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COHMED Conference

January 24-28, 2022

San Diego, California

Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled sessions will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley. The schedule is subject to change.

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January 24, 2022

08:00 AM PT - 05:00 PM PT

CVSA Level VI Refresher

Great Room III

This session is for CVSA-certified Level VI inspectors only. This eight-hour refresher course is offered by the CVSA Level VI Inspection Program and its completion meets CVSA’s maintenance of certification requirement for Level VI certified inspectors as outlined in the CVSA Operations Manual. Note: Separate registration is required for this session by Jan. 7, 2022. For course information and to register, visit the website.

10:00 AM PT - 05:00 PM PT

Event Registration and Member Services

South Foyer

01:00 PM PT - 03:00 PM PT

Training Session: Class 8 Corrosive Hazardous Materials

Great Room IV

This session will take a deep dive into Class 8 corrosive hazardous materials, specifically those common Class 8 materials that the roadside inspector may see. This session will also include hazards associated with those materials.

03:00 PM PT - 03:30 PM PT

Network Refreshment and Snack Break

West Foyer

03:30 PM PT - 05:00 PM PT

Training Session: Class 8 Corrosive Hazardous Materials (continued)

Great Room IV

This session will take a deep dive into Class 8 corrosive hazardous materials, specifically those common Class 8 materials that the roadside inspector may see. This session will also include hazards associated with those materials.

05:15 PM PT - 06:15 PM PT

Introduction to COHMED

Great Room III

This session is for first-time attendees to the COHMED Conference. Attendees will be introduced to leadership and provided with a brief history of COHMED.

January 25, 2022

07:00 AM PT - 05:00 PM PT

Event Registration and Member Services

South Foyer

07:00 AM PT - 08:30 AM PT

Networking Breakfast

West Foyer

08:30 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

General Session and Regulatory Updates

Great Room IV

Moderator: Sgt. Kevin Hogan, Michigan State Police, COHMED Chair

  • Welcome RemarksSgt. Kevin Hogan, Michigan State Police, COHMED Chair
  • CVSA President’s Welcome RemarksCapt. John Broers, South Dakota Highway Patrol
  • Standup-up Introductions of Attendees
  • Industry and Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards
  • Canada Regulatory UpdateTransport Canada
  • U.S. Regulatory Update Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

09:30 AM PT - 10:00 AM PT

Networking Refreshment Break

West Foyer

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 PM PT

General Session and Regulatory Updates (Continued)

Great Room IV

Moderator: Sgt. Kevin Hogan, Michigan State Police, COHMED Chair

Federal Panel for Regulatory Updates

  • Transport Canada Regulatory Update
  • FMCSA Regulatory Update
  • PHMSA Regulatory Update

12:00 PM PT - 01:30 PM PT

Lunch on Your Own

01:30 PM PT - 03:30 PM PT

Hazmat Olympics

The Patio

Conference attendees, organized into teams, will compete to find out who knows the regulations best. The winning team will be awarded COHMED Olympic-style gold medals.

03:30 PM PT - 04:00 PM PT

Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

West Foyer

04:00 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region I Enforcement Meeting

Great Room I

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

04:00 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region II Enforcement Meeting

Great Room V

Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

04:00 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region III Enforcement Meeting

Great Room IV

Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.

04:00 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region IV Enforcement Meeting

Shutters West I

Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

04:00 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Industry Meeting

Shutters East I

This meeting is for individuals from transportation safety organizations, truck and bus companies, training institutions, state and provincial truck associations, insurance companies and trade associations, as well as owner-operators, consultants and industry suppliers and vendors.

06:30 PM PT - 08:30 PM PT

Welcome Networking Reception

The Patio

January 26, 2022

07:00 AM PT - 05:00 PM PT

Event Registration and Member Services

South Foyer

07:00 AM PT - 08:00 AM PT

Networking Breakfast

West Foyer

07:00 AM PT - 10:00 AM PT

FMCSA HM Team Meeting (Invitation Only)

Great Room VI

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 1: HM/DG Training Requirements in the U.S. and Canada

Great Room I

Jack Whitley, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

This session will cover the required training for hazardous materials/dangerous goods employees in Canada and the U.S., including documentation and record-keeping requirements.

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 2: 49 CFR Secret Squirrel Sections

Great Room IV

Nick Wright, Kansas Highway Patrol

Do you ever ask yourself, “where is that regulation?” You know it’s somewhere but can’t find it. This session will help answer that question, as well as cover some of the hidden and lesser-known regulations, including exceptions.

