Have a safe and sane Fourth!
Sad Note -
Just before we wrapped up this month’s issue we were notified of the passing of our friend, colleague and primary vendor, Russ Bowen, the founder of the Bureau of Dangerous Goods LTD and Dangerous Goods
Supplies, Inc. Russ passed away on Friday, June 29th.
We had known Russ since early 1980 before he started The Bureau and later DGS. Russ had a passion for airline safety in particular, as evidenced in his attention to quality packaging details. Russ was the first to develop a computer program for dangerous goods declarations,marking and labeling.
His son, Mike, has been running both companies for the past few years while Russ concentrated on new hazmat industry innovations.
Our deepest condolences to Mike Bowen and his family and the staffs at the Bureau of Dangerous Goods and DGS.
Upcoming Dangerous Goods Training Classes - 2012(All Feature Lithium Batteries)
We have added another initial training program for shipping dangerous goods by ocean.
- July 24-25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) Ocean Initial
- August 7 (Tuesday) – Air Recurrent
- October 16 (Tuesday) – Ocean Recurrent
- November 13-14-15 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) – Ocean Initial
- November 27 (Tuesday) – Air Recurrent*
- December 4-5-6 (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 entire 2012 schedule is posted on this website.
Check our website for the 2012 Schedule which is now available.
Domestic U.S. D.O.T. Special Permits
We are repeating a portion of last month’s entry because of the changes that will go into effect on September 1st 2012 and January 1st 2013 and 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.