Column 1 Description
Column 1: Symbols. Column 1 of the Table contains six symbols ("+", "A", "D", "G", "I" and "W")
Letter "G" appears in Symbol column
The letter "G" identifies proper shipping names for which one or more technical names of the hazardous material must be entered in parentheses, in association with the basic description. (See § 172.203(k).)
|(2) Hazardous materials description|
and proper shipping names
Column 2 Description
Column 2: Hazardous materials descriptions and proper shipping names. Column 2 lists the hazardous materials descriptions and proper shipping names of materials designated as hazardous materials. Modification of a proper shipping name may otherwise be required or authorized by this section. Proper shipping names are limited to those shown in Roman type (not italics).
Flammable liquids, n.o.s
|(3) Hazard class or Division|
Column 3 Description
Column 3: Hazard class or Division. Column 3 contains a designation of the hazard class or division corresponding to each proper shipping name, or the word "Forbidden''.
Each reference to a Class 3 material is modified to read "Combustible liquid'' when that material is reclassified in accordance with §173.150 (e) or (f) of this subchapter or has a flash point above 60.5°C (141°F) but below 93°C (200°F).
Class 3 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
|(4) Identification Numbers|
Column 4 Description
Column 4: Identification number. Column 4 lists the identification number assigned to each proper shipping name. Those preceded by the letters "UN'' are associated with proper shipping names considered appropriate for international transportation as well as domestic transportation. Those preceded by the letters "NA'' are associated with proper shipping names not recognized for international transportation, except to and from Canada. Identification numbers in the "NA9000'' series are associated with proper shipping names not appropriately covered by international hazardous materials (dangerous goods) transportation standards, or not appropriately addressed by international transportation standards for emergency response information purposes, except for transportation between the United States and Canada.
Column 5 Description
Column 5: Packing group. Column 5 specifies one or more packing groups assigned to a material corresponding to the proper shipping name and hazard class for that material. Class 2, Class 7, Division 6.2 (other than regulated medical wastes), and ORM-D materials, do not have packing groups. Packing Groups I, II and III indicate the degree of danger presented by the material is either great, medium or minor, respectively. If more than one packing group is indicated for an entry, the packing group for the hazardous material is determined using the criteria for assignment of packing groups specified in subpart D of part 173. When a reevaluation of test data or new data indicates a need to modify the specified packing group(s), the data should be submitted to the Associate Administrator. Each reference in this column to a material which is a hazardous waste or a hazardous substance, and whose proper shipping name is preceded in Column 1 of the Table by the letter "A'' or "W'', is modified to read "III'' on those occasions when the material is offered for transportation or transported by a mode in which its transportation is not otherwise subject to requirements of this subchapter.
Packing Group I
Packing group means a grouping according to the degree of danger presented by hazardous materials. Packing Group I indicates great danger; Packing Group II medium danger; Packing Group III minor danger.
|(6) Label codes|
Flammable Liquid (Primary)|
||(a) Except for size and color the FLAMMABLE LIQUID label must be as follows:See illustration|
(b) In addition to complying with §172.407, the background color on the FLAMMABLE LIQUID label must be red.[CFR49 172.419]
Column 6 Description
Column 6: Labels. Column 6 specifies codes which represent the hazard warning labels required for a package filled with a material conforming to the associated hazard class and proper shipping name, unless the package is otherwise excepted from labeling by a provision in subpart E of this part, or part 173 of this subchapter. The first code is indicative of the primary hazard of the material. Additional label codes are indicative of subsidiary hazards. Provisions in §172.402 may require that a label other than that specified in Column 6 be affixed to the package in addition to that specified in Column 6. No label is required for a material classed as a combustible liquid or for a Class 3 material that is reclassed as a combustible liquid. For "Empty" label requirements, see § 173.428 of this subchapter. The codes contained in Column 6 are defined according to the following table.
|(7) Special provisions|
Column 7 Description
Column 7: Special provisions. Column 7 specifies codes for special provisions applicable to hazardous materials. When Column 7 refers to a special provision for a hazardous material, the meaning and requirements of that special provision are as set forth in §172.102 of this subpart.
T11, TP1, TP27
"T11" Portable Tank Codes
See table at 172.102(c)(7)(ii): Table of Portable Tank T Coder T1-T22 [Portable tank code T1-T22 apply to liquid and solid hazardous materials of Classes 3 through 9 which are transported in portable tanks.]
"TP1" Tank Provision
The maximum degree of filling must not exceed the degree of filling determined by the following:
tr is the maximum mean bulk temperature during transport, and tf is the temperature in degrees celsius of the liquid during filling.
