The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced featured speakers from the EPA and CPSC who will be speaking on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the upcoming 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.