Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and Development Roundtable, 49785 [2019-20547]

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[FR Doc. 2019–19947 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No.: PHMSA–2018–0004; Notice No. 2018–04] Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and Development Roundtable Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: 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 hold a public Research and Development (R&D) Roundtable on October 24, 2019, in Washington, DC OHMS will host the meeting to provide an overview of its next Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) which will help the agency meet its goals of promoting safety and fostering innovation. The meeting will provide an overview of OHMS’ R&D program; internal and external processes behind the BAA; limits of the BAA; and the results of the 2017 BAA. All participants will have an equal chance to provide input for future consideration. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 24, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Requests to attend the meeting must be received by October 22, 2019. Requests for accommodations for a disability must be received by October 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Conference Center at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The DOT requests that attendees pre-register for this meeting by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ BJMMQYM. Conference call-in capability will be provided. Specific information about conference call-in meeting access will be posted, when available, at: https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/research-anddevelopment/hazmat/rd-meetings-andevents under ‘‘Upcoming Events.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva Rodezno or Rick Boyle, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Research and Development, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 366–8799 and (202) 366–2993. Email: eva.rodezno@dot.gov or rick.boyle@dot.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 49785 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background OHMS’ mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks posed by hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation. To this end, OHMS is particularly interested in research gaps associated with: • Development of New Standards for Bulk and Non-Bulk Packaging • Improved Materials and Designs for Hazardous Materials Packaging • Self (Default) Classification of Hazardous Materials and/or Articles • Improvements to the North American Emergency Response Guidebook • Charge Storage Device Transportation Safety • Innovative Technologies to Improve Hazmat Transportation Safety The meeting will be hosted and facilitated by PHMSA. Meeting participants will include modal authorities and external research partners including other DOT modal partners. OHMS R&D efforts include laboratory testing, analysis, modeling, product and material development, and field testing. II. Agenda The meeting agenda will cover the following topics: • Safety Briefing and Overview • Welcome and Administrative Remarks • Research Gaps: Safety • Research Gaps: Innovation • Closing Remarks III. Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis, as space is limited. Members of the public who wish to attend in person must RSVP by filling out the form listed in the ADDRESSES section. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–20547 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–P E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No.: PHMSA-2018-0004; Notice No. 2018-04]


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

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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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 hold a public Research and 
Development (R&D) Roundtable on October 24, 2019, in Washington, DC 
OHMS will host the meeting to provide an overview of its next Broad 
Agency Announcement (BAA) which will help the agency meet its goals of 
promoting safety and fostering innovation. The meeting will provide an 
overview of OHMS' R&D program; internal and external processes behind 
the BAA; limits of the BAA; and the results of the 2017 BAA. All 
participants will have an equal chance to provide input for future 
consideration.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 24, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Requests to attend the meeting must be 
received by October 22, 2019. Requests for accommodations for a 
disability must be received by October 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Conference Center at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590. The DOT requests that attendees pre-register for 
this meeting by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJMMQYM. Conference call-in capability will be provided. Specific 
information about conference call-in meeting access will be posted, 
when available, at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/research-and-development/hazmat/rd-meetings-and-events under ``Upcoming Events.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva Rodezno or Rick Boyle, Office of 
Hazardous Materials Safety, Research and Development, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 366-8799 and (202) 
366-2993. Email: [email protected] or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    OHMS' mission is to protect people and the environment from the 
risks posed by hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation. To this 
end, OHMS is particularly interested in research gaps associated with:

 Development of New Standards for Bulk and Non-Bulk Packaging
 Improved Materials and Designs for Hazardous Materials 
Packaging
 Self (Default) Classification of Hazardous Materials and/or 
Articles
 Improvements to the North American Emergency Response 
Guidebook
 Charge Storage Device Transportation Safety
 Innovative Technologies to Improve Hazmat Transportation 
Safety

    The meeting will be hosted and facilitated by PHMSA. Meeting 
participants will include modal authorities and external research 
partners including other DOT modal partners. OHMS R&D efforts include 
laboratory testing, analysis, modeling, product and material 
development, and field testing.

II. Agenda

    The meeting agenda will cover the following topics:
 Safety Briefing and Overview
 Welcome and Administrative Remarks
 Research Gaps: Safety
 Research Gaps: Innovation
 Closing Remarks

III. Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public on a first come, first 
served basis, as space is limited. Members of the public who wish to 
attend in person must RSVP by filling out the form listed in the 
ADDRESSES section. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed 
to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you 
need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as 
sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2019, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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