Headquarters
United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army
United States Army Installation Management Agency
    Europe Region Office
Heidelberg, Germany

Army in Europe
Regulation 55-4*

 

Headquarters
United States Air Forces in Europe
Unit 3050, Box 15
APO AE 09094-0015

USAFE
Instruction 24-203*

1 May 2003

Transportation and Travel

Safe Movement of Hazardous Goods by Surface Modes


*This publication supersedes AE Regulation 55-4/
USAFE Instruction 24-203, 31 December 2002.



For the CG, USAREUR/7A:

ANTHONY R. JONES
Major General, GS
Chief of Staff


Official:
 

GREGORY S. MARTIN
General, USAF
Commander
GARY C. MILLER
Regional Chief Information
  Officer - Europe
JOHN T. SALLEY, JR.
Colonel, USAF
Director of Security Forces

Summary. This publication--

  • Assigns responsibilities and prescribes policy and procedures for transporting DOD hazardous material (HAZMAT) and hazardous waste in the European theater.

  • Defines specifications of vehicles and transport units authorized to move dangerous goods over public highways.

  • Defines preparation and documentation requirements for transporting HAZMAT by road or rail when the HAZMAT will also be transported by sea or air.

  • Is based on the 2001 Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) and the 2001 Rglement International concernant le Transport des Marchandises dangereuses (RID) (European Regulation Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail). Website links in this publication are to the 2001 ADR.
  • NOTE: Host countries may specify more stringent procedures that will take precedence over procedures in this publication. Commands with operational responsibility in affected areas will report these procedures to the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-PT) for inclusion in this publication.

    Summary of Change. This revision prohibits personnel from climbing on vehicles and equipment that are loaded on railcars (para 36d(3)(a)).

    Applicability. This publication applies to activities and organizations located or operating in Europe. It does not apply to operations in the restricted areas of aerial ports or flight lines.

    Supplementation. Commanders will not supplement this publication without USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-PT) approval.

    Forms. This publication prescribes AE Form 55-4AA. AE and higher-level forms are available through the Army in Europe Publishing System (AEPUBS).

    Records Management. Records created as a result of processes prescribed by this publication must be identified, maintained, and disposed of by--

  • Army in Europe units according to AR 25-400-2. Record titles and descriptions are available on the Army Records Information Management System website at https://www.arims.army.mil.

  • USAFE units according to Air Force Manual 37-139.
  • Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this publication is the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-PT, DSN 370-7534). Users may suggest improvements to this publication by sending DA Form 2028 to the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-PT), Unit 29351, APO AE 09014-9351.

    Distribution. B (AEPUBS).



    CONTENTS


    Section I
    GENERAL


    Section II
    GENERAL INFORMATION


    Section III
    HAZMAT TABLE FOR CLASSES 2 THROUGH 9


    Section IV
    CLASS 1 AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS


    Section V
    MOVEMENT OF BULK FUEL ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS


    Section VI
    CLASS 7 RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS


    Section VII
    DANGEROUS GOODS ADVISER


    Appendixes
    A. References
    B. Training
    C. European Compliance Inspection Program
    D. Road Exemptions for Small Quantities of Material
    E. HAZMAT Transportation Checklists
    F. Sources of Accident Information Sheets, Spill-Control Equipment, and International Regulations
    G. Danger Labels, Placards, and Orange Rectangular Warning Plates
    H Using the Ammunition and Explosives Matrix
    I. Material Safety Data Sheets


    Tables
    1. HAZMAT Classes
    2. Preparing HAZMAT for Transport
    3. Compatibility and Mixed Loading
    4. Transportation Compatibility Chart for Ammunition and Explosives
    5. P001 Packing Instructions and Special Provisions
    6. P002 Packing Instructions and Special Provisions
    7. P302 Packing Instructions
    8. P408 Packing Instructions
    9. P600 Packing Instructions
    10. P903 Packing Instruction
    11. Packing-Level Code Relationships
    12. Absorbent Cushioning Material Guidance
    13. Required and Optional Configurations for Orange Plates and Diamond Placards
    14. Alphabetical List of Common Names
    15. Table of Hazardous Material
    16. Special Provisions
    17. Maximum Net Explosive Quantity for Transport Units
    18. Vehicles Authorized to Carry Class 1
    19. Security Risk Codes
    20. Transport Unit Markings
    21. Package Multiple-Item Limits
    22. A1 and A2 Values for Radionuclides
    23. General Values for A1 and A2
    D-1. Transportation Categories
    F-1. Spill-Control Equipment
    G-1. Label/Placard Explanations
    H-1. Accident Information Sheet


    Figures
    1. U.N. Package Code for Solids
    2. U.N. Package Code
    3. Basic Configuration for Orange Rectangular Warning Plates, Example 1
    4. Basic Configuration for Orange Rectangular Warning Plates, Example 2
    5. Multiproduct Configuration for Orange Rectangular Warning Plates, Example 3
    6. DGA Appointment Orders
    7. Accident Report Checklist
    B-1. ADR Certificate
    D-1. Determining if Loads May be Transported Under the Small Quantity Exemption
    E-1. Shipper's Checklist
    E-2. Receiver's Checklist
    G-1. Rail Labels 13 and 15
    H-1. Ammunition and Explosives Matrix
    I-1. Sample Material Data Safety Sheet

    Glossary



    SECTION I
    GENERAL


    1. PURPOSE
    This publication assigns responsibilities and prescribes policy and procedures for transporting DOD hazardous material (HAZMAT) and hazardous waste by surface (road or rail to and from water and aerial ports) throughout the area of applicability of the--


    2. REFERENCES
    Appendix A lists references.


    3. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS
    The glossary defines abbreviations and terms.


    4. RESPONSIBILITIES
    The safe movement of HAZMAT by road and rail is the responsibility of all personnel handling the material. Unless otherwise specified by this publication or host-country law, commanders are responsible for the safe execution of the HAZMAT movement program. All individuals participating in the transport process, by management or function, will be trained to a degree commensurate with their responsibility. Appendix B provides more information on training.


    5. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    This section identifies the major subdivisions of responsibility. Each subdivision includes the responsibility to train all individuals who take part in the operation. An individual or organization usually will be responsible for several functions during a single transport operation. For this reason, thorough transport-mission planning is required to identify all participants and coordinate responsibilities.


    SECTION II
    GENERAL INFORMATION


    This section provides instructions on planning and executing the transportation of HAZMAT by different modes of transportation.


    6. HAZMAT CLASSES
    Table 1 lists HAZMAT classes.

    Table 1
    HAZMAT Classes
    Class Description
    1.1Explosive substances and articles with a mass-explosion hazard
    1.2Articles with a projection hazard but not a mass-explosion hazard
    1.3Articles with a fire hazard and a minor blast hazard, minor projection hazard, or both; but not a mass-explosion hazard
    1.4Igniters, fireworks, and similar goods (less dangerous substances)
    1.5Very insensitive articles with a mass-explosion hazard
    1.6Extremely insensitive articles that do not have a mass-explosion hazard
    2.1Flammable gases
    2.2Nonflammable, nontoxic gases
    2.3Toxic gases
    3Flammable liquids
    4.1Flammable solids
    4.2Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
    4.3Substances that give off flammable gases on contact with water
    5.1Oxidizing substances
    5.2Organic peroxides
    6.1Toxic substances
    6.2Infectious substances
    7Radioactive substances
    8Corrosive substances
    9Miscellaneous dangerous substances


    7. PREPARING HAZMAT FOR TRANSPORT
    When preparing HAZMAT for transport, the questions in table 2 must be answered before the HAZMAT is shipped.

    NOTE: The ADR (chap 1.1.3.6) provides an exemption for some transport unit and driver requirements for small quantities of dangerous goods. Appendix D provides information on determining if the type and quantity planned for transport can meet the requirements for the small quantity exemption.

    Table 2
    Preparing HAZMAT for Transport
    Questions Explanation
    Which mode of transportation (road, rail, sea, air, inland waterway) or combination of modes will be used to transport the HAZMAT?Only qualified traffic-management specialists are authorized to select transportation modes for HAZMAT shipment in the Defense Transportation System. Unit movements will be according to approved unit-movement plans.

    Paragraphs 7b through d provide information on other modes.
    What is the proper classification of the HAZMAT?Identify the HAZMAT in one of the tables in this publication. If the material is not listed, it cannot be shipped without consulting a DGA or certified individual for direction.

    The proper classification includes the following:

  • The U.N. number for the material (in the UN column of the appropriate tables).

  • The proper shipping name (PSN) for the material (in the PSN column of the appropriate tables). When the PSN includes the abbreviation "N.O.S.," the chemical or technical name of the material must be included.

  • The proper shipping name must be written in uppercase letters.

  • The class and packing group for the material (from the respective table columns).


  • Examples of correct HAZMAT classifications are as follows:

  • Oxygen cylinder: UN 1072, OXYGEN, COMPRESSED, 2.2, ADR.

  • Methanol: UN 1230, METHANOL, 3, II, RID.

  • Cleaning compound: UN 1993, FLAMMABLE LIQUID N.O.S (toluene and benzene), 3, III, ADR.
  • Are there specific requirements for the various shipping modes?Check table 15 for special provisions. Consult a certified individual for direction if the shipment will include an air or sea segment.


    8. TRANSPORTATION DOCUMENTS

    NOTE: AE Regulation 55-355/USNAVEUR Instruction 4600.7G/USAFE Instruction 24-204 provides policy for organizational-level transportation. For Government-sponsored transport beyond organization assets (for example, rail), DD Form 1384-2 is normally required. The required information may be written on the DD Form 1384-2, or the form may be supplemented by AE Form 55-4AA.


    9. REQUIREMENT FOR A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL FOR VEHICLES CARRYING CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS (ADR, CHAPTER 9.1)
    When HAZMAT is handed over to a commercial carrier, it is the shipper's responsibility to ensure that the transporter has the proper equipment according to the following:



    10. U.S. FORCES HAZARDOUS MATERIAL VEHICLE CERTIFICATION PERMIT
    U.S. Forces vehicles do not have a commercial type certification and annual permit. Each vehicle used to transport HAZMAT is required to have an original hazardous material vehicle certification permit (HVCP) (Unit-Level Logistics System (ULLS) Form 5988E for U.S. Army vehicles, and Air Force Form 1800 for Air Force vehicles) in the vehicle. The HVCP--


    11. ADR DRIVER CERTIFICATE


    12. ACCIDENT INFORMATION SHEETS
    Drivers are required to carry an AIS for each hazardous substance or article carried or for each group of dangerous goods that present the same danger to which the substance or article belongs. AISs for class 1.1 through 1.6 ammunition and explosives are available on-line at http://www.per.hqusareur.army.mil/services/safetydivision/dangerousgoods/disclaimer.htm (choose Safety, Services, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety, then NATO Class 1 AIS). AISs for classes 2 through 9 are available at https://www.dcslog.hqusareur.army.mil/datastor/umi.cfm. Copies of AISs may also be obtained commercially using unit funds. Each AIS must be--


    13. WAIVERS
    When a specific requirement exists to carry a waiver, a copy of the waiver will be obtained through local movement control units from the 1st TMCA. USAFE units may contact their local transportation movement office (TMO) for assistance.


    14. MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT FOR DRIVERS AND TRANSPORT UNITS
    Transport units will have the following equipment:


    15. DANGEROUS GOODS QUANTITIES FOR WHICH VEHICLE SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED


    16. MIXED PACKING AND MIXED LOADING OF HAZMAT
    This section provides information on what is commonly known as "compatibility" or "segregation" in other publications.

    Table 3
    Compatibility and Mixed Loading (notes)
    REQUIRED PACKAGE LABELS
    (PRIMARY AND SUBSIDIARY)
    (table 15, column G)
    1.1,
    1.2,
    1.3,
    1.4,
    1.5,
    1.6
    1.4S 2.1
    2.2
    2.3
    3 4.1 4.1
    + 1
    4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 5.2
    + 1
    6.1 6.2 7A,
    B, C
    8 9
    1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 RR                          Z
    1.4S RXXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    2.1, 2.2, 2.3   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    3   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    4.1   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    4.1 + 1           X                   
    4.2   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    4.3   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    5.1   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    5.2   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    5.2 + 1                     X         
    6.1   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    6.2   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    7A, B, C   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    8   XXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    9 ZXXXX  XXXX  XXXXX
    NOTES:
    R: Mixed loading within class 1 is restricted by the transportation compatibility chart for ammunition and explosives (table 4).
    X: An "X" in an intersection indicates that packaged goods of these classes may be transported together in the same container, railcar, or vehicle, or on the same handling device or pallet.
    Z: Class 9 lifesaving devices UN 2990 and UN 3072 may be shipped with class 1 material.


