Upcoming Dangerous Goods Training Classes - 2012(All Feature Lithium Batteries)
- October 16, 2012 (Tuesday) – Warehouse Employees
- November 13-14-15, 2012 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) – Ocean Initial
- November 27, 2012 (Tuesday) – Air Recurrent
- December 4-5-6, 2012 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) – Air Initial
- Domestic Cosmetics and Perfume Shippers On-Line Program available 24/7 (Features Special Permit 9275)**
In-House Training subject to schedule availability.
Our 2013 schedule will be posted on this website in early December.
Check our website for the 2012 Schedule which is now available.
** This program has been updated to reflect changes in DOT Special Permit 9275 that went into effect on 1 September 2012. If your training certificate has expired or is nearing expiration and you use the permit you should take the course over once again.
Domestic U.S. D.O.T. Special Permits
We are repeating the changes that went into effect on September 1st 2012 and January 1st 2013. They will affect domestic shippers of cosmetics, flavorings, pharmaceuticals, and research laboratory chemicals in particular.
There are over 300 companies and individuals that are parties to the SP-9275 in particular. Most are major corporations but there are also a considerable number of small businesses that also utilize the special permit. A significant number of the products covered by the SP also qualify as consumer commodity, ORM-D.
Two very significant changes will affect these products.
- Effective 1 September 2012, shipments that qualify under Special Permit 9275 will require new markings on the outer packages. The packages must be marked DOT SP-9275, the name of the permit holder (you company name for example) and the description “contains ethyl alcohol”.
ABC COSMETICS LTD
CONTAINS ETHYL ALCOHOL
- CONSUMER COMMODITY, ORM-D-AIR will cease to exist as a domestic PSN and Classification after 31 December, 2012. For Highway and rail shipments ORM-D will be phased out effective 1 January 2014.
- On 1 January 2014, products that would have previously been shipped as ORM-D should qualify as Limited Quantity and would require the new LTD QTY markings on the package that went into effect on 1-1-2012.
- PHMSA has indicated they are considering extending the effective date for highway and rail until January 1, 2015. Check future newsletters for more information.
The Marking requirements:
- LTD QTY by highway & rail: (effective 1-1-2014)
- For limited quantities in classes/divisions 3, 4.1 (PG II & III), 5.1 (PG II & III), 5.2 (Types B-C-D-E-F that do not require temperature controls), 6.1 (PG II & III), 8 (PG II & III), and class 9 (PG II & III) by highway and rail there are no longer any shipping paper requirements unless the material meets the definition of a hazardous substance, hazardous waste, marine pollutant or is being shipped by vessel or air.
- CAUTION: Very strict quantity limitations exist and combination packagings are always required so make sure you consult CFR 49, §173.150 through §173.156 before shipping those classes or divisions as limited quantities.
- For shipments that qualify for air freight: (effective 1-1-12)
- Air freight shipments will require the above “y” mark plus the hazard label(s). Check your IATA Regulations for more details.