Remember that Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR ended December 31, 2012. Packages will be rejected if they bear the proper shipping name Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-Air.
These packages must be reclassified as limited quantity or as a fully regulated hazardous material. Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR and limited quantity are NOT equal. This change to the regulations cannot be complied with by simply applying a new marking to the box.
EVERY product that was shipped as Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR must be reclassified. If your company needs assistance with reclassification, please let us know at 704-573-0955 or email@example.com
On August 15, 2012, PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards, such as International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO), and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Regulations.
The proposed changes will include revision to the following:
proper shipping names,
air transport quantity limitations, and
vessel stowage requirements.
DATES: Comments must be received by October 15, 2012.
SEND COMMENTS: You may submit comments online:
Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
DATES: Get a copy of the proposed HM-215L rulemaking here.
Safety Specialists will publish our summary of the changes soon.
PHMSA issued a final rule regarding the packaging, closure, liners and absorbents when shipping by air. The changes in this rulemaking will align with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions. A summary of the changes is:
Class/Division 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1 or 8 Packing Group III materials must be in packaging, which is a Packing Group II performance level.
The packaging must be constructed to resist the effects of temperature and vibration changes which normally occur during air transportation.
Liquid Packing Group I materials will require:
Secondary means of closure and
Absorbent materials of liquid in Classes/Divisions 3, 4, 5.1, 6.1, or 8 in glass, earthenware, plastic or metal inner packagings
Sufficient absorbent material to absorb the entire contents of the inner packaging
Absorbent must not react with the liquid
Liquid Packing Group II and III materials will require:
Secondary means of closure
If cannot be applied or impractical, then inner packaging can be placed in a leakproof liner or bag
Secondary means of closure could be tape, child resistant closures, friction seleeves, locking rings, heat seals, etc.
These requirements are for air shipments.
Compliance Dates Voluntary compliance date: May 16, 2012
Effective date: July 1, 2012