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(c) For compressed gases when tank cars marked DOT-105A300 are authorized, tank cars marked DOT-105A400, 105A500, and 105A600 may also be accepted; when DOT-104A tank cars are authorized, tank cars marked DOT105A300, 105A400, 105A500, and 105A600 may also be accepted; and when DOT106A500 tank cars are authorized, tank cars marked DOT-106A800 may also be accepted.
(d) Tank cars. The regulations of the Department of Transportation, governing the transportation of explosives and other dangerous articles authorize the use of fusion welded tanks on tank cars. The fusion welded tank cars corresponding to the specification shown in the tables herein as an acceptable container are also authorized for acceptance on board vessels. These cars will be marked by a "W" added to the specification marking; For example, "DOT-103A” will carry the marking “DOT-103A-W", etc.
(e) Cylinders of foreign manufacture received from foreign countries for charging with compressed gas may be charged and shipped for export when in compliance with regulations governing such charging and shipping as promulgated by the Department of Transportation. Bill of lading or other shipping paper shall, when possible, identify the cylinder and shall carry the following certification:
These cylinders have been retested and refilled in accordance with the Depart
ment of Transportation requirements for export.
(f) Where the regulations require DOT-37A and 37B single trip metal drums, DOT-371, 37E, 37F, 37G, and 37H single trip metal drums may be continued in use for commodities and gross weights for which they were previously authorized until further order of the Department of Transportation.
(h) Where the regulations limit the gross weight of DOT specifications portable tanks to 8,000 pounds, these portable tanks of gross weight not over 20,000 pounds may be used provided the lifting gear used to load and discharge the tank is of sufficient capacity to safely handle the weight.
(i) Where the regulations require specification DOT-22C
or DOT-15P wooden or plywood boxes or drums, specifications DOT-1F or iG polyethylene carboys in wooden or plywood boxes or drums respectively, may be continued in use for the commodities and capacities for which they were previously authorized until further order of the Department of Transportation.
(j) Where the regulations require specification DOT-21C fiber drums, specifications 21A or 21B fiber drums manufactured prior to June 27, 1962 may be used for commodities and weights for which they were previously authorized until further order of the Department of Transportation.
(k) Where the regulations require DOT-6D or 37M cylindrical steel overpacks, DOT-6J or 37A (single trip container) metal drums manufactured prior to March 18, 1964, having an inside DOT2S, 2SL, 2T, or 2TL polyethylene container, may be continued in use for the commodities and gross weights for which they were previously authorized until further order of the Department of Transportation.
(1) Where the regulations specify use of metal drums that may be constructed with full removable head, the opening size into the drum shall be restricted to the diameter size specified by the DOT regulations for the dangerous article concerned.
(m) Containers used for shipments of etching acid liquid, n.o.s. must not be reused for shipment of any commodity. (Order 74, 6 F.R. 268, Jan, 11, 1941, as amended by Order 129, 6 F.R. 3182, July 1, 1941; CGFR 53–26, 18 F.R. 5216, Sept. 1, 1963; CGFR 56–29, 21 F.R. 7055, Sept. 20, 1956; CGFR 5914, 24 F.R. 6268, June 30, 1959; CGFR 60-33, 25 F.R. 5236, June 11, 1960; CGFR 60-70, 25 F.R. 11210, Nov. 26, 1960; CGFR 62–11, 27 F.R. 5281, June 5, 1962; CGFR 64–20, 29 F.R. 6789, May 23, 1964; CGFR 65–17, 30 F.R. 7438, June 5, 1965; CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2087, Feb. 12, 1969; CGFR 69–72, 34 F.R. 17486, Oct. 29, 1969) 8 146.05–6 M.I.N. specification con
Freight Classification, Rule 40, section 5, of capacities not exceeding 110 gallons, are permitted by the regulations in this part for use in transportation or storing combustible liquids on board passenger vessels. Single-trip containers, manufactured under Rule 40, are not authorized for such use.
(b) For shipments comprising C.F.C. specification metal barrels or drums the bill of lading or other shipping paper is required to show the following certificate over the written or stamped facsimle signature of the shipper or his duly authorized agent:
The C.F.C. metal barrels or drums used for this shipment are marked in compliance with requirements of Rule 40, section 5, of the Consolidated Freight Classification.