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 3: ASME Tanks

Great Room V

Bill Reese, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Have you ever looked at a hazmat shipment and found an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plate but no U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) specification marking and wondered if the package was authorized? This session will help answer that question and cover applicable Canadian and U.S. regulations.

09:30 AM PT - 10:00 AM PT

Networking Refreshment Break

West Foyer

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Repeat of Morning Training Session 1: HM/DG Training Requirements in the U.S. and Canada

Great Room I

Jack Whitley, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

This session will cover the required training for hazardous materials/dangerous goods employees in Canada and the U.S., including documentation and record-keeping requirements.

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Repeat of Morning Training Session 2: 49 CFR Secret Squirrel Sections

Great Room IV

Nick Wright, Kansas Highway Patrol

Do you ever ask yourself, “where is that regulation?” You know it’s somewhere but can’t find it. This session will help answer that question, as well as cover some of the hidden and lesser-known regulations, including exceptions.

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Repeat of Morning Training Session 3: ASME Tanks

Great Room V

Bill Reese, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Have you ever looked at a hazmat shipment and found an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plate but no U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) specification marking and wondered if the package was authorized? This session will help answer that question and cover applicable Canadian and U.S. regulations.

11:30 AM PT - 01:00 PM PT

Lunch on Your Own

01:00 PM PT - 02:30 PM PT

Afternoon Training Session 1: NTSB Presentation on NH3 Incident in Illinois

Great Room I

Shawn Currie, National Transportation Safety Board

This session will cover a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into an incident that involved a large release of anhydrous ammonia from nurse tanks in Illinois.

01:00 PM PT - 02:30 PM PT

Afternoon Training Session 2: IM/UN Portable Tanks in the U.S. and Canada

Great Room IV

Norm Winningham, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

This session will cover intermodal (IM) and United Nations (UN) portable tank regulations in the U.S. and Canada. These other bulk packages/large means of containment are becoming more common and may be encountered anywhere by a roadside inspector. The session will cover applicable Canadian and U.S. regulations.

01:00 PM PT - 02:30 PM PT

Afternoon Training Session 3: DOT/TC Cylinders

Great Room V

Kim Flores, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

The session will cover applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) cylinder regulations, including cylinder markings, inspections and reciprocity.

02:30 PM PT - 03:00 PM PT

Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

West Foyer

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Repeat of Afternoon Training Session 1: NTSB Presentation on NH3 Incident in Illinois

Great Room I

Shawn Currie, National Transportation Safety Board

This session will cover a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into an incident that involved a large release of anhydrous ammonia from nurse tanks in Illinois.

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Repeat of Afternoon Training Session 2: IM/UN Portable Tanks in the U.S. and Canada

Great Room IV

Norm Winningham, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

This session will cover intermodal (IM) and United Nations (UN) portable tank regulations in the U.S. and Canada. These other bulk packages/large means of containment are becoming more common and may be encountered anywhere by a roadside inspector. The session will cover applicable Canadian and U.S. regulations.

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Repeat of Afternoon Training Session 3: DOT/TC Cylinders

Great Room V

Kim Flores, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

The session will cover applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) cylinder regulations, including cylinder markings, inspections and reciprocity.

06:30 PM PT - 08:30 PM PT

Chairman's Reception

January 27, 2022

07:00 AM PT - 05:00 PM PT

Event Registration and Member Services

South Foyer

07:00 AM PT - 08:00 AM PT

Networking Breakfast

Shutters East I

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 1: Data Q – Top HM Violations

Shutters West I

Scott Valentine, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

This session will cover the top hazardous materials (HM) violations commonly challenged following a roadside inspection.

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 2: IMDG Codes (1 industry/1 enforcement)

Shutters East I

Jim Boehringer, J.E.B. Environmental Services LLC and Scott Maguire, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Contractor

This session will cover the applicable International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Regulations used for vessel transportation. If you live near a seaport, you will encounter shipments going to or from the port that are shipped using these regulations.

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 3: Intermediate Bulk Containers

Brickstones

Randy Dick, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

United Nations (UN) specification bulk packages are becoming more common. This session will cover the transportation and inspection of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Networking Refreshment Break

West Foyer

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Repeat of Morning Training Session 1: Data Q – Top HM Violations

Shutters West I

Scott Valentine, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

This session will cover the top hazardous materials (HM) violations commonly challenged following a roadside inspection.

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Repeat of Morning Training Session 2: IMDG Codes (1 industry/1 enforcement)

Shutters East I

Jim Boehringer, J.E.B. Environmental Services LLC and Scott Maguire, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Contractor

This session will cover the applicable International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Regulations used for vessel transportation. If you live near a seaport, you will encounter shipments going to or from the port that are shipped using these regulations.

