COMMODITY: Empty Primed Cartridge Cases (shotshell, rimfire and centerfire)
SPECIAL: Limited Quantity of Division 1.4S – 50 caliber or less
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Domestic Air. USA regulations may be used when shipping via UPS. FedEx only uses international air regulations. For other carriers, ask them if you can use 49 CFR, the USA Hazardous Materials Regulations of the DOT.
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Cases, cartridge, empty with primer||LABEL:||No|
|IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:||UN 0055||PLACARD:||No|
|HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:||1.4S||EMERG. INFO:||No|
|(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-|
| Cases, cartridge, empty with primer||1.4S|| UN0055||none||63||62||None||25kg||100kg||01||25|
Empty primed cartridge cases 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
Unlike domestic road, domestic air shipments are not excepted from documentation. The documentation is like for 1.4S domestic road, except that “LTD QTY” is added to the end of the shipping description. Like for domestic road, the net weight is an acceptable alternative for the net explosives weight.
|X||UN 0055, Cases, cartridge, empty with primer, 1.4S, LTD QTY||(Insert net weight or net explosives weight)|
Citation: 49 CFR 173.63(b)(1)(i)
Limited quantity packages containing empty primed cartridge cases must display the limited quantity marking on one side. Unlike for domestic road, the UN number and proper shipping name are required for domestic air. The 1.4S hazard label is not required, but in this example we use a sticker that combines the 1.4S label, “Cases, cartridge, empty with primer” and “UN 0055”.
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*.
* 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)
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)