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2/4/2016: Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

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The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will meet on March 1-3, 2016, in Houston, Texas. They will discuss the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials. This meeting is open to the public and will cover the following topics:

  • Harmonization of response and carriage requirement for oil-like substances
  • Safety standards for the design of vessels carrying natural gas or using natural gas as fuel
  • Safety standards for ship-to-ship transfer of hazardous material outside of the baseline
  • Guidance on the implementation of revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and 46 CFR 153 Regulatory Review
  • Implementation and education of discharge requirements related to solid bulk cargo residues
  • Marine Vapor Control System, or VCS, Certifying Entities Guidelines update and VCS supplementary guidance for the implementation of the final rule

View the Federal Register notice for full details.

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