    Table 4
    Transportation Compatibility Chart for Ammunition and Explosives (notes 1 through 4)
    Compatibility
    Group
    A B C D E F G H J L N S
    AX                     
    B  X  note 5              X
    C    XXX  X      notes 6 and 7X
    D  note 5XXX  X      notes 6 and 7X
    E    XXX  X      notes 6 and 7X
    F          X          X
    G    XXX  X        X
    H              X      X
    J                X    X
    KNot authorized for transport
    L                  note 8   
    N    notes 6 and 7notes 6 and 7notes 6 and 7          note 6X
    S  XXXXXXXX  XX
    NOTES: 1. An X in the intersection indicates that these groups may be transported together.
    2. Only class 9 UN 2990 and UN 3072 lifesaving devices may be shipped with class 1 material. All ammunition and explosives except for hazard class and division 1.4S will not be shipped in one railcar or vehicle with any other hazard class.
    3. Trash will not be transported with ammunition and explosives.
    4. This chart also applies between containers when more than one container is transported on the same transport unit.
    5. Ammunition and explosives in compatibility group B will not be shipped with ammunition and explosives in compatibility group D unless the packaging design is approved by a competent authority, or by a body designated by it. The packaging must be such that there is no danger of detonation transmission from compatibility group B to compatibility group D.
    6. Hazard class and division 1.6N may be transported together if it can be proven by test or analogy that no propagation is possible between items. Otherwise they should be treated as hazard class and division 1.1.
    7. When articles of compatibility group N are carried with articles of compatibility group C, D, or E, the articles of compatibility group N should be considered as compatibility group D.
    8. Packages containing substances or articles of compatibility group L may be loaded only on one vehicle with packages containing the same substances or articles of compatibility group L.


    17. PACKAGING

    Table 5
    P001 Packing Instructions and Special Provisions
    UN 1791Restriction: Packing group II must be in a vented package.
    UN 1133, 1263, and 1866Allowance: Substances in packing groups II and III may be carried in quantities of 5 liters or less (1.3 gallons) per package in metal or plastic packaging that is not required to be U.N.-certified, provided they are transported as a secured palletized load or in a pallet box.
    Single Packaging
      Maximum Capacity in Liters
    Drums Type Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    1A1 steel nonremovable head250450450
    1B1 aluminum nonremovable head250450450
    1N1 metal (other than steel or aluminum) nonremovable head250450450
    1H1 plastic nonremovable head250450450
    Jerricans Type Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    3A1 steel nonremovable head606060
    3B1 aluminum nonremovable head606060
    3H1 plastic nonremovable head606060
    Combination Packaging
      Maximum Net Weight in Kilograms
    Inner Packaging Outer certified packaging Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    Allowed inner packaging with maximum quantity in liters per inner package:

    Glass: 10
    Plastic: 30
    Metal: 40
    Type: Drums  
    1A2 steel removable head250400400
    1B2 aluminum removable head250400400
    1N2 metal (other than steel or aluminum) removable head250400400
    1H2 plastic removable head250400400
    1D plywood150400400
    1G fiberboard75400400
      Type: Box Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    4A steel250400400
    4B aluminum250400400
    4C1 and 4C2 natural wood150400400
    4D plywood150400400
    4F reconstituted wood75400400
    4G fiberboard75400400
    4H1 expanded plastic606060
    4H2 solid plastic150400400
    Type: Jerrican Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    3A2 steel removable head120120120
    3B2 aluminum removable head120120120
    3H2 plastic120120120
    Composite Packaging
    Type package Maximum Capacity in Liters
    Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    6HA1 or 6HB1 plastic inner receptacle with outer steel or aluminum drum250250250
    6HG1, 6HH1, or 6HD1 plastic inner receptacle with outer fiberboard, plastic or plywood drum120250250
    6HA2, 6HB2, 6HC, 6HD2, 6HG2, or 6HH2 plastic inner receptacle with outer steel or aluminum crate or box, or plastic inner receptacle with outer wooden, plywood, fiberboard, or plastic box606060
    6PA1, 6PB1, 6PG1, 6PD1, 6PH1, or 6PH2 glass inner receptacle with outer steel, aluminum, fiberboard, plywood, solid plastic, or expanded plastic drum 606060
    6PA2, 6PB2, 6PC, 6PG2, or 6PD2 glass inner receptacle with outer steel or aluminum crate or box, or with outer wooden or fiberboard box, or with outer wicker hamper606060


    Table 6
    P002 Packing Instructions and Special Provisions
    There are no special provisions for U.N. numbers in table 15. For the purposed of this publication, materials marked with an asterisk (*) will not be used if the contents can turn into liquid during transport.
    Single Packaging
      Maximum Net Mass in Kilograms
    Drums Type Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    1A1 steel nonremovable head400400400
    1A2* steel removable head400400400
    1B1 aluminum nonremovable head400400400
    1B2* aluminum removable head400400400
    1N1 metal other than steel or aluminum nonremovable head400400400
    1N2* metal other than steel or aluminum removable head400400400
    1H1 plastic nonremovable head400400400
    1H2* plastic removable head400400400
    1G* fiberboard400400400
    1D* plywood400400400
    Jerrican Type Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    3A1 steel nonremovable head120120120
    3A2* steel removable head120120120
    3B1 aluminum nonremovable head120120120
    3B2* aluminum removable head120120120
    3H1 plastic nonremovable head120120120
    3H2* plastic removable head120120120
    Boxes Type Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    4A* steelNot allowed400400
    4B* aluminumNot allowed400400
    4C1* natural woodNot allowed400400
    4D* plywoodNot allowed400400
    4F* reconstituted woodNot allowed400400
    4C2* natural wood with sift proof wallsNot allowed400400
    4G* fiberboardNot allowed400400
    4H2* solid plasticNot allowed400400
    Bags Type Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    5H3*, 5H4*, 5L3*, 5M2*Not allowed5050
    Combination Packaging
      Maximum Total Package Weight in Kilograms
    Inner Packaging Outer certified packaging Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    Allowed inner packaging with maximum net weight in kilograms per inner package:

    Glass: 10
    Plastic:* 50
    Metal: 50
    Paper:** 50
    Fiber:** 50

    *Must be sift-proof

    **Must be sift-proof and will not be used for packing group I
    Type: Drums 
    1A2 steel 400400400
    1B2 aluminum 400400400
    1N2 metal other than steel or aluminum400400400
    1H2 plastic 400400400
    1D plywood400400400
    1G fiberboard400400400
    Type: Box Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    4A steel400400400
    4B aluminum400400400
    4C1 natural wood250400400
    4C2 natural wood with sift proof walls250400400
    4D plywood250400400
    4F reconstituted wood125400400
    4G fiberboard125400400
    4H1 expanded plastic606060
    4H2 solid plastic250400400
    Type: Jerrican Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    3A2 steel 120120120
    3B2 aluminum120120120
    3H2 plastic120120120
    Composite Packaging
    Type Package Maximum Capacity in Liters
    Packing Group I Packing Group II Packing Group III
    6HA1, 6HB1, 6HG1,* 6HD1,* or 6HH1 plastic inner receptacle with outer steel, aluminum, plywood, fiber, or plastic drum400400400
    6HA2, 6HB2, 6HC, 6HD2,* 6HG2,* or 6HH2 plastic inner receptacle with outer steel or aluminum crate or box or, plastic inner receptacle with outer wooden, plywood, fiberboard, or plastic box757575
    6PA1, 6PB1, 6PG1,* or 6PD1* glass inner receptacle with outer steel, aluminum, fiberboard or plywood drum 757575
    6PA2, 6PB2, 6PC, 6PG2,* or 6PD2* glass inner receptacle with outer steel or aluminum crate or box, or with outer wooden or fiberboard box, or with outer wicker hamper757575
    6PH2 or 6PH1 glass inner receptacle with outer solid plastic or expanded plastic packaging757575


    Table 7
    P302 Packing Instructions (note)
    The following combination packaging process is authorized:
  • The combination package type is chosen based on the kit's base material (as opposed to the activator). The MSDS provides kit base component material.
  • The activator will be separately packaged in an inner packaging.
  • All components may be placed in the same outer U.N. package if the components will not react dangerously with each other.
  • The activator maximum quantity per inner package is 125 milliliters if liquid, or 500 grams per inner package if solid.
  • NOTE: This only applies to kits, UN 3269


    Table 8
    P408 Packing Instructions
  • For cells, the certified outer packaging conforming to packing group II with sufficient cushioning material to prevent contact between cells, contact with the outer packaging, and movement within the packaging during transport
  • Batteries--
      a. Will be protected from short circuit.
      b. May be transported unpackaged or in protected enclosures (such as crates) that are not required to be U.N.-certified.
      c. Will not be transported in a way that terminals are used to support the weight of other batteries or any other materials packaged with the batteries.
  • NOTE: This only applies to UN 3292.


    Table 9
    P600 Packing Instructions (note)
  • Outer packagings (1A2, 1B2, 1N2, 1H2, 1D, 1G, 4A, 4B, 4C1, 4C2, 4D, 4F, 4G, or 4H2) meeting the packing group II performance level. These articles must be individually packaged and separated from each other using partitions, dividers, inner packagings, or cushioning material to prevent inadvertent discharge.
  • Maximum net mass: 75 kilograms.
  • NOTE: This only applies to UN 1700, 2016, and 2017.


    Table 10
    P903 Packing Instructions (note)
  • Batteries will be protected from short circuit.
  • Certified packaging conforming to packing group II will be used.
  • When lithium cells or batteries are packed with equipment--
      a. The cells or batteries will be packed in inner packing group II fiberboard packagings.
      b. The equipment will be packed in strong outer packaging in such a manner that accidental operation is prevented during carriage.
  • NOTE: Only applies to UN 3090 and UN 3091.


    18. PACKAGE SELECTION
    Normally, HAZMAT is already packaged in suitable U.N.-certified packaging. To know how to properly package the substance or article requires an understanding of the relationship between the item packing group (table 15, column I), the packaging methods allowed in the packaging instructions (P code from table 15, column E), the type of HAZMAT, packaging material on-hand, and the code process for the U.N. package code. The U.N. package code varies slightly between certified packagings directly in contact with solids (materials, articles, or inner packages) and packagings in direct contact with liquids.

    NOTE: If no specific-gravity value is included in the code, the maximum specific gravity is assumed to be 1.2. For example, 3H2/Y/150/98/USA/PCA345 is a valid code for a liquid packaging that has a maximum specific gravity of 1.2.




    4G/Y19/S/94/USA/M4280


    Figure 1. U.N. Package Code for Solids


    Table 11
    Packing-Level Code Relationships
    Packing Group Package-Level
    Code Letter
    Allowed for Use
    Relative
    Danger Level
    IXHigh
    IIX or YMedium
    IIIX, Y, or ZLow




    1H1/X1.4/150/99/NL/VL826

    NOTES: 1. If no specific gravity value is included in the package code, the maximum is assumed to be 1.2. (For reference, the specific gravity of water is 1.0. A larger number is a heavier than the same amount of water.)
    2. 14.5 psi = 1 bar = 100 kPa.


    Figure 2. U.N. Package Code


    19. ASSOCIATED PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES

    Table 12
    Absorbent Cushioning Material Guidance
    Maximum liquid quantity Vermiculite in Centimeters:
    Type I, Grade 3 (fine)
    Type I, Grade 4 (super fine)
    Diatomaceous earth in centimeters
    On sides On top and bottom On sides On top and bottom
    0.5 liter
    (1 pint)
    2.63.95.111.5
    1.0 liter
    (1 quart)
    2.65.15.114
    3.8 liters
    (1 gallon)
    3.96.410.215.3
    7.6 liters
    (2 gallons)
    5.110.211.524.2
    19.0 liters
    (5 gallons)
    7.715.315.334.3
    24.6 liters
    (6.5 gallons)
    8.916.617.836.9
    49.3 liters
    (13 gallons)
    10.219.120.439.4
    56.8 liters
    (15 gallons)
    11.520.424.245.8



    20. SHIPPER MARKING AND LABELING FOR U.N. PACKAGES
    Marking is information written on the package.


    21. PALLET AND OTHER OVERPACK MARKING AND LABELING
    Sealed U.N.-certified packages may be placed inside crates, larger boxes, pallets, and other convenience-handling devices. These devices do not require a U.N. certification. However, all U.N. numbers and danger labels on the packages will be applied on the outside of the pallet or overpack. This includes orientation label 11 ("up arrows"). If all representative markings of the inner U.N. packages remain clearly legible from the outside (for example, if clear shrinkwrap is used to wrap the package), no further marking or labeling is required on the overpack.


