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Transport of Dangerous Goods to be Subject of Nov. 19 DOT Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting a joint public meeting Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C., in preparation for upcoming United Nations meetings on the transport of dangerous goods. Attendees are asked to pre-register for this meeting by completing the form available here. In addition, conference call-in and live meeting capability will be provided for this meeting, and specific information on these options will be posted here and here when available.

PHMSA is hosting the morning portion of the meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 44th session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and to solicit comments relative to potential new work items that may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda. 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. Other topics on the agenda include listing, classification and packing; electric storage systems; transport of gases; electronic data interchange for documentation purposes; and global harmonization of transport of dangerous goods regulations.

OSHA is hosting the afternoon portion of the meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 26th session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Interested stakeholders may also provide input on issues related to OSHA’s activities in the U.S.–Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.

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