COMMODITY: Blank small arms ammunition (shotshell, rimfire and centerfire) as 1.4S – 50 caliber / 8 gauge or less, no projectile; or above 50 Cal/8 gauge with an EX approval.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Domestic Road – Less than truck load (LTL) and truck load (TL) service
CLASSIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Cartridges, small arms, blank||LABEL:||None|
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE
Hazardous materials descriptions and proper shipping names
Hazard class or Division
Special provisions (§172.102)
(see §§173.27 and 175.75)
|Bulk||Passenger aircraft/ rail||Cargo aircraft only||Loca-|
|Cartridges, small arms, blank||1.4S||UN0014||none||63||62||None||25kg||100kg||01||25|
Blank cartridges, small arms 50 cal or less may be self-classified by the manufacturer (without an EX approval) as UN 0014, Cartridges, small arms, Division 1.4S explosive and packaged as follows:
- Ammunition must be packed according to Packing Instruction 130
- The maximum gross weight is limited to 400 kg (882 pounds) per package.
Citation: 49 CFR 173.56(h); 173.62
SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS
Shipping description together and in order with no other information interspersed:
“UN 0014, Cartridges, small arms, blank 1.4S”.
The total quantity before or after the shipping description, in pounds and/or kilograms (lb or kg), covered by the shipping description in terms of net explosives mass, or the net mass, i.e. the weight of the powder and primer mix (primer mix may be negligible compared to powder) in the ammunition or the weight of the ammunition without any packaging. The degree of decimals or rounding is not specified, the recommendation is to use whole units, e.g. 5 lbs.
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”.
|X||UN 0014, Cartridges, Small Arms, Blank, 1.4S||(Insert net weight or net explosives weight)|
Citation: 49 CFR 172.202
Packages containing blank small arms ammunition must display the following markings on one side as follows:
“UN 0014” ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max; “CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS, BLANK”; the specification package marking.
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.
Citation: 49 CFR §172.300
“Overpack” marking is required if at least one representative marking of the UN number, proper shipping name and the specification packaging marking for every hazardous material in the overpack is not visible. If any of these are not visible at least once in the overpack, all markings and labels should be reproduced on one side of the over, in addition to the “OVERPACK” mark.
Citation: 49 CFR §173.25(a)(6)