IATA Posts Addendum I to 55th Edition

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In keeping with past practice, IATA has issued a late year 2013 (December 26) Addendum I to the 55th Edition of the DGR, in effect January 1, 2014.

Some significant changes in the DGR include:

  • Section 3.9.2.6 conditional extension of shipping lithium batteries tested according to Rev. 3 of UN s.38.3
  • Section 1.4.3.1 regarding passenger awareness is now mandatory (“must” replaces “should”)
  • SP A807 excludes hay, straw or (UN1327) from regulation if it’s dry & uncontaminated
  • PI-101, 562, 953, 965, and 968 have had revisions for content and editorial changes – e.g.

    (Note that the page reference in Addendum I regarding PI-953 should read “page 546…”!)

  • Section 7.1.5.5 clarifies the use of ground/sea Limited Quantity marks in relation to the LQ requirements of IATA
  • Colour requirements are modified for 5.1 (removes “black-on-red” option) and 5.2 (permits black-on-red” option for upper flame portion) labels

In addition there are so some editorial changes (e.g. correcting the reference to Package Use Markings- 7.1.4.1 found in various packaging instructions and sections 10.7.1.3.1 & 2; options for locating “IB” on the Shipper’s Declaration – Section 8.1.6.9.

There are also changes to State and Operator variations as reviewed below.

FedEx to extend edit checking software requirement:

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Addendum for IATA DGR 54th Edition

An addendum has been released for the 54th Edition IATA DGR. Effective January 1, 2013.

You can view the addendum by clicking here.

  • Revisions to Table 2.3.A;
  • Revisions to some of the EQ codes for substances that are forbidden on passenger aircraft;
  • Clarification on the requirements for SP A190;
  • Reinstatement of some text that was inadvertently omitted from 7.1.5.1(f);
  • Updates/additions to State and operator variations;
  • Updates to changes of the address details for some authorities in Appendix D.1.

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