COSTHA 2021 Annual Forum & Expo

Meeting Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021

TIME TOPIC DESCRIPTION / INVITED SPEAKERS

9:00am – 11:00am (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Loggers Panel

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - Send to Lgena@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data loggers, cargo tracking devices and temperature monitors are frequently used in dangerous goods shipments. Additionally, many of these devices are powered by lithium batteries. Transport by air requires operator approval, RTCA/DO-160 testing, safety risk assessments, and restrictions on their remaining active in flight.

This panel will provide an overview of the manufacture, use and approval requirements for use of these devices in transportation. Invited panel speakers include:

Device Manufacturers:

Topics: Present approval process, testing, and challenges manufacturers face regarding the manufacture, sale, marketing, and use of these devices.

Time: 20 minutes allocated for Device Manufacturers to present to allow time for Q&A.

  • Sensitech, Melita Marks
  • Sensitech, Ryan Pittman

Shippers:

Topics: Present the process for “shippers” including challenges.

Time: 20 minutes allocated for Shippers to present to allow time for Q&A.

  • Pfizer, Janet Kolodziey-Nykolyn
  • RB, Carolyn Weintraub

Air Carriers:

Topics: Overview of the approval process and challenges faced in allowing use of these devices onboard aircraft.

Time: 30 minutes allocated for Air Carriers to present to allow time for Q&A.

  • American, Mike Wentz
  • Delta, Lance Wiley
  • FedEx, David Jones
  • UPS, Tim Rogers

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

Topics: Overview of the AC 91.21-1D requirements/reasoning, operator safety assessments, RTCA/DO testing of the devices and restrictions on them remaining active in flight, etc.

Time: 30 minutes allocated for FAA to present to allow time for Q&A.

  • Michael Givens, AXH-500
  • Brian Verna, AVS

10:00am - 12:30pm (ET)

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA)

(For IVODGA Members and invited guests only)

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Adria@ivodga.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA) is an international organization comprised of representatives of the ocean common carriers of the world, operating under the flags of several nations.

IVODGA members meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Each speaker will present for 30 minutes allowing time for Questions and Answers.

US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (US DOT PHMSA):

  • Steven Webb, International Transportation Specialist

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA):

  • Mark Maday, HQ Hazmat Staff Director

US Coast Guard:

  • Amy Parker, Lead Chemical Engineer
  • Hillary Sadoff, Chemical Engineer

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • David Graham, Geologist

11:00am - 4:00pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee Meeting (NAAHAC)

(For COSTHA NAAHAC members only)

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAAHAC is an issue-driven, action-oriented voluntary working group comprised of participants employed by North American Automotive companies and their key suppliers, whose purpose is to consider and respond to the vital hazardous materials and dangerous goods issues of its membership.

Having the safe transport of automotive industry products as its primary focus, NAAHAC leverages its combined vehicle component and regulatory expertise to examine pending and current hazmat regulations and develop concise, informed responses by the members for submission to the appropriate regulatory entities. NAAHAC desires to educate regulators and propose realistic solutions to hazmat transportation issues impacting global commerce.

In doing so, NAAHAC will serve the needs of its membership and the governing regulatory bodies, to the mutual benefit of both.

COSTHA NAAHAC members meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts. 

11:15am - 1:00pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Carrier Roundtable

(For Air Carrier Roundtable Members Only and Invited Guests from US DOT PHMSA and FAA)

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Lgena@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

This group actively represents air carriers from all segments of the industry. The ACRT and COSTHA staff continue to successfully petition the US DOT and FAA for regulatory clarification, extensions and alignment of regulations with the UN Model Regulations and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

COSTHA Air Carrier Roundtable members meet to discuss current issues for air transport with key regulators and industry experts.

