UN 0012: LQ AMMO, DOMESTIC ROAD & RAIL

COMMODITY:  Small arms ammunition (shotshell, rimfire and centerfire)

SPECIAL: Limited Quantity of Division 1.4S – 50 caliber or less, inert bullets or tracer only

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Domestic Road

NOTE: LQ Ammo by Domestic Road has the same packaging and package markings as Domestic Vessel, but Vessel requires a shipping document.

OVERVIEW

PROPER SHIPPING NAME:Cartridges, small armsLABEL:No
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:UN 0012PLACARD:No
HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:1.4SEMERG. INFO:No
PACKING GROUP:NoneTRAINING:Required
DOCUMENT:YesPACKAGING:Special
MARKING:LQ Mark  

HAZMAT TABLE

(1)Sym-bols(2)Hazardous materials descriptions and proper shipping names(3)Hazard class or Division(4)Identifi-cation Numbers(5)PG(6)Label Codes(7)Special provisions(§172.102)(8)Packaging (§173.***)(9)Quantity Limitations(see §§173.27 and 175.75)(10)Vesselstowage
Excep-tionsNon-
bulk
BulkPassenger aircraft/ rail
Cargo aircraft onlyLoca-
tion
Other
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8A)(8)(8C)(9A)(9B)(10A)(10B)
   Cartridges, small arms 1.4S UN0012    none  63 62 None 25kg 100kg 01 25

PACKAGING INFORMATION

Cartridges, small arms that have been classed as Division 1.4S explosive may be transported as limited quantities when packaged as follows:

  • Ammunition must be packed in inside boxes, or in partitions that fit snugly in the    outside packaging, or in metal clips; no single packages allowed i.e. inner packages are required.
  • Except for 22 rimfire, primers must be protected against packaging or another cartridge base.
  • Inside boxes, partitions or metal clips must be packed in securely-closed strong outside packagings; no specification testing is required.
  • The maximum gross weight is limited to 30 kg (66 pounds) per package.

Citation: 49 CFR 173.63 (b)(2)

SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS

Normal documentation requirements are waived when transported by road. This ammo is still hazmat, but it is not marked “HM” on the shipping document because it is not subject to documentation requirements. ORM-D or LQ may but should not be listed to allow mixed shipment of ORM-D and LQ packages; only “Cartridges, small arms” should be listed, and even that is not mandatory.

HMDESCRIPTIONWEIGHT/LBS.
 UN 0012, Cartridges, Small Arms, 1.4S, LTD QTY
(Insert net explosives weight or net weight)

Citation: 49 CFR 173.63(b)(1)(i)

CARTON MARKING

Limited quantity packages containing cartridges, small arms (ammunitions) must display the following limited quantity marking on one side as

In addition, each carton may have to be marked with the consignor’s or the consignee’s name and address, see 49 CFR §172.301(d) for exceptions. No UN number or proper shipping name is required.

* Per 49 CFR §172.301(d), the package must be marked with the consignor or consignee’s name and address unless the package is:

(1) Transported by highway only and will not be transferred from one carrier to the other;

(2) Part of a carload lot, truckload lot or freight container load, and the entire contents of the rail car, truck or freight container are shipped from one consignor to one consignee.

Citation: 49 CFR §173.63(b)(1)(i)49 CFR §172.301(d) & §172.315 (a)

OVERPACKS

The “OVERPACK” marking is only required if the limited quantity marking is not visible, in which case the “Limited Quantity” and “overpack” stickers are required on only one side of the pallet or overpack box.

Citation: 49 CFR §173.25(a)(6)