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Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC)

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Under the direct instruction of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and as may be requested by the Marine Environment Protection (MEPC), the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC) considers matters related to the following subjects: Additional details regarding the Sub-Committee's work program can be found in its Terms of Reference document.

The United States is represented on the DSC Sub-Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for DSC is Coast Guard's Hazardous Materials Division Chief, CDR Michael Roldan. CDR Roldan is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation and Administrative Program Manager; Ms. Amy Parker, and the various delegation advisors.

Next Session: 17th Session of the DSC Sub-Committee (DSC 17)

IMO Meeting

Provisional Agenda: A summary of the items to be considered
Meeting Date: September 17-21, 2012
Meeting Location: IMO Headquarters, London, England

U.S. Public Meeting

The U.S. delegation holds a public meeting several weeks prior to departing for the IMO meeting. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to interface with the Coast Guard on the U.S. position for each agenda item. Members of the public interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The basic meeting details are below however, additional details can be provided by contacting the meeting coordinator.
Meeting Date: TBD
Meeting Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, Room TBD
2100 Second Street SW
Washington, DC 20593
Meeting Coordinator: LT Elizabeth Newton

Previous Sessions

At the end of each DSC meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection Committees. The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Sub-Committee. The final reports of the most recent DSC meetings are provided for your reference.

Additional Documentation

Additional DSC meeting documents can be made available by the Coast Guard for U.S. citizens only. Please contact Ms. Amy Parker if you would like to obtain additional DSC documents.

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