6th June 2014 – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the second addendum to its 55th Edition (2014) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the 55th Edition DGR was required since 1st January of this year 2014.
Here is a quick summary of the revisions including amendments and corrections made in the second addendum of the 55th Edition DGR.
The following amendments to the 55th DGR are relevant for US-based hazmat shippers:
- State Variation USG-04 for environmentally hazardous substances updated to match the terms and conditions of 49 CFR 172.101, Appendix A.
- State Variation USG-05 for explosives updated to include the US Department of Transportation’s new policies for consumer fireworks.
- State Variation USG-12 for emergency response telephone numbers updated to conform to the terms and conditions of 49 CFR 172.604.
- The IATA DGR Emergency Response Guide (ERG) code for all lithium-ion battery shipments has been changed to “9F” from “9FZ.”
The first addendum to the 55th Edition DGR was released by the IATA last December 2013. To obtain detailed information on this subject matter, users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked check out the full second addendum to the 55th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations online.
Click on this link to access the English version of the Addendum II of DGR 55th Edition.