OPEI to host CPSC, EPA speakers at GIE+EXPO

October 10, 2012 -  By
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ALEXANDRIA, VA.—On Oct. 26, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) will feature speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at the 2012 GIE+EXPO, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Glenn Passavant and Philip Carlson from the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality will be featured speakers at a 10 a.m. workshop, to be held in Room C-202.  They will be speaking on topics of immediate interest and importance to the OPE industry.  There will be time allowed for an open Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Janet Buyer, directorate for Engineering Sciences in the CPSC Division of Combustion and Fire Sciences, will be a featured speaker at a 1 p.m. workshop, to be held in Room C-202.  Buyer will make a presentation on the CPSC’s recently released staff report titled, “Technology Demonstration of a Prototype Low Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission Portable Generator.” This report fully documents staff’s research performed under the agency’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to address the CO poisoning hazard associated with portable generators.

“We are pleased that the EPA and CPSC accepted our invitation to this year’s GIE+EXPO,” says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI.  “We encourage interested attendees to attend this briefing in order to stay informed on important regulatory matters.”

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