Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and Development Forum, 6103-6104 [2016-02146]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Pages 6103-6104]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02146]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0012; Notice No. 2016-01]

Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and 
Development Forum

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice is to inform the interested public that the Office 
of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) of the Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting 
for the Research and Development Forum to be held on March 23 and 24, 
2016, in Washington, DC. The OHMS will host the forum to present the 
results of recently completed projects, brief on new project plans with 
stakeholders input, and discuss the direction of current and future 
research projects.
    During the meeting OHMS will solicit comments related to new 
research topics that may be considered for inclusion in its future 
work. The OHMS will accept research needs statements from industry, 
academia, and other stakeholders. Some examples of particular interest 
to OHMS are the research gaps associated with energetic materials 
characterization and transport, safe transport of energy products 
(STEP), safe containment and transportation of compressed gasses, safe 
packaging and transportation of charge storage devices, etc. 
Identification of other research gaps related to the transportation of 
hazardous materials will be encouraged in an effort to meet the 
holistic needs of the transportation community and the DOT's goals: 
Safety, infrastructure repair, environmental responsibility, quality 
communities, and economic competitiveness.
    Time and Location: The meeting will be held at the DOT 
Headquarters, West Building, Oklahoma Conference Room, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
    Thursday, March 24, 2016; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.

    Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre-register for 
these meetings by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPG67SN. Failure to pre-register may delay your access into the DOT 

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building. Additionally, if you are attending in-person, arrive early to 
allow time for security checks necessary to access the building.
    Conference call-in and ``live meeting'' capability will be 
provided. Specific information about conference call-in and live 
meeting access will be posted when available at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/engineering-research/research-and-development 
in the ``Products & Services'' section of the page, at the link to 
``R&D Forum 2016.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Veda Bharath or Tiffany Fossett, 
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Research and Development, 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of 
Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-0626 and 
(202) 366-4545. Email: satyaveda.bharath@dot.gov and 

    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2016.

William S. Schoonover,
Deputy Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-02146 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]