49 CFR 172.400 - General labeling requirements.

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§ 172.400 General labeling requirements.
(a) Except as specified in § 172.400a, each person who offers for transportation or transports a hazardous material in any of the following packages or containment devices, shall label the package or containment device with labels specified for the material in the § 172.101 table and in this subpart:
(1) A non-bulk package;
(2) A bulk packaging, other than a cargo tank, portable tank, or tank car, with a volumetric capacity of less than 18 m3 (640 cubic feet), unless placarded in accordance with subpart F of this part;
(3) A portable tank of less than 3785 L (1000 gallons) capacity, unless placarded in accordance with subpart F of this part;
(4) A DOT Specification 106 or 110 multi-unit tank car tank, unless placarded in accordance with subpart F of this part; and
(5) An overpack, freight container or unit load device, of less than 18 m3 (640 cubic feet), which contains a package for which labels are required, unless placarded or marked in accordance with § 172.512 of this part.
(b) Labeling is required for a hazardous material which meets one or more hazard class definitions, in accordance with column 6 of the § 172.101 table and the following table:
Hazard class or division Label name Label design or section reference
1 The ETIOLOGIC AGENT label specified in regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services at 42 CFR 72.3 may apply to packages of infectious substances.
1.1 EXPLOSIVES 1.1 172.411
1.2 EXPLOSIVES 1.2 172.411
1.3 EXPLOSIVES 1.3 172.411
1.4 EXPLOSIVES 1.4 172.411
1.5 EXPLOSIVES 1.5 172.411
1.6 EXPLOSIVES 1.6 172.411
2.1 FLAMMABLE GAS 172.417
2.2 NONFLAMMABLE GAS 172.415
2.3 POISON GAS 172.416
3 (flammable liquid) Combustible liquid FLAMMABLE LIQUID (none) 172.419
4.1 FLAMMABLE SOLID 172.420
4.2 SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTIBLE 172.422
4.3 DANGEROUS WHEN WET 172.423
5.1 OXIDIZER 172.426
5.2 ORGANIC PEROXIDE 172.427
6.1(material poisonous by inhalation (see § 171.8 of this subchapter)) POISON INHALATION HAZARD 172.429
6.1(other than material poisonous by inhalation) POISON 172.430
6.1 (inhalation hazard, Zone A or B) POISON INHALATION HAZARD 172.429
6.1 (other than inhalation hazard, Zone A or B) POISON 172.430
6.2 INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE 1 172.432
7 (see § 172.403) RADIOACTIVE WHITE-I 172.436
7 RADIOACTIVE YELLOW-II 172.438
7 RADIOACTIVE YELLOW-III 172.440
7 (fissile radioactive material; see § 172.402) FISSILE 172.441
7 (empty packages, see § 173.428 of this subchapter) EMPTY 172.450
8 CORROSIVE 172.442
9 CLASS 9 172.446
[Amdt. 172-123, 55 FR 52593, Dec. 21, 1990, as amended at 56 FR 66255, Dec. 20, 1991; Amdt. 172-151, 62 FR 1228, Jan. 8, 1997; 64 FR 10776, Mar. 5, 1999; 64 FR 51918, Sept. 27, 1999; 69 FR 3668, Jan. 26, 2004; 69 FR 64471, Nov. 4, 2004]

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  • 2014-08-06; vol. 79 # 151 - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    1. 79 FR 46012 - Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries
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      49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 175

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Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 172 after this date.

  • 2014-08-06; vol. 79 # 151 - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    1. 79 FR 46012 - Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: August 6, 2014. Voluntary Compliance Date: Voluntary compliance with all amendments is authorized August 6, 2014. Delayed Compliance Date: Unless otherwise specified, compliance with the amendments adopted in this final rule is February 6, 2015. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 6, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 175