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Subpart H.—Marking and Labeling of Explosives and Other Dangerous
Bill of Lading Description
Part 74 REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO CARRIERS BY RAIL FREIGHT
Subpart A.-Loading, Unloading, Placarding, and Handling Cars
Part 76.- REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO RAIL CARRIERS IN BAGGAGE
Subpart D.—Vehicles and Shipment in Transit: Accidents
Part 77.860.-Accidents; Poisons
Articles on Motor Vehicles Carrying Passengers for Hire
Chapter III.-CIVIL AIR REGULATIONS
Part 49.—TRANSPORTATION OF EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER DANGEROUS
Acceptable Articles on Cargo and Passenger Aircraft.
Chapter IV.—Part 146.—U. S. COAST GUARD REGULATIONS
Chapter VI.-AUXILIARY INFORMATION FOR SHIPPERS
Accident Leakage, Spillage, or Sifting -
Exclusive Use of Aircraft for Transporting Radioactive Material..
Limitation on Number of Units.--
Notification to Consignee of Shipments of Radioactive Materials..
Regulations Pertaining to Carriers..
Violations of Regulations.
INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION
This HANDBOOK is designed to be of assistance in locating and understanding Federal regulations applying to the shipment of radioactive materials. Portions of pertinent regulations promulgated by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Civil Aeronautics Board, U. S. Coast Guard, and Post Office authorities are reproduced in the Handbook together with comments believed to be helpful in determining the proper application of the regulations. An explanation of technical terms not defined in the regulations is also given. The last chapter of the Handbook contains auxiliary information to shippers and includes a number of miscellaneous items that should be helpful in determining the manner of shipment and shipping responsibilities. The following limitations should be noted :
1. It is not within the province of the Atomic Energy Commission to make official interpretations of regulations established by other agencies. In this Handbook interpretations known to be highly controversial are not given.
2. Both the selection of excerpts and the comments included in this Handbook are unofficial as far as the regulating agencies are concerned.
3. Comments given herein, while based on the best information available to the authors of this Handbook, are not based on court decisions nor on official interpretations by the regulating agencies.
4. The regulations excerpted herein are subject to change with due notice in the Federal Register or, in the case of U. S. postal regulations, in the Postal Bulletin.
Persons responsible for the conformance of shipments of radioactive materials to Federal transportation regulations should have access to and be familiar with the complete regulations applicable to such shipments.
The Handbook does not provide any guide to AEC security policies and regulations applicable to the transportation of classified materials. These are discussed in Chapter 2402, AEC Manual,“Security of Matter in Transit.” Further information or other aid on the shipping problems may be obtained from the appropriate Manager of Operations, or, through his office, from the Director, Division of Construction and Supply.
Detailed information on many of the basic problems involved in the transportation of radioactive materials is contained in a preliminary