49 CFR PARTS 100-185 PDF

For more specific requirements, carriers and shippers should consult the most current edition of 49 CFR Parts Motor carriers should. This course is based on the materials provided, which include the annual Government Printing Office edition of 49CFR (Parts ), and the three books. Two editions published each year keeps your regulations current and up to date. Waiting a year or more to update Federal or DOT regulations increases the risk.

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If more than one packing group is indicated for an entry, the packing group for the HM is determined using the criteria in 49 CFR, PartSubpart D. The phone number must be to someone capable of providing information on the material. Regardless of the hazard class, cyanide and cyanide mixtures can not be transported with acids.

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The shipper must perform any packaging functions required by The written statements must be retained by the manufacturer for at least one year per 49 CFR The regulation does not specify sources of training.

Identification numbers are not required for ORM-D and limited quantities. Information that is available from the Table consists of: Listed above are the major responsibilities of HM shippers. Placards may not be displayed on any packaging, freight container, unit load device, motor vehicle or rail car unless the placard represents a hazardous material loaded into or onto the conveyance unless the shipment is in accordance with the TDG Regulation, the IMDG Code or the UN Recommendations.

The following is a listing of additional marking requirements: The DOT does not dictate who signs the certification on the shipping papers. Items and thickness in millimeters must be applied in a permanent manner able to withstand reconditioning.

Identification of a hazardous material is the first step, and frequently the most difficult.

Carrier and offeror shipper responsibilities frequently overlap. The individual who signs the certification should be the individual most knowledgeable of the shipment. Specific gravity or mass. The employer is also required to train their hazmat employees on the security plan. The term “transports” or “transportation” means any movement of property by any mode, and any loading, unloading, or storage incident thereto.


The applicability of the hazardous materials regulations was extended to all intrastate shipments of hazardous materials by highway effective October 1,as published in the final rule, Docket HM dated January 8, The shipper must determine that the packaging or container is an authorized packaging, including all special requirements, and that the package has been manufactured, assembled and marked in accordance with the HMR.

The packing group designated in the The hazmat employer must determine the extent to which the CDL endorsement satisfies all training requirements.

How to Comply with Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations

A list of all material regulated by the DOT is located in section If the carrier’s equipment has an emergency response guide or similar document on board there is no requirement to provide a separate emergency response document. Of all the shippers’ offerors’ responsibilities, the requirement to properly classify a hazardous material is very important. Part of 49 CFR contains the hazardous materials communication requirements in addition to the hazardous materials table, emergency response requirements, training, and security plan.

For example, if a vehicle has 1, lbs. See 49 CFR There are additional cdr for placarding such as:.

Most Federal Agencies including the Department of Defense are considered “offerors” when they ship hazardous materials by commercial carriers. The regulation requires an emergency response telephone number to be placed on the shipping paper.

A record of current training, inclusive of the preceding three years, in accordance with this subpart, shall be created and retained by each hazmat employer for each hazmat employee for as long as that employee is employed by that employer as a hazmat employee and for 90 days thereafter.

Each bulk packaging, freight container, ffr load device, transport vehicle, or rail car containing any quantity of hazardous materials must be placarded on each side and each end with the placards 449 in Tables 1 and 2. This term includes an individual, including a self-employed individual, employed by a hazmat employer who, in the course of padts The basic marking requirement consists of the proper shipping name and identification number of the hazardous materials contained in the package.


Many violations occur because individuals fail to review these instructions. The motor carrier is responsible for blocking and bracing HM for shipment by highway.

The word shipper is frequently used by industry in place of the word “offeror.

It is from the proper identification of the hazardous materials that psrts other requirements are based on. Packaging requirements are based on the Packing Group of the material, its vapor pressure, and chemical compatibility between the package and the HM.

Hazardous Materials Regulations | PHMSA

Information on the different compatibility groups are contained in 49 CFR Name and address or symbol of the reconditioner. As used in this section, “large bulk quantity” refers to a quantity greater than 3, kg 6, pounds for solids or 3, liters gallons for liquids and gases in a single packaging such as a cargo tank motor vehicle, portable tank, tank car, or other bulk container. Applicability of placarding requirements The requirement for shippers to comply with compatibility considerations is contained in 49 CFR Immediate notification of a hazardous materials incident by a carrier is required at the earliest practical moment for incidents that occur during the course of transportation including loading, unloading, and temporary storage in which as a direct result of paarts hazardous materials any one or more of the following occurs:.

General placarding requirements are contained in