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9/17/2020

UN: Projects

  • Added a GHS Chapter 2.1 review project update.
  • Updated the GHS 2.1 review document summary.

9/2/2020

UN: Reports
  • Added a link to the annual report that will be presented to the Board of Governors on 9/24/2020.
See the IME Meeting Reports Section.
 
8/21/2020

UN: Calendar
 
Added a link to the agenda for the 39th GHS session to be held 12/9 - 12/11/2020.  The agenda for the 57th TDG is pending publication, but is expected soon
 
See the entry for that meeting for details:  TDG session

UN: Sessions
 
  • In the IME Reports section, updated the 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 8/21/2020).  The 8/21/2020 version includes updates made on 8/19/2020 (i), 8/20/2020 (), and 8/21/2020 ().  In the TDG section, to accomodate agenda space for new items, some agenda item numbers have changed:
    • agenda item 2 is now 2(b)
    • agenda items (2)(b) - 2(l) are now 2(b)(i) - 2(b)(XII)
    • agenda item 10(a) is now 11(a).
  • In the UN Documents for this Session section (sub-heading 57th Session TDG), added a link to the revised agenda for the 57th TDG (November/December 2020).

8/20/2020

UN: Sessions
 
In the IME Reports section, updated the 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 8/20/2020).  The 8/20/2020 version includes all updates made on 8/19/2020 (indicated by the  symbol) as well as a few minor updates made on 8/20/2020 in the GHS section (indicated by the  symbol).  In the GHS section, agenda item numbers were increased by a value of 1 due to insertion of a new agenda item 2 to cover draft amendments to the 8th Rev. of the GHS purple book that were adopted at the previous sessions of the 2019/2020 biennium.  One new document (C.4/2020/15) has been added to the GHS agenda item 2 section.  This new document provides a consolidated list of the aforementioned draft amendments.

8/19/2020

UN: Sessions
  • The 57th TDG and 39th GHS sessions (postponed due to COVID-19) will now take place on 30 Nov - 11 Dec 2020.  The UN: Sessions page has been updated to reflect that change.
  • In the IME Reports section, updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 8/19/2020).  The document summary now applies to the winter 2020 TDG and GHS sessions.  It will be further updated if/when new relevant documents are posted on the UN web pages for these meetings.  New/updated reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number or section within a review that has been update.  Updates include:
    • addition of US position information discussed during the public meetings held on 6/24/2020.
    • addition of UN workspace comment summaries for those documents commented during the informal UN review period.
  • In the IME Reports section, updated the link to the TDG workspace comments (now dated 8/18/2020):  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 7/24 are shown in red bold italic print.  New comments added since 7/24 are shown in green bold italic print.  No change to the GHS workspace comments (still as of 7/14).
  • In the IME Documents for this Session section, added links to IME documents for the 57th TDG and 39th GHS sessions. 
  • In the UN Documents for this Session section (sub-heading 39th Session GHS), added a link to the revised agenda for the 39th GHS (December 2020).

8/14/2020

UN: Calendar
  • Updated the session numbers for the winter Sub-Committee meetings.  The winter session numbers were changed to those of the postponed summer sessions:  TDG is now 57th instead of 58th and GHS is now 39th instead of 40th. 
  • Added a link to the agenda for the 39th GHS session to be held 12/9 - 12/11/2020.  The agenda for the 57th TDG is pending publication, but is expected soon.
See the entries for those meeting for details:  TDG session    GHS session
7/29/2020

UN: Sessions
  • This notification supersedes a portion (indicated by strikethrough text) of the 7/24/2020 update.  Updated the link to the TDG workspace comments (now dated 7/29/2020):  Referring to INF.13 from IME re. proposed conditional waiver of the 8(d) test, IME has replied to Spain's reply (reported on 7/24) to IME.  See the 3rd page of that document within the PDF.
  • PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 7/24 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 7/24 are shown in green bold italic print.
  • No change to the GHS workspace comments (still as of 7/14).
See the "IME Reports" section for document access.
7/24/2020