    22. CONTAINERS


    23. LOADING, STOWAGE, AND UNLOADING


    24. PLACARDING AND ORANGE RECTANGULAR WARNING PLATES FOR ROAD TRANSPORT UNITS, RAILCARS, AND CONTAINERS

    NOTE: Table 13 provides required and optional configurations for orange plates and diamond placards.


    Table 13
    Required and Optional Configurations for Orange Plates and Diamond Placards (note)
    Load Description Plain (Neutral) Orange Rectangular Plates Numbered Orange Rectangular Plates Diamond Placards
    Package Goods
    Class 1Front and rear of transport unitN/ALeft, right, and rear of transport vehicle
    Classes 2 through 6, 8, and 9Front and rear of transport unitN/AN/A
    Class 7Front and rear of transport unitN/ANone. However, packages requiring vehicle placarding may not be transported with a U.S. Forces ADR certificate.
    Packaged goods under the small quantity exemptionN/AN/AN/A
    Tanks and Bulk
    Tank or bulk (primary method)Front and rear of transport unitLeft and right of each different tank compartmentLeft, right, and rear of transport vehicle
    Tank or bulk (ADR alternative for only one hazard identification number (HIN)/U.N. number)N/AFront and rear of transport unitLeft, right, and rear of transport vehicle
    Tank (ADR alternative for mix of UN 1202, 1203, 1223, and 1863)N/APlate referring to the lowest flashpoint HIN and U.N. number on the front and rear of transport unitLeft, right, and rear of transport vehicle
    Containers
    Tank or bulkFront and rear of transport unitBoth sides of the containerAll four sides of the container
    Not tank or bulkFront and rear of transport unitN/AAll four sides of the container for each label inside, except 11
    NOTE:
    Transport unit = truck or truck with trailer
    Vehicle = truck or trailer as individual parts of a transport unit


    25. PARKING BRAKE AND VEHICLE ENGINE


    26. PROCEDURES FOR VEHICLE BREAKDOWN AND MINOR ACCIDENTS
    Individual and supplemental AISs prescribe required emergency actions for the vehicle crew. This paragraph provides information on the actions that vehicle crews should take in case of a disabled vehicle or minor vehicle accident. These actions are not in priority order.


    SECTION III
    HAZMAT TABLE FOR CLASSES 2 THROUGH 9


    27. GENERAL

    b. Table 15 does not include every substance or article listed in the corresponding European regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by surface (rail and road). If a hazardous item or substance is not listed in the table, the item or substance will not be transported without the direction and approval of a certified individual.

    c. The Ammunition and Explosives Matrix (app H) provides similar data for class 1.


    28. HAZMAT TABLE

    NOTE: Although the U.N. number and PSN are in separate columns, the complete PSN consists of the U.N. number and the PSN (for example, 1001 ACETYLENE, DISSOLVED).

    Table 14
    Alphabetical List of Common Names (note)
    Name U.N. Number
    acetylene gas bottle1001
    acetylene, dissolved1001
    adhesive, not toxic not corrosive1133
    adhesives1133
    aerosol can1950
    air, compressed1002
    amines, corrosive liquid2735
    ammunition and explosives (see the Ammunition and Explosives Matrix (app H))Not applicable
    argon gas bottle1006
    argon, compressed1006
    battery fluid, acid2796
    battery fluid, alkali2797
    battery, acid2794
    battery, alkali2795
    battery, dry cell (potassium hydroxide)3028
    battery, liquid nonspillable2800
    battery, lithium3090
    battery, lithium installed in equipment3091
    battery, sodium3292
    butane1965
    butane in a cylinder1965
    carbon dioxide1013
    carbon dioxide (CO2) gas bottle1013
    caustic alkali liquid1719
    cleaning compound containing dichloromethane1593
    compressed air bottle1002
    corrosive flammable liquid2929
    corrosive liquid1760
    corrosive liquid, inorganic acid3264
    dichloromethane1593
    diesel fuel1202
    dry bleaching powder2208
    DS21760 or 2079
    empty packagingSee small quantity exemption (app D)
    ethyl methyl ketone1193
    fire extinguisher1044
    fire extinguisher containing compressed or liquefied gas1044
    fluorosilicic acid1778
    gasoil1202
    gasoline1203
    heating oil light1202
    helium gas bottle1046
    helium, compressed1046
    hypochlorite solution1791
    isopropanol1219
    isopropyl alcohol1219
    JP41863
    JP51863
    JP81223 or 1863
    kerosene1223
    MEK1193
    methanol1230
    methy ethyl ketone1193
    methyl alcohol1230
    MOGAS1203
    NATO fuel F-34 (JP-8)1863 or 1223
    NATO fuel F-40 (JP-4)1863
    NATO fuel F-44 (JP-5)1863
    NATO fuel F-46, F-49, and F-57 (MOGAS)1203
    NATO fuel F-54 (diesel)1202
    nitrogen gas bottle1066
    nitrogen, compressed1066
    oxygen gas bottle1072
    oxygen, compressed1072
    paint (not spray cans)1263
    paint spray cans1950
    phosphoric acid, liquid1805
    polyester resin kit3269
    potassium hydroxide, liquid1814
    potassium hydroxide, solid1813
    propane1965
    radioactive material2910 or 2911
    resin solution, flammable1866
    soda lye1824
    STB, dry2208
    sulphuric acid (more than 51 percent acid)1830
    toxic liquid, organic2810
    trichloroethane (1,1,1)2831
    trichloroethylene1710
    turpentine1299
    vehicles or equipment with internal combustion engines3166
    NOTE: This table provides an alphabetical list of common names (not necessarily PSNs). This table should be cross-referenced with table 15.


