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(iii) Any electrical equipment in the hold or compartment other than fixed explosion-proof lighting shall be disconnected from its power supply at a location outside the hold or compartment while the vehicles are being handled or are stowed therein. Where the disconnecting means is a switch or circuit breaker, it shall be locked in the open position until the vehicles have been discharged. (CGFR 69–72, 34 F.R. 17490, Oct. 29, 1969) § 146.27–31 Motor vehicles and mech

anized equipment powered by in. ternal combustion engines and fueled

by combustible liquids. (a) Applicability. Automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, other motor vehicles, and mechanized equipment which are powered by internal combustion engines using combustible liquids as fuel may be transported on board vessels inspected and certificated for ocean or coastwise voyages, subject to the conditions of this section. (Persons transporting motor vehicles on ferry vessels shall comply with the applicable requirements of Subpart 146.08 of this part. Vessels in a service similar to ferry service but not over a designated ferry route may, at the discretion of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, be treated as ferry vessels for the purposes of this section and Subpart 146.08.) Motor vehicles are hazardous articles if any of these three conditions exist:

(1) Fuel is contained in the fuel tanks; (2) Fuel is contained in the engine;

(3) Or the electric storage battery is connected to either terminal of the electrical system of the vehicle.

(b) Conditions under which vehicles not considered hazardous articles. Vehicles shall not be considered as hazardous articles and may be transported without restriction provided all of the following conditions exist in the vehicle: the fuel tank has been thoroughly drained; the engine has been run until the fuel in the engine has been exhausted and the engine stalls; the battery cables have been disconnected and secured away from the battery terminals and the vehicle contains no dangerous articles other than the following:

(1) Two one-pint metal containers of retouching enamel, either hermetically sealed or closed with a secure friction cap.

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(2) One tire repair kit containing a tube of cement of not more than 4 fluid ounces capacity, completely enclosed in an outer metal or fiber board container.

(3) Charged electric storage batteries, necessary for the normal operation of a vehicle, in position in the battery holder or, if shipped outside the battery holder, then secured to prevent any movement of the battery. If a battery is packed within a boxed or crated vehicle, “This side up” markings shall be applied to the outside of the shipping box or crate.

(4) Such brake fluid as is actually contained within the brake mechanism.

(5) Motor vehicles and mechanized equipment shipped by, for, or to the Department of the Army, Navy, or Air Force may also contain electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid in a sufficient quantity to activate the number of electric storage batteries necessary for operation of the military vehicles or equipment. It must be packed in approved outside containers. Inside glass containers shall be cushioned on all sides with absorbent material in sufficient quantity to completely absorb the fluid contents in event of breakage. The outside container must be so blocked, braced or stayed within the vehicle or crate that it cannot change position during transit.

(6) Motor vehicles or mobile agricultural machinery may be shipped with a container of electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid secured in a position to prevent damage and packaged as follows: Wooden boxes (DOT-15A, 15B, 15C, 16A, 19A) or Fiberboard boxes (DOT-12B, 12C) WIC meeting the requirements of DOT regulations.

(c) Conditions of acceptance and stowage. (1) Before and after loading, vehicles shall be inspected for leaks. Vehicles showing signs of leakage shall not be accepted for transport.

(2) Vehicles may be stowed on deck or under deck.

(3) Vehicles stowed in a hold or compartment shall have battery cables disconnected and secured away from the battery terminals.

(4) The fuel tanks shall be not more than one-fourth full.

(5) Equipment used for handling vehicles shall be so designed that the fuel tank and fuel system are protected from stresses that might cause rupture or other damage incident to handling.

(6) Vehicles shall be stowed so as to 146.08 of this part. Vessels in a service allow for their inspection during transit. similar to ferry service but not over a

(7) Two hand-portable, dry-chemical designated ferry route may, at the disfire extinguishers of at least 10 pounds cretion of the Officer in Charge, Marine capacity shall be located in accessible Inspection, be treated as ferry vessels for locations in each hold or compartment the purposes of this section and Subpart in which motor vehicles are stowed.

146.08.) Motor vehicles are hazardous (8) "No Smoking" signs shall be con- articles if any of these three conditions spicuously posted at each access opening exist: to the hold or compartment.

(1) Fuel is contained in the fuel tank; (d) General vessel requirements. (1) (2) Fuel is contained in the engine; Spaces exposed to carbon monoxide or (3) Or the electric storage battery is other hazardous vapors from exhausts connected to either terminal of the elecof motor vehicles shall have adequate trical system of the vehicle. ventilation. The senior deck officer shall (b) Conditions under which vehicles see that tests of the carbon monoxide not considered hazardous articles. Vehicontent of the atmosphere are made as cles shall not be considered as hazardous frequently as conditions require to en- articles and may be transported without sure that dangerous concentrations do restriction provided all of these condinot develop. Such tests shall be made tions exist in the vehicle: the fuel tank in the area in which persons are work- has been thoroughly drained; the engine ing, by persons acquainted with the test has been run until the fuel in the engine equipment and procedure. The carbon has been exhausted and the engine stalls; monoxide concentration in the holds and the battery cables have been disconintermediate decks where persons are

nected and secured away from the batworking shall be maintained at not more tery terminals and the vehicle contains than 50 parts per million (0.005%) as a no dangerous articles other than the foltime-weighted average, and persons shall lowing: be removed from the area if the concen- (1) Two one-pint metal containers of tration exceeds 75 parts per million retouching enamel, either hermetically (0.0075%). When necessary, portable sealed or closed with a secure friction blowers of adequate size and location cap. . shall be used to obtain sufficient venti- (2) One tire repair kit containing a lation.

