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


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Regulatory Publications
Air Transport

Ground Transport

Maritime Transport

Emergency Response Guide

Code of Federal Regulations Books

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Shipping Paper Software

4GV Packaging

Glass Packaging

Metal Packaging

Plastic Packaging

173.13 Packaging

Oxygen Shippers

Battery Packaging

Electronics Packaging

Infectious Substance Packaging

Parts Packaging

Temperature Controlled Packaging


Jerricans & Pails

Wooden Boxes

Components & Accessories

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. Early Edition published by Labelmaster. Pages 41-54. Every effort has been made to provide a simplified guid consistent with the various applicable regulations. However, if there is a discrepancy, the regulations are the final authority.