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Title 49Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 173


TITLE 49—Transportation

Subtitle B—OTHER REGULATIONS RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION

CHAPTER I—PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

SUBCHAPTER C—HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS

PART 173—SHIPPERS—GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§173.1
Purpose and scope.
§173.2
Hazardous materials classes and index to hazard class definitions.
§173.2a
Classification of a material having more than one hazard.
§173.3
Packaging and exceptions.
§173.4
Small quantities for highway and rail.
§173.4a
Excepted quantities.
§173.4b
De minimis exceptions.
§173.5
Agricultural operations.
§173.5a
Oilfield service vehicles, mechanical displacement meter provers, and roadway striping vehicles exceptions.
§173.5b
Portable and mobile refrigeration systems.
§173.6
Materials of trade exceptions.
§173.7
Government operations and materials.
§173.8
Exceptions for non-specification packagings used in intrastate transportation.
§173.9
Transport vehicles or freight containers containing lading which has been fumigated.
§173.10
Tank car shipments.
§173.12
Exceptions for shipment of waste materials.
§173.13
Exceptions for Class 3, Divisions 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, and Classes 8 and 9 materials.
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Subpart B—PREPARATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FOR TRANSPORTATION

§173.21
Forbidden materials and packages.
§173.22
Shipper's responsibility.
§173.22a
Use of packagings authorized under special permits.
§173.23
Previously authorized packaging.
§173.24
General requirements for packagings and packages.
§173.24a
Additional general requirements for non-bulk packagings and packages.
§173.24b
Additional general requirements for bulk packagings.
§173.25
Authorized packagings and overpacks.
§173.26
Quantity limitations.
§173.27
General requirements for transportation by aircraft.
§173.28
Reuse, reconditioning and remanufacture of packagings.
§173.29
Empty packagings.
§173.30
Loading and unloading of transport vehicles.
§173.31
Use of tank cars.
§173.32
Requirements for the use of portable tanks.
§173.33
Hazardous materials in cargo tank motor vehicles.
§173.34
[Reserved]
§173.35
Hazardous materials in IBCs.
§173.36
Hazardous materials in Large Packagings.
§173.37
Hazardous Materials in Flexible Bulk Containers.
§173.40
General packaging requirements for toxic materials packaged in cylinders.
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Subpart C—DEFINITIONS, CLASSIFICATION AND PACKAGING FOR CLASS 1

§173.50
Class 1—Definitions.
§173.51
Authorization to offer and transport explosives.
§173.52
Classification codes and compatibility groups of explosives.
§173.53
Provisions for using old classifications of explosives.
§173.54
Forbidden explosives.
§173.55
[Reserved]
§173.56
New explosives—definition and procedures for classification and approval.
§173.57
Acceptance criteria for new explosives.
§173.58
Assignment of class and division for new explosives.
§173.59
Description of terms for explosives.
§173.60
General packaging requirements for explosives.
§173.61
Mixed packaging requirements.
§173.62
Specific packaging requirements for explosives.
§173.63
Packaging exceptions.
§173.64
Exceptions for Division 1.3 and 1.4 fireworks.
§173.65
Exceptions for Division 1.4G consumer fireworks.
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Subpart D—DEFINITIONS CLASSIFICATION, PACKING GROUP ASSIGNMENTS AND EXCEPTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OTHER THAN CLASS 1 AND CLASS 7

§173.115
Class 2, Divisions 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3—Definitions.
§173.116
Class 2—Assignment of hazard zone.
§§173.117-173.119
[Reserved]
§173.120
Class 3—Definitions.
§173.121
Class 3—Assignment of packing group.
§173.124
Class 4, Divisions 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3—Definitions.
§173.125
Class 4—Assignment of packing group.
§173.127
Class 5, Division 5.1—Definition and assignment of packing groups.
§173.128
Class 5, Division 5.2—Definitions and types.
§173.129
Class 5, Division 5.2—Assignment of packing group.
§173.132
Class 6, Division 6.1—Definitions.
§173.133
Assignment of packing group and hazard zones for Division 6.1 materials.
§173.134
Class 6, Division 6.2—Definitions and exceptions.
§173.136
Class 8—Definitions.
§173.137
Class 8—Assignment of packing group.
§173.140
Class 9—Definitions.
§173.141
Class 9—Assignment of packing group.
§173.144
Other Regulated Material (ORM)—Definitions.
§173.145
Other Regulated Materials—Assignment of packing group.
§173.150
Exceptions for Class 3 (flammable and combustible liquids).
§173.151
Exceptions for Class 4.
§173.152
Exceptions for Division 5.1 (oxidizers) and Division 5.2 (organic peroxides).
§173.153
Exceptions for Division 6.1 (poisonous materials).
§173.154
Exceptions for Class 8 (corrosive materials).
§173.155
Exceptions for Class 9 (miscellaneous hazardous materials).
§173.156
Exceptions for limited quantity and ORM.
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Subpart E—NON-BULK PACKAGING FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OTHER THAN CLASS 1 AND CLASS 7