tube of cement of not more than 4 fluid (CGFR 69–72, 34 F.R. 17491, Oct. 29, 1969; 34 ounces capacity, completely enclosed in F.R. 19030, Nov. 29, 1969)

an outer metal or fiberboard container.

(3) Charged electric storage batteries, $ 146.27-32 Motor vehicles and mechanized equipment powered by in.

necessary for the normal operation of a

vehicle in position in the battery holder ternal combustion engines and transported on vessels in spaces specially

or, if shipped outside the battery holder, suitable for vehicles.

then secured to prevent any movement

of the battery. If a battery is packed (a) Applicability. Automobiles, trucks,

within a boxed or crated vehicle, “This motorcycles, tractors, other motor vehi

side up" markings shall be required on cles, and mechanized equipment which

the outside of the shipping box or crate. are powered by internal combustion en

(4) Such brake fluid as is actually gines may be transported in spaces des- contained within the brake mechanism. ignated as specially suitable for the (5) Motor vehicles and mechanized carriage of vehicles on board vessels in- equipment shipped by, for, or to the Despected and certificated for ocean or partment of the Army, Navy, or Air Force coastwise voyages, subject to the condi- may also contain electrolyte or corrosive tions of this section. For the definition battery fluid in a sufficient quantity to of spaces designated as “specially suit- activate the number of electric storage able for vehicles”, as applicable to U.S. batteries necessary for operation of the vessels see § 70.10-44 of Subchapter H military vehicles or equipment. It must and $ 90.10–38 of Subchapter I of this be packed in approved outside containers. chapter. (Persons transporting motor ve- Inside glass containers shall be cushhicles on ferry vessels shall comply with ioned on all sides with absorbent matethe applicable requirements of Subpart rial in sufficient quantity to completely

absorb the fluid contents in event of breakage. The outside container must be so blocked, braced or stayed within the vehicle or crate that it cannot change position during transit.

(6) Motor vehicles or mobile agricultural machinery may be shipped with a container of electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid secured in a position to prevent damage and packaged as follows: Wooden boxes (DOT-15A, 153, 15C, 16A, 19A) or Fiberboard boxes (DOT-12B, 12C) WIC meeting the requirements of DOT regulations.

(c) Conditions of acceptance and stowage. (1) Before and after loading, vehicles shall be inspected for leaks. Vehicles showing signs of leakage shall not be accepted for transport.

(2) Vehicles may be stowed on deck or under deck.

(3) The fuel tank shall be not more than one-fourth full.

(4) Equipment used for handling vehicles shall be so designed that the fuel tank and fuel system are protected from stresses that might cause rupture or other damage incident to handling.

(5) Vehicles shall be stowed so as to allow for their inspection during transit.

(6) No cargo of a dangerous or hazardous nature other than motor vehicles and mechanized equipment shall be stowed in the same hold or compartment with vehicles having flammable liquid or flammable compressed gas fuels in the fuel tanks.

(7) Two hand-portable, dry-chemical fire extinguishers of at least 10 pounds capacity shall be located in accessible locations in each hold or compartment in which motor vehicles are stowed.

(8) "No Smoking" signs shall be conspicuously posted at each access opening to the hold or compartment.

(d) General Vessel requirements. (1) Spaces exposed to carbon monoxide or other hazardous vapors from exhausts of motor vehicles shall have adequate ventilation. The senior deck officer shall see that tests of the carbon monoxide content of the atmosphere are made as frequently as conditions require to ensure that dangerous concentrations do not develop. Such tests shall be made in the area in which persons are working, by persons acquainted with the test equipment and procedure. The carbon

monoxide concentration in the holds and intermediate decks where persons are working shall be maintained at not more than 50 parts per million (0.005%) as a time-weighted average, and persons shall be removed from the area if the concentration exceeds 75 parts per million (0.0075%). When necessary, portable blowers of adequate size and location shall be used to obtain suficient ventilation (CGFR 69–72, 34 F.R. 17491, Oct. 29, 1969) $ 146.27–35 Use of power-operated in

dustrial trucks in spaces containing

hazardous articles. (a) Articles of a fibrous nature or bulk sulfur.

In a space in which packaged or baled hazardous articles of a fibrous nature or bulk sulfur are stowed, only approved power-operated industrial trucks of approved types EX, EE, GS, LPS and DS (see $ 146.09–15(b)) may be used for handling cargo including the handling of such packaged or baled hazardous articles of a Abrous nature or bulk sulfur.

