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July 30, 2014

Senate confirms new CPSC Chairman & Commissioner, read more.

July 25, 2014
FMCSA Administrator Ferro to step down, more info here.

July 3, 2014
Learn about the science behind fireworks, click here 

July 2, 2014
See how donors are helping to reignite the skies this 4th of July.

July 1, 2014
Spectacular fireworks displays to honor our Nation this July 4th,
read more.
 
June 28, 2014
Remember these important Fireworks Safety Tips this 4th of July.

June 24, 2014
Booms are a Boon for business, discover how fireworks boost sales.

June 23, 2014
APA predicts a banner year for Consumer Fireworks sales, see why


June 19, 2014
The APA urges the public to enjoy a Sparkling Good (and Safe) time this July 4th.  See more.

June 10, 2014
Traveling this 4th of July?  Remember, Fireworks Don't Fly, view FAA message here.

May 8, 2014
APA priorities on HMSP & User Fees advance in the House, APA members click here for more info.


April 29, 2014
DOT Sec. Foxx sends transportation legislation to Congress, see
more.

April 23, 2014 Save
May 21 deadline for CMV drivers, see FMCSA details on new medical certificate requirement.

April 16, 2014 
APA responds to NFPA President anti-fireworks legislation letter, click here.

April 1, 2014 
APA to testify April 2 before Congress on HazMat Reauthorization, learn more.

March 31, 2014 
APA files comments to OSHA's RFI on Process Safety Management, view them here.

March 28, 2014 
Obama to nominate new CPSC Chair, see more.

March 26, 2014 
NFPA withdraws Standards 1124, 1128 & 1129, read more.

March 25, 2014 
Pre-season transport tips, members click here for March Safe-T First.

February 11, 2014 
APA Winter Conference next week, see program of events here.

January 14, 2014 
FMCSA delays CDL medical card requirement, see more.

December 19, 2013 
FMCSA issues guidance on HOS driver rest breaks. APA Members click here for more info.

December 6, 2013 
Robert Adler named acting CPSC Chairman, more here. 

November 20, 2013 
DHS schedules listening sessions on Chemical Facility Safety, see more.

November 11, 2013
Obama Nominates CPSC Commissioner, see more.

November 8, 2013
APA remembers industry icon Bob Souza.

 

Highlights & News

Obama to Nominate Elliott F. Kaye for CPSC Chairman

Yesterday, March 27th, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Elliott F. Kaye for Commissioner and Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Mr. Kaye is currently the Executive Director of that agency, a position he has held since 2013. 

Previously at CPSC, Mr. Kaye served as Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to the Chairman in 2013, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Chairman from 2012 to 2013, and as Senior Counsel to the Chairman from 2010 to 2012.  He was an attorney at Hogan Lovells from 2007 to 2010.  Prior to this, he was an attorney at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Mr. Kaye has served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Representative John Tierney, Chief of Staff and Communications Director for Representative Pat Danner, and held a number of positions for Representative Earl Hutto. 

He received a B.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

 
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