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Time: January 15, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: City Council Chambers, Civic Center Campus
Street: 440 Civic Center Plaza
City/Town: Richmond, CA 94804
Event Type: sunshine, act, meeting
Organized By: US Chemical Safety Board
Member Activity: Jan 11, 2014
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 446-8094. General information about the CSB can be found on the agency website at: www.csb.gov.