In response to discussions held during the Strategic Planning meetings, the Council on the Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) members have asked to have a Packaging Roundtable established. The purpose of the group is to allow package testing companies, manufacturers and distributors to meet in an informal setting to discuss current issues, regulations, questions and a broad area of concerns. Members who purchase and use packaging have also expressed interest in having an opportunity to interact with such a group to clarify regulatory requirements, best management practices and other subjects. Skolnik is a participant in the Roundtable. In addition to the COSTHA Roundtable, Skolnik also participates in the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Packaging Working Group as well in various topical groups in the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA). As a friend or customer of Skolnik, let us know if you have packaging or regulatory issues, concerns or questions, which affect your compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or United Nations (UN) packagings. These groups provide the opportunity for companies to meet one-on-one, or in a small group environment with regulators and other hazmat professionals to discuss packaging related issues. Please let us know if you currently have any issues that need special attention.