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International Air Transportation Association (IATA)

Q&A: The Marine Pollutant Exception

This is a question from a customer of mine.  I had provided them with HazMat Employee Training (to meet USDOT regulations), training for the shippers and packers of dangerous goods by air as required by the International Air Transport Association…

General Requirements and Provisions for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

General Requirements and Provisions for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

The transportation of a lithium cell or battery requires the shipper to ensure it meets certain standards of testing and production before its transportation in commerce can be considered. The purpose of this article is to identify and explain the general…

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…

Significant Changes to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for 2016

Each year the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association are published anew.  That means that when the ball drops on 12.31.15 any copies of the 56th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations are worthless and must be replaced by…