Governance Meetings

BOARD & COUNCIL MEETINGS

ACS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The ACS Board of Directors meeting, open to members who wish to participate, will be held in the Indiana Convention Center from noon to 1 PM on Sunday, September 8. ACS COUNCIL. The ACS Council meeting will begin at 8 AM, Wednesday, September 11, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The meeting will be preceded by a continental breakfast for councilors beginning at 7 AM. Councilors are asked to check in beginning at 7 AM and proceed to the breakfast area, keeping in mind that the meeting starts promptly at 8 AM. Space will be available for ACS members and nonmembers to observe the council in action. We hope that many will take advantage of this opportunity to learn firsthand of the society’s operation. Alternate councilors and division and local section officers are particularly urged to attend.

COMMITTEE AGENDA

THE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES has clarified three types of committee meetings:

OPEN. May be attended by any ACS member. At these sessions, members are encouraged to voice concerns, issue compliments, offer suggestions, express interest in, or raise questions about matters over which the committee has purview. The assumption is that participation is welcomed and will be orderly and courteous. Only committee members can vote.

EXECUTIVE. Attendance and participation are limited to officially appointed/ elected committee members, associates, advisers, consultants, staff liaisons, and the appointed Committee on Committees liaison. Liaisons from other groups and ex officio and elected councilors may attend; participation by these groups would be at the invitation of the chair. Only committee members can vote.

CLOSED. The committee chair must declare any EXECUTIVE session CLOSED when confidential or sensitive personnel, financial, or legal matters of the society are discussed. At that point, only officially appointed/elected committee members, associates, consultants, staff liaisons, and the appointed Committee on Committees liaison shall remain in the session. Others may stay in the session at the discretion of the chair. Once these discussions have been completed, the committee should return to EXECUTIVE mode. 

DURING THE open and executive committee meetings, ACS members are given a chance to express their views on issues under consideration before these issues are acted on by the board or the council, or to bring up other subjects that deserve attention. Members are urged to examine the agenda and make known any opinions or ideas they may have. If you cannot attend the particular sessions involved, write to the officers listed or ask someone attending the session to speak on your behalf. For further information, contact the officers listed.

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BUDGET & FINANCE
Pat N. Confalone, chair; 303 Centennial Circle,
Wilmington, DE  19807-2131

Open Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 to 10:30 AM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Report of the Chair
2.  Report of the Treasurer & CFO:
2013 Probable Financial Performance
3.  Reports from the B&F Subcommittees:
Financial Impact of Constitution & Bylaw Amendments
Communications
Program Funding Requests


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CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS SERVICE
Grace Baysinger, chair; Stanford University,
Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Library, 364 Lomita Dr.,
Stanford, CA 94305-5081

Executive Session
Friday, Sept. 6, 7 to 9:00 PM
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

1.  Chair’s comments.
2.  Report of Governing Board for Publishing.
3.  Report on CAS activities.
4. Committee Discussion

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CHEMICAL SAFETY
Robert Hill, chair; safety@acs.org

Combined Open Meeting
and Executive Session
Monday, Sept. 9, 8:30 to 11:30 AM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Reports of the chair and staff liaison
2.  Reports from the subcommittees and task forces
3.  Reports of the committee liaisons
4.  Old and new business

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CHEMISTRY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Connie Murphy, chair; 109 East Haley St.
Midland, MI 48640-5907

Open Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 AM to 4 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Report of the Chair
2.  ACS Legislative Update
3.  Reports from the Subcommittees:
a) Public Policy
b) Fellowships
c) Grassroots & Membership Activities

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CHEMISTS WITH DISABILITIES
Karl S. Booksh, chair; University of Delaware,
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department,
Newark, DE 19716

Combined Open Meeting
and Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Chair Report
a. Update of CWD Activities/Events and Collaborative Opportunities
b. Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group Report
3. Staff Report
4. Future Event and Program Planning
5. Subcommittee Progress Reports
a. Digitalization of Publication “Teaching Chemistry to Students With Disabilities
b. Recognition:  CWD Ribbons for students with disabilities when presenting research
c. Production of CWD Committee Manual
6. Reports of Liaisons to/from other committees
7. Petitions for Action/Discussion
8. Ongoing Business
9. New Business

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COMMITTEES
Dawn A. Brooks, chair; 10762 Forest Lake
Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46278

