Thursday, October 18, 2007

Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

The Coast Guard announced a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee on November 1, 2007 Top of the Town, 1400 14th Street North, Arlington, VA. While chemical shipments via water are not covered under 6 CFR part 27, this meeting might be of interest to any chemical facility that does ship by water.


The agenda includes the following:


(1) Progress report from the Outreach Subcommittee and its Barge Emission/Barge Hazard Communications Workgroup.

(2) Status report on the implementation of MARPOL Annex II regarding Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV).

(3) Progress Report on the NFPA 472 Subcommittee on revisions to the emergency responder chapter for tank vessels.

(4) Presentation on Biofuels and its impact on the maritime shipping industry.

(5) Presentation on Hazardous Materials First Responder training offered by the International Association of Fire Fighters.

(6) Status report on the implementation of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC).

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