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2017-24 April 19, 2017 Pre-Meeting Review of Papers to Upcoming ICAO DGP WG/17; PHMSA/FAA Virtual Public Meeting Tomorrow

By JHMT StaffApril 19, 2017

In HazMat Alert 2017-22, issued on April 14, 2017, we notified readers of the joint virtual public meeting to be held tomorrow, April 20, by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to discuss the upcoming meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group (ICAO DGP WG) to be held April 24 – April 28, 2017, in Montreal, Canada. See that alert for more information on the virtual public meeting.

A major focus of the upcoming ICAO WG/17 meeting will be to incorporate amendments incorporated into the UN Model Regulation in the 20th revised edition, as well as continuing to discuss issues raised by DGP members, including those issues first raised at the previous DGP WG held in October 2016.

Papers at this meeting address the following areas:

  • General
  • Dangerous Goods List, Special Provisions, and Limited and Excepted Quantities
  • Packing Instructions
  • Shipper’s Responsibilities
  • Operator’s Responsibilities
  • Provisions Concerning Passengers and Crew
  • Development of Recommendations for Amendments to the Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft
  • Incidents involving Dangerous Goods
  • Mitigating Risks Posed by the Carriage of Lithium Batteries by Air
  • Other Business

The Journal's staff has compiled a summary of the working papers submitted to the upcoming meeting, reviewed and commented on by Senior Technical Advisor Frits Wybenga. Forty-four working papers were submitted, in addition to one information paper available at the time of writing. Click here to read the pre-meeting review of papers; subscriber log-in is required.

Subscribers can find this and other reports on ICAO DGP meetings by logging in to and navigating to Int’l Decisions: Air Regulation Reports. Provided are in-page navigation links to specific subject categories, as well as links from each summary to its referenced working paper.

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