Check this page often to view regulatory updates to the IATA DGR, and information pertaining to Air shipments of Dangerous Goods.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published NOTAM FDC 9/7752 that will allow for intermittent airspace restrictions of drones at select federal facilities nationwide. The NOTAM is effective from September 1, 2019.
FAA issues warning about Drones:
Operating a drone that has a dangerous weapon attached to it is a violation of Section 363 of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act enacted Oct. 5, 2018. Operators are subject to civil penalties up to $25,000 for each violation, unless the operator has received specific authorization from the Administrator of the FAA to conduct the operation. “Dangerous Weapon” means any item that is used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious bodily injury.
Enforcement Notice New International Regulations - Our 49CFR does not reflect the newest additions of ICAO and IMDG Code. PHMSA published this letter to let us know we will not go to jail for using the newest regulations.
As a result of the Administration’s regulatory freeze, the Final Rule under HM-215N has been returned to PHMSA by the Federal Register. The Final Rule now awaits review and approval by an Administration leader before it can be published. PHMSA is working with DOT staff regarding the importance of the Final Rule and any policy relative to “voluntary” use of the most recent international standards.
|9/23/16||PHMSA DOT Safety Notice Samsung Galaxy 7|
|9/14/16||Samsung Galaxy Packaging Special Permit|
|8/17/16||Significant changes to the 58th edition of the IATA DGR|
|3/11/16||IATA Lithium Battery Guidance Doc Updated March 9 2016|
|3/1/16||IATA Issues Addendum II to the 57th edition|
|3/1/16||DGI Blog Post - DGI breaks down ICAO Addendum 4|
|2/29/16||ICAO issues Addendum 4|
|2/23/16||Lithium Batteries Cargo 2016 Update III|
|2/16/16||Lithium Batteries Cargo 2016 Update II|
|1/21/16||ICAO Addendum to 2015-2016 edition|
|1/19/16||IATA Issues addendum to 57th edition of the DGR|
|1/18/16||2016 Regulatory Updates webinar presented by DGI Training Center|
|1/11/16||IATA Issues Lithium Battery Guidance 2016|
|1/5/16||Small Lithium Battery Powered Vehicles.pdf
|9/24/15||Significant Changes to the 2016 57th Edition of the IATA DGR|
|9/14/15||ICAO Addendum 2 to the Technicl Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air|
|5/7/15||Addendum II to the 56th edition of the IATA DGR|
|4/28/15||Emergency Response Information Requirements|
|3/30/15||Spare Fuel Cell Cartridges Containing Flammable Gas Transported by Aircraft in Passenger and Crew Member Checked Baggage|
|1/12/15||Addendum I to the 56th Edition of the IATA DGR|
|1/8/15||Final Rule HM-215M|
|12/21/14||Lithium Battery Guidance 2015|
|9/3/14||Significant Changes to the 56th Edition of the IATA DGR|
|8/6/14||Final Rule Lithium Batteries / DOT Adopts International Standards|
|6/9/14||Addendum II to the 55th edition of the IATA DGR|
|1/2/14||FAA Dangerous Goods Advisory Bulletin - Canned Oxygen|
|1/2/14||Addendum to the 55th Edition|
|9/11/13||Significant Changes to 55th IATA DGR|
|6/10/13||ICAO Addendum No. 3 to 2013-2014|
|2/14/13||IATA Addendum II to 54th Edition|
|2/14/13||ICAO TI Addentum No. 1 to 2012-2013 version|
|1/2/13||IATA Addendum to 54th Edition|
|11/1/12||ICAO Issue Addendum No. 6 to 2011-2012 version|
|10/4/12||IATA issues 2013 Lithium Battery Guidance|
|9/14/12||Significant Changes to the 54th Edition of the IATA DGR|
|4/16/12||ICAO Addendums 1-4 to the 2011-2012 version|
|4/16/12||Final Rule HM-231A Closures Inner Packagings Containing Liquids|
|1/12/12||Safety Advisory - Marking of Compressed Cylinders|
|12/5/11||Emergency Restriction / Prohibition Order 11 - 14|
|12/2/11||Lithium Battery Guidance - 2012|
|09/19/11||Significant Changes to the 53rd Edition of the IATA DGR|
|09/8/11||Unauthorized Markng of Compressed Gas Cylinders, Safety Advisory Notice 11-8|
|07/22/11||Final Rule HM-218F / Update & Clarify|
|05/06/11||IATA Addendum #2 - May 5, 2011|
|01/19/11||HM215K Final Rule / Harmonization / LTD QTY / ORM-D & Much More|
|01/07/11||HM-233B - Special Permits Final Rule|
|01/04/11||IATA Addendum - December 30, 2010|
|01/04/11||IATA DGR: New FX-18 Effects Shippers Declarations|
|11/08/10||HM-206F & USG-12 Clarification|
|10/05/10||ICAO issues changes to the 2011-2012 Technical Instructions|
|09/30/10||HM-231 - Packaging Closure Instructions|
|09/29/10||Significant Changes to the IATA DGR, 52nd Edition|
In this final rule, PHMSA is revising requirements in the HMR applicable to the transport of lithium cells and batteries consistent with the UN Model Regulations, the ICAO Technical Instructions and the IMDG Code. The final rule:
(1) Replaces equivalent lithium content with Watt-hours for lithium ion cells and batteries;
(2) adopts separate shipping descriptions for lithium metal batteries and lithium ion batteries;
(3) revises provisions for the transport of small and medium lithium cells and batteries including cells and batteries packed with, or contained in, equipment;
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(4) revises the requirements for the transport of lithium batteries for disposal or recycling;
(5) harmonizes the provisions for the transport of low production and prototype lithium cells and batteries with the ICAO Technical Instructions and the IMDG Code; and
(6) adopts new provisions for the transport of damaged, defective, and recalled lithium batteries.
