Today the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) published a meeting notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 23498) for a public business meeting on May 6th, 2015. The meeting will be held at the CSB offices in Washington, DC.
The agenda includes:
∙ Proposed amendments to 40 CFR Part 1600 to provide for regular Sunshine Act meetings and to address timely voting on calendared notation item votes;
∙ Proposed schedule for regular CSB public business meetings;
∙ The issuance of two Board Orders on Scoping and Investigations, respectively;
∙ The administrative closure of three investigations (calendared on March 10, 2015); and
∙ The 2015 CSB Action Plan;
It looks like some of the administrative items on the agenda are designed to address recent congressional concerns about the operation of the CSB. It is extremely unlikely that the new Chair will be approved by the Senate in time for this meeting, though I would not be surprised to hear that she was in attendance.