Sunshine Act Meeting, 21208 [2014-08588]

Download as PDF 21208 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices In Iowa CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Clinton and Jackson Counties. Missouri Sunshine Act Meeting Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Missouri, is assigned to this official agency: May 1, 2014, 6:00 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 May 1, 2014, starting at 6:00 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 at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, WA. 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 mostly deadly U.S. refinery incident since the 2005 explosion at BP Texas City, TX. that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. At the meeting, CSB staff will present to the Board the results of the investigation’s findings and safety recommendations. The Board will then 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, considered public comments that were previously submitted, and adopted a final investigation report and recommendations will there be an approved final record of the CSB investigation of this incident. In Missouri The entire State of Missouri. South Carolina Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the State of South Carolina, is assigned to this official agency: In South Carolina The entire State, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by GIPSA. Opportunity for Designation Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas specified above under the provisions of section 79(f) of the USGSA and 7 CFR 800.196. Designation in the specified geographic areas is for the period beginning October 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2017. To apply for designation or for more information, contact Eric J. Jabs at the address listed above or visit GIPSA’s Web site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments We are publishing this notice to provide interested persons the opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the Aberdeen, Hastings, McCrea, Missouri, and South Carolina official agencies. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicants. Submit all comments to Eric J. Jabs at the above address or at http:// www.regulations.gov. We consider applications, comments, and other available information when determining which applicants will be designated. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–08481 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 TIME AND DATE: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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: April 10, 2014. Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairperson. [FR Doc. 2014–08588 Filed 4–11–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Public Meeting of the Mississippi Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Mississippi Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Mississippi Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) will hold a meeting on May 7, 2014, to discuss current civil rights issues in Mississippi. The Committee was appointed on February 14, 2014, and will begin discussing the possible issues on which to conduct future research and produce recommendations. Members of the public are entitled to comment during the open session beginning at 12:45 p.m. Alternatively, members of the public may submit written comments. Comments must be received in the regional office by June 6, 2014. Comments may be mailed to the Central Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, KS 66101. They may also be faxed to the Committee at (913) 551–1413 or emailed to David Mussatt at dmussatt@ usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Central Regional Office at least ten (10) working days SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 21208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08588]


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CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD


Sunshine Act Meeting

TIME AND DATE: May 1, 2014, 6:00 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 May 1, 2014, starting at 6:00 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 at the Tesoro Refinery in 
Anacortes, WA. 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 mostly deadly U.S. refinery incident 
since the 2005 explosion at BP Texas City, TX. that killed 15 workers 
and injured 180 others.
    At the meeting, CSB staff will present to the Board the results of 
the investigation's findings and safety recommendations.
    The Board will then 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, 
considered public comments that were previously submitted, 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.

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: April 10, 2014.
Rafael Moure-Eraso,
Chairperson.
[FR Doc. 2014-08588 Filed 4-11-14; 11:15 am]
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