(c) The requirements as to marking will not be necessary for metal barrels or drums, equivalent to C.F.C. Rule 40 barrel or drums, when manufactured in foreign countries, but bill of lading or other shipping paper shall bear the following certificate over the written or stamped facsimile signature of the shipper or his duly authorized agent:
The metal barrels or drums used for this shipment are of foreign manufacture and conform to construction requirements of Rule 40, section 5, of the Consolidated Freight Classification.
Specification containers of the U.S. Coast Guard are prescribed herein for use in the transportation of combustible liquids and hazardous articles and for export shipments of inflammable liquids. Such containers shall be made and marked in compliance with specifications of the regulations in this part. Containers that do not comply with such specifications shall not be marked to indicate compliance.
NOTE. Certain other specifications are also set forth herein such as for built-in magasnes, portable magazines, portable multiunit containers, and metal lockers used in the stowage on board vessels of explosives or other dangerous articles. (Order 74, 6 F.R. 269, Jan. 11, 1941, as amended by CGFR 47-35, 12 F.R. 4184, June 27, 1947) 8 146.05_7 C.F.C. specification con
tainers. (a) Metal barrels or drums, constructed and marked in accordance with specifications of the Consolidated
(d) Solid fiberboard or double-faced corrugated fiberboard boxes constructed in accordance with specifications of the Consolidated Freight Classification, Rule 41, section 2, of capacities not exceeding 90 pounds weight of box and contents, are permitted by the regulations in this part for use in transporting or storing combustible liquids, in inside containers, on board passenger vessels.
(e) Fiberboard boxes that are made to conform to specifications of Rule 41, section 2, must bear certificate of box maker showing that the boxes do so conform. Boxes used for shipment of combustible liquids shall be marked by printing or stenciling or stamping thereon: (1) The name of the commodity within the container; or (2) The words “Combustible Liquid”. This marking shall be block type, not less than 1/2 inch high, and shall be imposed under, above or to either side of the box maker's certificate. Marking shall be in block type letters, inside a heavy black-line border, (Order 74, 6 F.R. 269, Jan. 11, 1941)
$ 146.05–8 Non-specification containers.
Metal barrels or drums, wooden barrels or kegs, wooden boxes, fiberboard boxes, burlap bags, multiwall paper bags and bales comprise the type of non-specification containers that are permitted for certain regulated substances. The de. tailed regulations in the tables for the various classifications set forth the requirements governing such containers where permitted. The design and construction of non-specification containers must be such as to prevent the occurrence of defects that permit leakage of their contents and strong enough to stand, without failure, all shocks ordinarily incident to handling and stowage during transit. The shipper's attention is called to the regulation in the various tables which requires the officer in charge of loading the vessel to satisfy himself that a non-specification container offered for transportation, when containing a permitted substance, is suficient in all respects for the purpose intended. Order 74, 6 FR. 269, Jan. 11, 1941) § 146.05–9 Specification packaging for
outside packages. Outside specification packaging may be shipped tightly overpacked in strong outside fiberboard boxes
drums; wooden boxes, barrels, or crates; metal barrels or drums; or other enclosures, under the following conditions:
(a) The package must contain no explosives or corrosive liquids other than
(1) Electrolyte, as listed in § 146.23– 100;
(2) Electric storage batteries containing electrolyte; or
(3) Fire extinguisher charges.
(b) The outermost packaging must be marked with the prescribed name of contents and labeled as required by the regulations in this part.
(c) Packaging which is required by the regulations in this part to be marked "This Side Up" or "This End Up" must be placed in the overpack with filling holes up and the overpack must be properly marked “This Side Up” or “This End Up."
(d) The outside of the overpack must also be marked "Inside Packages Comply with Prescribed Specifications" unless the specification markings on the inside packaging are entirely visible through openings in the overpack. (CGFR 69-72, 34 F.R. 17487, Oct. 29, 1969)
8 146.05-10 Reuse of containers.
(a) Containers used more than once (refilled and reshipped after having been previously emptied) shall be in such condition, including closing devices and cushioning materials, that they will protect their contents during transit as efficiently as new containers. Repairs must be made in an efficient manner and parts that are weak, broken, or otherwise deteriorated shall be replaced.