    Table 15
    Table of Hazardous Material (notes 1 and 2)
    A B C D E F G H I J
    1001Acetylene gas bottleACETYLENE, DISSOLVED2  V7, CV9, CV10, S22.12.1, (13)  Transport Category 2
    1002Compressed air bottleAIR, COMPRESSED2  CV9, CV102.22.2, (13)  Transport Category 3
    1006Argon gas bottleARGON, COMPRESSED2  V7, CV9, CV102.22.2, (13)  Transport Category 3
    1013Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas bottleCARBON DIOXIDE2  584, V7, CV9, CV102.22.2, (13)  Transport Category 3
    1044Fire extinguisher containing compressed or liquefied gas (see special provision 594)FIRE EXTINGUISHER2  594       
    1046Helium gas bottleHELIUM, COMPRESSED2  V7, CV9, CV102.22.2, (13)  Transport Category 3
    1066Nitrogen gas bottleNITROGEN, COMPRESSED2  V7, CV9, CV102.22.2, (13)  Transport Category 3
    1072Oxygen gas bottleOXYGEN, COMPRESSED2  V7, CV9, CV10  2.2 and 5.1, (13)  Transport Category 3
    1133 Adhesives. The difference between the four entries is in the description. The MSDS must be checked to determine which description is correct for the material. FP is flashpoint; BP is boiling (or initial boiling) point.
    1133Adhesive, not toxic not corrosive (see MSDS). FP below 23o C (73o F), BP not more than 35o C (95o F).ADHESIVES3P001
    640, S2, S203, (11)3ITransport Category 1
    1133Adhesive, not toxic not corrosive (see MSDS). FP below 23o C (73o F), BP more than 35o C (95o F).ADHESIVES3P001*640, S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1133Adhesive, not toxic not corrosive (see MSDS). FP at or above 230 C (73o F), BP above 35o C (95o F).ADHESIVES3P001*640, S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1193MEK; methyl ethyl ketone; ethyl methyl ketoneMETHYL ETHYL KETONE3P001S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1202Diesel fuel, heating oil light, gasoilDIESEL FUEL or GASOIL or HEATING OIL LIGHT3P001S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1203Gasoline, benzine, or MOGASGASOLINE or MOTOR SPIRIT3P001S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1219Isopropyl alcohol; IsopropanolISOPROPANOL or ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL3P001S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1223JP8 or kerosene (FP between 23o C (73o F) and 61o C (142o F))KEROSENE3P001S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1230Methyl alcohol; methanolMETHANOL3P001CV13, CV28, S2, S193 and 6.1, (11)3 and 6.1IITransport Category 2
    1263 Paint. The difference between the 4 entries is in the description. Check the MSDS to determine which description is correct for the material. FP is flashpoint; BP is boiling (or initial boiling) point. Paint can include lacquer, enamel, stain, shellac, varnish, polish, liquid filler, and liquid lacquer base. Paint-related material can include paint thinner or reducing compound.
    1263Paint, not toxic not corrosive (see MSDS). FP below 23o C (73o F), BP not more than 35o C (95o F).PAINT or PAINT-RELATED MATERIAL3P001163, 640, S2, S203, (11)3ITransport Category 1
    1263Paint, not toxic not corrosive (see MSDS). FP below 23o C (73o F), BP more than 35o C (95o F).PAINT or PAINT-RELATED MATERIAL3P001*163, 640, S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1263Paint, not toxic not corrosive (see MSDS). FP at or above 23o C (73o F), BP above 35o C (95o F).PAINT or PAINT-RELATED MATERIAL3 P001*163, 640, S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1263Paint, not toxic, not corrosive (see MSDS). Alternative to 3.5c if no nitrocellulose component. FP at or above 23o C (73o F), BP above 35o C (95o F).PAINT or PAINT-RELATED MATERIAL3 P001*163, 640, S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1299TurpentineTURPENTINE3P001S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1593Cleaning compound, slightly toxic, containing dichloromethaneDICHLOROMETHANE 6.1P001CV13, CV28, CW31, S96.1, (11)6.1IIITransport Category 2
    1710TrichloroethyleneTRICHLORO-ETHYLENE6.1P001CV13, CV28, CW31, S96.1, (11)6.1IIITransport Category 2
    1719 Caustic Alkali Liquid. Consult the MSDS to determine the correct classification. Do not use this classification for basic liquids that have their own entry.
    1719Caustic alkali liquid (see MSDS). Corrosive basic liquid.CAUSTIC ALKALI, LIQUID, N.O.S.8P0012748, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    1719Caustic alkali liquid (see MSDS). Slightly corrosive basic liquid.CAUSTIC ALKALI, LIQUID, N.O.S.8P0012748, (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    1760 Corrosive Liquid. May include DS2. Check the MSDS to determine the classification. Do not use this U.N. number when it can be classified under a specific substance (see also 2079 for DS2).
    1760Corrosive liquid, possibly including DS2. There are various U.N. numbers (such as UN 2079) for DS2, depending on the liquids that are combined to manufacture it (see MSDS). Item 66a is highly corrosive.CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S.8P001274, S208, (11)8ITransport Category 1
    1760Corrosive liquid (see MSDS). Corrosive.CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S.8P0012748, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    1760Corrosive liquid (see MSDS). Slightly corrosive.CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S.8P0012748, (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    1778Fluorosilicic acidFLUOROSILICIC ACID8P001  8, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    1791 Hypochlorite solution. The difference between the two entries is the strength of the corrosive: (b) is moderately corrosive and (c) is mildly corrosive. Determine the level by checking the MSDS packaging group.
    1791Hypochlorite solution (see MSDS). Corrosive.HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION8P0015218, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    1791Hypochlorite solution (see MSDS). Slightly corrosive.HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION8P0015218, (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    1805Phosphoric acid, liquidPHOSPHORIC ACID8P001  8, (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    1813Potassium hydroxide, solidPOTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLID8P002  88IITransport Category 2
    1814 Potassium Hydroxide Solution. The difference between the two entries is the strength of the corrosive: (II) is moderately corrosive and (III) is mildly corrosive. Determine the level by checking the MSDS packaging group.
    1814Potassium hydroxide, liquidPOTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLUTION8P001  8, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    1814Potassium hydroxide, liquidPOTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLUTION8P001  8, (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    1824 Soda Lye. The difference between the two entries is the strength of the corrosive: (II) is moderately corrosive and (III) is mildly corrosive. Determine the level by checking the MSDS packaging group.
    1824Soda lye (see MSDS). Corrosive solution of sodium hydroxide.SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION8P001  88IITransport Category 2
    1824Soda lye (see MSDS). Slightly corrosive solution of sodium hydroxide.SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION8P001  88IIITransport Category 3
    1830Sulphuric acid with more than 51 percent acidSULPHURIC ACID 8P001  8, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    1863JP4 (FP below 23o C (73o F))FUEL, AVIATION, TURBINE ENGINE3P001640, S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1863JP5 (FP above 23o C (73o F)). Alternative also JP8.FUEL, AVIATION, TURBINE ENGINE3P001S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1866 Resin Solution. The difference between the three entries is in the description. Check the MSDS to determine which description is correct for the material. FP is flashpoint; BP is boiling (or initial boiling) point.
    1866Resin solution, flammable (see MSDS). FP below 23o C (73o F), BP not more than 35o C (95o F).RESIN SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE3P001640, S2, S203, (11)3ITransport Category 1
    1866Resin solution, flammable, not toxic, not corrosive (see MSDS). FP at or above 23o C (73o F), BP above 35o C (95o F).RESIN SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE3P001*640, S2, S203, (11)3IITransport Category 2
    1866Resin solution, flammable, not toxic, not corrosive (see MSDS). FP at or above 23o C (73o F), BP above 35o C (95o F).RESIN SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE3P001*640, S23, (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    1950 Aerosols. Includes most things that come packaged in a pressurized spray can. The item designation is determined by the hazard characteristics of the total contents. Check the MSDS to determine the characteristics.
    1950Aerosol can with only inert contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.22.2  Transport Category 3
    1950Aerosol can with oxidizing contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV122.2 and 5.12.2 and 5.1  Transport Category 3
    1950Aerosol can with flammable contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.12.1  Transport Category 2
    1950Aerosol can with toxic contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV122.32.3  Transport Category 1
    1950Aerosol can with toxic and flammable contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.3 and 2.12.3 and 2.1  Transport Category 1
    1950Aerosol can with toxic and corrosive contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.3 and 82.3 and 8  Transport Category 1
    1950Aerosol can with toxic and oxidizing contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.3 and 5.12.3 and 5.1  Transport Category 1
    1950Aerosol can with toxic, flammable, and corrosive contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.3, 2.1, and 82.3, 2.1, and 8  Transport Category 1
    1950Aerosol can with toxic, oxidizing, and corrosive contentsAEROSOLS2  190, 625, CV9, CV12 2.3, 5.1, and 82.3, 5.1, and 8  Transport Category 1
    1965Butane in a cylinderHYDROCARBON GAS MIXTURE, LIQUIFIED, N.O.S. (BUTANE)2  CV9, CV10, S2, S202.12.1 and 13  Transport Category 2
    1965Propane in a cylinderHYDROCARBON GAS MIXTURE, LIQUIFIED, N.O.S. (PROPANE)2  V7, CV9, CV102.12.1 and 13  Transport Category 2
    2017CS tabletsAMMUNITION, TEAR-PRODUCING, NON-EXPLOSIVE6.1P600CV13, CV28, S9, S196.1 and 86.1 and 8IITransport Category 2
    2079DS2 (verify by MSDS). There are various U.N. numbers (such as UN 1760) for DS2.DIETHYLENETRIAMINE8P001  8, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    2208STB/dry bleachCALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE MIXTURE, DRY5.1P002CV245.15.1IIITransport Category 3
    2735 Amines, Liquid, Corrosive. Consult the MSDS to determine the correct classification. Do not use this classification for liquids that have their own entry.
    2735Amines, liquid, corrosive (see MSDS). Highly corrosive with FP above 61oC (142oF).AMINES, LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.8P001274, S208, (11)8ITransport Category 1
    2735Amines, liquid, corrosive (see MSDS). Corrosive with FP above 61o C (142o F).AMINES, LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.8P0012748, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    2735Amines, liquid, corrosive (see MSDS). Slightly corrosive with FP above 61o C (142o F).AMINES, LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.8P0012748, (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    2794Batteries, acid (used) (see special provision 598)BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ACID8  598       
    2794Batteries, acid (new or for disposal) (see special provision 598)BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ACID8  598       
    2795Batteries, alkali (used) (see special provision 598)BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ALKALI8  598       
    2795Batteries, alkali (new or for disposal) (see special provision 598)BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ALKALI8  598       
    2796Battery fluid, acidBATTERY FLUID, ACID8P001  8, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    2797Battery fluid, alkali BATTERY FLUID, ALKALI8P001  8, (11)8IITransport Category 2
    2800Batteries, wet, nonspillable. Verify by MSDS that the battery meets nonspillable requirement (see special provision 598).BATTERIES, WET, NONSPILLABLE8  598       
    2810 Toxic Liquid, Organic. The difference between the three entries is in the description. Check the MSDS to determine which description is correct for the material. Only experts are authorized to classify or to transport by interpreting this table. Contact the environmental office for assistance. If the item is already classified, units may proceed. Pesticide descriptions on the transport document must include the internationally recognized technical name.
    2810Toxic liquid, organic (see MSDS). Highly toxic. Defined in ADR marginal 2600.TOXIC LIQUID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.6.1P001274, CV1, CV13, CV28, CW31, S9, S176.1, (11)6.1ITransport Category 1
    2810Toxic liquid, organic (see MSDS). Toxic. Defined in ADR marginal 2600.TOXIC LIQUID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.6.1P001274, CV13, CV28, CW31, S9, S196.1, (11)6.1IITransport Category 2
    2810Toxic liquid, organic (see MSDS). Slightly toxic. Defined in ADR marginal 2600.TOXIC LIQUID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.6.1P001274, CV13, CV28, CW31, S96.1, (11)6.1IIITransport Category 2
    28311,1,1 trichloroethane1,1,1 TRICHLOROETHANE6.1P001CV13, CV28, CW31, S96.1, (11)6.1IIITransport Category 2
    2910 Radioactive Materials. Consult the servicing radiation protection officer for assistance in determining the proper transportation requirements.
    2910Radioactive materials RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, EXCEPTED PACKAGE - LIMITED QUANTITY OF MATERIAL7  S5, S13, S21None    Transport Category 4
    2911Radioactive materialsRADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, EXCEPTED PACKAGE, INSTRUMENTS or ARTICLES7  CV33, S5, S13, S21None    Transport Category 4
    2920 Corrosive and Flammable Liquid. Consult the MSDS. Do not use this entry if the substance is listed under a specific item.
    2920A highly corrosive and flammable liquid (see MSDS)CORROSIVE LIQUID, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S.8P001274, S2, S208 and 3, (11)8 and 3ITransport Category 1
    2920A corrosive and flammable liquid (see MSDS)CORROSIVE LIQUID, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S.8P001274, S28 and 3, (11)8 and 3IITransport Category 2
    3028Dry cell batteries containing potassium hydroxide (see special provision 598)BATTERIES, DRY, CONTAINING POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLID8  598       
    3090Lithium batteriesLITHIUM BATTERIES 9P903230, 636, V199IITransport Category 2
    3091Lithium batteries installed in equipmentLITHIUM BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT9P903230, 636, V199IITransport Category 2
    3166Internal combustion engines and equipment containing enginesNot regulated as dangerous goods by the ADR or RID.
    3264 Corrosive Liquid, Inorganic. Consult the MSDS to determine the correct inorganic liquid classification. Do not use this classification for liquids, such as battery acid, that have their own entry.
    3264Corrosive liquid, inorganic, acid (see MSDS). Highly corrosive liquids that are acid.CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.8P001274, S208 (11)8ITransport Category 1
    3264Corrosive liquid, inorganic, acid (see MSDS). Corrosive liquids that are acid.CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.8P0012748 (11)8IITransport Category 2
    3264Corrosive liquid, inorganic, acid (see MSDS). Slightly corrosive liquids that are acid.CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.8P0012748 (11)8IIITransport Category 3
    3269 Polyester Resin Kit. Consult the MSDS to determine the correct packing group.
    3269Polyester resin kitPOLYESTER RESIN KIT3P302S2, S203 (11)3IITransport Category 2
    3269Polyester resin kitPOLYESTER RESIN KIT3P302S23 (11)3IIITransport Category 3
    3292Batteries containing sodiumBATTERIES, CONTAINING SODIUM4.3P408239, 295, V1, CV234.34.3IITransport Category 2
    NOTES:
    1. The information in this table is required for documenting, labeling, marking, and placarding HAZMAT shipments sent by surface modes. This table does not include every substance or article listed in corresponding European regulations for transport of dangerous goods by surface. The substances and articles listed represent the HAZMAT most commonly shipped by DOD activities in Europe.
    2. This table applies only to packaged goods. Class 1 is found in appendix H. Bulk fuels are found in section V. The servicing DGA must be contacted for packaged or bulk shipments of other goods.


    Table 16
    Special Provisions
    163This is a generic name. If the substance has a specific name found elsewhere in the table, the specific name must be used.
    190
  • Must be provided with protection against inadvertent discharge.
  • If the article's capacity is no more than 50 milliliters nontoxic, road and rail regulations do not apply.
  • 230Each battery and cell will be equipped with an effective means to prevent external short circuit.
    274This PSN must be immediately followed by a proper technical name in parentheses. A recognized technical name (not a "trade name") will be provided.
    295Batteries do not need to be individually marked and labeled if the pallet is marked and labeled.
    521Solid chlorites and hypochlorites are class 5.1.
    584When packaged in small capsules with less than 25 grams of gas at not more than 0.75 grams per cubic centimeter, this is not subject to the road and rail regulations.
    594This is exempt from road and rail dangerous goods regulations when either installed as a component or when transported packaged in a strong outer package and protected against inadvertent discharge (the pin or other safety device is installed and secured).
    598Exempt from road and rail dangerous goods provisions when the cases are undamaged; there is no HAZMAT on the outside; they are secured in such a way that they cannot fall, slip, or otherwise be damaged (such as secured to a pallet); and are protected from short circuits.
    625Outer packages must be marked "UN 1950 AEROSOLS."
    636Packages containing used lithium cells or batteries in unmarked internal packages will be marked "Used lithium cells."
    640The flashpoint and boiling point (if identified) found in the MSDS must be entered in the transport document.
    CV1
  • Loading or unloading in a built-up public place is prohibited without special permission from the competent authority. Loading or unloading in any other public place is prohibited without advance notice to the competent authority, unless for safety reasons.
  • If handling operations are required in a public place for any reason, substances and articles of different kinds will be separated according to labels.
  • CV9Cylinders must be secured so they cannot overturn or fall.
    CV10Cylinders that are sufficiently stable or in a restraint device may be secured and carried upright. Otherwise, cylinders will be laid longitudinally to the vehicle or container, except that those in the front will be laid lateral to the vehicle or container. Cylinders will be wedged, attached, or secured so they cannot shift.
    CV12When pallets loaded with these articles are stacked, each tier must be evenly distributed over the lower tiers using intermediate weight-distribution material as required.
    CV13If any of this substance leaks or spills in the vehicle or container, the vehicle or container may not be reused until thoroughly cleaned and (if necessary) disinfected or decontaminated. Any other goods or articles carried in the same load will be examined for possible contamination.
    CV23When handling packages, special care will be taken to avoid contact with water.
    CV24Before loading, the load compartment must be thoroughly cleaned and free of any combustible debris (for example, straw, hay, paper).
    CV28This substance will not be loaded in proximity to food or animal foodstuffs and should not be loaded in the same container or load compartment. However, if the substance must be loaded with food or animal foodstuffs, the items will be kept apart by one or more of the following means:
  • Separate using complete partitions at least as high as the packages for items with 6.1, 6.2, or 9 labels.
  • For packages not bearing the 6.1, 6.2, or 9 label, or UN 2212, 2315, 2590, 3151, 3152, or 3245, maintain a space of at least 0.8 meters between the item and the food or foodstuff.
  • Completely cover 6.1, 6.2, or label 9 substances with sheeting or other suitable material.
  • CV33For assistance in understanding these requirements, a trained radiation protection officer or noncommissioned officer should be consulted. AR 11-9 provides information on the Army Radiation Protection Program.

  • If a package is damaged or appears to be leaking, access to the area will be restricted and a qualified person will, as soon as possible, assess the extent of contamination and the resultant radiation level of the package. The scope of the assessment will include the package, the vehicle, the adjacent loading and unloading areas, and, if necessary, all other material that is or had been carried with the load.