US DOT PHMSA

  • Duane Pfund, International Program Coordinator
  • Shane Kelley, Director Standards & Rulemaking, US DOT PHMSA
  • Shelby Geller, US DOT PHMSA
  • Eugenio Cardez, US DOT PHMSA

US DOT FAA

  • Paul Serafin, AXH-300
  • Rob Cassidy, AXH-600

1:00pm - 2:00pm (ET)

IVODGA Membership Meeting 
 
(For IVODGA Members Only)

 

1:30pm - 3:00pm (ET)

Air Carrier Roundtable
 
(Membership Meeting - For Air Carrier Roundtable Members Only)

 

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm (ET)

Air Carrier Roundtable 
 
(For Air Carrier Roundtable Members Only and Invited Guest)

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2021

TIME TOPIC DESCRIPTION

8:00am – 8:30am (ET)

Welcome / Annual Membership Meeting

Sam Moyers, PG, CDGP, Director of Transportation Safety, ARCADIS, President, COSTHA

8:45am – 10:45am (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Regulatory Briefing

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn first-hand about the international regulatory changes and how they may impact your operations.

Each presentation is 20-25 minutes, allowing time for Questions and Answers.

UN:

  • Duane Pfund, Chair, UN SCOE TDG and International Program Coordinator, US DOT PHMSA

Brexit Impacts to Dangerous Goods Transportation Supply Chain:

  • Helen North, Head of Frameworks and Engagement, Dangerous Goods Division, UK Department for Transport

China / APAC:

  • Zhang Qiang, Ministry of Transport (MOT) China
  • Wu Jinzhong, Ministry of Transport (MOT) China

South America:

  • Diego Gotelli, Emergencias Químicas

11:00am – 12:30pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undeclared/Misdeclared DG Shipments

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major fires on container vessels and airplanes continue to plague the industry. Hear from a panel of dangerous goods transportation experts on the challenges that they continue to face with undeclared shipments.

There are major container cargo fires at sea roughly every 60 days. Most recently, container lines have introduced fines of several thousands of dollars for shippers that mis-declared hazardous cargo.

Battery fires occurring in air transport both passengers and cargo are estimated to be occurring every 7 days. Trending data reflects these incidents are increasing.

This panel will share data on undeclared hazardous materials, the resulting incidents and the combined focus to address this issue. Invited panel speakers:

Shipper:

  • Veronica Wilson, Director, HM Transportation, WalMart, Inc.

Water Carrier:

  • Ken Rohlmann, DG/EC-Safety Advisor, Sr. Director, Hapag-Lloyd
  • Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, Head of Cargo Management, Maersk A/S – HQ

Air Carrier:

  • Michel Wentz, Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance, American Airlines

National Cargo Bureau:

  • Robert Ahlborn, Vice President Liner Activities, National Cargo Bureau
  • Ian Lennard, President, National Cargo Bureau

1:30pm – 3:45pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modal Briefing

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear directly from the modal administrations about policy, enforcement, and inspection priorities.

Each administration's presentation will be approximately 20 minutes, allowing time for Questions and Answers.

US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

  • William Quade, Deputy Associate Administrator, Policy & Programs, US DOT PHMSA

US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Charles Betts, AXH-500, Manager, Standards and Stakeholder Engagement Division
  • Victoria Lehman, AXH-510, Manager, Stakeholder & Policy Branch, Hazardous Materials Safety Program
  • Andrea Giordani, AXH, SMS Technical Advisor

US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Jennifer Lawless, CSP, Industrial Hygienist
  • Deana Holmes, MT, Health Scientist

US Coast Guard (USCG)

  • Amy Parker, Lead Chemical Engineer
  • Hillary Sadoff, Chemical Engineer

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

  • James Simmons, Senior Transportation Specialist

U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

  • Vincent “Vinny” Desiderio, Hazardous Materials Prog Specialist
  • William “Kevin” Gunther, Hazmat SME

4:00pm – 5:00pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

Best Management Practice (BMP): Third Party Shippers in Today’s Global World

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

This session includes information on establishing and managing third party shippers with a focus on education and how we can reach this often hard to impact segment of DG shippers.

Each speaker will present for 15 minutes allowing time for Questions and Answers.

