DGAC Working Groups

  Working Groups

A working group is a formed by smaller groups of DGAC members that are looking to address a specific issue.  Some working groups form to complete short term projects and some form to complete projects that take years to resolve.


GHS Working Group

This working group was formed to identify and focus on GHS implementation issues creating compliance barriers impacting industry's ability to comply, and to transport materials in a safe and timely manner.  Subsequently it expanded its scope of work to address issues with national and/or international regulatory bodies related to the work of the UN GHS Sub-Committee and the Globally Harmonized System.

DGAC Member?  Join the group HERE.

Bulk Vessel Working Group

The Bulk Vessel working group follows activities involving chemical tankers where the cargo is pumped on and off the vessel via hoses through a manifold.  Typical cargo quantity is about 300 to 3000 cubic meters.  These shipments are regulated by the IMO International Bulk Chemicals (IBC) Code, a very different set of regulations than the IMO IMDG Code.  The IBC Code is part of the work of IMO's Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee and its Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) Working Group.

(DGAC has representation at these meetings).

DGAC Member? Join the group HERE.

TDG Working Group

The TDG Working Group was developed to coordinate DGAC participation as an Observer with Consultative Status in the work of the UN TDG Sub-Committee. This important UN Sub-Committee produces the "Orange Book", which is more formally known as the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, sometimes referred to as the Model Regulations. These Model Regulations serve as the focal point for international harmonization of dangerous goods transportation regulations, such as the ICAO Technical Instructions, the IMDG Code, and ADR, as well as most national hazmat regulations such as the Hazardous Materials Regulations in the U.S. and the Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations in Canada.

DGAC Member? Join the group HERE.

 Rail Transport Working Group

The Rail Transport working group will build upon and expand the work of the crude oil working group by:  

  • Identify and focus on federal or associational issues in need of review or that present barriers without enhancing safety.
  • To identify more opportunities DGAC may have in growing rail expertise for members newer to the industry utilizing internal Subject Matter Experts (SME's);
  • To create better understanding and build positive relationships between DGAC members, railroads and the regulatory community.
  • Sharing Best Practices, Inspection and Enforcement information across Membership
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