CGA Forms Ad Hoc Committee to Review Papers for November/December 2022 UN SCETDG and SCEGHS Sessions

August 31, 2022

The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) is forming an Ad Hoc Committee (AHC) to review and, if necessary, respond to papers submitted for the November/December 2022 sessions of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN SCETDG) and UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN SCEGHS).

This AHC may develop CGA positions related to any working (formal) or informal papers submitted for these upcoming UN sessions.


CGA participates as a non-governmental organization on the UN SCETDG and the UN SCEGHS. In this capacity, CGA represents industry positions, submits papers for consideration, makes comments regarding other submitted papers, and acts as technical advisors to participating regulatory agencies.

The UN SCETDG and UN SCEGHS operate on a 2-year (biennium) cycle, and meet 4 times during the biennium. Requirements agreed to by the UN Sub-Committees are published in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, and may be adopted into modal and domestic regulations such as the IMDG Code, ICAO Technical Instructions, U.S. 49 CFR, Canadian TDG Regulations, and occupational safety and health regulations.

Papers to be Reviewed

All papers submitted to the UN SCETDG and UN SCEGHS should be reviewed to determine whether a CGA response is necessary

Please note that informal papers may continue to be submitted up to and during the UN meetings. If a paper submitted after October 21, 2022, requires a CGA position, a short-notice UN AHC web conference may be scheduled.

If the output contains a new CGA position, it will not be sent to the CGA membership for review but will be balloted to Standards Council.

UN AHC Meeting Schedule

First Meeting:
Monday, October 3, 2022 (1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST)

Second Meeting:
Friday, October 14, 2022 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST)

Third Meeting:
Friday, October 21, 2022 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST)

An agenda and webconference details will be provided to members of the UN AHC approximately 1 week before the first meeting.

How to Participate

If you work for a CGA member company and wish to participate as a member of the UN AHC or have questions about the process, contact CGA Committee Administrator Jill Thompson.

Voting status on this AHC is automatically granted to individuals who are voters on a standing CGA technical committee. If you do not already have voting status on a standing technical committee, your company’s official representative to CGA must send an email to Jill prior to the first meeting, granting voting status on the UN AHC. Please note that each CGA member company is permitted one vote on an AHC.

To send Jill Thompson an email, complete the form below and click “Submit.” All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Alternatively, you may call Jill at +1-703-788-2720 for assistance.

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