  • Pre- and post-transport swipe tests and monitoring will be according to section VI.
  • CW31Railcars and containers that have contained this substance will be checked after unloading for any residue and properly cleaned.
    S2No flame devices such as lights or heaters will be in operation during loading or unloading. The load compartment will be entered only with explosion-proof lights and flashlights.
    S5The requirement for an AIS does not apply.
    S9Stops for service will not be made near inhabited places or places frequented by the public. Longer stops require the consent of the competent authorities.
    S13When a transported item cannot be delivered, it will be kept in a safe place and competent authorities will be notified for disposition instructions.
    S17The vehicle must be supervised at all times by a responsible individual when loaded in excess of 1,000 kilograms of the substance or article. (This requirement is not applicable to railcars.)
    S19The vehicle must be supervised at all times by a responsible individual when loaded in excess of 5,000 kilograms of the substance or article. (This requirement is not applicable to railcars.)
    S20The vehicle must be supervised at all times by a responsible individual when loaded in excess of 10,000 kilograms of the substance or article. (This requirement is not applicable to railcars.)
    S21The vehicle must be supervised at all times by a responsible individual when loaded except when both of the following apply:
  • The load compartment is locked or otherwise protected from unloading.
  • The dose rate does not exceed 5 microsieverts per hour (microSv/h) at any accessible point on the outer surface of the vehicle.
  • V1Packages will be transported only in closed or covered vehicles, closed or covered railcars, and closed or covered containers
    V7Vehicle and container must be ventilated. (This requirement is not applicable to railcars.)



    SECTION IV
    CLASS 1 AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS


    This section provides additional requirements applicable to class 1. The requirements in sections I to III also apply.


    29. SHIPMENT PREPARATION


    30. CLASS 1 SHIPMENT DOCUMENTATION


    31. CLASS 1 TRANSPORT GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    Vehicles and containers loaded with ammunition and explosives will be transported only with a valid HVCP on approved military vehicles or valid B3 certificate on EX/II and EX/III commercial vehicles, in authorized railcars, or in certified Container Safety Convention (CSC)-approved freight containers.


    32. VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

    NOTE: For road-only transport, class 1.4S items reside within the small quantity exemption. Therefore, neither the orange rectangular warning plates or the 1.4S diamond placards are required when the small quantity exemption information is included on the transport document (app D).

    Table 17
    Maximum Net Explosive Quantity for Transport Units
    Subdivision 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 (note) 1.5 and 1.6 Empty
    uncleaned packages
    Compatability
    Group
    AOther
    than A
    AllAllOther
    than S
    SAllAll
    Item Number 011 to 1213 to 2526 to 3435 to 4546, 4748 to 5091
    EX/II 6.251,0003,0005,00015,000Unlimited5,000Unlimited
    EX/III 18.7516,00016,00016,00016,000Unlimited16,000Unlimited
    NOTE: The NEW for 1.4S items being transported does not apply towards the total net explosive mass in the transport unit.


    Table 18
    Vehicles Authorized to Carry Class 1 (notes 1 and 2)
      1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
    M1008, TRUCK CARGO (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M1074, PLS (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M35 SERIES, 2½ TON TRUCK (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M813 SERIES, TRUCK CARGO 5 TON (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M814 SERIES, TRUCK CARGO 5 TON (XLWB) (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M871 SERIES, TRAILER FLATBED (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M872 SERIES, TRAILER FLATBED (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M915 SERIES, TRUCK TRACTOR, LINE HAUL (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M916, TRUCK TRACTOR (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M923 SERIES, TRUCK CARGO 5 TON (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M926 SERIES, TRUCK CARGO 5 TON (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M928 SERIES, TRUCK CARGO 5 TON (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M931 SERIES, TRUCK CARGO 5 TON (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M932, TRUCK TRACTOR 5 TON (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M977, HEMTT (EX/II)XXXXXX
    M1009, CUCV (note 3)      X   
    M101 SERIES, TRAILER CARGO ¾ TON (note 3)      X   
    M1026, HMMWV (note 2)      X   
    M105 SERIES, TRAILER CARGO 1½ TON (note 3)      X   
    M998, HMMWV (note 2)      X   
    Commercial and nontactical vans and trucks (note 4)XXXXXX
    Commercial and nontactical vans and trucks (note 5)      X   
    NOTES: 1. An "X" in an intersection indicates approval for transport.
    2. Servicing ASPs or quality assurance specialists (ammunition surveillance) (QASASs) should be contacted for vehicles not listed.
    3. These vehicles are limited to carrying hazard and division 1.4, storage compatibility group S.
    4. U.S. Forces-owned diesel engine type vehicles with a separate load compartment which have a valid HVCP or meet provisions of national law with an ADR vehicle certificate of approval as EX/II or EX/III.
    5. Vehicles without a diesel type engine, without a separate load compartment, or without an HVCP or without a commercial certificate as an EX/II or EX/III vehicle can only be used to transport hazard class and division 1.4S.


    33. CLASS 1 RAIL LOADING AND UNLOADING


    34. RAIL SECURITY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    All rail transports of ammunition and explosives will be escorted by armed military guards. Security service will be determined based on present official threat conditions and the security category of the material. Specific security requirements will be obtained from the local military intelligence or provost marshal office. Rail security crews will be requested through the branch MCT or MCT from the supporting provost marshal or security office. A passenger- or DOD-owned guard car will be included in the rail-movement planning.


    35. CLASS 1 IN-HOUSE MOVEMENTS

    NOTE: Air Force personnel will transport munitions according to Air Force Manual 91-201 and other applicable Air Force directives while on Air Force installations.


    36. TRANSPORTATION SECURITY FOR ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND EXPLOSIVES

    NOTE: After duty hours or in case of an emergency, the Emergency Operation Cell (EOC), HQ, 21st TSC, will be notified to implement necessary measures for notifying key personnel (DSN 484-7700).

    NOTE: The shipper must ensure that classified AA&E is under constant surveillance by U.S. Government personnel with a Secret clearance while intransit from origin to final destination, regardless of the mode of transportation being used.

    NOTE: The OPM, HQ, 21st TSC, can provide technical advice for supercargo operations.

    NOTE: The shipper must coordinate through transportation channels with the OPM, HQ, 21st TSC, to obtain MP and host-country security services for intransit security operations on barges (supercargoes).

    Table 19
    Security Risk Codes
    Code Security Risk
    1Highest Sensitivity (Category I)
    2High Sensitivity (Category II)
    3Moderate Sensitivity (Category III)
    4Low Sensitivity (Category IV)
    5Highest Sensitivity (Category I) Secret Item
    6Highest Sensitivity (Category I) Confidential Item
    7Unclassified
    8High Sensitivity (Category II) Confidential Item
    PPilferable Item
    UUnclassified


    SECTION V
    MOVEMENT OF BULK FUEL ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS


    This section provides additional requirements applicable to bulk transport of class 3 in tanks. The requirements of sections I to III also apply.


    37. GENERAL
    Bulk fuels will be transported in design-approved, certified tank vehicles, demountable tanks (such as a tank and pump unit) or tank containers. All tank vehicles, vehicles carrying demountable tanks or tank containers, and their tanks will be certified according to the ECIP outlined in appendix C.


    38. ADDITIONAL TRANSPORT DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS


    39. MARKING TRANSPORT UNITS


    Table 20
    Transport Unit Markings (note)
    Type Fuel

    (PSN (uppercase))

    (Packing Group)
    Orange Rectangular
    Warning Plate
    Hazard and
    Identification Number
    Placards
    JP8

    Class 3
    KEROSENE












    or


    Class 3
    FUEL, AVIATION
    TURBINE ENGINE

    III


    Placard 3 on both sides
    and rear of the vehicle
    JP4

    Class 3
    FUEL, AVIATION
    TURBINE ENGINE

    II
    Placard 3 on both sides
    and rear of the vehicle
    JP5

    Class 3
    FUEL, AVIATION
    TURBINE ENGINE

    III
    Placard 3 on both sides
    and rear of the vehicle
    Diesel
    (DF2)

    Class 3
    DIESEL FUEL

    III
    Placard 3 on both sides
    and rear of the vehicle
    Heating oil

    Class 3
    HEATING OIL,
    LIGHT

    III
    Placard 3 on both sides
    and rear of the vehicle
    MOGAS
    (Benzine)

    Class 3
    GASOLINE or
    MOTOR SPIRIT

    II
    Placard 3 on both sides
    and rear of the vehicle
    NOTE: Table 16 provides NATO fuel codes.



    Figure 3. Basic Configuration for Orange Rectangular Warning Plates, Example 1 (top)


    Figure 4. Basic Configuration for Orange Rectangular Warning Plates, Example 2 (middle)


    Figure 5. Multiproduct Configuration for Orange Rectangular Warning Plates, Example 3 (bottom)


    40. BULK MATERIALS NOT LISTED
    Bulk materials not listed will not be transported without specific authorization and guidance from a certified individual.


    41. SPECIAL ROUTING REQUIREMENTS IN GERMANY


    42. FUEL TANKER TRANSPORT BY RAIL



    Section VI
    CLASS 7 RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS


    43. GENERAL
    Radioactive commodities deployed with a unit are considered carriage. Safety rules implemented by this publication must be followed.

    NOTE: MC-1 and Troxler soil moisture density gauges require a special permit and special conditions to transport. The unit DGA must be contacted when planning to move these items.


    44. PREPARING ITEMS FOR TRANSPORT
    Table 21 provides limits on multiple-item packages. When preparing radioactive material for transport--

    Table 21
    Package Multiple-Item Limits (note)
    Nuclide Item Activity Activity Total Number of Items
    Tritium  8 TBq200 Ci.Shipped in one package
      M1 Collimator370 GBq10 Ci.20
      Muzzle Reference Sensor370 GBq10 Ci.20
      AP Light, M58330 GBq9 Ci.20
      AP Light, M59330 GBq9 Ci.20
      Telescope, Mounted190 GBq5 Ci.40
      HF Mechanism120 GBq3.2 Ci.60
      M140 Boresight Device110 GBq3.0 Ci.60
      Telescope, Elbow59 GBq1.6 Ci,100
      Compass, Lensatic7GBq0.2 Ci1,000
    Am-241  400 GBq10 Ci. 
      M43A19.3 MBq250 Ci.40,000
    Ni-63  40 TBq1,000 Ci. 
      CAM370 MBq10 mCi.100,000
    NOTE: GBq = gigabecquerel, MBq = megabecquerel, TBq = terabecquerel, Ci = curie


    45. PROTECTION
    Items will be placed in a strong, tight container in such a way that they will not shift. The container will be sealed shut.


    46. INFORMATION
    Inside the container, the following information will be provided:


    47. STATEMENTS


    48. ITEM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES
    Item managers will--


    49. LOADER RESPONSIBILITIES
    Loaders will--


    50. RECEIVER AND CONSIGNEE RESPONSIBILITIES
    The receiver or consignee will--


    51. PRODUCER OF PACKAGING MATERIAL
    Units producing packaging material or overpacks for radioactive material will follow applicable DOD packaging instructions. DOD packaging instructions comply with U.N. recommendations. Marking and labeling of this packaging material will also conform to DOD regulations. Personnel producing this packaging material must be properly trained.


    52. THE DRIVER AND CONSIGNEE


    53. OWNER OF PACKAGINGS RESPONSIBILITIES
    Owners of packagings will ensure that--


    54. PARKING
    Vehicles must be supervised according to the special provisions of table 15. In any other case, parking is only allowed in parking lots identified by installation commanders and routing authorities (for example, HMCTs).


    55. PROCEDURES FOR RECEIVING AND OPENING PACKAGES

    NOTE: Licensees transferring special form sources in licensee-owned or -operated vehicles to and from a worksite are exempt from the contamination monitoring requirements of subparagraph b(2) above but are not exempt from the requirement to measure radiation levels required to ensure that the source is still properly lodged in its shield.

    Table 22
    A1 and A2 Values for Radionuclides (note)
    A10.2 TBq
    A15 Ci
    A20.02 TBq
    A20.5 Ci
    NOTE: These figures will be used when only beta- or gamma-emitting nuclides are known to be present.


    56. DETERMINING A1 AND A2 VALUES



    1. The appointment will be by the commander of the serviced organization.

    2. Appointment orders will specify the following:

    3. Appointment orders will identify any limits in duties, such as modes of transportation, or duties specifically not assigned. Unless the duties are assigned to an appointed DGA, the commander assumes responsibility for the function.

