Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 3
- H.R. 6275 Air Cargo Security Act of 2010 to establish federalized screening centers; and
- H.R. 6410 Air Cargo Security Act to screen 100% of all cargo transported on all–cargo aircraft.
- The purpose of GHS classification of environmentally hazardous substances is to identify and communicate materials that have a persistent, toxic, and bio–accumulative affect on aquatic life.
- The EHS criteria will result in a significant increase in materials regulated as hazardous.
- You must have data on the materials you ship. You can test using the EHS criteria or generate the data in other ways, such as looking at an (M)SDS for the transportation information (Section 14), the ecological effects (Section 12), the composition (Section 3), and the physical and chemical properties (Section 9).
- If you don’t have data to prove your material is non–hazardous and others have data showing it is hazardous, then you have to regulate it as hazardous as well.
- A major issue with the EHS rules is that not everyone is familiar with the international requirements. Some commented that carriers are stopping packages that have GHS marking, not realizing that materials can be an environmentally hazardous substance, BUT not a DOT marine pollutant.
- Incomplete, illegible, or incorrect shipping papers (usually the fault lies with the shipper here);
- Improper and unsafe load securement; and
- Placards that are wrong, missing all together, missing on one side, not applied square–on–point, or faded.
Tags: DOT, GHS, hazmat shipping
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