Friday, May 8, 2015

PHMSA Announces Public Meetings in Prep for International Meetings

The DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration published a meeting notice in today’s Federal Register (80 FR 26617-26618) concerning two separate meetings to be held in Washington, DC on June 10th, 2015 to prepare for meetings in Europe on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

During the morning PHMSA will conduct the meeting on the upcoming TDG meeting. Among the items to be discussed will be a possible PHMSA submission at the TDG meeting concerning “enhanced recognition of alternative test methods relevant to the classification of corrosive materials”. The same topic may come up in the afternoon meeting led by OSHA on the GHS meeting.

Advance registration is required to attend the meeting in person. This can be accomplished on-line. The same form can be used for both meetings and may also be used to sign up for attending the meeting electronically, either via call-in or live meeting. Further information on the electronic connections will be found on the PHMSA web site at an as of yet undetermined later date.

Written comments are also being solicited. Those comments can be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket # PHMSA-2015-0101).

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