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9/9/2015
When: 09/09/2015
1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Where: Riverview Conference Center Conference Room
678 Front Avenue NW
2nd Floor above BIFMA Headquarters
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49504
United States
Presenter: Dave Panning
Contact: Dave Panning
616-285-3963


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BIFMA FLAMMABILITY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
RIVERVIEW CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM
(2nd floor above BIFMA Headquarters)
678 FRONT AVE. NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI  49504

1:00 PM - OPEN MEETING

1.   Introductions of members and guests – Jim Groulx of Allsteel (Chairman)

2.   Antitrust Statement – Dave Panning of BIFMA

3.
    Review and approve previous meeting minutes from March 17, 2015 - Jim

4.
    Additions to/approval of the meeting Agenda - Jim

5.   California TB-133 -

        ·       Silent Spring Institute: Non-Toxic Fire Safety in Massachusetts (April 9) - Dave

        ·       Proposed Position Paper – Fire Safety of Upholstered Furniture Products (Task Team March 30)

        ·       Field Observations in Boston – Tom D.

        ·       Communications with Boston – Dave P.

        ·       Communications with California to modify / remove 133

6.
    California TB-117-2013 & SB-1019 Label Law -

·       TB-117-2013 Transition discussion – All

·       SB-1019 Industry Advisory and updated FAQ document (proposed as of early July)

·       BEARHFTI Advisory Council Meeting of July 30 – Scott L.

7.   California Barrier Research Project (open flame)

        ·       Status

8.    CPSC Proposal for National Upholstered Furniture Flammability Standard -

        ·       BIFMA comments submitted in June 2013. 

        ·       Letters from Senators to CPSC.

        ·       Petition for a national smolder standard?

9.   NFPA 277 Proposal for Flaming Ignition Standard for Upholstered Furniture -

       ·       BIFMA comments submitted Dec. 23, 2013.

       ·       Some activity.

10.  ASTM E84 vs. Canadian S102

       ·       Task Group - how to achieve mutual recognition – Jim G., Charles C., Tom D., Randy R.

       ·       Desire to meet with Canadian officials.

11.  Should BIFMA create an ANSI Furniture Flammability Standard?

        ·       ANSI PINS Task Team minutes of May 27

12.  Upcoming Events?

13.  Next Meeting? / Adjourn

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