(b) Articles of a AbroUS nature in closed vans or portable containers.

When hazardous articles of a fibrous nature are contained in closed cargo vans or closed portable containers and no other dangerous cargo is stowed in the hold or compartment, any standard commercial type power-operated industrial truck in safe operating condition and having minimum safety features (see $ 146.09–15) may be used in the spaces.

(c) Articles other than those of a je brous nature.

In a space in which hazardous articles other than of a fibrous nature are stowed any approved power-operated industrial truck (see $ 146.09–15(b) of this part) may be used to handle cargo, including the handling of such hazardous articles other than of a fibrous nature. (CGFR 67-23, 32 F.R. 8154, June 7, 1967) $ 146.27-50 Phosphoric acid in bulk.

Phosphoric acid may be carried in bulk only in inspected and certificated cargo barges, tank barges, or cargo vessels. For applicable requirements, see Part 98 of Subchapter I (Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels) of this chapter. (CGFR 66–86, 81 F.R. 16577, Dec. 10, 1966)

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Acid carboys, empty..
Aluminum powder, uncoated.

No label re

quired.

or

Aluminum in the form of finely divided

powder.
In contact with acids, alkalies of water

possesses the property of evolving hydro-
gen gas which may for in explosive miz.

tures in air. Keep dry.
Do not stow with acids (white label),

inflammable solids or oxidizing mate-
rials (yellow label) nor with caustic

soda or potash.
In event of breakage of containers the dust

of aluminum powder is easily ignitable.
Outside containers shall be marked
either “Aluminum powder, uncoated"
or “Hazardous article."

Ammonium sulfate nitrate....

ed.

A double salt of approri mately 60 percent No label ro

ammonium sulfate and $0 percent am- quired.
monium nitrate-26 percent nitrogen
content.
White to light gray granules.
Soluble in water.
Shall not be accepted for transportation

while hot. Shall not be stowed in a
hold adjacent to a hold containing
Class A explosives or on deck adjacent
to a hold or magazino containing Class
A explosives. Do not stow in same
hold or compartment with explosives,
corrosives, flammable liquids, flam-
mable compressed gases, flammable
solids or oxidizing materials, or other
combustible materials. Outside con.
tainers shall be marked “Ammonium
sulfate nitrate".

See: "Carboys, empty."
Stowage:
"On deck under

cover.”
“Tween decks."
Outside containers:
Steel barrels

drums, not over 500 lbs. gr. wt. Wooden barrels or

kegs, not over 350 lbs. gr. wt. Wooden boxes not

over 125 lbs. gr.wt. Moisture proofed

(silt-prooi) bags. Not over 55 lbs.

gr. wt. Stowage:

"On deck protect“On deck ander

cover.” “Tween decks.” “Under deck away

from heat." Outside containers: Steel barrels or

drums.
Wooden barrels or

kegg.
Wooden boxes, WIO.
Fiberboard boxes,
WIC, not over 90 lb.
Fiber drums, not

over 150 lb. gr. wt. Paper bags not over

200 lb. net wt., moisture proof, made tight against silting and of strength not less thanbags made of 8 ounce burlap. Bulk.

gr. wt.

(See Note in columns

5, 6, and 7.)

Aniline oil drums, empty...

Drums formerly having contained | Returnable Stowage:

aniline oil will, before being accepted package "On deck in open." for shipment, be thoroughly drained. notice

"On deck under. shellacked cover." to head of “Tween decks." drum near Do not accept un. con- less returnable pack signee's age notice is on drum, name and Notice shall be legible. address. Bungs with gaskets

sball be thoroughly tightened in place. If necessary, new zaskets may bo required before accepting. Also require that all aniline oil stains on the outside of drums be washed off with water, or preferably, weak acetic acid.

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NOTE: It is not required that the above containers he DOT specification containers, although DOT specification containers are acceptable, but the officer in charge of loading the vessel shall satisfy himself that they are sufficient in all respects for the purpose intended. He shall refuse any containers showing damage, leakage or an inability to properly contain the substance.

Stowage:
Ferry stowage (AA)...

Ferry stowage (BB).
"On deck in open."

Do not accept unless returnable Do not accept unless returnable "On deck under cover."

package notice is on drum. Notice package notice is on drum. Notice Do not accept unless returnable shall be legible. Bungs with gaskets shall be legible. Bungs with gaskets package notice is on drum. Notice shall be thoroughly tightened in sball be thoroughly tightened in shall be legible. Bungs with gaskets place. If necessary, new gaskets place. If necessary, new gaskets shall be thoroughly tightened in may be required before accepting. may be required before accepting. place. If necessary, new gaskets Also require that all aniline oil Also require that all aniline oil may be required before accepting. stains on the outside of drums be stains on the outside of drums be Also require that all aniline oil washed off with water, or preferably, washed off with water, or preferably stains on the outside of drums be weak acetic acid.

weak acetic acid.
washed off with water, or preferably,
weak acetic acid.

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