(b) Markings applied as prescribed by the specifications shall be maintained in a legible condition.
(c) If, on account of painting or any other reason, the markings as prescribed for any container cannot be kept plain and legible, a metal plate, brazed or sol. dered or otherwise securely fastened to the container, with a reproduction of the prescribed markings plainly stamped thereon, may be permitted.
(d) Containers previously used for the shipment of any explosive or other dangerous article shall have old marks of contents, addresses, and labels, if any, thoroughly removed or obliterated before being used for the shipment of other articles.
(e) Boxes previously used for high explosives containing a liquid explosive ingredient shall not be again used for shipments of any character.
(f) Kegs previously used for any chicrate shall not be again used for shipments of any character.
(g) Metal kegs previously used for black powder not contained in an interior package shall not be again used for shipments of any explosive.
(h) Single trip DOT specification containers from which the contents have once been removed following use for shipment of any article, must not again be used as shipping containers for explosives, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids or poisons, Class B, C, or D, as defined in this part except under approval of the DOT for each reuse and for specific commodities or classes of commodities. Where specific permission is given in these detailed regulations in the table for Combustible Liquids or Hazardous Articles such single-trip containers are permitted for reuse when in compliance with paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section.
(1) Cylinders or other containers which are designated as nonrefillable or for single-trip use by the DOT specifications and from which the contents have
once been removed following use for shipment of any article, must not be again used as shipping containers for compressed gases. (Order 74, 6 F.R. 269, Jan. 11, 1941, as amended, CGFR 60-70, 25 F.R. 11210, Nov. 26, 1960; CGFR 62-48, 27 FR. 12188, Dec. 7, 1962) $ 146.05-11 Certification.
(a) Each shipper offering for transportation by water any explosives, other dangerous articles, combustible liquids, and hazardous articles subject to the regulations in this part must show on the shipping paper the following certificate which must be signed by the shipper:
This is to certify that the above-named articles are properly classified, described, packaged, marked, and labeled, and are in proper condition for transportation, according to the applicable regulations of the Department of Transportation.
(b) For export and import shipments of dangerous cargo not destined to be transported by land under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation as covered in $ 146.02-10 of this part, the shipper may certify on the bill of lading or other shipping paper that the dangerous articles are properly packaged, marked, labeled, and are in proper condition for transportation according to the regulations of the country of origin or destination as the case may be. The regulations must be identified by name.
(C) Detailed regulations in $ $ 146.21100 to 146.27–100 require specific certification for certain substances. When these substances are required to be certificated under paragraph (a) of this section the certificate required by the detailed regulations shall be in addition thereto. (CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2087, Feb. 12, 1969) § 146.05–12 Originating shipping order,
transfer shipping paper. (a) The requirements of this section apply to domestic shipments offered for transportation, carriage, or conveyance on board vessels.
(b) A shipper of any permitted explosives or other dangerous articles or substances, and combustible liquids for transportation, carriage, or conveyance on board vessels subject to the regulations in this part under the conditions set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, shall prepare an originating shipping order describing the shipment as re
quired in this section. A vessel acting as initial carrier shall require presentation of the original shipping order. А vessel acting as a connecting carrier shall require delivery of a transfer shipping paper prepared from the originating shipping order or subsequent transfer paper and upon which shall be shown all the information that is required by this section.
NOTE 1. "Originating shipping order" may be the second sheet that carries the notation in bold face type "THIS SHIPPING ORDER" of the domestic bill of lading form, or a dellvery paper (known as a dellvery receipt or dock receipt) or an order prepared upon the shipper's letterhoad.
NOTE 2. “Transfer shipping paper" refers to such papers as freight way buli, way bil, express way buli, vessel manifest, vessel cargo list, or exchange bill of lading shipping order, under suthority of which a shipment is moving by other than the initial carrier. Such transfer papers shall show thereon all the information required by this section and shall also contain information suicient to identity the preceding shipping paper.
(c) A shipper or his authorized agent or representative shall not tender to an initial carrier vessel partial deliveries of a shipment of explosives or other dangerous articles or substances and combustible liquids, except under cover of a delivery paper (known as a delivery receipt or dock receipt) which paper shall show all the information as required for an originating shipping order in paragraph (f) of this section. Delivery receipts covering either full or partial deliveries shall be furnished at least in duplicate and after acknowledgment, one copy shall be retained for one year by the vessel operator. Unit deliveries of the same substance requiring more than eight (8) hours of normal continuous operation to effect complete delivery shall not be construed to be partial deliveries.