§173.158
Nitric acid.
§173.159
Batteries, wet.
§173.159a
Exceptions for non-spillable batteries.
§173.160
Bombs, smoke, non-explosive (corrosive).
§173.161
Chemical kits and first aid kits.
§173.162
Gallium.
§173.163
Hydrogen fluoride.
§173.164
Mercury (metallic and articles containing mercury).
§173.165
Polyester resin kits.
§173.166
Air bag inflators, air bag modules and seat-belt pretensioners.
§173.167
Consumer commodities.
§173.168
Chemical oxygen generators.
§173.170
Black powder for small arms.
§173.171
Smokeless powder for small arms.
§173.172
Aircraft hydraulic power unit fuel tank.
§173.173
Paint, paint-related material, adhesives, ink and resins.
§173.174
Refrigerating machines.
§173.175
Permeation devices.
§173.176
Capacitors.
§173.181
Pyrophoric materials (liquids).
§173.182
Barium azide—50 percent or more water wet.
§173.183
Nitrocellulose base film.
§173.184
Highway or rail fusee.
§173.185
Lithium cells and batteries.
§173.186
Matches.
§173.187
Pyrophoric solids, metals or alloys, n.o.s.
§173.188
White or yellow phosphorus.
§173.189
Batteries containing sodium or cells containing sodium.
§173.192
Packaging for certain toxic gases in Hazard Zone A.
§173.193
Bromoacetone, methyl bromide, chloropicrin and methyl bromide or methyl chloride mixtures, etc.
§173.194
Gas identification sets.
§173.195
Hydrogen cyanide, anhydrous, stabilized (hydrocyanic acid, aqueous solution).
§173.196
Category A infectious substances.
§173.197
Regulated medical waste.
§173.198
Nickel carbonyl.
§173.199
Category B infectious substances.
§173.201
Non-bulk packagings for liquid hazardous materials in Packing Group I.
§173.202
Non-bulk packagings for liquid hazardous materials in Packing Group II.
§173.203
Non-bulk packagings for liquid hazardous materials in Packing Group III.
§173.204
Non-bulk, non-specification packagings for certain hazardous materials.
§173.205
Specification cylinders for liquid hazardous materials.
§173.206
Packaging requirements for chlorosilanes.
§173.211
Non-bulk packagings for solid hazardous materials in Packing Group I.
§173.212
Non-bulk packagings for solid hazardous materials in Packing Group II.
§173.213
Non-bulk packagings for solid hazardous materials in Packing Group III.
§173.214
Packagings which require approval by the Associate Administrator.
§173.216
Asbestos, blue, brown or white.
§173.217
Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice).
§173.218
Fish meal or fish scrap.
§173.219
Life-saving appliances.
§173.220
Internal combustion engines, self-propelled vehicles, mechanical equipment containing internal combustion engines, battery-powered equipment or machinery, fuel cell-powered equipment or machinery.
§173.221
Polymeric beads, expandable and Plastic molding compound.
§173.222
Dangerous goods in equipment, machinery or apparatus.
§173.223
Packagings for certain flammable solids.
§173.224
Packaging and control and emergency temperatures for self-reactive materials.
§173.225
Packaging requirements and other provisions for organic peroxides.
§173.226
Materials poisonous by inhalation, Division 6.1, Packing Group I, Hazard Zone A.
§173.227
Materials poisonous by inhalation, Division 6.1, Packing Group I, Hazard Zone B.
§173.228
Bromine pentafluoride or bromine trifluoride.
§173.229
Chloric acid solution or chlorine dioxide hydrate, frozen.
§173.230
Fuel cell cartridges containing hazardous material.
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Subpart F—BULK PACKAGING FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OTHER THAN CLASS 1 AND CLASS 7

§173.240
Bulk packaging for certain low hazard solid materials.
§173.241
Bulk packagings for certain low hazard liquid and solid materials.
§173.242
Bulk packagings for certain medium hazard liquids and solids, including solids with dual hazards.
§173.243
Bulk packaging for certain high hazard liquids and dual hazard materials which pose a moderate hazard.
§173.244
Bulk packaging for certain pyrophoric liquids (Division 4.2), dangerous when wet (Division 4.3) materials, and poisonous liquids with inhalation hazards (Division 6.1).
§173.245
Bulk packaging for extremely hazardous materials such as poisonous gases (Division 2.3).
§173.247
Bulk packaging for certain elevated temperature materials.
§173.249
Bromine.
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Subpart G—GASES; PREPARATION AND PACKAGING