    4. Appointment orders will specify the following duties unless modified under the provisions of paragraph 3:

    NOTE: This report will be kept for at least 5 years.

    5. The appointment will identify any special-emphasis tasks or high-risk operations that require more frequent attention.

    6. If the DGA responsibility is an additional duty, the appointment orders will identify the basic duties or functions that the DGA must perform during the term of the appointment.


    Figure 6. DGA Appointment Orders



    ACCIDENT REPORT CHECKLIST

    1. Date of the accident.

    2. Time.

    3. Specific location.

    4. Dangerous goods involved, including the PSN, U.N. number, quantity, and type of U.N. or performance-oriented packaging (POP) packages.

    5. If bulk, the type and model of the vehicle and tank involved.

    6. A determination if the packaging contributed to the accident.

    7. Type of transport unit.

    8. Description of the accident and recommendations: what happened, what caused it to happen, how did the HAZMAT contribute to the severity, what measures need to be taken to prevent the accident or reduce the severity, what other noncontributing issues were found that were important for operations.

    9. Quantity of dangerous goods released in kilograms. If class 7, the activity and chemical symbol of the radionuclide.

    10. Was there a fire, explosion, or fire following an explosion (if not specified in para 8)?

    11. Extent of injury to individuals, animals, property, or the environment.

    12. Other details not otherwise listed.

    13. Report date and signature.

    NOTE: This report may be in a different format (such as a 15-6 investigation report or an existing safety or fire investigation report) as long as the information in paragraphs 1 through 13 is included in the report. The DGA will maintain a copy of the report.


    Figure 7. Accident Report Checklist



    59. DGA AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL TRAINING

     

    APPENDIX A
    REFERENCES


    SECTION I
    PUBLICATIONS

    International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations

    International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

    Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)

    Rglement International concernant le Transport des Marchandises dangereuses (RID) (European Regulation Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail)

    Gefahrgutverordnung Strae und Eisenbahn (German Ordinance on Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Railroad)

    DOD 4500.9-R, part I, Defense Transportation Regulation (Passenger Movement)

    DOD 4500.9-R, part II, Defense Transportation Regulation (Cargo Movement)

    DOD 4500.9-R-1, Management and Control of the DOD Intermodal Container System

    DOD 4500.32-R, volume I, MILSTAMP

    DOD 4500.32-R, volume II, MILSTAMP TACs

    DOD 5100.76-M, Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives

    DOD 4500.54-G, Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide

    Military Standard (MIL-STD) 129P, Standard Practice for Military Marking

    MIL-STD 1386 series

    AR 11-9, The Army Radiation Safety Program

    AR 25-400-2, The Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS)

    AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives

    AR 190-14, Carrying of Firearms and Use of Force for Law Enforcement and Security Duties

    AR 385-64, U.S. Army Explosives Safety Program

    Training Circular 38-3/Air Force Pamphlet 24-205, Guide for Basic Military Preservation and Packing

    Military Handbook 138, Container Inspection Handbook for Commercial and Military Intermodal Containers

    Air Force Instruction 24-202, Preservation and Packing

    Air Force Instruction 91-207, The US Air Force Traffic Safety Program

    Air Force Joint Manual 24-204/Technical Manual 38-250, Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments

    Air Force Manual 91-201, Explosives Safety Standards

    Air Force Technical Order 11A1-46, Firefighting Guidance, Transportation, and Storage Management Data

    Air Force Technical Order 11A1-61 series, Load Securing Guidance

    USEUCOM Directive 64-1, Transportation Policy and Management

    AE Regulation 55-355/USNAVEUR Instruction 4600.7G/USAFE Instruction 24-204, Joint Transportation and Traffic Management

    AE Regulation 385-7, Respiratory Protection Program

    USAREUR Regulation 55-1, United States Army Motor Vehicle Operations on Public Roads

    USAREUR Regulation 190-13, The USAREUR Physical Security Program

    USAREUR Regulation 190-62, Police and Investigation Services: Employment and Authority of Military Police, Unit Police, and Courtesy Patrols

    USAREUR Regulation 200-1, USAREUR Environmental Quality Program

    USAREUR Regulation 350-1, Training in USAREUR

    USAREUR Regulation 385-10, Implementation of Hazard Communication Standard

    United States Army Materiel Command Drawing 19-48-75-5


    SECTION II
    FORMS

    DD Form 626, Motor Vehicle Inspection (Transporting Hazardous Materials)

    DD Form 1348-1A, Issue Release/Receipt Document

    DD Form 1384-2, Transportation Control and Movement Document

    DD Form 1387, Military Shipping Label

    DD Form 1387-2, Special Handling Data/Certification

    DD Form 1907, Signature and Tally Record

    DD Form 1911, Materiel Courier Receipt

    DA Form 581, Request for Issue and Turn-in of Ammunition

    DA Form 3151-R, Ammunition Stores Slip

    Unit-Level Logistics System Form 5988E, Equipment Inspection Maintenance Worksheet

    Air Force Form 1800, Operator's Inspection Guide and Trouble Report (General Purpose Vehicles)

    AE Form 55-4AA, European Dangerous Goods Surface Transport Document (Road/Rail/Inland Waterway)

    AE Form 55-355A, Freight Warrant Rail

    AE Form 55-355D, Railcar Manifest

    AE Form 55-355M, Import/Export Customs Declaration (Numbered)

     



    APPENDIX B
    TRAINING


    B-1. GENERAL
    Personnel who have not successfully completed the training prescribed by this publication will not undertake and will not be directed to undertake duties related to transportation of dangerous goods. Commanders will use trained and knowledgeable individuals to perform functions in the commander's name to ensure the minimum risk, compliance with regulations, and compliance with the law. These individuals will be held accountable for their actions.

    B-2. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


    B-3. TRAINING COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS


    B-4. SAMPLE DRIVERS ADR CERTIFICATE
    ADR certificates are issued by a national authority. Shippers who transfer dangerous goods to a driver for transport will verify that the individual assigned driver responsibilities, and the codriver (for class 1), have valid ADR certificates as required by this publication. The color of the certificate is usually orange but may vary with each country. The certificate should have the items shown in figure B-1. The shipper must verify these items. This requirement applies to U.S. Forces vehicle crews as well as commercial drivers.


     

    APPENDIX C
    EUROPEAN COMPLIANCE INSPECTION PROGRAM


    C-1. PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
    This appendix provides procedures and standards for maintenance services, repairs, and inspections as required by host-country law.


    C-2. GENERAL


    C-3. APPLICABILITY


    C-4. PROCEDURES

     

    APPENDIX D
    ROAD EXEMPTIONS FOR SMALL QUANTITIES OF MATERIAL


    Certain quantities of compatible packaged goods may be transported under less-stringent carrier requirements using the small quantity exemption (also known as the Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) table of exemption).


    D-1. RESTRICTIONS
    The small quantity exemption will not applied to the following:

    NOTE: The ADR small quantity exemption is not the same as limited quantities in U.S. Title 49 or other international regulations. Use of ADR- or RID-defined limited quantities is not authorized except under the direction of a dangerous goods adviser.


    D-2. GENERAL
    This policy applies to whole transport units as opposed to a vehicle (glossary).

    Load not exceeding the exemption limits prescribed in 1.1.3.6. Calculated value = _____.


    D-3. LOADS WITH THE SAME TC NUMBER

    NOTE: Because they do not count against the total, items from TC 4 may be included.


    Table D-1
    Transportation Categories
    TC Number TC Maximum Quantity
    TC 0NONE (exemption not possible)
    TC 1 (high danger)20
    TC 2 333
    TC 31,000
    TC 4 (low danger)Unlimited


    D-4. LOADS WITH MORE THAN ONE TC NUMBER


    TC
    Number
    Actual Quantity Maximum TC
    Quantity
    GO/NO GO
    With Maximum
    Quantity
    Multiplication
    Factor
    TC Result
    TC 0None permitted0  Not applicableNone permitted
    TC 1  20  50 
    TC 2  333  3  
    TC 3  1,000  1 
    TC 4  UnlimitedGONot applicableUnlimited allowed without
    addition to the total
      Total of TC Result entries 
    GO total 1,000 or less
    NO GO total more than 1,000
     



    EXAMPLE 1: May the small quantity exemption be used when shipping one pallet of STB with a total product weight of 240 kilograms with 60 propane cylinders, each with 20 pounds of propane net weight?

    SOLUTION:

  • STB is class 5.1 and TC 3. Propane is class 2.1 and TC 2. Since more than one good will be loaded, table 1 must be checked to see if the items can be loaded together. In this case, the items are compatible.

  • The maximum combined quantity must be calculated to determine if the load meets exemption requirements. The STB, TC 3, weights 240 kilograms, which is under the TC maximum quantity limit of 1,000 kilograms. The propane is a gas liquefied under pressure, so it is measured by net weight in kilograms. Each cylinder contains 20 pounds of propane, which is 9.1 kilograms. The 60 cylinders of propane weigh 546 kilograms. The limit for TC 2 is 333 kilograms. Therefore, the propane may not be shipped in a single transport unit under the small quantity exemption. Therefore, the planned load cannot be made under the exemption.

  • EXAMPLE 2: May the items in example 1 be shipped in two transport units under the small quantity exemption?

    SOLUTION:

  • The goal is to split the load so that both transport units meet exemption requirements. Because the STB is on a pallet, it should be kept together and the propane should be split. The propane could be split with 240 kilograms in transport unit 1 and 296 kilograms in transport unit 2 as follows:
  • TC
    Number
    Actual Quantity Maximum TC
    Quantity
    GO/NO GO
    With Maximum
    Quantity
    Multiplication
    Factor
    TC Result
    TC 0None permitted0GONot applicable None permitted
    TC 1020GO500 x 50 = 0
    TC 2250333GO3250 x 3 = 750
    TC 32401,000GO1240 x 1 = 240
    TC 40UnlimitedGONot applicableUnlimited allowed without
    addition to the total
      Total of TC Result entries750 + 240 = 990
    GO total 1,000 or less
    NO GO total more than 1,000
    GO

  • The TC result for transport unit 1 (990) is below 1,000. Therefore, transport unit 1 may use the small quantity exemption. The amount "990" will be entered in the statement on the transport document.
  • TC
    Number
    Actual Quantity Maximum TC
    Quantity
    GO/NO GO
    With Maximum
    Quantity
    Multiplication
    Factor
    TC Result
    TC 0None permitted0GONot applicable None permitted
    TC 1020GO500 x 50 = 0
    TC 2296333GO3296 x 3 = 888
    TC 301,000GO10 x 1 = 0
    TC 40UnlimitedGONot applicableUnlimited allowed without
    addition to the total
      Total of TC Result entries750 + 240 = 888
    GO total 1,000 or less
    NO GO total more than 1,000
    GO

  • The transport unit 2 total TC result (880) is below 1,000. Therefore, transport unit 2 may use the small quantity exemption. The amount "880" will be entered in the statement on the transport document.

  • EXAMPLE 3: May the following materials be shipped in one transport unit under the small quantity exemption?

    SOLUTION:

  • The compatibility chart (table 3) must be checked to determine if all the items may be loaded together. They are, so the process can proceed.

  • Establish the table:
  • TC
    Number
    Actual Quantity Maximum TC
    Quantity
    GO/NO GO
    With Maximum
    Quantity
    Multiplication
    Factor
    TC Result
    TC 0None permitted0GONot applicable None permitted
    TC 1020GO500 x 50 = 0
    TC 2200333GO3200 x 3 = 600
    TC 34001,000GO1400 x 1 = 400
    TC 40UnlimitedGONot applicableUnlimited allowed without
    addition to the total
      Total of TC Result entries 1,000
    GO total 1,000 or less
    NO GO total more than 1,000
    GO

  • Each TC actual quantity is less than its respective maximum TC quantity, so the first check is complete. Proceed by multiplying each actual quantity by its multiplication factor to get the TC result.

  • The sum of the TC results is exactly 1,000, which meets the exemption requirement. This load may be loaded on one transport unit under the small quantity exemption. The amount "1,000" will be entered in the statement on the transport document.

  • Figure D-1. Determining if Loads May be Transported Under the Small Quantity Exemption

     

    APPENDIX E
    HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION CHECKLISTS


    The checklists in figures E-1 and E-2 are designed to ensure that the transportation of hazardous material (HAZMAT) is according to this publication and that the HAZMAT will be accepted by the receiving organization.


