COMMODITY: Empty primed brass or hulls
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: International Vessel
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Case, cartridges, empty with primer||LABEL:||None|
|HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:||1.4S||EMERG. INFO:||Required|
DANGEROUS GOODS LIST
Empty primed cases which meet Division 1.4 criteria are not regulated in the US as hazardous materials. They are regulated for international vessel transportation as a Division 1.4S explosive. The IMDG requires competent authority approval of explosives. The US DOT hazardous materials table assigns Special Provision to UN 0055, which constitutes a competent authority approval satisfying the IMDG. No EX approval is required, and this is corroborated by an interpretation.
Citation: IMDG 188.8.131.52; 49 CFR 172.101, 172.102 Special Provision 50
Package the cases as follows:
- Ammunition must be packed according to Packing Instruction 136.
- The maximum gross weight is limited to 400 kg (882 pounds) per package, which is found in the standards for each type of package in IMDG 6.1.4.
Citation: IMDG 4.1.4, 6.1.4
SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS
1) Shipping description together and in order with no other information interspersed:
“UN 0055, Cases, cartridge, empty with primer, 1.4S”. There is no packing group.
2) The total quantity in kilograms (kg) in terms of net explosives mass, i.e. the weight of the powder and primer mix (primer mix may be negligible compared to powder) in the ammunition. The degree of decimals or rounding is not specified, the recommendation is to use whole units, e.g. 5 lbs.
3) The number and kind 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”. Use of a packaging code such as “4G” is not compliant but is optional as an addition; not recommended.
|UN0055, CASES, CARTRIDGE, EMPTY WITH PRIMER, 1.4S||X,XXX KG (net explosives mass)|
Citation: IMDG 184.108.40.206.1, 220.127.116.11.2, 18.104.22.168.1
Packages containing small arms ammunition must display the following markings on one side as follows:
- “UN 0055” ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max
- “CASES, CARTRIDGE, EMPTY WITH PRIMER”
- Specification package marking, ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max
- The package must bear a 1.4S label UNLESS “1.4S” is marked. The “1.4S” mark is the industry norm, labels are not used.
Neither the consignor’s or the consignee’s name and address are required.
Citation: IMDG 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
An overpack is:
- a pallet
- a spec packaging within a non-spec packaging, normally used for consolidation
The “Overpack” marking is required if at least one representative marking is not visible of the UN number, proper shipping name and the specification packaging marking for every hazardous material in the overpack. 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.
The word “OVERPACK” may be a sticker, stenciled, or on a printed sheet of paper. It must be at least 0.5” tall as of 12/31/2016. It does not have to have a surrounding border.
Citation: IMDG 188.8.131.52