REMINGTON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORT DATA SHEET
COMMODITY: Smokeless powder for small arms; classified by EX approval as a flammable solid; up to 8 pounds per bottle and 100 pounds net per shipment.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Domestic Road, Rail, Vessel and Air, with limitations
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Smokeless powder for small arms||LABEL:||Yes|
|IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:||NA 3178||PLACARD:||If with other hazmat exceeding 1000 lbs. gross aggregate|
|HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:||4.1||EMERG. INFO:||Yes|
|(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|
|Bulk||Passenger aircraft/ rail||Cargo aircraft only||Loca-|
|D||Smokeless powder for small arms (100 pounds or less)||4.1||NA3178||I||4.1||16||None||171||None||Forbidden||7.3 kg||A|
Per 49 CFR 173.171, Smokeless powder for small arms which has been classed in Division 1.3 or Division 1.4 may be reclassed in Division 4.1 (flammable solid), subject to certain conditions. An EX approval is required, but the EX number does not need to be marked per 172.320 since it is a flammable solid and no longer an explosive.
Citation: 49 CFR 171.171(a)
Road: Maximum 100 pounds net mass per transport vehicle, e.g. a trailer. A motor vehicle with multiple trailers could have 100 pounds in each trailer, or a truck with cargo compartment could have 100 pounds and haul a trailer with an additional 100 pounds.
Rail: Maximum 100 pounds net mass per transport vehicle, e.g. a rail car.
Vessel: Maximum 100 pounds net mass per freight container, not to exceed four freight containers per vessel.
Air: Passenger aircraft is forbidden. Maximum 100 pounds net mass per cargo aircraft. Per Column 9b of the hazardous materials, each package is limited to 7.3 kg (16 pounds).
Citation: 49 CFR 171.171(b)
Smokeless powder may be transported as Division 4.1 flammable solids when packaged as follows:
- in a configuration examined and approved in an EX approval.
- in a Packing Group I certified package (per the hazardous materials table). While explosives are packaged as PG II by default, this alternative method uses PG I packaging, a higher standard than PG II.
- only combination packagings with inner packagings not exceeding 3.6 kg (8 pounds) net mass are authorized. Inner packagings must be arranged and protected so as to prevent simultaneous ignition of the contents.
- 49 CFR 173.171 allows the configurations authorized in an EX approval to be modified as follows. Different brands and sizes of approved flammable solid smokeless powder inner packages may be combined in a 4G fiberboard box tested to Packing Group I, but not necessarily tested with the mixture of packages just described. All inside containers must be packed to prevent shifting (e.g. with packing materials), and the net weight of smokeless powder in any one box may not exceed 7.3 kg (16 pounds) or the certified gross weight capacity of the specification outer packaging, whichever is lower. There is no 16 pound limit for authorized packages which do not use this provision, except on aircraft, e.g. a box might contain six 5-pound bottles, but if this is modified with other brands or sizes then the 16 pounds net limit applies.
SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS
1) Shipping description together and in order with no other information interspersed:
“NA 3178, Smokeless powder for small arms, 4.1, PG I”.
2) The total quantity before or after the shipping description, in pounds and/or kilograms (lb or kg), covered by the shipping description.
3) The number and type of packages, before or after the shipping description, e.g. “10 boxes” or “10 drums”. Commonly understood abbreviations may be used, e.g. “bx” or “drm”.
4) Since this is a flammable solid, there is no EX marking or shipping paper requirement, and no net explosives quantity required.
|X||NA 3178, Smokeless powder for small arms, 4.1, PG I||(Insert gross or net weight)|
Citation: 49 CFR 172.202
Packages containing flammable solid smokeless powder must display the following on one side:
Label: Flammable solid hazard label
1) Identification number: “NA 3178” ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max;
2) Proper shipping name: “SMOKELESS POWDER FOR SMALL ARMS”;
3) the specification package marking.
4) 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.*
5) Since this is a flammable solid, there is no EX number marking requirement.
* 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.
The “OVERPACK” marking is only required if the package markings and label are not visible at least once, in which case the “overpack” marking (e.g. sticker) is required on only one side of the pallet or overpack box, and the UN number, proper shipping name and hazard label must be replicated, preferably next to the overpack marking..
Remington policy is to apply the overpack and package markings and labels to all pallets, regardless of visibility of product underneath. The Overpack sticker can be replaced by a sheet of paper or label that says “OVERPACK” in 1/2″ letters or bigger, e.g. on a paper list of goods applied to the overpack.
Citation: 49 CFR §173.25