Open Executive Session
Monday, Sept. 9, 1:30 to 2:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Minutes of April 8-9, 2013
3. Reports of chair/staff liaison
4. Report of Subcommittees and Task Forces on:
a. Diversity
b. Leadership Development
c. Web page
5.  Topics from floor

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
George L. Heard, chair; University of North
Carolina, Asheville, gheard@unca.edu

CCA/LSAC Joint Open Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2 to 3:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Report from the LSAC and CCA Executive Sessions
2. Interactive session: questions, answers and best practices

Executive Session
Saturday, Sept. 7, 5 to 7 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Chair’s welcome and comments
2. Reports form liaisons
3. Reports from subcommittees on:
a. Evaluation and Technology
b. Program Development and Promotion
c. Volunteer Engagement and Recognition
4. New business


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CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS
Harmon B. Abrahamson, chair; University
of North Dakota, 151 Cornell St., Stop 9024,
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9024

Open Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 to 1:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Discussion of petitions by invited guests and others
2.  Open forum

Executive Sessions
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:30 AM to 1 PM and 1:30 to
4:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Bylaw guidelines: International Chemical Sciences Chapters
2.  Status of unit bylaws
3.  Expedited bylaw review
4.  Open discussion as needed


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CORPORATION ASSOCIATES
Dawn Mason, chair; 2705 Berkshire La.,
Kingsport, TN 37660-4769

Open Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 8 AM to noon
Conrad Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Minutes of New Orleans National Meeting
3. Reports of Chair/Staff Liaison
4. Subcommittees Reports:
Awards, Finance & Grants
Public Policy
Workforce Development & Educational Outreach
Educational Outreach
Communications
5. New Business


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COUNCIL POLICY
Carolyn Ribes, vice chair; cribes@dow.com

Open Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9:30 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Committee and Officer Reports
2. Report of CPC vice chair
3. Reports of Subcommittees and Task Forces on:
a. Constitution & Bylaws
b. Long-Range Planning
c. CPC Task Forces (election timelines; Councilor travel reimbursement; and Councilor performance of duties)
4. Schedule of business sessions, spring 2014
5. Review of Council agenda
6. Open forum
7. Old and new business

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DIVISIONAL ACTIVITIES
Michael J. Morello, chair; mike.morello@pepsico.com

Open Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:00 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Welcome
2.  Review Indianapolis Agenda
3.  Minutes from 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA
4.  DAC Chair Report
5.  Update on COLL Name Change Request
6.  Subcommittee Reports


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ECONOMIC & PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS
Lisa Balbes, chair; lisa@balbes.com or 648
Simmons Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122-2740

Executive Session
Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 AM to 5:30 PM
The Westin Indianapolis

1.  Opening Remarks/Introductions
2.  Priorities and Strategic Plan
3.  Subcommittee Meetings
4.  Staff Report3
5. Wrap-Up and Process Check

Open Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8 AM to noon
The Westin Indianapolis

1.  Subcommittee Reports
a.  Public Policy
b.  Surveys
c.  Events and Volunteers
d.  Publications and Marketing
e.  Standards and Ethics
2.  Reports from Liaisons to and from CEPA
3.  Old Business / New Business


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EDUCATION
Andy Jorgensen, chair; University of Toledo,
Department of Chemistry, MS 602, 2801
West Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606-3328

Open Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 3 to 4 PM
Indiana Marriott Downtown

Review of meeting, as below, plus items from the floor.

Executive Session
Friday, Sept. 6, 1 to 5:30 PM
Indiana Marriott Downtown

1. K-12 science topics, including ChemCom, ChemMatters, Kids & Chemistry, High School Chemistry Clubs, Chemistry Olympiad, ACS Science Coaches, chemistry teachers association, the Next Generation Science Standards, and teacher professional development
2. College/university topics, including two-year college chemistry, undergraduate programs, graduate and postdoctoral education, Chemistry in Context, and professional development

Items 1-2 open to all Councilors with prior approval of the Chair

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT
Matt Fisher, chair; St. Vincent College,
Department of Chemistry, 300 Fraser Purchase
Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650-2667

Open Executive Session
Saturday, Sept. 7, 4 to 6 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Chair's report and review of interim actions
2.  Subcommittee on Public Policy
3.  Subcommittee on Member Involvement
4.  Subcommittee on Programming and Education
5.  Staff reports from OPA and GCI
6.  Reports of Other Working Groups and Liaisons
7.  Committee Business
8.  Open Discussion