(d) If a shipment is being transported, carried or conveyed under a bill of lading issued in exchange or in substitution for an original bill of lading It shall be the duty of the carrier executing such bill of lading to accurately transfer from the or inal bill of lading the information shown thereon as required by this section.
(e) No person other than the shipper or his duly authorized agent or representative shall prepare an originating shipping order covering transportation, carriage, conveyance or storage of explosives or other dangerous articles or
substances, and combustible liquids that are to be transported, carried, conveyed or stored on board vessels subject to the regulations in this part.
(f) The minimum information required by this section to be shown upon an originating shipping order is as follows:
(1) Shipper's name and address.
(2) Consignee's name and address. (When required by the detailed reguletions.)
(3) Either the number of packages or pleces or the quantity or weight, as the case may be, and the type of packages (cylinders, barrels, boxes, etc.).
(4) Shipping or leading marks and numbers if appearing on packages.
(5) Shipping name of each article, as shown in roman type in § 146.04–5, and the proper classification prescribed in $ 146.01-4. Further description not inconsistent with the shipping name may be shown. Unauthorized abbreviations shall not be used. For other than domestic shipments, when the proper shipping name of a commodity is an “N.O.S." entry in the particular table, this term shall be qualified by the chemical name of the commodity in parentheses, e.g., “Corrosive liquid, N.O.S. (caprylyl chloride)."
(6) In connection with the entry of each dangerous article, show the kind and color of label applied to the package or the markings upon the package when label or marking is required by the regulations in this part. Where the detailed regulations exempt the packages from labeling the exemption must be indicated by the words “No Label Required" immediately following the description on the shipping paper.
(7) Gross weight of container and contents when such information is required to be shown on a package by the regulations in this part.
(8) Certification over the written or stamped facsimile signature of the shipper or of his duly authorized agent as required by the regulations in this part. (Not required except on originating bill of lading and shipping order.)
(9) For shipments of radioactive materials, the shipping paper description must include:
(i) The Transport Group or Groups of the radionuclides in the radioactive material, if the material is in normal form;
(ii) The name of the radionuclides in the radioactive material, and a descrip
tion of its physical and chemical form if the material is in normal form;
(iii) The activity of the radioactive material in curies;
(iv) The type of label applied to the package; i.e., Radioactive White-I, Radioactive Yellow-II, or Radioactive Yellow-III;
(v) For fissile radioactive materials, the fissile class of the package, and the weight in grams or kilograms of the fissile isotope; and
(vi) For export shipments, a copy of any special permit issued by the Department of Transportation for the package.
(g) Any person or carrier preparing a transfer shipping paper shall show thereon all the information required by this section that is given on the preceding shipping paper and shall also indicate thereon information sufficient to identify the preceding shipping paper.
(b) When a shipment of explosives or other dangerous articles or substances, and combustible liquids is being transported, carried, conveyed, or stored on board a vessel subject to the regulations in this part under a special contract of asfreightment, the provisions required by paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) of this section need not be complied with: Provided, however, That the owner, charterer, agent or master of the vessel shall have in his possession a memorandum describing the shipment, which description shall contain at least the information required by paragraph (f) of this section. This memorandum must be in the carrier's possession previous to the time the explosives or other dangerous articles or substances, and combustible liquids, are transported, carried, conveyed, stored or stowed. (Order 74, 6 F.R. 270, Jan. 11, 1941, as amended by CGFR 58-9, 23 F.R. 4839, June 28, 1958; CGFR 68–142, 34 F.R. 2087, Feb. 12, 1969; CGFR 69-72, 34 F.R. 17487, Oct. 29, 1969) & 146.05–13 Originating export ship
ping paper. (a) The requirements of this section apply when an export shipment is offered for transportation by vessel.
(b) A shipper of any explosive or other dangerous article or substance to be offered for export on board vessels subject to the regulations in this part shall prepare an originating shipping order or otherwise describe the shipment in writing as required by this section.
NOTE 1. This "originating shipping order" may be any one of the following papers: (1)