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IATA Publishes Addendum II

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ICAO has now issued Addendum 4 to the 2015-2016 edition of the Technical Instructions to address the prohibition of lithium ion batteries, UN 3480, on passenger aircraft with effect 1 April 2016. As a consequence attached is the English addendum to the 57th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. The language editions will follow early next week. There will also be updates to the eDGR and to the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG) in all applicable languages. These should also be rolled out starting next week.

The 2016 edition of the lithium battery guidance document that was issued recently will be updated to include some specific guidance to shippers on how to determine the SoC of a lithium cell or battery and other questions that have emerged from the last addendum and the notice on the changes applicable to lithium batteries.

Note, there is no requirement for the shipper to specifically prove that lithium ion batteries shipped as UN 3480 are at 30% SoC, or for the operator to somehow verify that the lithium ion batteries are at no more than 30% SoC. The shipper by signing the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods is certifying that “I declare that all of the applicable air transport requirements have been met.” This is a legal declaration. This is no different to a shipper stating on the Shipper’s Continue Reading…

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IATA DGR 57th Edition Addendum I – January 2016

IATA has recently released their first addendum to the IATA DGR 57th Edition.

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ICAO has now issued their addendum to the 2015-2016 edition of the Technical Instructions to address the changes applicable to lithium batteries. As a consequence attached is the English addendum to the 57th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. The language editions will follow early next week. There will also be updates to the eDGR and to the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG) in all applicable languages. These should also be rolled out starting next week.

In addition to the changes for lithium batteries to require that, effective 1 April 2016, all lithium ion batteries shipped as UN 3480 under PI 965, Sections IA, IB and II must be at a state of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30%. For Section IA and IB of PI 965 there is provisions for shippers to have lithium ion batteries at a SoC of greater than 30%, but this requires an approval from the States of origin and of the operator.

The 2016 edition of the lithium battery guidance document that was issued recently will be updated shortly to include some specific guidance to shippers on how to determine the SoC of a lithium cell or battery.

Note, there is no requirement for the shipper to specifically prove that lithium ion batteries shipped as UN 3480 Continue Reading…

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IATA DGR 57th Edition Addendum I – January 2016

IATA has recently released their first addendum to the IATA DGR 57th Edition.

This is a quote from IATA:

ICAO has now issued their addendum to the 2015-2016 edition of the Technical Instructions to address the changes applicable to lithium batteries. As a consequence attached is the English addendum to the 57th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. The language editions will follow early next week. There will also be updates to the eDGR and to the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG) in all applicable languages. These should also be rolled out starting next week.

In addition to the changes for lithium batteries to require that, effective 1 April 2016, all lithium ion batteries shipped as UN 3480 under PI 965, Sections IA, IB and II must be at a state of charge (SoC) not exceeding 30%. For Section IA and IB of PI 965 there is provisions for shippers to have lithium ion batteries at a SoC of greater than 30%, but this requires an approval from the States of origin and of the operator.

The 2016 edition of the lithium battery guidance document that was issued recently will be updated shortly to include some specific guidance to shippers on how to determine the SoC of a lithium cell or battery.

Note, there is no requirement for the shipper to specifically prove that lithium ion batteries shipped as UN 3480 Continue Reading…

IATA Posts Addendum II to 55th Edition

IATA has released the second addendum to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 55th Edition.

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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:

One of the most significant changes for non-US shippers will be the elimination of FX-12 and the simultaneous extension of FX-18 to shipments originating anywhere. As of May 1, 2014 Continue Reading…

Addendum III to the IATA 54th Edition

“In accordance with the recent addendum issued by ICAO to the 2013 – 2014 edition of the Technical Instructions to amend the provision for lithium batteries associated with electronic devices to also make reference that this includes medical devices containing lithium batteries so that more than two spare lithium batteries of not more than 100 Wh may be carried by passengers with such medical devices, attached is an equivalent addendum to the 54th edition of the DGR.

In addition to the changes related to special provision A51, there are also a number of revisions to State and operator variations that have been advised and that are now effective.”

Download the addendum here (PDF).

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ICAO and IATA Issue Addendums

ICAO has issued an addendum to the 2013-2014 edition of the Technical Instructions with IATA following suit with their second addendum to the 54th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. These addendums remove the special provision A51 for the carriage of large lithium batteries on aircraft. In light of recent problems with Boeing 787 aircraft, A51 would allow such batteries to be carried as cargo. This special provision applies to UN 2794 Batteries, wet, filled with acid and UN 2795 Batteries, wet, filled with alkali only.

The ICAO addendum is available: here »
The IATA addendum is available: here »

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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