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.