10:00 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Repeat of Morning Training Session 3: Intermediate Bulk Containers – PHMSA

Brickstones

Randy Dick, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

United Nations (UN) specification bulk packages are becoming more common. This session will cover the transportation and inspection of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

11:30 AM PT - 01:00 PM PT

Lunch on Your Own

01:00 PM PT - 02:30 PM PT

Afternoon Training Session 1: Reverse Logistics Shipments

Shutters West I

Bob Clatterbuck, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Reverse logistics shipments of hazardous materials are becoming more common. This session will cover the applicable regulations associated with these shipments.

01:00 PM PT - 02:30 PM PT

Afternoon Training Session 2: Identifying Fraud and Theft in CMV Operations

Shutters East I

Tom Frazier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Fraud and identity theft involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) is a much bigger problem than most of us realize. Many motor carrier operations’ identities are being stolen through the illegal use their USDOT number, fuel tax credentials, motor vehicle registrations, and other documentation. This session will give an overview of the scope of the problem and give the roadside inspector a higher awareness of fraud and identity theft involving CMVs.

01:00 PM PT - 02:30 PM PT

Afternoon Training Session 3: SLP 22 and 23

Brickstones

Tom Snyder, Austin Powder Company

Safety Library Publications (SLP) 22 and 23 both cover the transportation of explosives, oxidizers, ammonium nitrate emulsions, combustible liquids, flammable liquids and corrosives. These unique vehicles are used in commercial blasting operations and have standards set by the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME). This session will review those standards.

02:30 PM PT - 03:00 PM PT

Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

West Foyer

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Meet the FMCSAS HM Team

Courtyard I

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Repeat of Afternoon Training Session 1: Reverse Logistics Shipments

Shutters West I

Bob Clatterbuck, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Reverse logistics shipments of hazardous materials are becoming more common. This session will cover the applicable regulations associated with these shipments.

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Repeat of Afternoon Training Session 2: Identifying Fraud and Theft in CMV Operations

Shutters East I

Tom Frazier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Fraud and identity theft involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) is a much bigger problem than most of us realize. Many motor carrier operations’ identities are being stolen through the illegal use their USDOT number, fuel tax credentials, motor vehicle registrations, and other documentation. This session will give an overview of the scope of the problem and give the roadside inspector a higher awareness of fraud and identity theft involving CMVs.

03:00 PM PT - 04:30 PM PT

Repeat of Afternoon Training Session 3: SLP 22 and 23

Brickstones

Tom Snyder, Austin Powder Company

Safety Library Publications (SLP) 22 and 23 both cover the transportation of explosives, oxidizers, ammonium nitrate emulsions, combustible liquids, flammable liquids and corrosives. These unique vehicles are used in commercial blasting operations and have standards set by the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME). This session will review those standards.

04:30 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region Meeting: Region I (Joint Meeting of Industry and Law Enforcement)

Shutters West I

04:30 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region Meeting: Region II (Joint Meeting of Industry and Law Enforcement)

Shutters East I

04:30 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region Meeting: Region III (Joint Meeting of Industry and Law Enforcement)

Brickstones

04:30 PM PT - 05:30 PM PT

Region Meeting: Region IV (Joint Meeting of Industry and Law Enforcement)

Courtyard I

January 28, 2022

07:00 AM PT - 12:00 PM PT

Member Services

South Foyer

07:00 AM PT - 12:00 PM PT

Networking Breakfast

West Foyer

08:00 AM PT - 09:30 AM PT

Morning Training Session 1: Special Permit Tanks and B620 on Specification Cargo Tanks

Great Room IV/V

JP Gibbons, NATC Inc.

This session will give an update on special permit tanks used in the U.S. The session will also cover Canadian National Standard B620 and the effect it has on cargo tanks transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods between Canada and the U.S.

09:30 AM PT - 10:00 AM PT

Networking Refreshment Break

West Foyer

10:00 AM PT - 12:00 PM PT

Morning Training Session 2: Class 3 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Great Room IV/V

Tom Fuller, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Contractor

This session will take a deep dive into the transportation of Class 3 flammable and combustible liquids. This is the most common hazard class transported, making up more than half of daily shipments.

12:00 PM PT - 01:00 PM PT

Lunch on Your Own

01:00 PM PT - 03:00 PM PT

COHMED Leadership Meeting (Invitation Only)

Great Room I