1.4SDivision 1.4 explosive, compatibility group S
ADREuropean Road Regulations
AIRThe Air mode of transport, aka airplane
ANPRMAdvanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
ATFOfficial acronym for the BATFE
BAMGerman acronym for the German federal technical laboratory which is their competent authority for explosives approvals
BATFEBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
CARACALCARACAL is an expert group which advises the European Commission and ECHA on questions related to REACH and CLP. It was founded as “European Commission Working Group on the Practical Preparations for REACH” in May 2004. As of September 2007, it was re-named into “REACH Competent Authorities (REACH CA)” and, as of March 2009, into “Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL)”.
CENCommittee on European Normalization
CCSFCertified Cargo Screening Facility
CERLCanadian Explosives Research Laboratory, performs explosive classification testing
CFATSChemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CLPClassification, Labeling & Packaging (EU implementation of GHS)
COHMEDCoop. HazMat Enforcement Develop. (fed outreach to state & local)
COSTHACouncil on Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles
DGDangerous Goods (called hazardous materials by US DOT)
DGACDangerous Goods Advisory Council (formerly HMAC)
DHSDepartment of Homeland Security
DOTUS Department of Transportation
ECEuropean Commission
ERDExplosives Regulatory Division, Canadian regulatory authority
ESSBExplosives Safety & Security Branch, NRCAN; comprised of ERD and CERL, controls explosives in Canada
EUEuropean Union
– DG V– Public Health and Safety At Work Directorate
– DG VII– Transport Directorate
– DG XI– Environment, Nuclear Safety & Civil Protection Directorate
FMCSAFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FOIDState of Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID), which may be required for drivers transporting ammo.
FRFederal Register
GROUNDRoad & Rail Modes
IAFCInternational Association of Fire Chiefs
GHSGlobally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling
HMHazardous Materials (called dangerous goods in Europe)
HMRHazardous Materials Regulations – 49 CFR 100-185
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organization
 – DGPDangerous Goods Panel
 – TITechnical Instructions for the Safe Transport of DG by Air
ILOInternational Labour Organization
 – Comms WGILO Working Group on Chemical Hazard Communication
IMOInternational Maritime Organization (UN)
 – DSCSub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers
 – E&TEditorial and Technical Group
IMDGInternational Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (by the IMO)
IVODGAInternational Vessel Operators of Dangerous Goods Association
IWGDEInformal Working Group on Desensitized Explosives
LQUnofficial acronym for Limited Quantity
LTD QTYOfficial abreviation for Limited Quantity on shipping papers where applicable
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NMFCNational Motor Freight Classification
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
 – LTSSLand Transportation Standards Subcommittee
MODEMode of transport. There are 4 regulated modes – Road, Rail, Vessel & Air. Horseback is not a regulated mode, e.g. if hauling detonators and boosters in the forest, it may be a good idea but one is not required by PHMSA to segregate these on different mules. :-))
NPRMNotice of Proposed Rulemaking
NRCANNatural Resources Canada
OECDOrganization for Economic Cooperation & Development
ORM-DOther Regulated Material, group D
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
PHMSAPipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
REACHRegistration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
RAILThe Rail mode of transport, aka railroad, train
RIDEuropean Rail Regulations
RoadThe Road mode of transport, aka truck, highway
SLARACSAAMI Logistics & Regulatory Affairs Committee
SOLASSafety of Life At Sea – international convention, among other things impacting fire fighting capability requirements for ships carrying dangerous goods unless as Limited Quantities
SURFACERoad, Rail & Water Modes (aka Vessel, Ocean)
TDGTransport of Dangerous Goods
UFCUniform Fire Code
UNUnited Nations
 – ECOSOCUN Economic and Social Council (umbrella for UNSCETDG & GHS)
 – UNMRUN Model Regulations (Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods)
 – UNSCEGHSUN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
 – UNSCEGHSUN Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS
VESSELThe Vessel mode of transport, aka ship, water, ocean. Vessel is another name for ship.
WHOWorld Health Organization