allow the Board to consider the 
issues and factors involved in this case in a public forum. No factual 
analyses, conclusions, findings or recommendations of the staff should 
be considered final. Only after the Board has considered and approved 
the urgent recommendations will there be an approved final record.

Christopher W. Warner,
General Counsel.
 [FR Doc. 2010-13588 Filed 6-2-10; 4:15 pm]
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