On December 31st, 1999, Al Roberts will retire from overseeing the safe global transport of hazardous materials. As Associate Administrator of DOT‘s Research and Special Programs Administration, his contributions established the US as the leader in dangerous goods transport. Among his many accomplishments, Al was responsible for the implementation of the current UN Packaging Standards that are enforced by the DOT. While a successor to the position has not yet been chosen, Al leaves behind a legacy of regulatory and enforcement action that is often seen as a global standard. Congratulations and Thank You AL!