Presentation on theme: "LATIN AMERICAN DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS"— Presentation transcript:
1LATIN AMERICAN DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS August 21-23, 2013Louisville, KYDiego N. GotelliDirector
2OBJECTIVES About CIQUIME International Activities Latin American Dangerous Goods RegulationsExamples of shipmentsRecommendations
3ABOUT USCIQUIME is a non-profit organization, which main function is to assist emergency responder with technical information on hazardous materials during an emergency. In service since: March 1st , 1991
4ABOUT US 24 hs Emergency Response Communication Center Staffed by chemists with skills in emergency response communications and HazMat responseAbout 1,000,000 MSDS databaseResponded to over 16,000 HazMat EmergenciesMemorandum of Cooperative Understandings between Emergency Centers
5ABOUT USMemorandum Of Cooperative Understandings Between Emergency CentersCHEMTREC (USA)CISPROQUIM (Colombia)CITUC (Chile)CIQUIME (Argentina)PRO-QUIMICA (Brazil)SETIQ (Mexico)Signed: June 23rd , 2009
6ABOUT USDate: 07/31/ :12 pm Volunteer Firefighters from Villa La Angostura Route # 231, Km 68,800
7CIQUIME CITUC ABOUT US Products involved: HOSTAPAL L-100 DIANIX ROJO DRIMAREN AZUL MARINODRIMAREN ROJO INTENSOANTIMUSSOL JETPROCION AZULCIQUIME CITUC
8International Activities Active participation in UN meetings (IPCS/UNITAR/WHO)Programe Advisory Group for GHS/UNITAR.Partnership with U.S. Office for Foreing Disaster Assistance (OFDA) since 1995.Technical Assistance to Latin American CountriesHazMat Training in 10 cities in Central Mexico. Contract with NORTHCOM/HHS.
9South American RegionAlmost 90% of emergency responders are volunteers.Most responders have not received a formal training on hazardous materialsLimited availability of hazardous materials safety information in SpanishLimited knowledge about chemical risk.Weakness in local emergency planning for hazardous materials.
10South American RegionUSAID/OFDA – CIQUIME The Latin America and Caribbean regional office of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. As part of USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA).
11South American RegionPRIMAP (First Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents) developed in 1995 by a number of regional specialists and sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development / Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (U.S. AID/OFDA) is the first one to comply with all recommendations for the “First Responders Awareness Level” (NFPA 472).
12Emergency Response Guidebook International Activities150,000 copiesRegional DistributionDistribution after trainingFREE for emergency responders
13International Activities US-MEXICO BORDER PROGRAM (2011)This is a partnership between the following agencies:U.S. Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (U.S. OFDA)Public Health Services – Department of Health and Human ServicesU.S. Northern CommandChemistry Information Center for Emergencies (CIQUIME) – Argentina
14International Activities In 2008, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty to conduct joint emergency response operations along the U.S.-Mexican border, and to train joint U.S.- Mexican teams to respond to emergencies in other countries. As part of this treaty, government agencies from the U.S. and Mexico conducted 10 hazardous materials training classes in border cities in 2009 and The United States and Mexico have agreed to conduct 10 additional classes on hazardous materials in “inland cities” in central Mexico in 2011.
15TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Almost all countries in the region, uses the current ICAO Technical Instructions
16TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Almost all countries in the region, uses the current edition of ICAO Technical InstructionsMost of the maritimes authorities from Latin American countries uses the IMDG Code, 2012 Edition (inc Amdt 36-12)Countries have different UN Model Revision, and some uses the ADR Panel.
18TRANSPORT REGULATIONS PLACARDING (UN Model Regulation / ADR)ADR PLACARDUN Model PLACARD1203
19TRANSPORT REGULATIONS PLACARDING (UN Model Regulation / ADR)ADR PLACARDCosta Rica
20TRANSPORT REGULATIONS UN Model Regulations (Revision Number)7th11th12th13th15th16th
21TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Examples: You are the Logistics Coordinator of the Latin American Chemicals Supplies Inc., which main bussines is to provide chemicals products to many countries all over the Latin American region. Your company has warehouses in some countries, and ship hazardous materials daily.
22TRANSPORT REGULATIONS LA Chemicals Supplies Inc.WharehouseLocations
23TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 1Product: PhosphorusOxychlorideOrigin: MexicoDestination: Costa Rica
24TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 1:Phosphorus Oxychloride (UN1810) is classified as Toxic(6.1+8) in Mexico but considered Corrosive (8) in Costa Rica.1810Truck atORIGIN6Truck atDESTINATION
25TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 2Product: Brake FluidOrigin: BrazilDestination: Argentina
26TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 2:Brake Fluid (UN1118) was deleted from the UN Model Regulations on Rev. 8th (ST/SG/AC.10/R.362), but still considered a hazardous materials in Argentina and Paraguay.Truck atORIGINTruck atDESTINATIONExtra cost of: US$ 10,000 FINE: US$ 6,000
27TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 3Product: BronopolOrigin: ChileDestination: Paraguay
28TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 3Bronopol (UN3241) is classified as Flammable Solid (4.1) in Chile but considered Toxic (6.1) in Paraguay.UN3241Truck atORIGIN6Truck atDESTINATIONFINE: US$ 6,000
29TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 4Product: CARBON DIOXIDE AND OXYGEN MIXTURE, COMPRESSEDOrigin: ColombiaDestination: Venezuela
30TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 4CARBON DIOXIDE AND OXYGEN MIXTURE, COMPRESSED (UN1014) is classified as Compressed Gas ( ) in Colombia but not considered a dangerous goods in Venezuela.UN1014Truck atORIGINTruck atDESTINATIONExtra transportation cost: US$ 10,000
31TRANSPORT REGULATIONS After some months as the Logistics Coordinator of the Latin American Chemicals Supplies Inc….
32TRANSPORT REGULATIONS LATIN AMERICAN DG REGULATIONS
33CONCLUSIONS LATIN AMERICAN DG REGULATIONS Countries using different revisions of the UN ModelDeficiencies in multimodal transportTransportation inspectors must be trained in a regular basisImprove DG transportation safety and security
34SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATIONPrepare a profile, with the cooperation of United Nations Economic Commission on Latin-American and the Caribbean (ECLAC), of regional transportation systems and services taking into account agreements, decisions, projects and studies already prepared by regional and hemispheric organizations.
35SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS Such a profile will identify the main problems and opportunities faced by the countries in the Hemisphere as a first step toward establishing regional transportation priorities and policies, with respect to, among other things, the harmonization of standards and the exchange of technology. (Plan of Action Santiago, 1998).
36STRATEGIESIntegrate air, land, and sea transportation policies and practices both across modes and between countries in the regionImprove transportation safety and security, and reduce transportation-related fatalities and injuries through the implementation of agreed regulatory standardsEnhance efforts among member countries to prevent transportation-related disasters
37STRATEGIESImprove transportation information exchange and dissemination among countries (Capacity-Building Seminars)An adequate transportation infrastructure must be developed and maintainedIncrease the sharing of transportation information and data among countries
38Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium VIII THANK YOU!!!!Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium VIIIAugust 21-23, 2013Lousville, KYDiego N. GotelliDirector