"TP27" Tank Provision
A portable tank having a minimum test pressure of 4 bar (400 kPa) may be used provided the calculated test pressure is 4 bar or less based on the MAWP of the hazardous material, as defined in § 178.275 of this subchapter, where the test pressure is 1.5 times the MAWP.
|(8) Packaging (173.***)|
Column 8 Description
Column 8: Packaging authorizations. Columns 8A, 8B and 8C specify the applicable sections for exceptions, non-bulk packaging requirements and bulk packaging requirements, respectively, in part 173 of this subchapter. Columns 8A, 8B and 8C are completed in a manner which indicates that "§173.'' precedes the designated numerical entry. For example, the entry "202'' in Column 8B associated with the proper shipping name "Gasoline'' indicates that for this material conformance to non-bulk packaging requirements prescribed in §173.202 of this subchapter is required. When packaging requirements are specified, they are in addition to the standard requirements for all packagings prescribed in §173.24 of this subchapter and any other applicable requirements in subparts A and B of part 173 of this subchapter.
General requirements for packagings and packages.
Column 8A Description
Exceptions. Column 8A contains exceptions from some of the requirements of this subchapter. The referenced exceptions are in addition to those specified in subpart A of part 173 and elsewhere in this subchapter. A "None'' in this column means no packaging exceptions are authorized, except as may be provided by special provisions in Column 7.
See packaging exceptions.
Column 8B Description
Non-bulk packaging. Column 8B references the section in part 173 of this subchapter which prescribes packaging requirements for non-bulk packagings. A "None'' in this column means non-bulk packagings are not authorized, except as may be provided by special provisions in Column 7. Each reference in this column to a material which is a hazardous waste or a hazardous substance, and whose proper shipping name is preceded in Column 1 of the Table by the letter "A'' or "W'', is modified to include "§173.203'' or "§173.213'', as appropriate for liquids and solids, respectively, on those occasions when the material is offered for transportation or transported by a mode in which its transportation is not otherwise subject to the requirements of this subchapter.
See non-bulk packing requirements.
Column 8C Description
Bulk packaging. Column 8C specifies the section in part 173 of this subchapter which prescribes packaging requirements for bulk packagings, subject to the limitations, requirements and additional authorizations of Column 7. A "None'' in this column means bulk packagings are not authorized, except as may be provided by special provisions in Column 7. Additional authorizations and limitations for use of IM portable tanks are set forth in Column 7. For each reference in this column to a material which is a hazardous waste or a hazardous substance, and whose proper shipping name is preceded in Column 1 of the Table by the letter "A'' or "W'' and which is offered for transportation or transported by a mode in which its transportation is not otherwise subject to the requirements of this subchapter:
(i) The column reference is §173.240 or §173.241, as appropriate.
(ii) For a solid material, the exception provided in Special provision B54 is applicable.
(iii) For a Class 9 material which meets the definition of an elevated temperature material, the column reference is §173.247.
See bulk packing requirements.
|(9) Quantity limitations|
Column 9 Description
Columns 9A and 9B specify the maximum quantities that may be offered for transportation in one package by passenger-carrying aircraft or passenger-carrying rail car (Column 9A) or by cargo aircraft only (Column 9B), subject to the following:
(1) "Forbidden'' means the material may not be offered for transportation or transported in the applicable mode of transport.
(2) The quantity limitation is "net'' except where otherwise specified, such as for "Consumer commodity'' which specifies "30 kg gross.''
(3) When articles or devices are specifically listed by name, the net quantity limitation applies to the entire article or device (less packaging and packaging materials) rather than only to its hazardous components.
(4) A package offered or intended for transportation by aircraft and which is filled with a material forbidden on passenger-carrying aircraft but permitted on cargo aircraft only, or which exceeds the maximum net quantity authorized on passenger-carrying aircraft, shall be labelled with the CARGO AIRCRAFT ONLY label specified in §172.448 of this part.
|(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail|
Maximum shipping quantity by passenger-carrying aircraft or passenger-carrying rail car:
|(9B) Cargo aircraft only|
Maximum shipping quantity by cargo aircraft only:
|(10) Vessel stowage|
Column 10 Description
Column 10: Vessel stowage requirements. Column 10A [Vessel stowage] specifies the authorized stowage locations on board cargo and passenger vessels. Column 10B [Other provisions] specifies codes for stowage requirements for specific hazardous materials. The meaning of each code in Column 10B is set forth in §176.84 of this subchapter. Section 176.63 of this subchapter sets forth the physical requirements for each of the authorized locations listed in Column 10A. (For bulk transportation by vessel, see 46 CFR parts 30 to 40, 70, 98, 148, 151, 153 and 154.)
"E" Vessel Stowage Location
Stowage category "E'' means the material may be stowed "on deck'' or "under deck'' on a cargo vessel and on a passenger vessel carrying a number of passengers limited to not more than the larger of 25 passengers, or one passenger per each three meters of overall vessel length, but is prohibited from carriage on passenger vessels in which the limiting number of passengers is exceeded.