[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)]
[Page 69927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28253]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0247; Notice No. 12-09]

International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; 
Public Meeting

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will 
conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 42nd session of the 
United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous 
Goods (UNSCOE TDG) to be held December 3 to 11, 2012, 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.
    Information Regarding The UNSCOE TDG Public Meeting:

DATES: Wednesday, November 28, 2012; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DOT Headquarters, West 
Building, Conference Rooms 8-10, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Registration: It is requested that attendees pre-register for this 
meeting by completing the form at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international. Failure to pre-register may delay your access to the 
building. Participants attending in person are encouraged to arrive 
early to allow time for security checks necessary to obtain access to 
the building.
    Conference Call Capability/Live Meeting Information: Conference 
call-in and ``live meeting'' capability will be provided for this 
meeting. Specific information on call-in and live meeting access will 
be posted when available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent Babich or Kevin Leary, Office 
of Hazardous Materials Safety, International Standards, Department of 
Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-8553.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this meeting will be 
to prepare for the 42nd session of the UNSCOE TDG. The 42nd session of 
the UNSCOE TDG is the final meeting scheduled for the 2011-2012 
biennium. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 18th Revised 
Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of 
Dangerous Goods Model Regulations which will be implemented within 
relevant domestic, regional, and international regulations from January 
1, 2015. Copies of working documents, informal documents, and the 
meeting agenda may be obtained from the United Nations Transport 
Division's Web site at http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3age.html.
    General topics on the agenda for the UNSCOE TDG meeting include:

 Explosives and related matters
 Listing, classification and packing
 Electric storage systems
 Miscellaneous proposals of amendments to the Model Regulations
 Cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
 Global harmonization of transport of dangerous goods 
 New proposals for amendments to the Model Regulations
 Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of 
Chemicals (GHS)

    Since this is the final session of the UNSCOE TDG for the current 
biennium, the Sub-Committee will establish its work plan for the 2013-
2014 biennium during this meeting. PHMSA is soliciting comments and 
input for the 2013-2014 biennium work plan.
    Following the 42nd session of the UNSCOE TDG, a copy of the Sub-
Committee's report will be available at the United Nations Transport 
Division's web site at http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3rep.html. PHMSA's site at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international provides additional information regarding the UNSCOE TDG 
and related matters.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2012 under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR part 106.
Magdy El-Sibaie,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-28253 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]