Feature Article: Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations
- The new limited quantity markings will be mandatory. In addition to an exception for marine pollutant markings and Proper Shipping Names, limited quantity packages won’t require the material’s UN identification number. As it is no longer necessary, the special exception that was provided for “consumer commodities” has been removed.
- Provisions for fumigating containers have been consolidated in Section 5.5.2 of the IMDG Code. They include mandatory training for fumigators, marking and placarding requirements, and the need for a fumigation certificate for UN 3359 in transit.
- Engines, vehicle flammable liquid/gas powered (UN 3166) are now fully regulated unless specifically excluded under the new Special Provision (SP) 961.
- SP 961 provides exceptions for roll–on/roll–off ships, empty or near–empty fuel tanks, and wet or dry electrical battery–powered vehicles.
- SP 962 provides the carriage requirements for UN 3166. These include limiting liquid fuel tanks to 1/4 full or 250 L max; documentation; visual inspections of fuel tanks and batteries; and an exception for marks, labels, and placards.
- There are even some new Proper Shipping Names: toxic inhalation hazards (UN 3488–3493), Petroleum sour crude (UN 3494), Iodine (UN 3495), and Batteries, nickel–metal hydride (UN 3496).
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