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Significant Changes and Amendments to the 59th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

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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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Significant Changes and Amendments to the 58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

Download 2017 IATA 58th Edition Significant Changes

Some things are very predictable: Summer coming to an end, kiddos head back to school, and IATA publishes their list of Significant Changes and Amendments to their regulations.

This year marks the 58th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. The 58th edition becomes effective January 1, 2017. It is published by IATA and distributed by many, including ICC Compliance Center.

Highlights of the changes and amendments include:

  • All amendments made by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel and the IATA Dangerous Goods Board
  • Operator responsibilities have been completely revised
  • Training requirements have been updated to include a Review and Approval
  • There are a number of state and operator variations that have been added, deleted and amended
  • The List of Dangerous Goods has been amended
  • New and amended special provisions
  • New and amended packing instructions
  • New marking and labeling, including the new Lithium Battery label and Class 9 Lithium Battery label that become voluntary January 1, 2017 and mandatory January 1, 2019
  • Clarification for identification numbers on multiple overpacks
  • Notes have been added under 9.0 to reference Annex 19 – Safety Management Systems and the ICAO Safety Management Manual.
  • All Appendices have some form of change

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Significant Changes to the 2016 IATA DGR 57th Edition

IATA has just released their list of significant changes to the new 2016 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 57th Edition.

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As always we continue to stay abreast of changes and updates to the regulations, and strive to keep providing you with new information. If you have any questions regarding this or any other dangerous goods regulation, please call our regulatory staff at 888.442.9628 (USA) or 888.977.4834 (Canada).