Cooperative Hazardous Materials Education Conference
Hyatt Regency San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; www.cvsa.org; (202) 775-1623
Sponsored by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
COHMED is an outreach activity of CVSA, which works to foster coordination, cooperation, and communication between federal, state and local agencies having regulatory and enforcement responsibility for the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the industry that they regulate.
The five-day conference includes training sessions on inspections of bulk packages: MC338 and cryogenics, the preemption determination process, a live presentation of the capabilities of the hazmat intelligence portal, an in-depth look at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cargo Inspection Team, with a focus on how roadside inspectors can support its activities and many others.
In addition, regulatory updates will be provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Associate Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, William Quade; Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Acting Deputy Administrator Cynthia Douglass; Transportation Security Administration General Manager, TSNM/Highway and Motor Carrier Division, William “Bill” Arrington; Federal Aviation Administration Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Christopher J. Bonanti; and Transport Canada’s Donna McLean.
The conference’s keynote speaker, Randy Speight, Managing Director, and CHEMTREC will discuss some of the emergency response challenges related to the import of hazardous materials with foreign shipment origins and what CHEMTREC is doing to address those challenges.