Flammability workshops scheduled

The California Bureau of Home Furnishings has scheduled industry workshops in California, to be held in conjunction with the bureau’s upcoming hearings on AB 603.

Feb. 24 was the start date for a 45–day public comment period related to CBHF’s proposed rule for the open–flame resistance of residential bed sets, or AB 603. Two hearings are being held to allow for public comment and testimony.

A hearing in Northern California will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. in the Edmund G. Brown Building at 505 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco. The CBHF’s workshop, “Preparing for a New California Mattress Flammability Standard,” will be held the day before, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., also at the Edmund G. Brown Building.

The Southern California hearing will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the Southern Coast Air Quality District at 21865 E. Copley Dr. in Diamond Bar, Calif. The CBHF workshop will be presented the day after, April 25, from 10 a.m. until noon, in the same location. The 45–day public comment period ends with the Southern California public hearing.

The flammability industry workshops will feature CBHF staff who will be on hand to review and discuss a summary of the existing law, details of the law, a presentation on the proposed standard, labeling requirements and supply–dealer issues.

If you are interested in attending the CBHF workshops, please RSVP to the CBHF’s Susan Lancara at 916–574–0282 or by email [email protected] The public hearings do not require an RSVP, but the CBHF asks that if you are interested in giving a statement or testimony at the hearing, that you also contact Susan Lancara to allow the CBHF to estimate the number of attendees and schedule enough time for each person to present comments.

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