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6/24/2022

UN: Sessions

Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 

The 6/24/2022 version of the document summary has been updated to include one new INF document received after 6/23/2022.  This new document is identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda item 2(i).  The summary will also be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.
 



6/23/2022

UN: Sessions

Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 

The 6/23/2022 version of the document summary has been updated to include one new INF document received after 6/21/2022.  This new document is identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda item 2(i).  The summary will also be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.
 


6/21/2022

UN: Sessions

Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 6/21/2022 version of the document summary has been updated to include one new INF document received after 6/15/2022.  This new document is identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda item 2(i).  The summary will also be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.
The Provisional timetable for the 60th TDG session was linked to (UN/SCETDG/60/INF.29).
 


6/17/2022

UN: Calendar

Next meeting is the 60th Session of the UN TDG Sub-Committee from 6/27  - 7/6.  The IME UN Team will be attending in person.
 


6/15/2022

UN: Sessions

Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 6/15/2022 version of the document summary has been updated to reflect the relevent stances of the U.S. delegation as voiced during the public meetings held by PHMSA and OSHA on 6/15/2022.  The 6/15/2022 version also updates the 6/8 version of the document summary by adding two new document discussions for INF documents received after 6/8/2022.  These new documents are identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda item 3.  The summary will also be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.

 


6/10/2022

UN: Sessions

Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 6/8/2022 version of the document summary is the outcome of the review and IME positions approved during the joint meeting of IME's UN Committee and GHS/HCS Subcommittee on 6/7/2022.  The 6/8/2022 version also updates the 6/1 version of the document summary by adding three new document discussions for INF documents received after 6/1/2022.  These new documents are identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda items 2(c) and 2(g) and GHS agenda item 1.  It was reported yesterday that these newly added documents were under review by IME's UN Team and will be updated when that review has been completed.  That update is now complete.  If you downloeded the document yesterday, you should do so again.  The summary will also be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.
 

6/9/2022

UN: Sessions

Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 6/8/2022 version of the document summary is the outcome of the review and IME positions approved during the joint meeting of IME's UN Committee and GHS/HCS Subcommittee on 6/7/2022.  The 6/8/2022 version also updates the 6/1 version of the document summary by adding three new document discussions for INF documents received after 6/1/2022.  These new documents are identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda items 2(c) and 2(g) and GHS agenda item 1.  These newly added documents are currently under review by IME's UN Team and will be updated when that review has been completed.  The summary will also be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published. 
 
Added a link to the provisional timetable (UN/SCEGHS/42/INF.11) for the 42nd GHS Sub-committee meeting.  The provisional time table for the 60th TDG is pending.
 

6/3/2022

UN: Calendar

Next meetings are the UN TDG & GHS pre-meetings hosted by PHMSA and OSHA from 9 am - noon (EDT, PHMSA meeting) and 1 - 5 pm (EDT, OSHA meeting) on 6/15/2022.  The sessions will be MS Teams meetings and call-in and connection details for both meetings are now provided.
 
6/1/2022

UN: Sessions

 
In the IME Reports section
 
Updated the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 6/1/2022 version updates the initial version (5/25/2022) of the document summary by adding two new document discussions for INF documents received after 5/25/2022.  These new documents are identified in the document summary with the symbol and appear under TDG agenda item 2(i) and GHS agenda item 2(i).  The summary will be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.  The 6/1/2022 version of the document summary will be reviewed and IME positions approved during a joint MS Teams meeting of IME's UN Committee and GHS/HCS Subcommittee on 6/7/2022.  Members are encouraged to download and review a copy of the document summary in preparation for that meeting.  Meeting invitations were distributed by email to UN Committee and GHS/HCS Subcommittee members on 5/19/2022. 
 
5/25/2022

UN: Sessions

 
In the IME Reports section:
 
Posted the 60th TDG/42nd GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 60th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 42nd GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 

The 5/25/2022 version is the initial version of the document summary and it will be updated if/when additional relevant documents are published.  The document summary will be reviewed and IME positions approved during a joint MS Teams meeting of IME's UN Committee and GHS/HCS Subcommittee on 6/7/2022.  Members are encouraged to download and review a copy of the document summary in preparation for that meeting.  Meeting invitations were distributed by email to UN Committee and GHS/HCS Subcommittee members on 5/19/2022. 


