DG Digest: PHMSA publishes public meeting schedule in advance of ICAO and UNSCOE TDG sessions; and U.S. agencies publish semi-annual regulatory agendas.

The end of February is here, but the grind of winter weather hangs on for a while et. Much of the country is battling snow and cold. Grit your teeth and hang in there—warmer days are coming. Meanwhile, be sure that your workplace keeps on top of snow removal, ice treatments, and keeping employees that must work outdoors safe and warm. Just a little longer, and we’ll be heading into spring. Here’s the week’s regulatory news:


The agency published a notice announcing that PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will host four US based public meetings during 2023 in advance of certain international meetings. For each of these meetings, PHMSA will solicit public input on current proposals. Each public meeting will take place approximately two weeks preceding the international meeting.

• The first meeting will be held in preparation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) Working Group 23 (WG/23) scheduled for May 15–19, 2023, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

• The second meeting will be held in preparation of the 62nd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) scheduled for July 3–July 7, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland.

• The third meeting will be held in preparation of the 29th session of the ICAO DGP (DGP/29) scheduled for November 13–17, 2023, in Montreal, Canada.

• The fourth meeting will be held in preparation of the 63rd session of the UNSCOE TDG scheduled for November 27–December 6, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Further details and exact dates for the US pre-meetings will be forthcoming as the actual meeting dates approach. For now, see further details here:

2023-03726.pdf (govinfo.gov)

Semi-Annual Regulatory Agendas

With the new year rolling along, a number of federal agencies have released their new semi-annual regulatory agendas setting forth their goals for the first half of the year. See the relevant agency links below:

CPSC: 2023-02038.pdf (govinfo.gov)

DHS: 2023-02027.pdf (govinfo.gov)

DOD: 2023-02024.pdf (govinfo.gov)

DOL: 2023-02030.pdf (govinfo.gov)

DOT: 2023-02031.pdf (govinfo.gov)

EPA: 2023-02033.pdf (govinfo.gov)

GSA: 2023-02034.pdf (govinfo.gov)

NRC: 2023-02041.pdf (govinfo.gov)

RSIC: 2023-02113.pdf (govinfo.gov)

STB: 2023-02022.pdf (govinfo.gov)

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