This document responds to administrative appeals generated as a result of certain amendments adopted in an international harmonization final rule published on January 19, 2011. The January 19, 2011 final rule amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by revising, removing or adding proper shipping names, the hazard class of a material, packing group assignments, special provisions, packaging authorizations, packaging sections, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. The amendments were necessary to align the HMR with recent revisions to international standards for the transport of hazardous materials by all modes. In this final rule, PHMSA amends the HMR as a result of administrative appeals submitted in response to various amendments adopted in the January 19, 2011 final rule. This document also addresses recent actions taken by the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) regarding certain lithium ion battery-powered mobility aids (e.g., wheelchairs, travel scooters) offered by passengers for air transport and passenger notification of hazardous materials restrictions by operators. Further, this final rule adopts amendments to the HMR as a result of two administrative appeals submitted by an appellant in response to a final rule published February 2, 2010, that revised shipper responsibilities related to packaging design variation,
DATES: Effective: January 1,
PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to
This rule is effective July 1, 2012.
This is to notify the public that PHMSA has confirmed that Spears Fire & Safety, 287 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI improperly requalified and marked high pressure compressed gas cylinders. During a recent investigation, PHMSA determined that between November 2008 and October 2011, Spears Fire & Safety requalified and marked with a Requalifier Identification Number (RIN) ``B037'' approximately 7,740 DOT specification cylinders after its authority to requalifiy high pressure cylinders expired on October 31, 2008. Additionally the investigation revealed that during this period, Spears Fire & Safety (1) failed to condemn cylinders with a permanent expansion greater than 10% of total expansion, (2) on multiple occasions did not maintain the minimum test pressure for the required time and (3) improperly repeated pressure tests on cylinders required to be condemned. Cylinders that have not been properly requalified and marked in accordance with the HMR may not be filled with compressed gas or other hazardous material.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Spears Fire & Safety, Mr. Robert Pate, Manager, 287 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI, Telephone (734) 633-4133.
This notice publishes Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order 2011-001 (DOT Docket Number PHMSA-2011-0303), issued on November 17, 2011 to a number of entities, including Rainbow of Hope. This Emergency Order was issued by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety pursuant
Effective Date: November 17, 2011.
Investigations conducted by PHMSA's field operations in 2009, 2010, and 2011, revealed that some high- and low- pressure cylinders serviced by Atlas Fire Protection were marked and represented as requalified (visually inspected and hydrostatically tested) in accordance with HMR
Anyone in possession of a cylinder that was serviced by Atlas Fire Protection and marked with test dates of 2007 through 2011 and has not had the cylinder requalfied by a DOT approved equalification facility since then, should consider the cylinder unsafe and not fill it with a
Final Rule HM-218F / Update & Clarify
Effective Date: This final rule is effective on August 19, 2011.Voluntary compliance with all these amendments, including those with delayed mandatory compliance, is authorized as of July 20, 2011. The incorporation by reference of publications listed in this final rule has been approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 19, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah L. Boothe, Standards and Rulemaking Branch, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
HM-215K Final Rule / Harmonization / LTD QTY / ORM D & Much More
Effective date: January 19, 2011
HM-233B Special Permits Final Rule
Effective date: March 7, 2011. Voluntary compliance authorized as of January 5, 2011
IATA DGR: New FX-18 Effects Shippers Declarations
Beginning January 10, 2011, FedEx Express will require all Shipper's Declarations originating in the U.S., excluding all 023 air waybill shipments, to be prepared using only the following methods:
A list of approved DG Shipping application vendors can be reviewed at www.fedex.com/us
HM-231 - Packaging Closure Instructions
Effective Date: October 1, 2010