  • Keith Koster, Director, Dangerous Goods, Amazon
  • Jay Sorah, Hazardous Materials Aviation Safety Specialist, FAA
  • Aaron Mitchell, Director Outreach, Engagement, and Grants, US DOT PHMSA

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021

TIME TOPIC DESCRIPTION

8:00am – 9:00am (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China Working Group

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Adria@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

The working group was formed in 2016 to meet the needs of members who have facilities in China and want to be proactively involved with MOT.

The working group will discuss the recently issued JT/T 617 road regulations and EQ/LQ guidelines in China and implementation status.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to ask questions about the current regulations, discuss currently priority issues that have been identified and determine any additional priority items for future activities including a continued discussion on lithium battery requirements.

9:15am – 9:30am (ET)

 

Welcome / Opening Remarks

 

Carolyn Weintraub, Associate Director Regulatory Affairs & Policy, NA, RB LLC (Reckitt Benckiser) and First Vice President, COSTHA

9:30am - 10:45am (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North American Briefing

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes, allowing time for Questions and Answers.

United States

  • Shane Kelley, Director Standards & Rulemaking, US DOT PHMSA

 Canada 

  • Genevieve Sansoucy, Chief, Regulatory Development, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Canada

 Mexico 

  • Claudia Serrano Carmona, Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), Mexico
  • Jesus Pablo Mercado Diaz, Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), Mexico

11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Logistics

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear from industry experts first-hand regarding their challenges and how they overcame them shipping the COVID Vaccine (lessons learned from cold chain, temperature/security monitoring, customs/TSCA, etc.)

Each speaker will present for 15 minutes allowing time for Questions and Answers.

  • Topic: Present the challenges with regulatory compliance regarding data loggers and approval of exemptions through ICAO.
    • Andrea Gruber, Head Special Cargo, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Topic: Present lessons learned from a shipper’s perspective regarding cold chain distribution, packaging, data loggers/temperature security/monitoring, etc.
    • Janet Kolodziey-Nykolyn, Dir Global Dangerous Goods Compliance, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Topic: Present logistics in delivering the vaccine
    • Tim Rogers, Senior Dangerous Goods Manager, UPS Airlines

1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Management Practice (BMP): Training

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Chris@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This session includes information on how can we effectively train individuals not only in a classroom setting (virtual, e-Learning), but also have them apply that in their everyday work (competency based training), training effectively to various audiences within an organization, etc.

Session Details:

The presentations will be 15 minutes per speaker to allow time for questions and answers.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Training Methods (i.e. classroom, virtual, distance, online, recorded, etc.)
    • Presented by Ivan Schmelczer, Trans-DGT Central Europe
  • Competency Based Training
    • Presented by Candy Chan, IATA
  • Importance of Training Needs Assessment (i.e. who needs training, training to various audiences, what does training need to address, etc.)
    • Presented by Bob Richard, President, HazMat Safety Consulting, LLC

2:15pm – 3:15pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Working Group

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Julie@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members with operations in Canada or who ship to, within, and from Canada find this informal working group key to forming relationships with the management team at Transport Canada and to tracking the latest changes in the Canadian and transborder requirements.

COSTHA is a member of Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council (GPAC) and the Multi-Association Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (MACTDG) and participates regularly to the work of the US - Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). COSTHA actively works with member companies and consults with Transport Canada on regulatory updates.

The working group will meet to update on and discuss current issues.

3:15pm – 4:15pm (ET)

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Sciences Roundtable

 

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Lgena@costha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life Sciences industry includes several fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical technologies, cosmetics, food processing, and biomedical devices.

The Life Sciences industry faces many issues during global transportation beyond hazardous materials/dangerous goods. These include packaging, classification, cold chain logistics, chain of custody, and trade compliance.

Other types of regulations may also apply to global shipments, including chemical control and customs regulations such as Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and Customs.

This working group will meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

4:30pm – 5:30pm (ET)

 

 

 

 

Explosives Working Group

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS SESSION - send to Tom@costha.com

 

Explosives manufacturers and shippers formed this working group to discuss the many issues that they face such as excessive expenditures required for testing, relief for low hazard explosives, and impediments to transport.

This working group will meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

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