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Dangerous Goods Transport, Chemical Classification to be Topics of June Meetings

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will hold a public meeting June 11 in Washington, D.C., to discuss proposals in preparation for the 45th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which will be held June 23 to July 2 in Geneva. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 19th revised edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, which will be implemented within relevant domestic, regional and international regulations from Jan. 1, 2017. General topics on the agenda for the UNSCOE meeting include explosives and related matters; global harmonization of transport of dangerous goods regulations; listing, classification and packing; electric storage systems; transport of gases; miscellaneous proposals of amendments to the Model Regulations; electronic data interchange for documentation purposes; cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency; guiding principles for the Model Regulations; and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Also on June 11, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 27th session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which will be held July 2-4 in Geneva.

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