Out with the old, in with the new!
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published the latest version of the Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide as DOT Chart 16. The following changes are included:
- Inclusion of the “new” lithium battery mark (optional as of January 1, 2017, mandatory as of January 1, 2019) and the “old” lithium battery handling marking (optional until December 31, 2018, forbidden as of January 1, 2019).
- Addition of the “new” Class 9 lithium battery handling label (optional as of January 1, 2017 and mandatory as of January 1, 2019).
- Removal of the transitional all yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2 placard with the “new” red and yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2. This transition was made final as of December 31, 2014.
- The addition of information indicating the DOT Chart 16 is available as a free mobile app.
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And of course, a disclaimer: please note this chart is intended for general guidance only and should not be used to determine compliance with 49 CFR, Parts 100-185.
Click here to view DOT Chart 16 (PDF).