Download 2018 IATA 59th Edition Significant Changes
This year marks the 59th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. The 59th edition becomes effective January 1, 2018. It is published by IATA and distributed by many, including ICC Compliance Center.
Highlights of the changes and amendments include:
- Limitations have been adopted on the number of portable electronic devices (PED) and the number of spare batteries for the PED that may be carried by passengers or crew
- There are a number of additions, deletions and amendments to variations submitted by operators
- The classification section has been updated to bring in all substances and articles that are assigned to Class 9 with their respective UN numbers and proper shipping names
- The “not restricted” conditions have been revised to require that the shipper provide written or electronic documentation stating that a flushing and purging procedure for flammable liquid powered engines has been followed.
- The special provision that identifies that vehicles powered by an engine powered by both a flammable liquid and flammable gas must be assigned to the entry Vehicle, flammable gas powered.
- New and amended packaging provisions for lithium batteries
- New and amended packing instructions
- Updated minimum size of UN numbers on the lithium battery mark
- Update to the Handling table 9.3.A and the provisions of 9.3.2
- Many Appendices have some form of change
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