5/16/2022

UN: Calendar

Next meeting is the UN TDG pre-meeting hosted by PHMSA from 9 am - noon (EDT) on 6/15/2022.  The session will be an MS Teams meeting and call-in and connection details are provided.


5/5/2022

UN: Reports

Posted the 2022 Spring Meeting Report.  See the IME Meeting Reports Section.


3/11/2022

UN: Calendar

The UN Calendar has been updated to reflect 2022 events and meetings with all currently available information.

UN: Sessions

The current UN Sessions page has been updated in preparation for the 60th and 61st TDG, and the 42nd and 43rd GHS Sessions occuring in 2022. Information will be added as its aviable from the UN.

UN: Sessions/Archives

Information from the immediate past sessions (58th and 59th TDG, and 40th and 41st GHS) from 2021 have been moved to the Sessions/Archives page.
 



2/11/2022

UN: Sessions

In the IME Reports section:
 
Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 2/7/2022 update is the completed version as of the adjournment of the 59th TDG and 41st GHS and has been updated to reference the final TDG and GHS subcommittee reports. 

12/10/2021

UN: Calendar

UN: Sessions
In the IME Reports section:
 
Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
 
The 12/10/2021 update is the completed version as of the adjournment of the 59th TDG and 41st GHS.  The next update will be issued after the final subcommittee reports have been received (likely by February 2022). 

12/9/2021

UN: Sessions

  • Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
The 12/9/2021 update includes the updates made from day 2 of the 41st GHS (in session).  In the document, indicates a document review added or updated on 12/9/2021. 
  • Added a new sub-section, "Previous Versions", providing access to the previous daily updated versions of the Document Summary. 
 

12/8/2021

UN: Sessions
  • Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.

    The 12/8/2021 update includes the updates made from 12/6 - 12/8 to TDG and GHS papers reviewed during the 59th TDG (adjourneded) and the 41st GHS (in session).  In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated betweem 12/6/2021 and 12/8/2021: 

     
  • Posted link to the GHS Sub-Committee provisional timetable  See the entry annotated as "added 12/8/2021".
  • Posted links to the complete document list arranged by type and the complete  document list arranged in agenda item order.  See the entries annotated as "added 12/8/2021"
  • In the 41st Session GHS Sub-Committee subsection, added a new sub-subsection, In Session Presentations (click here).  This new sub-subsection provides access to the presentations made by various delegations to the GHS Sub-Committee.  The presentations are sequenced in agenda item order.

12/6/2021

UN: Sessions

Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.

The 12/6/2021 update includes the additional relevent informal papers submitted for the 59th TDG session and TDG outcomes on those papers having been discussed during the first six days of the 59th TDG session.  All papers have now been discussed, report reading will take place on 12/7, and the 59th Session will adjourn thereafter.  Further updates to the Document Summary will include:
  • Outcomes of documents identified as related to explosives  or other issued of impact on IME members and
  • Updates once the final reports of the TDG and GHS Sub-Committees have been published.

12/3/2021

UN: Sessions

Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.

The 12/3/2021 update includes the additional relevent informal papers submitted for the 59th TDG session and TDG outcomes on those papers having been discussed during the first five days of the 59th TDG session.

 



11/26 & 27/2021

UN: Sessions

Updated the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.

The 11/26/2021 update includes the additional relevent informal papers submitted for the 59th TDG session.
  • Posted links to the TDG Sub-Committee provisional timetable and to the GHS working document list.  See the entries annotated as "added 11/18/2021".
  • Posted links to the complete document list arranged by type and the complete  document list arranged in agenda item order.  See the entries annotated as "added 11/27/2021"

11/23/2021

UN: Calendar

  • Next meetings are 59th TDG & 41st GHS Sub-Committee meetings (29 November - 10 December 2021)
  • Added information about UN/OECD seminar to address AN risk managment in follow-up to 2020 Beirut explosion.  See "Other UN-related Meetings for 2021" section.

11/12/2021

UN: Sessions
 
In the IME Reports section:

Posted the 59th TDG/41st GHS Document Summary.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 59th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda .  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 41st GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.


