The new edition of the IATAâ€™s Dangerous Goods Regulations went into effect at the begining of the year and incase you need refreshed, here are a few changes that will affect the industry.
Alterations to the Dangerous Goods List:
New entries to the list include UN 3507 Uranium hexafluoride, radioactive material, excepted package, UN 3508 Capacitor, asymmetric and 17 entries for adsorbed gases.
Proper Shipping Names have been changed in several entries as well. Air bag inflators, air bag models and seat belt pretensioners are no longer used in the entries, and are now noted as UN 0503 Safety devices. Articles are no longer included in the packing groups as well. New requirements have been added for specific packaging and require applicable address labels for each of the items as well.
New dimensions for marking and labels are now required and must be clearly identified on the label. Hazardous materials and labels have a specific shape now. This shape is a line inside of the edge, which creates a diamond shape, with a 2 mm wide box. The previous label specifications for the DGR are accepted until December of 2016.
The method for packing dangerous goods has also been altered. Entries such as the PI 203 and PI 7203 (primarily aerosols and gas cartridges) or PI 213, can now be transported without packaging. Several other alterations have been made to the packing requirements, so be sure and read the entries to ensure youâ€™re in line with the changes.
Lithium Battery Entries
Lithium Battery transportation has been a hot topic for the shipping industry as of late, and the new entries to the DGR signify a few changes to the market. These batteries are now restricted to Cargo Aircraft Only shipments. There are also new stipulations for their transport which fall under the new special provisions (A201) and the State of Origin and the State of the Operator may authorize shipment on passenger aircraft when necessary. Packaging changes and labeling have also been effected by this change, as one might imagine.
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