Package Marking/Labeling

Ever-changing DG shipping regulations keep staying compliant tricky, failure to mark the correct identification number and other marking and labeling issues can lead to cited violations. Check out the specifics of these violations and their solutions below.


Offeror Requirements

All hazardous materials

Failure to mark the identification number on a package:

Cite: 172.301(a).

Baseline assessment: $1,200 - $2,500

Marking a package with an incorrect shipping name and identification number:

Cite: 172.301(a).

Baseline assessment: $2,200 - $9,500

Failure to mark the proper shipping name and identification number on a package:

Cite: 172.301(a).

Baseline assessment: $3,000 - $6,000

Placing an improper size label on a package

Cite: 172.407(c).

Baseline assessment: $1,000

Placing a label on a package that does not meet color specification requirements (depending on the variance)

Cite: 172.407(d).

Baseline assessment: $1,000

Failure to apply limited quantity marking or “RQ” marking on a non-bulk package containing a hazardous substance

Cite: 172.315, 172.324(b)

Baseline assessment: $600

Failure to place a Cargo Aircraft Only label on a package intended for air transportation, when required

Cite: 172.402(c).

Baseline assessment: $5,000

Failure to mark a package containing liquid hazardous materials with required orientation markings:

Cite: 172.312.

Baseline assessment: $3,000 - $4,000

This website is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. The violations listed can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations 49-Parts 100-185, revised as of 10-1-13. Early Edition published by Labelmaster. Pages 41-54. Every effort has been made to provide a simplified guide consistent with the various applicable regulations. However, if there is a discrepancy, the regulations are the final authority.