Being told different things by shipper and company. Can't find an exception in hazmat manual.
Hazmat: Package type not required on BOL for limited quantity?
The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) is found in parts 100-185 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The common reference is 49 CFR 100-185. You're looking for, "Limited Quantity"...assuming that I understand your question.
Limited Quantities and Excepted Quantities
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Selected dangerous goods packed in small quantities (limited quantity) or very small volumes (excepted quantity) pose a lesser risk in transport than do the same goods packed in larger volumes. Thus they qualify for some relief from robust packaging requirements provided that they are packed and marked properly. This could save considerable packaging costs.
Definition of Limited Quantity and Excepted Quantity and How to Find Them
The limited quantity is the maximum quantity per inner packaging or article for transporting dangerous goods as limited quantities. It can be found in the column 7a of Dangerous Goods List. In the example below, the limited quantity for antimony compounds is 5kg per inner packaging.
Limited quantity in domestic transportation, no HM description, no placards and no HM driver required
No HM description is required, No HM class, No pg, etc. No placards [domestic shipments] and No HM endorsement.
Package labels are and the 'placard' required for [containers for export] international shipments is the same.
As many of us that ship dangerous goods know, there are always exceptions to the regulations. For those that don’t know what an exception is, it’s a way of bending the rules that is allowed within the rules. One of the more common exceptions that is used is shipping dangerous goods in Limited Quantities. Shipping in Limited Quantities offers us a chance to only have to follow certain parts of the regulations and essentially be exempt from others. However, there are some significant differences between shipping Limited Quantities by Ground and by Air.
Limited Quantity by Ground
When shipping limited quantities by ground within the U.S., you must first determine if you meet the requirements. When you use the Hazardous materials table in the 49CFR, and locate your hazardous material, you will see in column 8A a section listed that you must go to for specific information. Here you will find the inner packaging limitations. The Gross mass of your package cannot exceed 30 kg. Per the 49CFR, if you are shipping in Limited Quantities, you are exempt from the following:
- UN Specification Packaging is not required, but you must use a combination packaging and some general packing requirements apply, for example, it must be a strong packaging capable of withstanding movement during transport.
- Marks / Labels / Placards: No hazard class labels, general markings, or addresses on packings are required, however, you must display limited quantity marking below:
Also, no placards are necessary when shipping by ground.
- Shipping papers are not required unless it is a Reportable Quantity, a Marine Pollutant, or a Hazardous Waste. If shipping papers are used, they must include “limited quantity” or “ltd qty” on the paperwork.
1.17 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) and Part 8 (Reporting Requirements) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of limited quantities of dangerous goods on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage if each means of containment is legibly and durably marked on one side, other than a side on which it is intended to rest or to be stacked during transport, with the mark illustrated in subsection (5)
From a compliance specialist's web site...
I do know that limited quantity shipments don’t count toward your aggregate total for figuring placards.spindrift Thanks this.
Sorry. Got busy for a few days.
61 lbs NyQuil(ethanol) III
61 lbs Grease stripper(sodium hydroxide) II
23 lbs Biofreeze pain reliever(isopropyl alcohol) III
I think the cutoff is 65 lbs for it to be a reportable quantity. I don't know much about hazmat so that could definitely be wrong.