Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee to Address Safe and Secure Transportation Issues
The Coast Guard’s Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet April 8-10 in Houston, Texas, to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials insofar as it relates to matters within the Coast Guard’s jurisdiction. Subcommittees will meet April 8-9 to address carriage requirements for biofuels and biofuel blends, safety standards for the design of vessels carrying natural gas or using natural gas as fuel, safety standards for portable facility vapor control systems, implementation of revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code, requirements for third-party surveyors of MARPOL Annex II prewash, and implementation of MARPOL discharge requirements under MARPOL Annex II and V.
The agenda for the April 10 meeting will include introduction and opening remarks, public comment period, recommendations by the subcommittees, IMO update as it relates to the marine transportation of hazardous materials, update on U.S. regulations related to the marine transportation of hazardous materials, update on bulk chemical data guide, vessel to vessel transfer of hazardous materials in bulk, presentation of announcements and scheduling matters.
Any written materials, comments and requests to make oral presentations at the meeting must be submitted by April 3. Attendees will also be required to pre-register by that date.