16 CFR 1012.4 - Public attendance at agency meetings.

§ 1012.4 Public attendance at agency meetings.
(a) Any person may attend any meeting involving a substantial interest matter unless that meeting has been listed as a closed meeting. For meetings not involving substantial interest matters, the chairperson of the meeting may exercise his or her discretion to allow attendance by a member of the public.
(b) When meetings between Agency employees and outside parties are open to the public, attendance may be limited by space. When feasible, a person or organization desiring to attend such a meeting should give at least one day advance notice to one of the employees holding or attending the meeting so that sufficient space can be arranged for all those wishing to attend.
(c) Members of the public attending Agency meetings generally may observe only. The chairperson of the meeting may exercise his or her discretion to permit members of the public to participate as well.
(d) The following Agency meetings are not open to the public:
(1) Meetings, or, if possible, portions of meetings where the General Counsel or his or her designee has determined that proprietary data are to be discussed in such a manner as to imperil their confidentiality;
(2) Meetings held by outside parties at which limits on attendance are imposed by lack of space, provided that such meetings are open to the news media;
(3) Meetings with outside parties held during the normal course of surveillance, inspection, or investigation under any of the Acts administered by the Commission, including informal citation hearings under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act or the Poison Prevention Packaging Act;
(4) Meetings with outside parties concerning the settlement or negotiation of an individual case, including proposed remedial action, or meetings concerning any administrative or judicial action in which the outside party is a participant, party, or amicus curiae;
(5) Meetings with other Federal personnel that are attended by outside parties except where a specific matter to be discussed is also pending before the Commission or its staff;
(6) Meetings with state, local or foreign government personnel concerning intergovernmental cooperative efforts and not the advocacy of a particular course of action on behalf of a constituency of the governmental entity;
(7)
(i) Meetings between Agency staff (other than Commissioners and their personal staff) and an outside party when the General Counsel or his or her designee determines that extraordinary circumstances require that the meeting be closed. Requests for exemption by members of the staff who report to the Executive Director may be submitted to the General Counsel or his or her designee in writing only by the Executive Director or his or her designee. In such a case, the reasons for closing the meeting or a portion of the meeting shall be stated in the Public Calendar notice announcing the meeting;
(ii) Meetings between a Commissioner (or his or her personal staff) and an outside party when, in the opinion of the Commissioner, extraordinary circumstances require that the meeting be closed. In such a case, the reasons for closing the meeting or a portion of the meeting must be stated in the Public Calendar notice announcing the meeting;
(8) Meetings or discussions with or at the request of either members of Congress and their staffs relating to legislation, appropriation or oversight matters, or Management and Budget personnel relating to legislation or appropriation matters; and
(9) Pre-proposal conferences involving confidential contracts made pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 252(c)(12), in connection with the potential litigation matters.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 1191 - Definitions

§ 1192 - Prohibited transactions

§ 1193 - Flammability standards or regulations

§ 1194 - Administration and enforcement

§ 1195 - Injunction and condemnation proceedings

§ 1196 - Penalties

§ 1197 - Guaranties

§ 1198 - Shipments from foreign countries; demand for redelivery; claim for liquidated damages

§ 1199 - Chapter as additional legislation

§ 1200 - Persons excluded from operation of chapter

§ 1201 - Study and investigation; research, development and training

§ 1202 - Exemptions

§ 1203 - Preemption of Federal standards

§ 1204 - Congressional veto of flammability regulations

§ 1211 - Prohibition against transportation of refrigerators without safety devices

§ 1212 - Violations; misdemeanor; penalties

§ 1213 - Publication of safety standards in Federal Register

§ 1214 - “Interstate commerce” defined

§ 1261 - Definitions

§ 1262 - Declaration of hazardous substances

§ 1263 - Prohibited acts

§ 1264 - Penalties; exceptions

§ 1265 - Seizures

§ 1266 - Hearing before report of criminal violation

§ 1267 - Injunctions; criminal contempt; trial by court or jury

§ 1268 - Proceedings in name of United States; subpenas

§ 1269 - Regulations

§ 1270 - Examinations and investigations

§ 1271 - Records of interstate shipment

§ 1272 - Publicity; reports; dissemination of information

§ 1273 - Imports

§ 1274 - Remedies respecting banned hazardous substances

§ 1471 - Definitions

§ 1472 - Special packaging standards

§ 1473 - Conventional packages, marketing

§ 1474 - Regulations for special packaging standards

§ 1475 - Repealed.

§ 1476 - Preemption of Federal standards

§ 2051 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 2052 - Definitions

§ 2053 - Consumer Product Safety Commission

§ 2053a - Employee training exchanges

§ 2054 - Product safety information and research

§ 2055 - Public disclosure of information

§ 2055a - Publicly available consumer product safety information database

§ 2056 - Consumer product safety standards

§ 2056a - Standards and consumer registration of durable nursery products

§ 2056b - Mandatory toy safety standards

§ 2056c - Sulfur content in drywall standard

§ 2057 - Banned hazardous products

§ 2057a - Banning of butyl nitrite

§ 2057b - Banning of isopropal nitrite and other nitrites

§ 2057c - Prohibition on sale of certain products containing specified phthalates

§ 2058 - Procedure for consumer product safety rules

§ 2059 - Repealed.

§ 2060 - Judicial review of consumer product safety rules

§ 2061 - Imminent hazards

§ 2062 - Repealed.

§ 2063 - Product certification and labeling

§ 2064 - Substantial product hazards

§ 2065 - Inspection and recordkeeping

§ 2066 - Imported products

§ 2067 - Exemption of exports

§ 2068 - Prohibited acts

§ 2069 - Civil penalties

§ 2070 - Criminal penalties

§ 2071 - Injunctive enforcement and seizure

§ 2072 - Suits for damages

§ 2073 - Additional enforcement of product safety rules and

§ 2074 - Private remedies

§ 2075 - State standards

§ 2076 - Additional functions of Consumer Product Safety Commission

§ 2076a - Report on civil penalties

§ 2076b - Inspector General audits and reports

§ 2077 - Chronic Hazard Advisory Panels

§ 2078 - Cooperation with States and other Federal agencies

§ 2079 - Transfers of functions

§ 2080 - Limitations on jurisdiction of Consumer Product Safety Commission

§ 2081 - Authorization of appropriations

Statutes at Large