11/4/2021

UN: Calendar

Added meeting specifics including date, time, call in and meeting links for the PHMSA hosted public meeting to be held in preparation for the 59th TDG Sub-Committee Meeting.  Pre-registration is not required for this meeting.  Information re. OHSA meeting for 41st GHS is pending.


10/14/2021

UN: Calendar

The next event is the pre-UN meetings hosted by PHMSA & OSHA..


UN: Publications

2021 version (Rev. 22) of Model Regulations is now available for download.


9/24/2021

UN: Reports
Updated the 2021 Annual Meeting Report.  The update addresses the availability of the 9th Rev. of the GHS and Amendment 1 to the 7th Rev. of the MTC.
See the IME Meeting Reports Section.
 

9/23/2021

UN: Sessions
In the UN Documents for this Session section, posted a link to Working document (WD) list (ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/117/Add.1) -- this document presents the list of working documents for the 59th TDG session.  See the entry marked "-- added 9/23/2021".

UN: Publications
  • 2021 version (Rev.9) of the GHS purple book is now available for download.
  • 2021 amendments (Amendment 1) and minor corrections (Corrigendum 1) to the Manual of Tests and Criteria (Rev. 7) are now available for download.
  • 2021 version (Rev. 22) of Model Regulations is pending and is expected  in 2021.

8/25/2021
  • The compliance deadline for obtaining UKCA has been extended 1 year from 1/1/2022 to 1/1/2023.  Similar to CE, which is required for placing products (including explosives) on the market in the EU, the UKCA is required for placing products (including explosives) on the market in the UK.  See the next IMEWeekly and the notification from HSE for details (click here for copy).

8/18/2021

UN: Sessions
  • Set up page for 2021 Winter Session

7/23/2021

UN: Reports

UN: Sessions

  • In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 7/23/2021 (FINAL).  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
The 7/23/2021 update now includes links to the formal TDG and GHS reports that are referred to in the "TDG Outcome" and "GHS Outcome" sub-headings of each document review.  In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 7/23/2021: 

See the document marked "posted 7/23/2021"

See the documents marked "posted 7/23/2021"
 


7/16/2021

UN: Calendar

 

7/7/2021

UN: Calendar


UN: Sessions

  • In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 7/7/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
The 7/7/2021 update includes some new (late arriving INF documents) and provides TDG and GHS sub-committee outcomes for all documents reviewed.  In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated betweem 6/26/2021 and 7/7/2021: 

See the document marked "posted 7/7/2021"

 

7/6/2021

UN: Sessions

  • In the UN Documents for this Session section, posted links to:
    • UN/SCEGHS/40/INF.1 -- a list of all working documents and informal documents for the 40th GHS session.  In INF.1 the documents grouped by type and within type, by document number.
    • UN/SCEGHS/40/INF.2 -- a list of all working documents and informal documents for the 40th GHS session.  In INF.2 the documents arranged by agenda item and then by document number.

See the documents marked "posted 7/6/2021"
 


6/26/2021

UN: Sessions

  • In the UN Documents for this Session section, posted links to:
    • UN/SCETDG/58/INF.1 -- a list of all working documents and informal documents for the 58th TDG session.  In INF.1 the documents grouped by type and within type, by document number.
    • UN/SCETDG/58/INF.2 -- a list of all working documents and informal documents for the 58th TDG session.  In INF.2 the documents arranged by agenda item and then by document number.
See the documents marked "posted 6/26/2021"
 

6/25/2021

UN: Sessions

  • In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 6/25/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
The 6/25/2021 update includes all updates discussed in the 6/24/2021 "What's New" notice as well as the addition of 3 new documents.  In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 6/24/2021: 
 
TDG section:
  • INF.24 and INF.36 under Agenda Item 3, Listing, classification, and packaging (see )
  • INF.27 under Agenda Item 14, Other business (see )

6/24/2021

UN: Calendar

  • The next event is the 58th Session of the UN TDG Sub-Committee..

