International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Notice of public meeting and request for information on proposed alternative classification criteria for Class 8 (corrosive) materials.
This notice is to advise interested persons that on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, PHMSA will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 47th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) to be held June 22 to June 26, 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting comments relative to potential new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda and feedback on issues that PHMSA may put forward for consideration by the Sub-Committee such as enhanced recognition of alternative test methods relevant to the classification of corrosive materials (see further discussion under the supplementary information section below). PHMSA will also provide an update on recent actions to enhance transparency and stakeholder interaction through improvements to the international standards portion of its Web site. Also, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conduct a public meeting (see Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 29th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held June 29 to July 1, 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. Time and Location: Both meetings will be held at the DOT Headquarters, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. PHMSA public meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon EDT. OSHA public meeting: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre- register for these meetings by completing the form at https:// www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XTD2TB. Attendees may use the same form to pre- register for both the PHMSA and the OSHA meetings. Failure to pre- register may delay your access to the DOT Headquarters building. If participants are attending in person, arrive early to allow time for security checks necessary to obtain access to the building. Conference call-in and ``live meeting'' capability will be provided for both meetings. Specific information on call-in and live meeting access will be posted when available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ hazmat/regs/international and at http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/.
80 FR 26617