IATA Addendum to 56th Ed. DGR
In effect as of January 1 this year, the 56th Edition DGR made many changes to the hazmat air shipping regulations. The addendum includes corrections, clarifications, and revisions to the IATA DGR. Hazmat air shippers should review the addendum, available here.
In addition to administrative corrections and revisions, this addendum to the 56th Ed. IATA DGR makes the following changes:
Updated State and Operator Variations
Various revisions to the operator variations (including for lithium batteries offered for transport to Delta Airlines and other carriers).
Revised Packing Instructions for Lithium Batteries and Other Materials
Amends Packing Instruction 968 (lithium batteries) to include the following language: "Packages and overpacks containing lithium batteries must be offered to the operator separately from the goods in the consolidation not subject to these Regulations."
Adds a requirement under packing instructions for articles (PI 565 and PI 679). Packagings offered under these packing instructions must meet PG II performance standards.
Correction to PI 961 - UN3268 "Air bag inflators, Air bag modules, or Seat-belt pretensioniers" are now described as "Safety devices, electrically initiated."
Revision to the note on limitations at IATA DGR 18.104.22.168 for spare lithium ion batteries with a Watt-hour rating between 100 and 160 in checked or carry-on baggage.
Marks and Labels
Big Change for "Marine Pollutants"—The "environmentally hazardous substance" marking is not required on single packagings and combination packagings deemed "not restricted" under Special Provision A197 (net quantity of less than 5 L or 5 kg).
Adds a note allowing shippers to use hazard labels that conform to the 55th Edition DGR specifications, where the line is not 2 mm in width, until Dec. 31 2016.
Compliance with the latest IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is critical to prevent rejected shipments, incidents in transit, emergency landings, and US DOT fines as high as $75,000 per day, per violation. IATA requires hazmat air shipping employees to be trained once every 24 months. [IATA 1.5] Under US DOT rules, employees must be trained whenever rules change that affect their jobs. [49 CFR 172.704]
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