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Marine Transportation of Hazardous Materials to be Focus of Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will hold open meetings Aug. 4-6 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The subcommittees will address, and the full committee will then review, discuss and formulate recommendations on, topics such as harmonization of response and carriage requirements for biofuels and biofuel blends, safety standards for the design of vessels carrying natural gas or using it as fuel, safety standards for ship-to-ship transfer of hazardous material outside of the baseline, and implementation of revisions to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk. There will also be updates on International Maritime Organization activities and U.S. regulations and policy initiatives as they relate to the marine transportation of hazardous materials.

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