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2017-28 June 15, 2017 OSHA UN Pre-Meeting Reminder; PHMSA Cancellation; Update from PHMSA

By JHMT StaffJune 15, 2017

From July 3 - 7, 2017, the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN TDG) will hold its 51st session in Geneva, Switzerland, and the 33rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS) will be held afterward, from July 10 - 12.

Following to our HazMat Alert 2017-26 on May 16, 2017, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were to hold public meetings in preparation for the TDG and GHS Sub-Committees on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, taking place at DOT Headquarters, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. The Journal has learned today from PHMSA that they will not be holding their public meeting.

OSHA will still be holding its Public Meeting in preparation of the UN GHS meeting: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Conference Room 8-9-10. For more information on OSHA's public meeting, click here for their Federal Register notice, dated May 31, 2017. The call-in number for the Public meeting is: (888) 675-2535
Access code: 3614708

UPDATE: It is our understanding that PHMSA will solicit comments and questions in the near future from stakeholders and the public regarding the proposals that have been submitted for the July 3 - 7, 2017, 51st session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN TDG). Until a formal notice is issued, we suggest that interested persons submit their questions or comments to phmsa.publicaffairs@dot.gov

PHMSA plans to attend and participate in the UN meeting. 

Subscribers can prepare for the upcoming meeting by reviewing The Journal's Pre-Meeting Report: 51st Session of the UN TDG Sub-Committee, Reviewed by Frits Wybenga. Click here to read; login is required. We provide brief summaries of each proposal and linked those summaries directly to the individual proposals. Further, we have presented these proposals in subject categories as shown:

  • Explosives and related matters
  • Listing, classification, and packing
  • Electric storage systems
  • Transport of gases
  • Miscellaneous proposals of amendments to the Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Global harmonization of transport of dangerous goods regulations with the Model Regulations
  • Issues relating to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)