USWAG DOT Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Hosted by:
Duquesne Light Company
2825 New Beaver Ave
Building #6
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

The DOT Committee’s annual meeting is being held on June 6-7, 2023 at the Duquesne Light Company facility in Pittsburgh, PA.  This meeting will be an important opportunity for members to reconnect and plan for future committee activities.  While a remote option will be available, we encourage members to attend in person for these presentations, regulatory updates, brainstorming sessions, and to enjoy a Pittsburgh Pirates game. All members can attend the Baseball game at no charge. All other guests must pay $50 to attend the social event.


USWAG will not have a room block at any hotels.  The preferred hotel for this meeting is The Landing Hotel, which is approximately two miles from the Duquesne Light facility.  Alternative accommodations are available in the same vicinity, if attendees prefer.

June 6, 2023


11:30 AM - 12:15PM

Welcome and lunch

12:15– 1:15PM

Walking Tour of Duquesne Light’s Hazmat and Vac Truck facility

1:30- 3:00 PM

Presentation from Andrew Cooke (PHMSA, Investigator)

  • Intro to PHMSA: Who we are & what we do
  • Hazmat Inspection: What to Expect
  • Lithium Batteries: Latest PHMSA Developments
  • Recent Rulemakings: Previewing Recent Regulations
  • PHMSA Resources: Discovering How We Can Help You
  • Open Discussion: Q&A

3:15 - 4:45 PM

Utility-focused presentations by TRC


  • Understanding Materials of Trade and Other Exceptions to DOT Requirements
  • Introduction to the Materials of Trade Exception
  • Applying the Materials of Trade Exception
    • Materials
    • Quantities
  • Packaging Requirements
  • Hazard Communication
  • Other Exceptions


  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • When a Security Plan is required
  • Security Plan components
  • Maintain emergency response information
  • Employee awareness and training

Game time
7:05 PM

USWAG Social Event

Please plan to join your fellow DOT Committee Members as we will attend the Pittsburgh Pirates v. Oakland A’s baseball game.

Game time is 7:05 PM. 

Each Guest electing to attend this USWAG social event will receive one ticket for seating on the PBC level that will be preloaded with value that can be used for food or merchandise inside the stadium

Thank you to our Sponsor:

June 7, 2023


8:30 – 10:00 AM

Breakfast & Regulatory Update (John Mavretich, Committee Counsel)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Member-driven brainstorming and planning session for upcoming ‘DOT for Utility’ trainings (Led by Ian Carstensen, Committee Chair)


 Any Questions?