UN: Sessions

  • In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 6/24/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members.
The 6/24/2021 update includes "US Position" updates from the public meetings hosted by PHMSA (for TDG) and OSHA (for GHS) on 6/23/2021 and outcomes from the EWG meeting that was held the week of 14 - 18 June 2021.  In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 6/24/2021: 
 

Presently, there are document reviews in the following sections:

TDG section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (1 change, see )
  • Agenda Item 2, Explosives and related matters (1 change, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(a), Review of test series 6 (multiple changes, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(b), Improvement of test series 8 (multiple changes, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(e), Review of packing instructions for explosives (multiple changes, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(g), Issues related to the definition of explosives (multiple changes, see )
  • Agendia Item 2(i) Miscellaneous (multiple changes, see )
  • Agenda Item 3, Listing, classification, and packaging (multiple changes, see )
  • Agenda Item 6(d), Miscellaneous proposals ... (new item, see )
GHS section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (1 change, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(i), Other matters (multiple changes, see )
    • Working document (WD) list (ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/79/Add.1) -- this document presents the list of working documents for the 40th GHS session.
    • Provisional timetable (UN/SCEGHS/INF.8) -- this document provides accreditation and registration information as well as the provisional timetable for the 40th GHS session.

See the documents marked "posted 6/24/2021"


6/21/2021

The next event is the pre-UN public meetings hosted by PHMSA & OSHA on 6/23/2021.

    • Working document (WD) list (ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/115/Add.1) -- this document presents the list of working documents for the 58th TDG session.
    • Provisional timetable (UN/SCETDG/INF.14) -- this document provides accreditation and registration information as well as the provisional timetable for the 58th TDG session.
    • EWG report (UN/SCEDTD/INF.23) -- this is the official report of the TDG's Explosives  Working Group that met online last week.
See the documents marked "posted 6/21/2021"
 

6/9/2021

UN: Sessions

  • In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 6/8/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members. In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 6/8/2021: 

Presently, there are document reviews in the following sections:

TDG section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(a), Review of test series 6 (INF.10 added, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(b), Improvement of test series 8 (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(e), Review of packing instructions for explosives (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(g), Issues related to the definition of explosives (INF.12 added, see )
GHS section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(i), Other matters (no changes)

6/4/2021

UN: Sessions

  • In the IME Documents for this Session section, posted a link to informal document INF.8 from IME that provides additional support for IME's proposal to waive the 8 (d) Vented Pipe Test for those UN 3375 ANEs that have been classified using the 8 (e) Canmet/CERL Minimum Burning Pressure Test.
  • In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 6/4/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members. In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 6/1/2021: 

Presently, there are document reviews in the following sections:

TDG section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(a), Review of test series 6 (three updates, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(b), Improvement of test series 8 (one update, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(e), Review of packing instructions for explosives (two updates, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(g), Issues related to the definition of explosives (no changes)
GHS section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(i), Other matters (no changes)

6/2/2021

UN: Calendar

Meeting details for the EWG meeting (14 - 28 June) has been added.  The meeting is a TEAMS meeting.  There will be no in-person meeting.


6/1/2021

UN: Sessions

In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 6/1/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members. In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 6/1/2021: 

Presently, there are document reviews in the following sections:

TDG section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(a), Review of test series 6 (one updates, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(b), Improvement of test series 8 (one update, see )
  • Agenda Item 2(e), Review of packing instructions for explosives (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(g), Issues related to the definition of explosives (no changes)
GHS section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(i), Other matters (no changes)

5/21/2021

UN: Calendar

The IME's UN: Calendar Page has been updated.  Meeting details for the TDG & GHS pre-UN meetings hosted by PHMSA (TDG) and OSHA (GHS) have been updated:

  • Added a link to OSHA's meeting notice.
  • Updated the linke to OSHA's International Programs web page.  OSHA has now updated that web page with information about the coming 40th Session of the GHS Subcommittee.
  • See items dated 5/21/2021.

There will be no in person meeting.


5/18/2021

UN: Calendar

Meeting details for the TDG & GHS pre-UN meetings hosted by PHMSA (TDG) and OSHA (GHS) have been updated.  Times intially posted were incorrect and have been corrected.  Additionally, advance registration is required and the link to register has now been provided.  There will be no in person meeting.


