Updated Hazardous Materials Regulations

At Ingenium we strive to keep our clients notified of important changes in our industry in order to help you stay compliant with federal and local regulations.

Notable amendments to the HMR in this final rule include adding, revising or removing certain proper shipping names, hazard classes and packing groups from the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT).

You may be seeing some changes to your shipping documentation.  Those include:

Amendments to Column (5) Packing Group

In this final rule, PHMSA is removing packing group assignments from the following HMT entries:

Proper shipping name UN No.
Ammunition, tear-producing, non-explosive, without burster or expelling charge, non-fuzed UN2017
Ammunition, toxic, non-explosive, without burster or expelling charge, non-fuzed UN2016
Batteries, containing sodium UN3292
Batteries, wet, filled with acid, electric storage UN2794
Batteries, wet, filled with alkali, electric storage UN2795
Batteries, wet, non-spillable, electric storage UN2800
Lithium ion batteries including lithium ion polymer batteries UN3480
Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment including lithium ion polymer batteries UN3481
Lithium ion batteries packed with equipment including lithium ion polymer batteries UN3481
Lithium metal batteries including lithium alloy batteries UN3090
Lithium metal batteries contained in equipment including lithium alloy batteries UN3091
Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment including lithium alloy batteries UN3091
Mercury contained in manufactured articles UN3506
Oxygen generator, chemical (including when contained in associated equipment, e.g., passenger service units (PSUs), portable breathing equipment (PBE), etc.) UN3356
Safety devices, electrically initiated* UN3268
Tear gas candles UN1700

 

In addition to what has been identified above, packing group designations for all proper shipping names with the UN numbers and names referenced in the Self Reactive table (49 CFR 173.224) and the Organic Peroxide table (49 CFR 173.225) have also been removed.

Ingenium representatives are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the above HMR amendments, or any other regulatory issues. Please feel free to contact us at 800-805-6236.

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