A follow-up question from one of my recent Onsite Training customers (11.18.16):
Can you please confirm that a Limited Quantity Air Shipment can go in a non-specification package?
My reply that same day:
It is recognized that many dangerous goods can be safely carried in good quality combination packagings which meet the construction requirements of Subsections 6.1 & 6.2 but which have not been marked and tested in accordance with the requirements of 6.0.4.
The transportation of a hazardous material (aka: dangerous good) by air – even within the U.S. – will likely be subject to the regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). These regulations are authorized for use within the U.S. by PHMSA/USDOT (at least, the technical instructions of the International Civil Aviation Administration are authorized for use by PHMSA/USDOT and since the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are very similar to the ICAO technical instructions and are even a little bit more strict, compliance with IATA results in compliance with ICAO and PHMSA/USDOT. Got it?) and are adhered to by most of the world’s airlines.
Questions like this arise because, while similar in many ways – the regulations of IATA and PHMSA/USDOT differ in several key areas.
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