News & Events

April 30-May 3, 2017 - COSTHA 2017 Annual Forum & Expo Doubletree by Hilton Paradise Valley Scottsdale 5401 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone: (480) 947-5400
October 3-5, 2017 - COSTHA Fall Meetings Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare 5550 N River Road Rosemont, IL 60018 Phone: 888-452-6943 or 1-800-HILTONS
January 9-10, 2018 COSTHA Meetings
April 22-25, 2018 - COSTHA Annual Forum
Tom Ferguson, Sr. Technical Consultant, submitted comments for The Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in PHMSA‐2013‐0260 (HM‐215M)
Small Lithium Battery-Powered Vehicles: There have been questions raised regarding the classification of small lithium battery-powered vehicles when shipped as cargo. IATA issued a notice providing background on the provisions that apply, specifically the wording of Special Provision A21. This devices, that go by names such as balance wheel, air wheel, solo wheel, mini balance board and hoverboard, are accordingly classified as UN 3171, battery-powered vehicles.
Kentucky Transportation Center - Section 1554 Executive Report (December 2013) - Cost and Technology Considerations in Development of a Shipment Tracking Program for Highway Security Sensitive Materials under Section 1554 of the 9/11 Act of 2007
In the March 18, 2014 Federal Register the USDOT PHMSA published a final rule (HM-233C) adopting certain long standing special permits including SP9275.
In response to numerous inquiries, COSTHA, NAAHAC and IVODGA has prepared a briefing document for industry to provide guidance to shippers and vessel operators how to move fuel cell-powered vehicles.
Click here for memo.