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Hazardous Material Classification

FAQ: Is Asbestos Waste a Hazardous Material? A Hazardous Waste?

FAQ: Is Asbestos Waste a Hazardous Material? A Hazardous Waste?

Question: I am the carrier for an asbestos waste that has been removed from schools, businesses, and residences.  Is it subject to PHMSA/USDOT regulations as a hazardous material (HazMat) when transported?  Please help! Answer: Asbestos waste may be a hazardous…

The Classification of Alcohol Wipes

The Classification of Alcohol Wipes

In the front office, break room, shop floor, and the back of the glove compartment in your car, you’re sure to find those neat individual packets of alcohol wipes. Small towelettes soaked in alcohol – usually isopropanol or ethanol –…

Q&A: How do I Determine If I Have a Class 8 Corrosive per USDOT/PHMSA Regulations?

This conversation started with a phone call in late May 2016: In sum, a business was trying to determine the information necessary in order to classify a substance as a Class 8 Corrosive for transportation in commerce.  He had been…

Q&A: How do I Ship a HazMat (Class 1 Explosive) Without a Packing Group?

Here’s a question back on January 8, 2016 from a frequent customer of mine: Hi Dan, I have a hazardous material that doesn’t have a packing group in the hazardous materials table in §172.101, and I’m stuck. I need to…

An Explanation of USDOT’s Hazard Class 9 Miscellaneous

All hazardous materials subject to the regulations of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the USDOT must be classified as one or more of the nine hazard classes – or a division of a hazard class – identified…

Q&A: Transportation of Transformer Oil with PCBs

A question from a past Onsite Training customer (4.20.15): Daniel, I have a question. We need to ship out a sample approximately a quart of transformer oil which contains 550 ppm PCBs. If the material is below the RQ value (see…

Q&A: Transporting Asbestos as a Hazardous Material and the HazMat Endorsement on the Commercial Driver’s License

Here’s a question I received through my website: Good afternoon, I was wondering if you could tell me if a CDL driver needs a HAZ-Mat endorsement to haul asbestos, either friable or Non-friable? Thank you, My response: Asbestos is listed…

The Meaning of the Symbols in Column 7 of the Hazardous Materials Table

A Shipper of a hazardous material is responsible for its classification and packaging prior to offering it for shipment to a Carrier.  An important, but often overlooked, requirement for the safe and regulatory compliant transportation of a HazMat is an…

Packaging Wet Batteries for Transportation – 49 CFR 173.159

The transportation of various fluid-filled batteries containing either an acid electrolyte or an alkaline corrosive battery fluid will require the use of one of the following proper shipping names from the Hazardous Materials Table at 49 CFR 172.101: The first…

Special Provision 130 of the Hazardous Materials Table for the Shipment of Batteries, Dry, Sealed, n.o.s.

If the classification of batteries you intend to offer for transportation leads you to this entry in the Hazardous Materials Table of 49 CFR 172.101: Then, you may immediately notice the absence of any information in the Table other than…