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DG/HAZ Shipping Papers Mandated Basic Description Sequence
Effective January 1, 2013

May 8, 2012

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) currently allows the option of (2) different “Basic Description” formats for Domestic HAZ shipping papers.  However, a change is coming based upon DOT’s Docket HM-215I which will harmonize the sequence of the basic description with international requirements as:

Effective January 1, 2013, the below format will be the only acceptable sequence for shipments in transport:

Example: UN1090, Acetone, 3, II

Note: The basic description can be listed either horizontally or vertically.

The following format will no longer be acceptable for HAZ shipments in transport on, or after, January 1, 2013 and would be subject to DOT’s baseline penalties of $500 per shipping paper:

The Rail Bridge Corporation appreciates your continued support and your attention to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements of the 49 Code of Federal Regulations.

Thank you very much for your business.

Please contact Abby Eckert if you have questions:
Abby Eckert
EMail: Abby Eckert
The Rail-Bridge Corp
890 Mountain Ave
Murray Hill, NJ 07974
PH: 908-286-1546