§173.300
[Reserved]
§173.301
General requirements for shipment of compressed gases and other hazardous materials in cylinders, UN pressure receptacles and spherical pressure vessels.
§173.301a
Additional general requirements for shipment of specification cylinders.
§173.301b
Additional general requirements for shipment of UN pressure receptacles.
§173.302
Filling of cylinders with nonliquefied (permanent) compressed gases.
§173.302a
Additional requirements for shipment of nonliquefied (permanent) compressed gases in specification cylinders.
§173.302b
Additional requirements for shipment of non-liquefied (permanent) compressed gases in UN pressure receptacles.
§173.303
Charging of cylinders with compressed gas in solution (acetylene).
§173.304
Filling of cylinders with liquefied compressed gases.
§173.304a
Additional requirements for shipment of liquefied compressed gases in specification cylinders.
§173.304b
Additional requirements for shipment of liquefied compressed gases in UN pressure receptacles.
§173.305
Charging of cylinders with a mixture of compressed gas and other material.
§173.306
Limited quantities of compressed gases.
§173.307
Exceptions for compressed gases.
§173.308
Lighters.
§173.309
Fire extinguishers.
§173.310
Exceptions for radiation detectors.
§173.311
Metal hydride storage systems.
§173.312
Requirements for shipment of MEGCs.
§173.313
UN Portable Tank Table for Liquefied Compressed Gases and Chemical Under Pressure.
§173.314
Compressed gases in tank cars and multi-unit tank cars.
§173.315
Compressed gases in cargo tanks and portable tanks.
§173.316
Cryogenic liquids in cylinders.
§173.318
Cryogenic liquids in cargo tanks.
§173.319
Cryogenic liquids in tank cars.
§173.320
Cryogenic liquids; exceptions.
§173.321
Ethylamine.
§173.322
Ethyl chloride.
§173.323
Ethylene oxide.
§173.334
Organic phosphates mixed with compressed gas.
§173.335
Chemical under pressure n.o.s.
§173.336
Nitrogen dioxide, liquefied, or dinitrogen tetroxide, liquefied.
§173.337
Nitric oxide.
§173.338
Tungsten hexafluoride.
§173.340
Tear gas devices.
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Subpart H—[RESERVED]

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Subpart I—CLASS 7 (RADIOACTIVE) MATERIALS

§173.401
Scope.
§173.403
Definitions.
§173.410
General design requirements.
§173.411
Industrial packages.
§173.412
Additional design requirements for Type A packages.
§173.413
Requirements for Type B packages.
§173.415
Authorized Type A packages.
§173.416
Authorized Type B packages.
§173.417
Authorized fissile materials packages.
§173.418
Authorized packages—pyrophoric Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.419
Authorized packages—oxidizing Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.420
Uranium hexafluoride (fissile, fissile excepted and non-fissile).
§173.421
Excepted packages for limited quantities of Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.422
Additional requirements for excepted packages containing Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.423
Requirements for multiple hazard limited quantity Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.424
Excepted packages for radioactive instruments and articles.
§173.425
Table of activity limits—excepted quantities and articles.
§173.426
Excepted packages for articles containing natural uranium or thorium.
§173.427
Transport requirements for low specific activity (LSA) Class 7 (radioactive) material and surface contaminated objects (SCO).
§173.428
Empty Class 7 (radioactive) materials packaging.
§173.431
Activity limits for Type A and Type B packages.
§173.433
Requirements for determining basic radionuclide values, and for the listing of radionuclides on shipping papers and labels.
§173.434
Activity-mass relationships for uranium and natural thorium.
§173.435
Table of A1 and A2 values for radionuclides.
§173.436
Exempt material activity concentrations and exempt consignment activity limits for radionuclides.
§173.441
Radiation level limitations and exclusive use provisions.
§173.442
Thermal limitations.
§173.443
Contamination control.
§173.447
Storage incident to transportation—general requirements.
§173.448
General transportation requirements.
§173.453
Fissile materials—exceptions.
§173.457
Transportation of fissile material packages—specific requirements.
§173.459
Mixing of fissile material packages with non-fissile or fissile-excepted material packages.
§173.461
Demonstration of compliance with tests.
§173.462
Preparation of specimens for testing.
§173.465
Type A packaging tests.
§173.466
Additional tests for Type A packagings designed for liquids and gases.
§173.467
Tests for demonstrating the ability of Type B and fissile materials packagings to withstand accident conditions in transportation.
§173.468
Test for LSA-III material.
§173.469
Tests for special form Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.471
Requirements for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved packages.
§173.472
Requirements for exporting DOT Specification Type B and fissile packages.
§173.473
Requirements for foreign-made packages.
§173.474
Quality control for construction of packaging.
§173.475
Quality control requirements prior to each shipment of Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.476
Approval of special form Class 7 (radioactive) materials.
§173.477
Approval of packagings containing greater than 0.1 kg of non-fissile or fissile-excepted uranium hexafluoride.
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Subparts J-O [Reserved]

Appendix
Appendix A to Part 173 [Reserved]
Appendix
Appendix B to Part 173—Procedure for Testing Chemical Compatibility and Rate of Permeation in Plastic Packaging and Receptacles
Appendix
Appendix C to Part 173—Procedure for Base-level Vibration Testing
Appendix
Appendix D to Part 173—Test Methods for Dynamite (Explosive, Blasting, Type A)
Appendix
Appendixes E-G to Part 173 [Reserved]
Appendix
Appendix H to Part 173—Method of Testing for Sustained Combustibility


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