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Big Changes to the NEW 52nd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for 2011
Reformatting of the Packing Instructions The packing instructions IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations have been the subject of an extensive review over the last four years.
•Removed the inconsistencies apparent in the existing packing instructions
•Introduce a systemic allocation of substances and articles to packing instructions within each class or division. This included for the majority of substances a clear separation of substances by packing group, passenger aircraft or CAO, liquid or solid. Some substances had characteristics that set them apart from these standard groupings, e.g. mercaptans, chloroform, wetted explosives. These substances were assigned to a “special” packing instruction
•Removed the PPR and instead introduced, when required, clear "Additional Packing Requirements"
This information is provided in the 2009-2010 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions and in the 51st edition of the IATA DGR. The DGP agreed to a 3-month transition period to allow shippers to take care of any "in-stock" dangerous goods shipments. The transition period will allow for shipments prepared on or before December 31st, 2010 to be accepted for transport until March 31st, 2011.
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, 52nd Edition
Available as of October 2010 and recognized by the world’s airlines for over 50 years, the latest versions of IATA’s DGR are the most complete, and up-to-date reference materials available to the industry.
Staying in compliance with the latest regulations is critical for safely shipping dangerous goods by air. This year’s changes to the regulations incorporate substantial changes that will have a direct impact to all involved in the transport of dangerous goods by air. These changes include:
•All new reformatted packing instructions for Classes 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 and Division 6.1, as well as changes to the new and existing packing instructions;
•New entries in the list of dangerous goods;
•Revisions to the provisions for magnetized materials;
•Provisions to allow for the air transport of solid environmentally hazardous substances in intermediate bulk containers (IBC);
•Completely revised marking for limited quantity packages to more closely align to the provisions for surface transport as set out in the UN Model Regulations
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