Acting by unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate today confirmed John S. Bresland to a five-year term as chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

Mr. Bresland previously served as a CSB board member from August 2002 until August 2007.

Bresland fills the seat vacated by Carolyn W. Merritt, whose five-year term expired August 2, 2007.

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.