International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting, 69927 [2012-28253]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Notices delay supports the implementation of more effective methods for increasing passenger awareness of, and compliance with, the HMR. Additionally, we acknowledge that better notification of industry stakeholders is necessary if we wish to gain widespread support of the collaborative approach to implementing effective and value-added solutions as discussed during the August 16, 2012 public meeting. Therefore, PHMSA and FAA are providing this notification of our intent to extend in a future rulemaking action, the compliance date by no less than one year, beyond the current January 1, 2013 compliance date. We look forward to collaborating with all interested parties as we move forward to address this issue and enhance aviation safety. 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. 2012–28252 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Registration: It is requested that attendees pre-register for this meeting by completing the form at https:// 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 https://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 https:// 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 regulations • 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. PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69927 Following the 42nd session of the UNSCOE TDG, a copy of the SubCommittee’s report will be available at the United Nations Transport Division’s web site at https://www.unece.org/trans/ main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3rep.html. PHMSA’s site at https:// 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] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2012–0280; Notice No. 12–11] Safety Advisory Notice: Safety Advisory for Shippers and Carriers of Air Bags Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Safety Advisory Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA has been alerted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that counterfeit air bags have been sold as replacement parts to consumers and repair professionals. These counterfeit products may contain unapproved explosives and thus pose additional transportation risks when compared to air bags manufactured through legitimate means. Therefore, PHMSA is issuing this Safety Advisory Notice to (1) notify shippers and carriers of problems involving counterfeit air bags; (2) provide guidance on the proper classification of air bags; (3) specify provisions applicable to devices containing unapproved explosives; and (4) provide the next steps that PHMSA will take to address this problem. Consumers or repair professionals who suspect they have a counterfeit air bag should contact a call center established by their auto manufacturer. A list of these call centers and other additional information, including the list of vehicles that may contain counterfeit air bags, can be found at www.SaferCar.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Field Operations Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, (202) 366– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-28253]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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.

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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 https://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 https://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 https://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 
regulations
 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 https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3rep.html. PHMSA's site at https://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]
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