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DOT to Meet on Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will conduct a public meeting Nov. 12 to discuss proposals in preparation for the 48th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 9 in Geneva. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 20th Revised Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, which may be implemented into relevant domestic, regional and international regulations from Jan. 1, 2019. General topics on the agenda for the UNSCOE TDG meeting include explosives and related matters; listing, classification and packing; electric storage systems; transport of gases; global harmonization of transport of dangerous goods regulations with the Model Regulations; guiding principles for the Model Regulations; electronic data interchange for documentation purposes; cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency; new proposals for amendments to the Model Regulations; and issues relating to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Also on Nov. 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 30th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, which will be held Dec. 9-11 in Geneva.

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