5/13/2021

UN: Sessions

In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 5/13/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members. In the document, this indicates a document review added or updated on 5/13/2021: 

Presently, there are document reviews in the following sections:

TDG section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(a), Review of test series 6 (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(e), Review of packing instructions for explosives (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(g), Issues related to the definition of explosives (no changes)
GHS section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda (no changes)
  • Agenda Item 2(i), Other matters ( INF.6 added)

5/11/2021

UN: Calendar

Meeting details for the TDG & GHS pre-UN meetings hosted by PHMSA (TDG) and OSHA (GHS) have been posted.  The meetings will be held on 6/23/2021 using the MS TEAMS platform.  These are public meetings and IME members are encouraged to participate.  Normally, advance registration is required.  PHMSA & OSHA are considering whether that is really necessary since these are virtual meetings.  Contacts at PHMSA have advised that they expect a decision on that soon.  The meeting details will be updated on the UN: Calendar Page once that information has been received.  There will be no in person meeting.

5/6/2021

UN: Publications

  • 2021 versions of ADR and ADN are now available.
  • 2021 versions of Model Regulations and GHS purple book are pending and are expected mid-2021
  • 2021 amendment to the Manual of Tests and Criteria is pending and is expected mid-2021

4/29/2021

UN: Sessions

In the IME Reports section, posted the IME UN Document Summary as of 4/29/2021.  The summary has reviews of all documents submitted under agenda item 2 (Explosives and related matters) of the 58th Session TDG Sub-Committee agenda.  Also, documents submitted under other agenda items as well as any submitted to the 40th GHS Sub-Committee that may be of impact or interest to IME members are included.  The summary is organized in agenda item order.  Hyperlinks to each document reviewed are provided to aid retrieval by IME members. 

Presently, there are document reviews in the following sections:

TDG section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda
  • Agenda Item 2(a), Review of test series 6
  • Agenda Item 2(e), Review of packing instructions for explosives
  • Agenda Item 2(g), Issues related to the definition of explosives
GHS section:
  • Agenda Item 1, Adoption of the Agenda
  • Agenda Item 2(i), Other matters

4/1/2021

UN: Sessions/Archives

    • Posted an updated copy of the 57th TDG/39th GHS/10th TDG/GHS Document Summary.  The updated summary now includes links to the three addenda to the 10th Session TDG/GHS Committee report that list the amendments and corrections to the Model Regulations, Manual of Tests and Criteria, and GHS "Purple Book" that were adopted at the conclusion of the 2019/2020 biennium.  See the entry tagged "posted 4/1/2021".
See the IME Reports section
    • Added a link to Add.1 of the 57th TDG Sub-Committee report in the "57th Session TDG Sub-Committee" subsection.  Add.1 publishes all of the amendments and corrections made to the Model Regulations and the Manual of Tests and Criteria during the 57th Session.  See the entry tagged "posted 4/1/2021".

See the UN Documents for this Session section.
 


3/30/2021

UN: Calendar

Added links for conference registration for 58th TDG and 40th GHS sessions.  Please note, these links are only for use by members of IME's UN Team.  Registration for these sessions is not open to the public.

UN: Reports
 

Add link the official meeting report of the 3/16 EPP/CIE meeting.
See the EPP/CIE Reports Section.
 

3/26/2021

UN: Sessions/Archives

In the UN Documents for this Session section:
  • added a link to Add.2 of the 10th TDG/GHS Committee report in the "10th TDG/GHS Committee (end of biennium) session" subsection.  Add.2 publishes all of the amendments made during the 2019/2020 biennium to the 7th Rev. of the Manual of Tests and Criteria. 
  • updated the link to Add.3 (GHS amendments) of the 10th TDG/GHS Committee report in the "10th TDG/GHS Committee (end of biennium) session" subsection. The update replaced the PDF originally posted with an MSWord document and corrects a mistaken page reference ("15" corrected to read "25") in the note on page 1.

All addenda have now been published and are available for download.

See the UN Documents for this Session section.

 


3/24/2021

UN: Reports
  • Updated the Meeting Report from the IME UN Team
  • Add links to the 4 presentations given during the 3/16 EPP/CIE meeting.
See the EPP/CIE Reports Section.
 

3/23/2021

UN: Sessions

  • Moved 2020 Sessions info to Sessions/Archives page
  • Set up page for 2021 Summer Session

UN: Sessions/Archives

Moved 2020 Sessions info to Sessions/Archives page


3/19/2021

UN: Calendar

Added links for the agenda and meeting connection for the the IGUS Plenary meeting (4/15/2021)

UN: Reports
  • The IME report on the 3/16 EPP/CIE meeting has been updated.
See the EPP/CIE Reports Section.