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ETHICS
Gregory M. Ferrence, chair; 4160 Department
of Chemistry, Illinois State University,
Normal, IL 61790-4160

Open Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Welcome & Introductions
2.  Minutes of meeting April 7, 2013
3.  Review of Committee on Ethics Charge
4.  Chair/Staff Liaison Reports
5.  Liaison Reports
6.  Action Item Status and Subcommittee Progress Reports
7.  Revisions to Mission, Vision, and Goals Statements
8.  Committee Discussion
9.  Subcommittee Working Sessions
10.  Old Business /New Business/ Action Items

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INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES
H. N. Cheng, chair; c/o ACS Office of International
Activities, 1155 16th St., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20036

Open Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 to 5 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Minutes of April 2013
3. Reports of Chair/Staff Liaison
4. Report of Subcommittees
5. Executive Session

Subcommittee Meetings
Saturday, Sept. 76, 9 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Subcommittee on Africa, and the Americas,
2. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East
3. Subcommittee on Asia / Pacific Rim
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LOCAL SECTION ACTIVITIES
Mitchell Bruce, chair; mbruce@maine.edu
or Department of Chemistry, University of
Maine, Orono, ME 04469

LSAC/CCA Joint Open Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2 to 3:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Report from the LSAC and CCA Executive Sessions
2. Interactive session: questions, answers and best practices

Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Report of chair, subcommittee chairs, staff liaison
2.  Review of petitions for council consideration
3.  Reports of committee liaisons
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MEETINGS & EXPOSITIONS
Will E. Lynch, chair; Department of Chemistry
& Physics, Armstrong Atlantic State
University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah,
GA 31419-1997

Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 7 to 11 AM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Minutes from April6-7, 2013
3. Chair’s Report
4. Subcommittee Reports
a. Expositions
b. Regional Meetings
c. Technical Programming
5. Finance/Staff Liaison Report
6. New Business


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MEMBERSHIP AFFAIRS
Wayne Jones, chair; Binghamton University
(SUNY), Binghamton, Vestal Pkwy.
East, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY
16902

Executive Session
Saturday, Sept. 7, 5 to 7 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Minutes of April 7, 2013 Meeting
3. Report of the chair
4. Subcommittee initial discussion

Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

5. Staff liaison report
6. Membership statistics
7. New initiatives
8. Categories & Dues Subcommittee
9. Recruitment & Admissions Subcommittee
10. Retention, Benefits & Services Subcommittee

Open Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 8, 3:30 to 4:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Update of MAC Activities
2. Topics, questions and concerns from the floor

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MINORITY AFFAIRS
Al Ribes, chair; aribes@dow.com

Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:00 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Opening Remarks
2.  Priorities and Strategic Plan
3.  Staff Report
4.  Subcommittee Meetings

Open Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 to 4 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Subcommittee Reports
2.  Old Business
3.  New Business
4.  Open Discussion
5.  Wrap-Up and Process Check

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NOMENCLATURE, TERMINOLOGY & SYMBOLS
Albert C. Censullo, chair; 1595 Cordova Dr.,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Open Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 2 to 5 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Review and accept minutes April 2013 meeting
2. Reports of Chair/Staff Liaison
3. Reports from Education/Communications Subcommittee
4. Report from Task Force on “New SI Definitions”
5. Long Range Planning Discussion
6. Review international liaison relationships

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NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS
William H. (Jack) Breazeale Jr., chair;
nomelect@acs.org

Open Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 11 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Report of the Executive Session
2. Topics from the floor


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PATENTS & RELATED MATTERS
James L. Chao, chair; 7424 Ridgefield Dr.,
Cary, NC 27519-0503

Open Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 AM to 5 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1.  Legislation & Regulation Subcommittee.
2.  Education and Outreach Subcommittee.
3.  Awards Subcommittee.
4.  Executive Session

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Anne B. McCoy, chair; Department of
Chemistry, Ohio State University, 100
West 18th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

Open Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 8, noon to 1:30 PM
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

1. ACS Guidelines Revision – with light lunch buffet
Report on 2008 guidelines impact survey
Review of proposed changes
Update on proposed policy for online courses
Implementation schedule
Transition policies
2. Survey on Chemical Information Skills and Resources
3. Discussion and Questions


