RSPA TO HOLD DANGEROUS GOODS MEETING
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting in Washington on Aug. 7 to review the results of the United Nation’s Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods session, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, July 2-6.
The RSPA meeting topics will include: global harmonization of classification criteria; criteria for environmentally hazardous substances; intermodal requirements for the transport of solids in bulk containers; harmonized requirements for compressed gas cylinders; classification of individual substances; requirements for packaging used to transport hazardous materials; requirements for infectious substances; and hazard communication requirements.
For more information about the meeting, contact Bob Richard, international standards coordinator for DOT’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, at (202) 366-0656.
'Copies of documents from the UN meeting may be accessed online at http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc/c3doc.html , or from RSPA’s Hazardous Materials Safety homepage at http://hazmat.dot.gov/intsandards.htm .