Sunshine Act Meeting, 78811-78812 [2013-31156]

Download as PDF 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 78812 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices Contact Person for Further Information DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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. Economic Development Administration Dated: December 23, 2013. Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairperson. AGENCY: Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. [FR Doc. 2013–31156 Filed 12–24–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [12/19/2013 through 12/19/2013] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address The Line Group, Inc. ...................... 539 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. 11367 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington, WA 98233. 2364 Leicester Road, Leicester, NY 14481. 29690 SE Orient Dr, Gresham, OR 97080. ........................ 60 North Street, Nunda, NY 14517 12/19/2013 Nordic Tugs Incorporated .............. CPAC Equipment, Inc. ................... S3 Manufacturing, Inc. ................... Seating, Inc. ................................... Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: December 19, 2013. Michael DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. [FR Doc. 2013–31006 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P 12/18/2013 12/19/2013 12/19/2013 Jkt 232001 The firm manufactures dry heat sterilizers and dental evacuation equipment. The firm manufactures parts for bicycle, motorcycle industry; custom job shop for other aluminum, steel and plastics. The firm manufactures upholstered seats with metal frames. International Trade Administration [A–421–811] Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final No Shipment Determination; 2011–2012 Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: On August 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review and preliminary no shipment determination of the antidumping duty (AD) order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the Netherlands. For the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, B.V. (Akzo Nobel) were made at less than normal value, and that CP Kelco, B.V. (CP Kelco) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. SUMMARY: Effective Date: December 27, 2013. 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 The firm manufactures metal stampings and assemblies. The firm manufactures recreational trawlers/yachts. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Product(s) PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195, and (202) 482–3019, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On August 9, 2013, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the AD order on purified CMC from the Netherlands.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. The Department has conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Tolling of Deadlines As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the 1 See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary No Shipment Determination; 2011–2012, 78 FR 48649 (August 9, 2013) (Preliminary Results). E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78811-78812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31156]


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: 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 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 corrosion-resistant metal alloys. The 
first interim report also found a failure by Chevron 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.

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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. 2013-31156 Filed 12-24-13; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 6350-01-P