COMMODITY: Small arms primers
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Domestic Road – Truck
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Primers, cap type||LABEL:||Yes|
|IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:||UN 0378||PLACARD:||If exceeding 1001 lbs. gross aggregate|
|HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:||1.4B||EMERG. INFO:||Yes|
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE
|(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|
|(8)Packaging (§173.***)||(9)Quantity Limitations(see §§173.27 and 175.75)||(10)Vessel|
|Bulk||Passenger aircraft/ rail||Cargo aircraft only||Loca-|
|Primers, cap type||1.4B||UN0378||1.4B||None||Non||62||None||Forbidden||75kg||05||25|
Primers for small arms are required to have an explosives approval by the US DOT.
Citation: 49 CFR 173.56
Primers for small arms transported as Division 1.4 B must be packaged as follows:
– in a configuration examined and approved in an EX approval if there is a packing note on the approval, for example (example only, read the EX approval):
- 100 primers per tray in chipboard sleeves
- 10 sleeves in an inner carton
- 5 cartons in the master case
as provided by Packing Instruction PI 133
Citation: 49 CFR 173.62
SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS
1) Shipping description together and in order with no other information interspersed:
“UN 0378, Primers, cap type, 1.4 B”.
2) The total quantity ( net explosive mass) 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”. Commonly understood abbreviations may be used, e.g. “bx”.
4) EX marking or alternative product code. Alternatively, this may appear on the
5) Emergency Response Telephone Number
6) Shipper’s certificationOption 1
|X||UN 0378, Primers, cap type, 1.4B, net or explosive mass= x,xxx lbs, EX # or product code||(Insert gross weight)|
|X||UN 0378, Primers, cap type, 1.4B, EX # or product code||Insert net or net explosives weight|
Citation: 49 CFR 172.202
Packages containing primers for small arms must display the following :
1) Identification number: “UN0378” ½” tall, or ¼” tall for 30 kg max, or an appropriate size for 5 kg max;
2) Proper shipping name: “ PRIMERS, CAP TYPE ”;
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) EX number marking or alternative code. Alternatively, this may appear on the shipping paper.
* 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.
An overpack is:
- a pallet
- a spec packaging within a non-spec packaging normally used for consolidation
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.
|UN 0378 PRIMERS, CAP TYPE|
Citation: 49 CFR §173.25
Placards for 1.4 B primers, cap type are required when the transport vehicle or freight container contains more than 454 kg /1,001 Pounds
Citation; 49 CFR 172.504(c)