UN: Sessions
  • This notification supersedes a portion (indicated by strikethrough text) of the 7/19/2020 update.  Updated the link to the TDG workspace comments (now dated 7/24/2020):
    • Referring to INF.13 from IME re. proposed conditional waiver of the 8(d) test, Spain has replied to the comments from AEISG and IME. See the 2nd page of that document within the PDF.  The comments are being reviewed by N. Hsu who will advise next steps next week.
    • IME has posted a comment to 2020/51 from UK re. orientation marks on shaped charge packages.
    • IME has posted two comments to 2020/53 from UK re. questions regarding shaped charge packaging and the need for orientation marks
  • PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 7/19 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 7/19 are shown in green bold italic print.
  • No change to the GHS workspace comments (still as of 7/14).
See the "IME Reports" section for document access.
7/19/2020

UN: Sessions
  • This notification supersedes a portion (indicated by strikethrough text) of the 7/14/2020 update.  Updated the link to the TDG workspace comments (now dated 7/19/2020).  IME's reply to Spain's opposition to INF.13 re. the 8(d) test has been posted.  See the 2nd page of that document within the PDF.
PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 714 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 7/14 are shown in green bold italic print.
  • No change to the GHS workspace comments (still as of 7/14).
See the "IME Reports" section for document access.
7/14/2020

UN: Sessions
  • This notification supersedes a portion (indicated by strikethrough text) of the the 7/9/2020 update.  Updated the link to the GHS workspace comments (now dated 7/14/2020).  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 7/9 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 7/9 are shown in green bold italic print.
  • No change to the TDG workspace comments (still as of 7/9).
See the "IME Reports" section for document access.
7/9/2020

UN: Calendar
 
IME Annual Meeting has been canceled.  Virtual meeting information is pending.

UN: Projects

GHS Chapter 2.1 review:
  • Added a project update.
  • Added a link to the report on the informal GHS Sub-Committee web conference to review papers related to the new GHS Chapter 2.1 (class of explosives).
See the GHS Chapter 2.1 (Explosives) Review section for details.

UN: Sessions
  • This notification supersedes the 7/7/2020 update.  Updated the links to TDG & GHS workspace comments (both now dated 7/9/2020).  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 7/7 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 7/7 are shown in green bold italic print.
  • Added a link to the report on the informal GHS Sub-Committee web conference to review papers related to the new GHS Chapter 2.1 (class of explosives).

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


7/7/2020

Special note to members of IME AN Subcommittee and UN Committee:  Please pay particular attention to the UN: Sessions update below related to "Agenda item 2(b), INF.13 from IME ..." and the associated request for comments.

UN: Projects

GHS Chapter 2.1 review:  Updated the document summary (all working papers and INF papers related to the review).  Papers from the 39th GHS have been added.  See the GHS Chapter 2.1 (Explosives) Review section for details.


UN: Sessions

  • This notification supersedes the 6/30/2020 update.  Updated the link to TDG & GHS workspace comments.  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 6/30 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 6/30 are shown in green bold italic print.
    • Updates to TDG workspace comments
      • Agenda item 2(b), INF.13 from IME re. 8(d) test (p.3) -- Comments added from Spain opposing IME's proposal to waive 8(d) test if ANE is classed as UN 3375 using 8(e) MBP test.  This comment should be reviewed by IME UN Committee and AN Subcommittee and comments provided to Noel Hsu by EOB on 7/17/2020.
      • Agenda item 10(a):
        • Added page for new INF.15 from USA, IME, & SAAMI re. exemptions/exclusions from GHS Class of Explosives (p.27) -- no comments yet.
        • Added page for new INF.16 from Sweden re. status report on GHS 2.1 review (p. 28) -- no comments yet
    • Updates to GHS workspace comments
      • Agenda item 2(b):
        • Added page for new INF.10 from USA, IME, & SAAMI re. exemptions/exclusions from GHS Class of Explosives (p.7) -- no comments yet.
        • Added page for new INF.13 from Sweden re. status report on GHS 2.1 review (p. 8) -- no comments yet

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/30/2020

UN: Sessions

  • This notification supersedes the 6/25/2020 update.  Updated the link to TDG & GHS workspace comments.  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 6/25 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 6/25 are shown in green bold italic print.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/25/2020

UN: Sessions

  • This notification supersedes the 6/23/2020 update.  Updated the link to TDG & GHS workspace comments.  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 6/23 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 6/23 are shown in green bold italic print.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/23/2020

UN: Sessions

  • This notification supersedes the 6/19/2020 update.  Updated the link to GHS workspace comments.  PDF bookmarks for comments updated since 6/19 (one item has been updated) are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 6/19 (there are three new items) are shown in green bold italic print.
See the "IME Reports" section for document access.
  • Updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 6/23/2020).  New/updated reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number or section within a review that has been updated:
    • TDG documents section:
      • Added "IME UN Team Lead" in each review (immediately before "IME Comments" to indicate which IME UN team member is assigned the lead on the particular working paper or INF paper indicated.
      • Agenda 2(e):  Updated IME comments for working paper 2020/53 (orientation marks, shaped charge packaging).
      • Agenda 2(g): Updated IME comments and position for working paper 2020/34 (test N1).
      • Agenda 2(l):  Updated summary and IME comments for working paper 2020/25 (exclusion from Class 1).
    • GHS documents section:  no changes in this section
The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.