    E-1. Units responsible for transporting HAZMAT may modify the checklist in figure E-1. A "U" (unsatisfactory) in any block of this checklist requires that the problem area be corrected before release of the transport unit.


    E-2. The checklist in figure E-2 is optional for personnel who receive HAZMAT.


    TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CHECKLIST FOR THE SHIPPER
    CONSIGNOR:CONSIGNEE:
    CARRIER:LOCATION OF INSPECTION:
    TRACTOR IDENTIFICATION:PRIMARY OPERATOR'S NAME:
    TRAILER IDENTIFICATION:PRIMARY OPERATOR'S LICENSE NUMBER:
    DATE:TIME:
    EXPORT LICENSE NUMBER (COMMERCIAL):KW/KG (COMMERCIAL):
    TRANSPORT UNIT DOCUMENTATION
    HVCP OR CIVILIAN VEHICLES B3 CERTIFICATE TRUCK/TRACTOR:
    HVCP OR B3 CERTIFICATE TRAILER:
    VEHICLE DISPATCH, REGISTRATION, OR VALID LEASE:
    ROUTE MAP OR MARCH CREDIT:
    VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
    TWO FIRE EXTINGUISHERSSUAT LEAST ONE CHOCK BLOCK PER VEHICLE AND TRAILERSU
    VEHICLE PLACARDSSUSHOVEL, BROOMSU
    TRANSPORT UNIT ORGANGE PLATESSUSEWER COVERSSU
    TWO REFLECTIVE WARNING TRIANGLES, TWO CONES, OR TWO ORANGE FLASHING LAMPS WITH BATTERIESSUABSORBENT MATERIALSU
    PERSONAL EQUIPMENT CHECK FOR EACH OCCUPANT OR VEHICLE
    ONE FLASHLIGHTSUBOOTS, RUBBERSU
    ONE REFLECTIVE WARNING VEST OR SUITSUAPRON OR COVERALLSSU
    EYE PROTECTIONSUEYE RINSE BOTTLE WITH FRESH WATERSU
    GLOVES, LEATHERSUPROTECTIVE MASK OR GAS MASK WITH TYPE B FILTERSU
    VEHICLE TECHNICAL INSPECTION (DD FORM 626)
    VEHICLE INSPECTED BEFORE LOADINGSU  SU
    TRANSPORT UNIT INSPECTED BEFORE RELEASE
    PACKAGES/PALLETS UNDAMAGEDSUPACKAGES/PALLETS MARKED AND LABELEDSU
    COMPATIBILITY SEGREGATION MAINTAINEDSULOAD PROPERLY SECUREDSU
    TRUCK/TRAILER SEALEDSUFREIGHT CONTAINERS PLACARDED AND SEALEDSU
    ORANGE WARNING PLATES DISPLAYEDSUORANGE WARNING PLATES DISPLAYEDSU
    DOCUMENTATION FOR THE DRIVER (AS APPLICABLE)
    HVCP SUTRANSPORT DOCUMENT
    AE FORM 55-4AA
    SU
    DD FORM 626 FOR FUEL TANKER & AMMO PICK UP ONLY SUTANK CERTIFICATE   
    DD FORM 1384-2SUDD FORM 1348-1A OR ALTERNATE ACCOUNTABLE FORMSU
    AE FORM 55-355MSUCOMPETENT AUTHORITY APPROVAL OF EXEMPTIONSU
    ACCIDENT INFORMATION SHEETS WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERSSUSUPPLEMENTAL ACCIDENT INFORMATION SHEETS OR HAZARD WARNING SHEETSSU
    IATA DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATIONSUIMO CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATESU


    Figure E-1. Shipper's Checklist



    TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CHECKLIST FOR THE RECEIVER
    DRIVER INFORMED OF SPECIFIC TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND SAFETY RULES ON THE INSTALLATIONSU
    DRIVER PROVIDED WITH A STRIPMAP OR ESCORT AS APPLICABLESU
    TECHNICAL INSPECTION OF VEHICLES
    LIGHTS AND REFLECTORSSULANDING GEARSU
    ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENTSUTIRES, WHEELS, AND RIMSSU
    BRAKE SYSTEMSUFUEL SYSTEM (LEAKS)SU
    SUSPENSIONSUCOUPLING DEVICESSU
    INSPECTION OF LOAD
    DAMAGED PACKAGES/PALLETSSUDAMAGED TO RESTRAINTSSU
    LEAKS OR SPILLAGESUDAMAGED RELEASE VALVESSU
    BROKEN OR TAMPERED SEALSSU 
    INSPECTION AFTER DOWNLOADING/EMPTYING
    ALL VALVES ARE CLOSED AND SECUREDSUCARGO AREA IS CLEAN, DUNNAGE AND NAILS REMOVEDSU
    TARPS ARE CLOSED AND SECUREDSUDOORS, SIDEWALLS, AND TAILGATES ARE CLOSED AND SECUREDSU
    ORANGE WARNING PLATES AND PLACARDS COVERED OR REMOVED WHEN PURGEDSUDRIVER RECEIVES SHIPPING PAPER OF UNCLEANED PACKAGES OR TANKSSU


    Figure E-2. Receiver's Checklist

     

    APPENDIX F
    SOURCES OF ACCIDENT INFORMATION SHEETS, SPILL-CONTROL EQUIPMENT, AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS


    F-1. ACCIDENT INFORMATION SHEETS ON CD-ROM
    Only the accident information sheets (AISs) at http://www.per.hqusareur.army.mil (choose Safety, Services, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety, then NATO Class 1 AIS) and their translations may be used by the U.S. Forces when transporting class 1.


    F-2. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL-CONTROL EQUIPMENT
    The spill-control equipment by national stock number (NSN) in table F-1 may be procured through supply channels.

    Table F-1
    Spill-Control Equipment
    Spill Kits NSN
    Spill-response kit in 25-gallon drum, including seven 18 x 18 x 3-inch pads, one 4-inch x 8-foot sock, two 4-inch x 4-foot socks, one ¾-cubic-foot bag of absorbent, two Tyvek suits, two pair of nitrile gloves, one pair of safety goggles, and three waste-disposal bags. Absorbs 22 to 31 gallons.4235-01-432-7909
    Spill-response kit in 55-gallon drum, including fifteen 18 x 18 x 3-inch pads, two 4-inch x 8-foot socks, two 4-inch x 4-foot socks, three ¾-cubic-foot bags of absorbent, three Tyvek suits, three pairs of nitrile gloves, three pairs of safety goggles, and five waste-disposal bags. Absorbs 45 to 55 gallons.4235-01-423-7214
    Spill-response kit especially equipped for spills in or around water in 55-gallon drum, including ten 18 x 18 x 3-inch pads, five 2-inch x 10-foot socks, five ¾-cubic-foot bags of absorbent, two Tyvek suits, two pairs of nitrile gloves, two pairs of safety goggles, and one shovel. One 3½-gallon bucket, one 2-quart emulsifier, and five waste-disposal bags. Absorbs 45 to 55 gallons.4235-01-432-7221
    Spill-response kit in water-resistant nylon tote bag, including four 18 x 18 x 3-inch pads, two 2-inch x 5-foot socks, one ¾-cubic-foot bag of absorbent, and two waste-disposal bags. Absorbs up to 15 gallons.4235-01-432-7221
    Absorbent Materials NSN
    Loose absorbent, 1-cubic-foot bag (four bags per case; each bag absorbs up to 8 gallons).4235-01-423-7909
    Loose absorbent, 2-cubic-foot bag (three bags per case; each bag absorbs up to 16 gallons).4235-01-423-0711
    Pad, 18 x 18 x 3-inch (30 pads per case; each pad absorbs 2 gallons).4235-01-423-1463
    Sock, 2-inch x 10-foot (20 socks per case; each sock absorbs 3 gallons).4235-01-423-1467
    Sock, 4-inch x 8-foot (10 socks per case; each sock absorbs up to 4 gallons).4235-01-423-1465
    Boom (for water surface), 10-inch x 10-foot (3 booms per case; each boom absorbs 13 gallons).4235-01-423-2787


    F-3. SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS
    This list provides sources for ordering copies of international regulations. They are also available from resellers. Personnel who order these publications must specify the language required and ensure that they are receiving the current document.

     

    APPENDIX G
    DANGER LABELS, PLACARDS, AND ORANGE RECTANGULAR WARNING PLATES


    G-1. DANGER LABELS AND PLACARDS
    The Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), part 5.2.2.2.2 (Specimen Labels) (http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2001/English/Part5.pdf), provides sample pictures of package danger labels. These pictures also represent the road, rail, and container placards. Table G-1 explains what the labels mean. Figure G-1 provides sample rectangular rail labels 13 and 15.


    G-2. ORANGE RECTANGULAR WARNING PLATES
    The ADR requires all transport units carrying goods to display two rectangular, reflectorized, orange plates: one on the front and one on the rear of the transport unit. Examples of these plates and requirements for their use are in the ADR, part 5.3.2.2.2 (http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2001/English/Part5.pdf).

    Table G-1
    Label/Placard Explanations
    LABEL CLASS (Background Color)/Meaning
    Package labelAll
  • Package labels, except 11, are all 100mm by 100mm minimum, applied diamond-on-point. Explanatory text is permitted in the lower half of the label in addition to what is shown in the picture.
  • PlacardAll
  • Placards are all 250mm by 250mm minimum, applied diamond-on-point. Explanatory text is permitted in the lower half of the placard in addition to what is shown in the picture.
  • Label 11All
  • Package label 11, also used on handling devices, is 148mm x 210mm minimum. This is larger than the air transport label.
  • Placards 13 and 15All
  • Placards 13 and 15 are 105mm by 74mm minimum.
  • Orange rectangular plateAll
  • The plate is 300mm x 400mm minimum, with a black 15mm-wide boarder. Numbers are 100mm high. Plates will not be shop-made unless they can meet the special fire-resistant requirements prescribed by the ADR, part 5.3.2.2.2.
  • 11.1, 1.2, and 1.3
    (orange) explosive 1.2, 1.2, or 1.3
  • Must enter the class and division in place of the top two asterisks, and compatibility group in place of the lower asterisk, according to the rules in section IV.
  • 1.41.4
    (orange) explosive 1.4
  • Must enter the compatibility group in place of the asterisk according to the rules in section IV.
  • 1.51.5
    (orange) explosive 1.5
  • Must enter the compatibility group in place of the asterisk according to the rules in section IV.
  • 1.61.6
    (orange) explosive 1.6
  • Must enter the compatibility group in place of the asterisk according to the rules in section IV.
  • 2.12
    (red) compressed gas
  • Denotes class 2 substance with a flammable subsidiary risk. White or black print may be used.
  • 2.22
    (green) compressed gas
  • Denotes class 2 substance without flammable or toxic subsidiary risk. White or black print may be used.
  • 2.32
    (white) compressed gas
  • Denotes class 2 substance with a toxic subsidiary risk.
  • 33
    (red) flammable liquid
  • White or black print may be used.
  • 4.14.1
    (red and white stripes) flammable solid
    4.24.2
    (white over red) liable to spontaneous combustion
    4.34.3
    (blue) emits flammable gas on contact with water
  • White or black print may be used.
  • 5.15.1
    (yellow) oxidizing substance
    5.25.2
    (yellow) organic peroxide
    6.16.1
    (white) toxic
    6.26.2
    (white) infectious substance
    7A7 Category I
    (white) radioactive
  • No transport authorized under this publication without specific authorization.
  • 7B7 Category II
    (yellow over white) radioactive
  • No transport authorized under this publication without specific authorization.
  • 7C7 Category III
    (yellow over white) radioactive
  • No transport authorized under this publication without specific authorization.
  • 7D7
    (yellow over white) radioactive
  • No transport authorized under this publication without specific authorization.
  • 88
    (white over black) corrosive
  • Substances and articles which are corrosive, including acids and bases
  • 99
    (black and white stripes over white)
  • Substances and articles representing hazards within class 9
  • 11Not class specific
    (white)
  • Liquid contained in an inner package - this direction up.
  • 13Not class specific
    (red) shunt (hump) with care
  • Rail wagon application only; shock-sensitive cargo.
  • 15Not class specific
    (red) do not shunt (hump) or bump with other wagons
  • Rail wagon application only; very sensitive cargo.
  • 10, 12, 14Not applicable
  • Reserved for future use.



