Standards & Rulemaking

International Standards

About International Standards

PHMSA participates in a number of international forums as part of the ongoing process of harmonizing the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international standards and regulations. Participation ensures that U.S. interests are communicated and considered in the development of international standards. Public comments on positions taken and the outcome of these meetings are solicited through public meetings, outreach activities, and through a number of other media including this page. The objective is to establish and maintain a global regulatory system for hazardous materials transportation that will enhance the safe, secure, and efficient movement of hazardous materials. Harmonization of international and domestic standards enhances compliance and improves the efficiency of the transportation system by minimizing the regulatory burden on the public.

Upcoming Events

Please see below for upcoming events. Federal Register notices are published prior to public meetings conducted by the Office of International Standards.

Date Event Location Details
 
April 23, 2015 Public Meeting in preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization Meeting of the Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group FAA Headquarters, Bessie Coleman Conference Center [Click Here]
April 27-May 1, 2015 International Civil Aviation Organization Meeting of the Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group Montreal, Canada TBD
May 18-22, 2015 International Maritime Organization Editorial and Technical (E&T) Group - 23rd Meeting London, England TBD
June 10, 2015 Public Meeting in preparation for the 47th Session of the United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods DOT Headquarters TBD
June 22-26, 2015 47th Session of the United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Geneva, Switzerland TBD
June 29-July 1, 2015 29th Session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Geneva, Switzerland TBD
Sept. 14-18, 2015 On Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) - 2nd Session London, England TBD
Sept. 14-25, 2015 Joint meeting of the RID Committee of Experts and the UNECE Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Geneva, Switzerland TBD
Oct. 2015 International Civil Aviation Organization Meeting of the Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group (DGP/25) Montreal, Canada TBD
Nov. 2015 U.S. China Transportation Forum Suzhou, China TBD
Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2015 48th Session of the United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN TDG SCOE) Geneva, Switzerland TBD
Dec. 9-11, 2015 30th Session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Geneva, Switzerland TBD
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