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
 
October 19 - 30, 2015 International Civil Aviation Organization Meeting of the Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group (DGP/25) Montreal, Canada TBD
November 12, 2015 Public Meeting in preparation for the 48th Session of the United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods DOT Headquarters Details
November 2015 U.S. China Transportation Forum Suzhou, China TBD
November 30 - December 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
December 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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