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Transport of Dangerous Goods to be Focus of Nov. 12 DOT Meeting

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
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The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will hold a public meeting Nov. 12 to discuss proposals in preparation for the 46th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which will be held Dec. 1-9 in Geneva, Switzerland. The UNSCOE will consider final proposals for the 19th Revised Edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, which may be implemented into relevant domestic, regional and international regulations from Jan. 1, 2017. General topics on the agenda for the UNSCOE meeting include the following.

- 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

- issues relating to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

PHMSA will also solicit comments relative to potential new work items that may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda.

Also on Nov. 12 the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 28th session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, which will be held Dec. 9-11 in Geneva.

DOT requests that attendees pre-register for these meetings by completing this form. Conference call-in and “live meeting” capability will be provided for both meetings; information will be posted when available here and here.

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