  • Figure G-1. Rail Labels 13 and 15

     

    APPENDIX H
    USING THE AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES MATRIX


    This appendix provides instructions for using the Ammunition and Explosives Matrix (fig H-1).


    H-1. STEP 1. Identify the Department of Defense identification code (DODIC) or national stock number (NSN) of the item to be transported.


    H-2. STEP 2. Select the matching DODIC (column 1) or NSN (column 2) entry in the table. Extract the following information:


    Table H-1
    Accident Information Sheet
    Table Code Supplemental AIS
    HFM
    JTH
    KWP
    LCP
    MHC
    N or PDU
    QCN/CS
    NOTE: This table should be cross-referenced with figure H-1, column 13.


    Figure H-1. Ammunition and Explosives Matrix

     

    APPENDIX I
    MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS


    I-1. Sample material safety data sheets (MSDSs) may be obtained from the Hazardous Material Information System CD-ROM. MSDSs are also provided with item and may be obtained from the supply-point database and on-line (for example, at http://hazard.com/msds).

    I-2. Figure I-1 is a modified example of a manufacturer's MSDS for paint. To determine how the product should be classified, there are two places to look:


    Figure I-1. Sample Material Data Safety Sheet
    (Part 1)
    (Part 2)
    (Part 3)

     

    GLOSSARY


    Section I
    ABBREVIATIONS

    1st TMCA1st Transportation Movement Control Agency
    21st TSC21st Theater Support Command
    37th TRANSCOM37th Transportation Command
    AA&Earms, ammunition, and explosives
    ADN Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures
    ADNR Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures - Rhein
    ADR Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route
    AFMANAir Force manual
    AISaccident information sheet
    ASGarea support group
    ASPammunition supply point
    ATMCTair terminal movement control team
    BqBecquerel
    Cicurie
    cm2 square centimeter
    CONUScontinental United States
    CSCContainer Safety Convention
    DADepartment of the Army
    DGAdangerous goods adviser
    DDDefense Department
    DODDepartment of Defense
    DODAACDepartment of Defense account activity code
    DODICDepartment of Defense Identification Code
    DOTDepartment of Transportation
    dpmdecomposition per minute
    ECIPEuropean Compliance Inspection Program
    G1Office of the G1, HQ USAREUR/7A
    G3Office of the G3, HQ USAREUR/7A
    G4Office of the G4, HQ USAREUR/7A
    GBqgigabecquerel,
    GGVSE Gefahrgutverordnung Strae und Eisenbahn
    HAZMAThazardous material
    HMCThighway movement control team
    HVCPhazardous material vehicle certification permit
    HQheadquarters
    IATAInternational Air Transport Association
    IBDinhabited building distance
    ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organization
    IMA-EuropeUnited States Army Installation Management Agency, Europe Region Office
    IMDGInternational Maritime Dangerous Goods
    IMOInternational Maritime Organization
    ISOInternational Standards Organization
    ITOinstallation transportation office
    JHMSCJoint Hazardous Materials Steering Committee
    kgkilogram
    kPakilopascal
    MAJCOMmajor command (USAFE)
    MBqmegabecquerel
    MCmovement control
    MCTmovement control team
    MEGCmultielement gas container
    MHEmaterial handling equipment
    MILSPECmilitary specification
    MILSTAMPMilitary Standard Transportation and Movement Program
    MOGASmotor gasoline
    MPmilitary police
    NEQnet explosive quantity
    NEWnet explosive weight
    NIOSHNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    NSNnational stock number
    OCCAocean cargo clearing authority
    OPMoffice of the provost marshal
    POCpoint of contact
    psipounds per square inch
    PSNproper shipping name
    QASASquality-assurance specialist (ammunition surveillance)
    RID Rglement International concernant le Transport des Marchandises dangereuses
    SRCsecurity risk code
    Sv/hsieverts per hour
    TBqterabecquerel
    TMtechnical manual
    TMOtransportation movement office
    TPUtank and pump unit
    ULLSUnit-Level Logistics System
    U.N.United Nations
    USAMC-EUnited States Army Materiel Command, Europe
    USAFEUnited States Air Forces in Europe
    USAREURUnited States Army, Europe
    USEUCOMUnited States European Command


    Section II
    TERMS

    battery vehicle
    A vehicle with an assembly of several cylinders, tubes, pressure drums, several bundles of cylinders, or several tanks interconnected by a manifold, permanently mounted in a frame, and permanently fixed to a transport unit.

    bulk or tank container
    A specific type of container designed to transport solid or liquid substances in bulk.

    capital letter
    Part of a European-unique system for identifying the subsidiary dangers associated with class 2 substances. Capital letters A, C, F, and T are found in place of the small letters used with other classes and associated with the item number. The capital letter is a mandatory entry on the transport document.

    carriage in bulk
    The carriage of a solid or liquid substance without packaging.

    carrier
    Any individual, company, or corporation commercially engaged in transporting cargo or passengers.

    closed vehicle
    A vehicle having a body capable of being closed.

    competent authority
    A single nationally designated agency legally assigned responsibility and authority for control and certification of a specific portion of the transportation process.

    consignor
    The individual that concludes a contract of carriage with the carrier. If no contract of carriage is concluded, the carrier is considered to be the consignor.

    container
    An article of transport equipment (lift van or other similar structure) of a permanent nature that is strong enough for repeated use and specially designed for the carriage of goods, by one or more means of transport, without breakage of the load. Containers are fitted with devices to allow for easy handling and filling, and have a capacity of at least 1 cubic meter.

    dangerous goods
    Hazardous material (substances and items) that may be transported only under certain conditions according to regulations. For transportation purposes, dangerous goods are synonymous with hazardous material.

    dangerous substance
    Substances and articles designated by this publication as dangerous.

    demountable tank
    A tank other than a fixed tank, a tank container, or an element of a battery-vehicle, with a capacity of more than 450 liters. Demountable tanks are not designed for the carriage of goods without breakage of the load and normally can only be handled when it is empty (for example, a tank and pump unit).

    driver
    Any individual trained, licensed, and authorized to drive military vehicles on public roads, and trained, licensed, and authorized to transport hazardous cargo on public roads under the provisions of the Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).

    expert
    A trained individual with enough experience to perform a function to a high standard.

    fixed tank
    A tank with a capacity of more than 1,000 liters that is structurally attached to a vehicle (which then becomes a tank-vehicle) or that is an integral part of the frame of the vehicle.

    handling device A convenience device that allows multiple United Nations (U.N.)-certified packages to be carried in one consolidated group, normally using mechanical handling equipment. Handling devices include crates, fiberboard consolidation boxes, 463L pallets, warehouse pallets, and similar objects that do not meet the definition of a container and that are not U.N.-certified packagings.

    hazardous material
    See dangerous goods.

    label
    The required symbols designating the hazardous material contained inside that are placed on packaging and package-handling convenience devices (such as pallets) when required.

    loader
    A person who gives dangerous goods to a carrier for transportation in his or her capacity as the direct owner of the goods, or a person who transports the dangerous goods.

    marking
    Information that is written or stenciled onto a package or other device. Also referred to as orange rectangular warning plates.

    military installation (confined)
    Roads running through Armed Forces areas that are open to the public for transportation and secured by obstacles with no controlled entry or exit.

    military installation (controlled)
    An installation guarded against unauthorized entry or crossing by structures or natural obstacles and that can only be entered through closed or controlled entry and exit points.

    mixed loading
    Placing different sealed, United Nations (U.N.)-certified packages in or on something else (for example, placing U.N. packages in a consolidation box, on a pallet, in a container, on a truck or railcar).

    mixed packing
    Placing different substances or items in the same United Nations-certified package.

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    U.S. certifying agency for respiratory protection devices.

    open vehicle
    A vehicle with a platform that has no superstructure or that has only sideboards and a tailboard.

    orange rectangular plate
    The plain orange plate is the mandatory symbol used to identify a vehicle transporting hazardous materials. Bulk transports are also required to have numbered orange plates to identify the contents.

    package
    The complete product of the packaging operation, consisting of the packaging container and its contents prepared for dispatch. The term includes gases and articles that, because of their size, weight, or configuration, may be carried unpackaged or carried in cradles, crates, or handling devices. The term does not apply to unpackaged articles or substances that are carried in bulk containers or bulk vehicles or to substances carried in tanks.

    packing group
    A Roman numeral code (I, II, or III) assigned by the Table of Hazardous Material (table 15) that designates the relative degree of danger of a particular material. "I" indicates the highest degree of danger, and "III" the lowest. This code relates directly to the level of United Nations packaging required. When a packing group is specified, it must be entered on the transport document.

    passenger
    An individual in a vehicle who does not have an assigned responsibility for the operation of the vehicle.

    piggyback transport
    Carriage of a road vehicle on a railcar.

    placard
    A diamond symbol at least 250-millimeters square in size that is applied to a vehicle, railcar, or container as required by this publication to designate the hazardous material inside. Placards have the same configuration as labels, but are of a different size.

    producer of packagings
    The activity or agency qualified and authorized to produce or manufacture packagings conforming to United Nations standards to contain hazardous materials.

    proper shipping name
    The mandatory name for a substance or article associated with the U.N. number. The proper shipping name is a required entry in the transport document.

    receiver
    The activity or agency where a shipment terminates. The activity is usually the final consignee, but may also be an agent for the final consignee (for example, a central receiving point or a temporary storage point for the ultimate consignee).

    requester
    Any person, activity, or agency requesting the transport of hazardous goods to a receiver.

    sheeted vehicle
    An open vehicle provided with a sheet (tarp) to protect the load.

    shipper/transshipper
    A service or agency activity (including the contract administration or purchasing office for vendors) or a vendor that originates shipments. Shipper also means the activity having physical custody of the goods at the time of shipment.

    small letter
    Part of a unique, European classification system, based on the Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), the Rglement International concernant le Transport des Marchandises dangereuses (RID) (European Regulation Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail), the Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures (ADN) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways), and the ADN-Rhein (ADNR), that uses lowercase letters (a, b or c) associated with the European item number. The letters designate the degree of danger posed by the substance or article, with "a" being the highest danger. The letters represent the packing groups associated with other international regulations and are a required entry on the transport document.

    small quantity exemption
    A European-specific road transport allowance for certain quantities of properly packaged and documented goods to be transported under less-stringent carrier requirements. This is not the same as "limited quantity" or "exempt quantity" allowances found under other regulations

    tank
    When used alone, a tank container, fixed tank, demountable tank, or an element of a battery vehicle.

    tank container
    An article of transport equipment (including tank swap-bodies) conforming to the definition of a container and built to contain liquid, gaseous, powdery, or granular substances.

    tank vehicle
    A vehicle built to carry liquids, gases, or powdery or granular substances that has one or more fixed tanks.

    transport category
    A European peculiar risk-based division of all hazardous materials into four categories, 0 through 4, which are used to determine quantities allowed to be carried under the small quantity exemption.

    transport unit
    A motor vehicle without an attached trailer, or a combination consisting of a motor vehicle and an attached trailer. A transport unit may be considered as a single vehicle or assembly with a trailer as it is prepared to be driven. For example, a 5-ton cargo truck driven without a trailer is a transport unit. A 5-ton cargo truck with a trailer is also considered a transport unit. The difference between "transport unit" and "vehicle" is important for placarding and compatibility purposes.

    United Nations (U.N.) number
    A four-digit code assigned by international agreement to represent a unique substance or group of substances as part of a proper shipping name. The code is recognizable regardless of language used to write the name of the substance.

    U.N.-certified package
    An internationally recognized and required package identifiable by a specific code that designates that the package is certified by a national competent authority to contain hazardous material (formerly known as performance-oriented packaging (POP) in the United States).

    vehicle
    In this publication and in the Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (ADR) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), any load containing a portion of a transport unit. A 5-ton cargo truck is a vehicle. A ¾-ton trailer is also considered a vehicle. The difference between "transport unit" and "vehicle" is important for placarding and compatibility purposes.

    vehicle crew
    One or more individuals in the vehicle during transport, including the driver, a codriver, and any other occupant who has been assigned responsibility for the operation of the vehicle. The vehicle crew does not include passengers.

    vehicle owner
    The person, corporation, or agency that owns and controls the configuration and certification of vehicles.

    wagon
    Railcar.

    wagon load
    Exclusive use of a railcar, regardless of whether or not the car is full.