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Q&A: Do I Describe the Inner Receptacle of a Combination Packaging on the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods?

Q&A: Do I Describe the Inner Receptacle of a Combination Packaging on the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods?

A question from an attendee of my Onsite Training (12.01.16): Hello Daniel,The question is: On the DGD is it proper to put the outer packaging in the Quantity and type of packaging column.  (This is how we have been filling…

Quick Take: Determination of Packing Group for a Class 8 Corrosive

Quick Take: Determination of Packing Group for a Class 8 Corrosive

Whether shipping a hazardous material or dangerous good by highway, air, rail or vessel; whether transported internationally or within the U.S.; the shipper of a hazardous material is responsible for its classification.  This includes – among other things – determining…

Q&A: Can a limited quantity of a hazardous material be transported by air in a non-specification packaging?

A follow-up question from one of my recent Onsite Training customers (11.18.16): Hello Daniel, Can you please confirm that a Limited Quantity Air Shipment can go in a non-specification package? Thank you, My reply that same day: Correct. The IATA…

Video From IATA: What are the Dangerous Goods Regulations?

Here is a short video produced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that succinctly describes IATA and its Dangerous Goods Regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by air. I couldn’t say it any better myself! Contact me with…

Articles or Substances that do not Require a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods

The Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are recognized by most of the world’s airlines as the standard for the transportation of dangerous goods by air.  In practice, anyone offering a dangerous good for transport by…

Training Requirements for Persons Involved in the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

In case you haven’t heard, the transportation in commerce of lithium batteries of all types – and of almost all sizes – is subject to the regulations of several regulatory agencies depending on how it is to be transported. Transportation…

FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Amazon for Alleged Violations of HazMat Transportation Regulations

The Bullet: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) alleges that Amazon, Inc. violated USDOT regulations for the transportation of hazardous materials by air on several occasions.  It has proposed fines as a civil penalty for those alleged violations. The information for…

Classification of Lithium Batteries for Transportation in Commerce

Classification of Lithium Batteries for Transportation in Commerce

Persons involved in the transportation in commerce of lithium batteries are subject to the regulations of at least one – or perhaps all – of the following regulatory agencies: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the U.S. Department…

Q&A: Using the Marine Pollutant Marking by Land and Water

Here’s a question someone posted to Hazmat101, a Yahoogroup on December 1, 2015: To  compare notes. Are marine pollutant placards required on a truck that contains non-bulk packages on its way to the port per 49 CFR? What if the…

Use of Package Orientation Arrows in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The 57th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) specifies the requirements for, and exclusions from use of, package orientation arrows on certain packages of dangerous goods when transported by air. The IATA…