3/18/2021

UN: Calendar

  • Added a link to meeting reports for the 3/16/2021 IGUS- EPP & CIE meeting
  • Next event is the IGUS Plenary meeting.  This MS Teams meeting is planned for 4/15/2021.  It will be a short meeting, one hour at maximum. Main agenda items will be the election of officers, reports from the chairmen, membership, etc.  Meeting details are pending and will be added once made available.  Industry members may participate, but may not vote. IME's UN advisor is not participating but members of IME staff and UN team plan to participate.
  • Added links to the agendas for the 58th TDG and 40th GHS Subcommittee sessions to be held in late June/early July.
UN: Reports
  • Added a section for 2021 EPP/CIE reports.  The new section contains links to the meeting agenda, IME presentation, meeting reports (from IME UN team and official), and meeting presentations.

See the EPP/CIE Reports Section.


3/12/2021

UN: Sessions

In the UN Documents for this Session section, added a link to Add.3 of the 10th TDG/GHS Committee report in the "10th TDG/GHS Committee (end of biennium) session" subsection.  Add.3 publishes all of the amendments made to the 8th Rev. of the GHS "Purple Book" (GHS).  Add.3 has been annotated to highlight those changes related to the new Chapter 2.1 (Explosives) adopted at the conclusion of the 2019/2020 biennium and that will appear in the 9th Rev. of the GHS.  The entire text of new Chapter 2.1 begins on page 3 and continues through page 13.  See also highlighted text on pages 2, 15, 51, and 63 - 70.  Please see the document tagged "posted 3/12/2021".  

One other addendum is pending: Add.2 will publish amendments to the 7th Rev. of the test manual. 

See the UN Documents for this Session section.


3/9/2021

UN: Calendar

Added an entry for the IGUS Plenary meeting.  This MS Teams meeting is planned for 4/15/2021.  It will be a short meeting, one hour at maximum. Main agenda items will be the election of officers, reports from the chairmen, membership, etc.  Meeting details are pending and will be added once made available.  Industry members may participate, but may not vote. 

IME's UN advisor is not participating but members of IME staff and UN team plan to participate.

UN: Sessions

In the UN Documents for this Session section, added a link to Add.1 of the 10th TDG/GHS Committee report in the "10th TDG/GHS Committee (end of biennium) session" subsection.  Add.1 publishes all of the amendments made to the 20th Rev. of the Model Regulations.  Please see the document tagged "posted 3/9/2021".  Two other addenda  are pending: Add.2 will publish amendments to the 7th Rev. of the test manual and Add.3, to the GHS. 

See the UN Documents for this Session section.
 

2/27/2021

UN: Calendar
Next event is IGUS-EPP & CIE meeting on 3/16/2021.  Meeting details have been posted.

UN: Reports

Updated the 2019/2020 Biennium Wrap-up.  Added a new slide 27 that provides links to IME and UN references & resources.  This PowerPoint presentation will be reviewed during the joint IME UN Committee/GHS Subcommittee meeting on 3/10/2021.

See the Reports on UN Activity Section.
 

2/24/2021

UN: Reports

Added a link to the 2019/2020 Biennium Wrap-up.  This PowerPoint presentation will be reviewed during the joint IME UN Committee/GHS Subcommittee meeting on 3/10/2021.

See the Reports on UN Activity Section.

UN: Projects:

2/5/2021

UN: Calendar
  • Replaced 2020 events with 2021 events
  • Next event is IGUS-EPP & CIE meeting on 3/16/2021.  Details pending.

2/4/2021

UN: Sessions

In the IME Reports section, updated the 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 2/4/2021).  This final version includes updates made since 10/27/2020 (new & updated items are indicated by ) and includes:
  • Report and outcomes of EWG meeting
  • Reports and outcomes of the 57th TDG meeting
  • Reports and outcomes of the 39th GHS meeing
  • Report of the 10th TDG/GHS Committee meeting (end of biennium)

See the IME Reports Section.


1/29/2021

UN: Sessions

In the UN Documents for this Session section, updated links for several documents related to the 57th TDG Sub-Committee, 39th GHS Sub-Committee, and 10th TDG/GHS Committee (end of biennium) sessions.  Please see the documents tagged "posted 1/29/2021".

See the UN Documents for this Session section.