Tuesday, October 27, 2020

By JHMT StaffSeptember 16, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has issued a document listing the significant changes and amendments to the 62nd Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). The 62nd edition of the IATA DGR incorporates all amendments made by the International Civil Aviation Organization Dangerous Goods Panel (ICAO DGP) in developing the content of the 2021–2022 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions (TI), and includes changes adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board.

IATA provides this list to assist a user in identifying the main changes introduced in the 62nd edition. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs. Click here to view (PDF).

Patrick Oppenheimer, Technical Advisor and former Chairman of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board, will provide a report on the decisions of the last ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel meeting which will appear in the September/October 2020 edition of The Journal.

In a new release dated September 15, 2020, Transport Canada (TC) announced the release of the 2020 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook which is a joint publication by TC, the US Department of Transportation, the Secretariat of Transport and Communications of Mexico and the Centro de Informaciòn Quìmica para Emergencias (CIQUIME) of Argentina. According to the notice, the 2020 edition includes updates such as:

  • Information on how to use the safety recommendations and emergency response guides;
  • A comprehensive review of the guides for products and additional cautionary advice
  • An expansion of the glossary of new terms and definitions;
  • New sections on decontamination and heat induced tears on tank cars, and
  • New visual identifiers for quicker access to information.

View the TC notice online. The Emergency Response Guidebook is available as paper copies and in various electronic formats on CANUTEC’s website.

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