IATA Issues Addendum II to 55th Edition DGR

Posted on 6/13/2014 by James Griffin

On June 6, 2014, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the second addendum to its 55th Edition (2014) Dangerous Goods Regulations. Compliance with the 55th Edition DGR has been mandatory since January 1 of this year. Below is a summary of some of the revisions made in this Addendum, the full text of which is available here
For US-based hazmat shippers, the following amendments to the DGR may be significant: 
  • State Variation USG-04 for environmentally hazardous substances updated to match the terms and conditions of 49 CFR 172.101, Appendix A.
  • State Variation USG-05 for explosives updated to include the US Department of Transportation’s new policies for consumer fireworks.
  • State Variation USG-12 for emergency response telephone numbers updated to conform to the terms and conditions of 49 CFR 172.604.
  • The IATA DGR Emergency Response Guide (ERG) code for all lithium-ion battery shipments has been changed to “9F” from “9FZ.”
IATA released its first addendum to the 55th Edition DGR back in December 2013. Information on Addendum I can be found here and the full addendum can be found on IATA’s website
Ensure compliance by keeping up to date on the latest hazmat air shipping rules—including Addenda I and II to the 55th edition IATA Dangerous Good Regulations—at the upcoming Hazardous Materials Air Shipper Certification Workshops, presented in cities nationwide. 

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