Dangerous Goods Transport Standards Subject of Nov. 17 DOT Meeting
The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will hold a public meeting Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the 40th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which will be held Nov. 28-Dec. 7 in Geneva. General topics on the agenda for the UNSCOE TDG meeting include: listing, classification and packing; electric storage systems; miscellaneous proposals of amendments to the Model Regulations; electronic data interchange for documentation purposes; cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency; global harmonization of transport of dangerous goods regulations; guiding principles for the Model Regulations; and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
PHMSA is also soliciting comments on how to further enhance harmonization for international transport of hazardous materials. PHMSA has finalized a broad international strategic plan and welcomes input on items that stakeholders believe should be included as specific initiatives within this plan.