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Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Place: One Ashburton Place, Room 619, Boston, MA  02108

 

AGENDA

 

PUBLIC SESSION 

1.  CALL TO ORDER– 9:00 am 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

2.  In Re Nichols– continue deliberations

 

PUBLIC SESSION

3.  In Re Nichols – hearing regarding civil penalty

 

4.  MINUTES

(a) Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of May 21, 2015 – Vote Requested

(b) Enclosed are the public session minutes of the Enforcement Committee meeting of May 21, 2015 – Information Only

 

5.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

                       

6.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed on the division’s activities for May 2015

 

7.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) SFI status report

(b) Division metrics for May 2015

(c) Special projects

(d) Adjudicatory matters - hearing and pre-hearing conference schedule (Legal Tab A)

(e) Litigation status update

 

8.  REPORT OF ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR

 

9.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

Investigations Unit metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

10.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit report (Enforcement Tab 2)

(b) List of open Preliminary Inquiries (Enforcement Tab 3)

(c) Enclosed for review and/or action are:  Cases deferred; Preliminary Inquiry recommendations and reports; summons authorization requests; Disposition Agreements; and private compliance letters.  (begins at Enforcement Tab 4)

 

11.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Litigation status update with respect to an ongoing investigation

(b) Summaries of selected informal opinions/advice are enclosed (Legal Tab B)

 

12.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

(a) Adjudicatory proceedings status report (Legal Tab C)

(b) In Re Nichols – commence deliberations regarding civil penalty 

(c) In Re Murphy – commence deliberations

 

13.  ADJOURN

 

Notice Posted: June 15, 2015