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PROJECT SEED
Sandra Bonetti, chair; Colorado State University,
Pueblo, Department of Chemistry,
2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

Open Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 8, 9:30 to 10:30 AM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Report from executive session
2. Topics from the floor

Executive Session (CLOSED)
Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30 AM to 5 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Subcommittee meetings 10:30 AM to Noon
2. Report of chair
3. Report of staff liaison
4. Report of subcommittees
5. Old and new business


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PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
David S. Gottfried, chair; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Open Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 8:00 AM to 1 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Member Public Relations
2. Chemistry Ambassadors
3. Awards
4. New Business

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PUBLICATIONS
Stephanie Brock, chair; Wayne State University,
Chemistry, 5101 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202-3929

Open Meeting
Friday, Sept. 6, 4:30 to 5 PM
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

1.  Updates from the ACS Publications Division
2.  Open Discussion

Executive Session
Friday, Sept. 6, 1 to 5 PM
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

1. Report of C&EN Editorial Board
2. Reports of the Publications Division and of the Governing Board for Publishing
3. Reports from Other Committees
4. Discussion of Journal Monitoring Reports and Editor Appointments
5. Open Session:
a. Updates from ACS Publications Division
b. Open Discussion


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SCIENCE
Katherine Glasgow, chair; Nomacorc LLC,
400 Vintage Park Dr., Zebulon, NC 27597-3803

Open Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 AM to 5 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Reports from Subcommittee Chairs
3. Subcommittee breakout sessions
a. Policy
b. Science & Technology
c. Awards
4. Subcommittee reports
5. Committee liaison updates
6. New business, action item review, adjourn


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SENIOR CHEMISTS
George Heinze, chair; 30 Bunker Hill Run,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-331

Open Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 8:00 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Discussion and approval of New Orleans Meeting Minutes
3. Reports of Chair/Staff Liaison
4. Subcommittee Reports
a. Newsletter
b. National Meeting Programming
1. Indianapolis
2. Dallas & beyond
c. Senior Activities in Local Sections
d. Consulting & Mentoring
e. ACS Regional Meeting/Retired Speakers
f. Planning and Priorities
5. Old Business
a. Senior Chemists Breakfast
b. YCC Collaboration – Programming/Workshops
6. New Business

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TECHNICIAN AFFAIRS
Mary K. Moore, chair; 512 Locust St., Jonesborough,
TN 37659-1020

Executive Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:30 AM to 1:50 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Minutes from Spring Meeting
3. Reports of Chair/Staff Liaison
4. Subcommittee Breakout
5. Final Comments/Feedback

Open Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 to 2:30 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Chair’s Report
3. Subcommittee Reports
4. Topics from Floor
5. Adjourn


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WOMEN CHEMISTS
Judith H. Cohen, chair; wcc@acs.org

Executive Session
Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 AM to 5 PM
JW Marriott Indianapolis

1. Welcome
2. Minutes of Spring National Meeting
3. Reports of Chair and Staff Liaison
4. Report of Subcommittees and Task Forces
a. Awards and Recognition
b. Professional Development
c. Programs and Events
d. Communications and Technology
e. Diversity and Inclusion
5. New Business


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YOUNGER CHEMISTS
Dorothy Miller, chair; University of California
Office of the President, 1111 Franklin Street,
Oakland, CA  94607-5201

Open Session
Sunday, Sept. 8, 8 AM to noon
JW Marriott Indianapolis

Welcome
Staff Report
Subcommittee Reports
Communications
Governance Interface and Outreach
Membership Engagement
Liaison Reports
New Business
Visitors

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COUNCIL POLICY COMMITTEE
The Council Policy Committee will open the floor during its meeting at 11 AM on
Tuesday, Sept. 10, to councilors who would like to raise issues of concern that affect
them and/or their local sections or divisions. For further information contact Carolyn
Ribes, vice chair of CPC, at cribes@dow.com. For more committee meeting details
and agendas, please consult the meeting website at www.acs.org/indy2013 or
the on-site program distributed during the meeting.


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Councilor Caucus Meetings

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
District II Councilor Caucus
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

Middle Atlantic Councilor Caucus
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

District IV Councilor Caucus
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

District V Councilor Caucus
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

District VI Councilor Caucus
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Division Officers/Councilors Caucus
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

District 1 Councilor Caucus
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis

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