IATA's 56th Edition DGR Now Mandatory
The US Department of Transportation recently updated its Hazardous Materials Regulations as well, to harmonize with international standards like the ICAO Technical Instructions and the IATA DGR. Learn more about the HMT 215M harmonization rulemaking here.
- Updated State and operator variations
- Airbag inflators, airbag modules, and seatbelt pre-tensioners now collected under the new Proper Shipping Name "Safety Devices"
- Lithium-metal batteries now prohibited from passenger aircraft
- New exceptions for marine pollutants in small quantities
- Clarifying revisions to marking/labeling specifications
Recently, IATA issued an addendum to the 56th edition to make technical corrections to the first printing of the new DGR. See what changed in the addendum here.
As an aid to users, the IATA DGR summarizes year-over-year significant changes and amendments in its introduction. The DGR uses symbols in the text to denote additions, changes, or cancellations from the previous year.
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