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1 August 21-23, 2013 Louisville, KY Diego N. Gotelli Director

2 OBJECTIVES About CIQUIME International Activities Latin American Dangerous Goods Regulations Examples of shipments Recommendations

3 ABOUT US CIQUIME 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 1 st, 1991

4 ABOUT US 24 hs Emergency Response Communication Center Staffed by chemists with skills in emergency response communications and HazMat response About 1,000,000 MSDS database Responded to over 16,000 HazMat Emergencies Memorandum of Cooperative Understandings between Emergency Centers

5 ABOUT US Memorandum Of Cooperative Understandings Between Emergency Centers CHEMTREC (USA) CISPROQUIM (Colombia) CITUC (Chile) CIQUIME (Argentina) PRO-QUIMICA (Brazil) SETIQ (Mexico) Signed: June 23 rd, 2009

6 ABOUT US Date:07/31/ :12 pm Volunteer Firefighters from Villa La Angostura Route # 231, Km 68,800

7 ABOUT US Products involved: HOSTAPAL L-100 DIANIX ROJO DRIMAREN AZUL MARINO DRIMAREN ROJO INTENSO ANTIMUSSOL JET PROCION AZUL CITUC CIQUIME CITUC

8 International 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 Technical Assistance to Latin American Countries HazMat Training in 10 cities in Central Mexico. Contract with NORTHCOM/HHS.

9 South American Region Almost 90% of emergency responders are volunteers. Most responders have not received a formal training on hazardous materials Limited availability of hazardous materials safety information in Spanish Limited knowledge about chemical risk. Weakness in local emergency planning for hazardous materials.

10 South American Region USAID/OFDA – CIQUIME The Latin America and Caribbean regional office of the U.S. Agency for International Developments Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. As part of USAIDs Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA).

11 South American Region PRIMAP ( 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).

12 Emergency Response Guidebook International Activities 150,000 copies Regional Distribution Distribution after training FREE for emergency responders

13 International 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 Services U.S. Northern Command Chemistry Information Center for Emergencies (CIQUIME) – Argentina

14 International 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.

15 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Almost all countries in the region, uses the current ICAO Technical Instructions

16 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Almost all countries in the region, uses the current edition of ICAO Technical Instructions Most 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.

17 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Free Trade Agreements ANDEANCOMMUNITY CENTRAL AMERICAN COMMON MARKET (CACM)

18 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS PLACARDING PLACARDING (UN Model Regulation / ADR) ADR PLACARD UN Model PLACARD 1203

19 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS PLACARDING PLACARDING (UN Model Regulation / ADR) ADR PLACARD Costa Rica

20 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS UN Model Regulations UN Model Regulations (Revision Number) 7 th 11 th 12 th 13 th 15 th 16 th

21 TRANSPORT 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.

22 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS LA Chemicals Supplies Inc. WharehouseLocations

23 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 1 Product: Phosphorus Oxychloride Origin: Mexico Destination: Costa Rica

24 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 1: Phosphorus Oxychloride (UN1810) is classified as Toxic(6.1+8) in Mexico but considered Corrosive (8) in Costa Rica Truck atDESTINATION 1810 Truck atORIGIN 6

25 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 2 Product: Brake Fluid Origin: Brazil Destination: Argentina

26 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 2: Brake Fluid (UN1118) was deleted from the UN Model Regulations on Rev. 8 th (ST/SG/AC.10/R.362), but still considered a hazardous materials in Argentina and Paraguay. US$ 10,000 US$ 6,000 Extra cost of: US$ 10,000 FINE: US$ 6,000 Truck atORIGIN Truck atDESTINATION

27 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 3 Product: Bronopol Origin: Chile Destination: Paraguay

28 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 3 Bronopol (UN3241) is classified as Flammable Solid (4.1) in Chile but considered Toxic (6.1) in Paraguay. US$ 6,000 FINE: US$ 6,000 UN3241 Truck atORIGIN Truck atDESTINATION

29 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 4 Product: CARBON DIOXIDE AND OXYGEN MIXTURE, COMPRESSED Origin: Colombia Destination: Venezuela

30 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS Example 4 CARBON DIOXIDE AND OXYGEN MIXTURE, COMPRESSED (UN1014) is classified as Compressed Gas ( ) in Colombia but not considered a dangerous goods in Venezuela. US$ 10,000 Extra transportation cost: US$ 10,000 UN1014 Truck atORIGIN DESTINATION

31 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS After some months as the Logistics Coordinator of the Latin American Chemicals Supplies Inc….

32 TRANSPORT REGULATIONS LATIN AMERICAN DG REGULATIONS

33 CONCLUSIONS Countries using different revisions of the UN Model Deficiencies in multimodal transport Transportation inspectors must be trained in a regular basis Improve DG transportation safety and security LATIN AMERICAN DG REGULATIONS

34 SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS Prepare 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. INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION

35 SUMMITS 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).

36 STRATEGIES Integrate air, land, and sea transportation policies and practices both across modes and between countries in the region Improve transportation safety and security, and reduce transportation-related fatalities and injuries through the implementation of agreed regulatory standards Enhance efforts among member countries to prevent transportation-related disasters

37 STRATEGIES Improve transportation information exchange and dissemination among countries (Capacity-Building Seminars) An adequate transportation infrastructure must be developed and maintained Increase the sharing of transportation information and data among countries

38 Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium VIII August 21-23, 2013 Lousville, KY Diego N. Gotelli Director


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