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Guidelines for Shipping Excepted by Air (IATA/ICAO Regulations) Introduction: Many dangerous goods in small quantities may be shipped as excepted quantities, eliminating much of the paperwork associated with shipping hazardous materials. In 2009 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) changed the rules for labeling excepted quantity packages. Before deciding how to package your dangerous goods for shipment, you should always submit your shipping request via the on line shipping request form, http://safety.dri.edu/Forms/shipping_request.php . Trained personnel can then advise you on packaging options. The discussion of excepted quantities is found in section 2.7 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), which is based on ICAO (international law). The List of Dangerous Goods (IATA section 4.2) was reconfigured to add a column (F), which lists the excepted quantity code for each dangerous good found on the table. The entries in this column range from E0 to E5 and are explained in the table below. Table 2.7.A Excepted Quantity Codes for Table 4.2 (2.7.4.1) Code E0 E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 Maximum quantity per Maximum Quantity per inner package outer packaging Not permitted as Excepted Quantity 30g/30mL 1Kg/1L 30g/30mL 500g/500mL 30g/30mL 300g/300mL 1g/1mL 500g/500mL 1g/1mL 300g/300mL

If your dangerous good can has an E code of 1 through 5 and can be shipped in the small quintiles shown in the table, it is best to send it as an excepted quantity shipment. Packaging Requirements: Packaging for excepted quantities must be in compliance with the following: 1. There must be an inner package and each Inner (primary) packaging must be constructed of plastic (when used with liquids of a thickness of not less than 0.2 mm) or of glass, porcelain, stoneware, earthenware or metal. Do not completely fill inner packaging as space for expansion of liquids must be available (i.e., liquids must not completely fill inner packaging at a temperature of 55C/130F). The inner packaging must be compatible with the contents Inner package closures must be held securely in place with tape, wire, metal crimps or other positive means. ______________ 1 Note: Dangerous Goods are not permitted in checked luggage, carry-on baggage or airmail.

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Guidelines for Shipping Excepted by Air (IATA/ICAO Regulations) Documentation Required: The Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods is not required. If a document (such as a Bill of Lading or Air Waybill) accompanies dangerous goods in excepted quantities, it must include the statement "Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities". Required Training Shipments made according to this guideline may only be completed by a person who has a record of appropriate training on file with the DRI shipper and receiving desk. Additional Information Full details about shipping excepted quantities by air are located in Section 2.7 of the IATA DGR. Please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] if you need assistance. More information on hazardous materials/dangerous goods shipping is posted on the DRI shipping pages, http://safety.dri.edu/Forms/DRIShipping.html.

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