6/19/2020

UN: Sessions

Added a link to GHS workspace comments on papers described in the IME document summary (those papers identified as addressing explosives and other issues of interest to IME).  The GHS workspace is an online resource were comments are being accepted and reviewed for those papers submtted for the 39th GHS that will now be disucssed at the 40th GHS in December.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/17/2020

UN: Calendar

Next events are the pre-UN meetings sponsored by PHMSA (TDG) and OSHA (GHS) on 6/24/2020.

UN: Sessions

 Added a link to COSTHA's document summary.  PDF bookmarks within the summary lead to documents being monitored by the IME UN team.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/16/2020 -- This notification supersedes the 6/12/2020 update.

UN: Sessions

Updated the link to TDG workspace comments.  PDF bookrmarks for comments updated since 6/12 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 6/12 (there are none) are shown in green bold italic print.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/12/2020 -- This notification supersedes the 6/11/2020 update.

UN: Sessions

Updated the link to TDG workspace comments.  PDF bookrmarks for comments updated since 6/11 are shown in red bold italic print .  New comments added since 6/11 are shown in green bold italic print.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/11/2020-- This notification supersedes the 6/10/2020 update.

UN: Sessions

Updated the link to TDG workspace comments.  Updated comments now have "(UPDATED 6/11/2020)  and new comments have (NEW 6/11/2020) at the beginning of the bookmark.  New comments have been added to the 3 papers under agenda item 10(a) related to GHS 2.1 review.
 
See the "IME Reports" section for document access.

6/10/2020

UN: Sessions

Added a link to TDG workspace comments on papers described in the IME document summary (those papers identified as addressing explosives and other issues of interest to IME).  The TDG workspace is an online resource were comments are being accepted and reviewed for those papers submtted for the 57th TDG that will now be disucssed at the 58th TDG in December.

See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


6/3/2020

UN: Calendar

  • Next event is IME joint TDG/GHS web conference on 6/10/2020.
  • Posted meeting information for the coming pre-UN meetings to discuss papers for the UN 59th TDG and 37th GHS Sub-Committees.  Although the sub-committee meetings have been postponed until December, document review is ongoing via virtual means within the two sub-committees; therefore, PHMSA and OSHA will conduct their usual pre-UN meetings on June 24, 2020.  Instead of in person meetings at PHMSA, these will be virtual meetings via conference call and Skype.  The TDG document review (hosted by PHMSA) will be from 9 am - noon and the GHS document review (hosted by OSHA) will be from 1 - 4 pm (all times are EDT).  Additionally, during the OHSA virtual meeting updates will be provided on the activities of the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).

5/20/2020

UN: Sessions

Updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 5/20/2020).  New/updated reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number or section within a review that has been updated.  All changes within the 5/15/2020 version ar editorial only:
  • TDG documents section:
    • Agenda 10(a): updated positions for first 2 documents under this agenda item
    • Agenda 10(a): added notes re. USTF to the "IME comments) section and updated position for third document in this section
  • GHS documents section:  no changes in this section

The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


5/15/2020

UN: Sessions
Updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 5/15/2020).  New/updated reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number or section within a review that has been updated.  All changes within the 5/15/2020 version ar editorial only:
  • TDG documents section:
    • Agenda 2(c): ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2020/3-ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/2020/4 -- updated "Joint TDG/GHS document" section
    • Agenda 2(i) and 2(l):  ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2020/25 -- moved from agenda item 2(i) to agenda item 2(l).  Added France as a co-author.
  • GHS documents section:
    • Agenda 2(a): added ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/2020/4-ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2020/3

The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.


4/30/2020

  • UN: Calendar
  • UN: Sessions
    • Updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 4/30/2020).  New reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number or section within a review that has been updated.  In the 4/30/2020 version:
      • Agenda 6(e):  ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2020/58 -- "IME Comments" and "IME Position" have been updated
The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.

