Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials

Important Regulatory Compliance Dates for Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Effective
Agency
Issue
International Regulations
10/01/2010
DOT - PHMSA
"Revised" Emergency Response Telephone Number requirements
DOT mandates the Offeror Name and/or Contract Number in association w/ 3rd party emergency response infromation provider (ERI) - ERI examples: Chemtrec, Infotrac, etc. Adopted from HM 206F Final Rule dated 10/19/2009.
11/18/2011
DOT - PHMSA
TyLar Gas - Prohibited for transportation
DOT issued first ever order to cease all transportation of TyLar gas. Experimental gas resulted in fatalities and other injuries and damages.
1/1/2012
DOT - PHMSA
IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Amendment 35
On 1/1/12 amendment 35 (2010 version) becomes mandatory; all previous amendments are obsolete.
7/1/2012
DOT - PHMSA
Annual DOT HAZMT Registration
Deadline for registering, if required, as an offeror or transporter of hazardous materials for the 2012-2013 registration year.
01/01/2013
DOT - PHMSA
UN Number must be the 1st item in the basic shipping description.
Deadline for US Domestic Shipper compliance with Docket HM215I Final Rule. "UN Number" must be 1st in the sequence for elements for basic description in shipping papers. Format for basic description: UN number, Proper Shipping Name, Class, Packing Group. Same as the international IMDG standard.
12/31/2013
DOT - PHMSA
ORM-D package marking.
US Domestic Shipper will need to implement the LQ diamond in place of the ORM-D mark on packages. 1/1/2014: The proper shipping name "Consumer Commodity" may not be associated with "ORM-D". ORM-D no longer authorized.
01/01/2014
DOT - PHMSA
Organic Peroxide Placards
Continued use for highway transportation of Division 5.2 "ORGANIC PEROXIDE" placards meeting the HMR specifications in effect on December 31, 2006, no longer authorized as an alternative to Division 5.2 placards conforming to the specification as revised by the Docket No. HM-215I final rule.
 
Updated: 1/26/2012