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2016 NIPHLE Training



2016 Key Note Speaker

Mr. Duane A. Pfund


International Standards Coordinator and 

Chairman of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts 

on the Transport of Dangerous goods


Mr. Duane A. Pfund is the International Standards Coordinator within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).  He is responsible for leading PHMSA’s representation at international dangerous goods transport forums including the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, the International Civil Aviation Organization Dangerous Goods Panel, the International Maritime Organization Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargos, and Containers Sub-Committee, and the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Joint Meeting of the RID Committee of Experts and the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.  He has the lead role in the development of dangerous goods transport regulations that align the US Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international standards.  Mr. Pfund also represents PHMSA on Departmental and US Government international trade facilitation initiatives such as the US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), US-China Transportation Forum, and US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Within PHMSA he also served as the Acting Director of the Engineering and Research Division and as the Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. Mr. Pfund has been involved in developing safety regulations for the transportation of hazardous materials for over 25 years.  Prior to coming to PHMSA, he was a leading hazardous materials packaging, transportation and customs expert with the US Air Force where he was responsible for the Department of Defense policy for the air transport of hazardous materials world-wide.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.