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Provisional agenda for the official 40th session

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Sub-committee of Experts on the GHS

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

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Joint Public meeting Notice: Preparations for the official 40th session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)

Summary: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Wednesday June 23, 2021, OSHA will conduct a virtual public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the official 40th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) meeting in early July 5-7, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland, along with the U.S. Interagency Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting. OSHA also will give an update on the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).

Also on Wednesday June 23, 2021, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a virtual public meeting (See 84 FR 11865, 2019-05892) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 58th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held June 28 –July 2, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. During this meeting, PHMSA is also requesting comments relative to potential new work items that may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda. PHMSA will also provide an update on recent actions to enhance transparency and stakeholder interaction through improvements to the international standards portion of its website.

DATES and TIMES: The PHMSA public meeting will be held on Wednesday June 23, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., ET. The OSHA public meeting will be held Wednesday June 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET.

Registration to Attend and/or to Participate in the Virtual Meeting: These meetings will be open to the public on a first-come, first served basis, as space is limited. Advanced meeting registration information will be posted on the PHMSA website. DOT 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. Attendees may use the same form to pre-register for both meetings. Failure to pre-register may delay your access into the DOT Headquarters conference call line. Conference call-in and "Microsoft Teams meeting" capability will be provided for both meetings.

The link for Registration; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCC39MX

MS Teams does now include a phone number for an audio only option; however, DOT has not yet tried using this feature so no experience with the quality.

Call in phone number: +1 509-931-1572 for the DOT/TDG meeting, passcode ID: 195 211 77#. For the OSHA/GHS portion of the meeting, passcode ID#: 380 925 988# for GHS

Information on how to access the conference call and "Microsoft Teams meeting" will be posted when available at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview, under Upcoming Events.

ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held virtually hosted from the DOT Headquarters. This meeting will be held by conference call/Teams meeting. There will not be an in-person meeting at DOT HQ. Written Comments: Interested parties may submit comments between June 4 through July 1, 2021, on the Working and Informal Papers for the 40th sessions of the UNSCEGHS to the docket established for International/Globally Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at: https://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005.

TIMES AND LOCATIONS: PHMSA public meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT, held virtually via MS Teams, OSHA public meeting: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT, held virtually via MS teams.

DOT/TDG meeting June 23, 2020, 9 AM to 12 PM – UN SCOE TDG 58 Public meeting

OSHA/GHS meeting June 23, 2020, 1 PM to 4 PM – UN SCOE GHS 40 Public meeting

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: At the Department of Transportation: Please contact Mr. Steven Webb or Mr. Aaron Wiener, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590, telephone: (202) 366-8553.

At the Department of Labor: Please contact Ms. Maureen Ruskin, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Washington DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-1950, email: ruskin.maureen@dol.gov