Report on the meeting of the Subcommittee of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) on Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security

The INTERTANKO Sub-committee of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) on Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security met 8-9 June 2004 in Washington, DC along with the Association’s Chemical Manager, Margaret Doyle.

 The first day of the two-day Sub-committee meeting focused on the potential addition of acrylonitrile to the Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDC) list found in 33 CFR 160.After detailed review of the properties, incident history and operational constraints involved, the Sub-committee decided that acrylonitrile should not be placed on the CDC list.

 The Sub-committee also recommended that the risk assessment process used to determine whether a product should be included in the CDC list be reviewed. Recommendations were made that certain factors such as quantity of the cargo and other operational considerations might be included when nominating a product as a candidate for the CDC. The original eight bulk products were placed on the list based upon assessments involving the physical properties of the product including reactivity and flammability.

The second day of the meeting on 9 June 2004 focused on recent working group discussions and outcomes regarding CDC mixtures and the Declaration of Security. The full report of the Sub-committee meeting will be made available to any interested members as soon as it is available.

The work of the Sub-committee on Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security and the CTAC will be discussed at the upcoming Chemical Tanker Sub-committee Americas (CTSCA) meeting and Chemical Seminar on 15 June 2004.

Contact: Margaret Doyle