4/24/2020

  • UN: Calendar
    • The UN 57th TDG and 39th GHS meetings (29 June - 10 July 2020) have been canceled.
    • The next event is the IME Annual Meeting (12 - 24 September 2020).
  • UN: Sessions
    • Notation added that 57th TDG and 39th GHS meetings have been canceled.
 

4/23/2020

  • UN: Sessions
    • Updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 4/23/2020).  New reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number.  There are 4 new reviews in the 4/23/2020 version:
      • Agenda 1:  ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/113/Add.1
      • Agenda 2(c):  UN/SCETDG/57/INF.4-UN/SCEGHS/39/INF.3
      • Agenda 2(e):  ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2020/51
      • Agenda 6(e):  ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2020/58
The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.

4/22/2020

  • UN: Sessions
    • Updated the link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (now dated 4/22/2020).  New reviews are indicated by the  symbol preceding the document number.  There are 3 new reviews in the 4/22/2020 version.  The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.

4/16/2020 (superceded by 4/22/2020 notice)

  • UN: Sessions
    • Posted a link to 57th TDG/39th GHS document summary (dated 4/16/2020).  The summary will be updated further as more documents are received and reviewed.  See the "IME Reports" section for document access.

4/14/2020

  • UN: Calendar
    • Next event is the pre-UN meetings hosted by DOT (TDG) and OSHA (GHS).  IME's UN Advisor will attend subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Federal Register notices are pending.
  • UN: Sessions
    • Moved 2019 Sessions info to Sessions/Archives page
    • Setup page for 2020 sessions
  • UN: Sessions/Archives
    • Moved 2019 Sessions info to Sessions/Archives page

3/5/2020

UN: Calendar

The IGUS EOS and IGUS EPP/CIE meetings (Madrid, April) have been canceled.  If rescheduled at a later date, the UN: Calendar web page will be updated.  Click here for details, including a copy of the cancelation notice.


3/3/2020

UN: Calendar

Added links for conference registation to th 57th TDG and 39th GHS sessions this summer.  Please note that registration is restricted to approved members of IME's UN delegation.  For additional information, please contact David Boston.

UN Home Page

In the "UN Program Guidelines" section, updated "How to Register of UN Meetings" with information specific to registering for the summer 2020 TDG and GHS sessions.  Please note that access to this document requires member logon and that registration is restricted to approved members of IME's UN delegation.  For additional information, please contact David Boston

2/5/2020

UN: Calendar

  • Added a link to EPP/CIE meeting notice #2 .  This notice provides updates on meeting venue, registration fee, and changes in meeting organizers.  A registration form is included and should be completred and submitted by those who have not previously registered. The EPP/CIE meeting is open to those IME members that wish to participate.  Please see notice #2 if you are interested in attending.  Click here for details.
  • Next event is the IME Spring Meeting in March 2020.  Click here for details.

1/13/2020

UN: Publications

At its ninth session (7 December 2018), the Committee adopted a set of amendments to the sixth revised edition of the Manual as amended by Amendment 1.  These amendments, include, inter alia:
  • A full review of the text of the Manual to facilitate its use in the context of the GHS;
  • A new test under test series 8, to determine the sensitiveness of a candidate ammonium nitrate emulsion or suspension or gel, intermediate for blasting explosive, to the effect of intense localised thermal ignition under high confinement (sub-section 18.8);
  • New provisions addressing classification of polymerizing substances for transport;
  • Stability tests for nitrocellulose mixtures (new Appendix 10); and
  • A compilation of classification results on industrial nitrocellulose in accordance with Chapter 2.17 of the GHS which can be used for the classification of industrial nitrocellulose based products (new Appendix 11).

In addition, noting that the work to facilitate the use of the Manual in the context of the GHS had been completed, the Committee considered that the reference to the "Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods" in the title of the Manual was no longer appropriate, and decided that from now on, the Manual should be entitled "Manual of Tests and Criteria".

http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/manual/rev7/manrev7-files_e.html


1/2/2020

UN: Calendar

  • Added a link to EPP/CIE meeting notice #1 (dated 12/30/2019).  This notice provides a registration form for the EPP/CIE meeting that will be held on April 22 - 24, 2020 in Madrid. The EPP/CIE meeting is open to those IME members that wish to participate.  Please see notice #1 if you are interested in attending.  Click here for details.
  • Next event is the IME Spring Meeting in March 2020.  Click here for details.