TUT4: Innovations in Packaging and New Regulatory Requirements for Transportation of Batteries

MONDAY, JUNE 4: 10:30 - 12:30 PM

TUT4: Innovations in Packaging and New Regulatory Requirements for Transportation of Batteries

This tutorial will cover new packaging and fire suppression innovations and products as well as an update on planned regulatory changes that will impact any company that ships lithium batteries. This will include the SAE G27 Lithium Battery Packaging Standard for air shipments and the UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub- Committee initiative to develop a hazard-based classification system for lithium batteries based in their inherent risks. These looming regulatory changes will impact the entire lithium battery industry.

Instructor: Bob Richard, President, Hazmat Safety Consulting LLC

Bob RichardAs president of Hazmat Safety Consulting, Bob provides dangerous goods regulatory assistance to customers worldwide by drawing on his vast experience, knowledge of the hazardous materials (dangerous goods) regulations and extensive network of dangerous goods professionals worldwide. From 2006-2010, Bob served as the deputy associate administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for directing approximately 150 hazardous materials transportation specialists and the day-to-day operation of the U.S. Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Program, including overseeing the regulatory development, technical review and classification, international standards, outreach, special permits and approvals and enforcement offices.

In this position, Bob was involved in the development of domestic and international regulations and gained not only an understanding of the regulations, but the intent and meaning behind the words.

Bob has been involved in the development and implementation of hazardous materials safety regulations for more than 28 years and has been responsible for a broad range of domestic and international hazardous materials safety efforts. Bob served as the chairman of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods that has responsibility for publishing the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Bob also served as the chairman and vice chairman of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel which has responsibility for developing and publishing the International Civil Aviation Regulations which govern the transport of dangerous goods by air. Bob was the Panel member nominated by the United States to the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel for a number of years. He also led US delegations to the International Maritime Organization Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers Sub-Committee and coordinated with the US Coast Guard in developing technical proposals and responding to sea transport incidents involving hazardous materials. He played a major role in developing the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code into the revised format that exists today.

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