Sunshine Act Meeting, 78810-78811 [2013-31111]

Download as PDF 78810 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 249 Friday, December 27, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Pacific Southwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Pacific Southwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) will meet in San Bernardino, California. The Recreation RAC is authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) (Pub. L. 108–447) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463). Additional information concerning the Recreation RAC can be found by visiting the Recreation RAC’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ main/r5/recreation/racs. DATES: The meeting will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, January 15, 2014–10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Thursday, January 16, 2014–9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (meeting could end earlier) ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, California. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Region 5 Pacific Southwest Regional Office. Please call ahead to Ramiro Villalvazo, at 707–562–8856 to facilitate entry into the building. Attendees may participate via conference call. 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The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. provide proposed fee changes for standard amenity recreation fee areas on the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests, 2. review and make recommendations on the change in fee structure for Camp Discovery Group Campground, and 3. provide a fee increase at one site in Sycamore Grove Campground on the Mendocino National Forest. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by January 8, 2014 to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Recreation RAC may file written statements with the Recreation RAC staff by January 8, 2014. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Ramiro Villalvazo, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, California 94592, or by email to rvillalvazo@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 707–562–9047. A summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site listed above within 21 days after the meeting. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled For Further Information Contact. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: December 19, 2013. David Scholes, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 2013–31005 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting 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 TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices 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 systems. 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 record. Contact Person for Further Information Hillary J. Cohen, Communications Manager, hillary.cohen@csb.gov 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, Chairperson. [FR Doc. 2013–31111 Filed 12–24–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting January 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. PST. PLACE: City Council Chambers, Civic Center Campus, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804. 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, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Civic Center Campus, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATE: VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 94804. At the public meeting, the Board will consider and vote on the draft regulatory report of the August 6, 2012, fire at the Chevron refinery that endangered 19 workers and sent more than 15,000 residents to the hospital for medical attention. At the meeting, CSB staff will present to the Board the results of the second of three reports in the CSB’s investigation of this incident. Subject to a vote by the board at the January 15 public meeting, the draft regulatory report would recommend that California ‘‘Develop and implement a step-by-step plan to establish a more rigorous safety management regulatory framework for petroleum refineries in the state of California based on the principles of the ‘safety case’ framework in use in regulatory regimes such as those in the UK, Australia, and Norway.’’ The recommendation urges specific steps to accomplish this, including ensuring that workers are formally involved in the development of a safety case report for each covered facility. The report also urges California to work with industry in gathering refinery safety indicator data to be shared with the public. As detailed in the CSB draft report, a safety case regime which would require companies to demonstrate to refinery industry regulators—through a written ‘‘safety case report’’—how major hazards are to be controlled and risks reduced to ‘‘as low as reasonably practicable,’’ or ALARP. The CSB report notes that the safety case is more than a written document; rather, it represents a fundamental change by shifting the responsibility for continuous reductions in major accident risks from regulators to the company. To ensure that a facility’s safety goals and programs are accomplished, a safety case report generated by the company is rigorously reviewed, audited, and enforced by highly trained regulatory inspectors, whose technical training and experience are on par with the personnel employed by the companies they oversee, the draft report says. The CSB’s first interim report—which was voted on and approved by the board at a public meeting in Richmond, CA, on April 19, 2013—found that Chevron repeatedly failed over a ten-year period to apply inherently safer design principles and upgrade piping in its crude oil processing unit, which was extremely corroded and ultimately ruptured on August 6, 2012. The CSB’s investigation identified missed opportunities on the part of Chevron to apply inherently safer piping design through the use of more corrosionresistant metal alloys. The first interim report also found a failure by Chevron PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78811 to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, which if acted upon, would likely have identified the possibility of a catastrophic sulfidation corrosion-related piping failure. There are currently no federal or state regulatory requirements to apply these important preventative measures. The investigation team concluded that enhanced regulatory oversight with greater worker involvement and public participation are needed to improve petroleum refinery safety. 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 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 systems. 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 record. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


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 
systems.

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 
record.

Contact Person for Further Information

    Hillary J. Cohen, Communications Manager, hillary.cohen@csb.gov 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,
Chairperson.
[FR Doc. 2013-31111 Filed 12-24-13; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 6350-01-P