49 CFR 109.5 - Opening of packages.

§ 109.5 Opening of packages.

(a)In general. Except as provided in paragraph (b):

(1) Stop movement of the package in transportation and gather information from any person to learn the nature and contents of the package;

(2) Open any overpack, outer packaging, or other component of the package that is not immediately adjacent to the hazardous materials contained in the package and examine the inner packaging(s) or packaging components.

(b)Perishable hazardous material. To ensure the expeditious transportation of a package containing a perishable hazardous material, an agent will utilize appropriate alternatives before exercising an authority under paragraph (a) of this section.

[ 76 FR 11592, Mar. 2, 2011, as amended at 78 FR 60763, Oct. 2, 2013]

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Title 49 published on 09-May-2017 04:41

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR Part 109 after this date.

  • 2014-09-16; vol. 79 # 179 - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 55403 - Hazardous Materials: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
      Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order.
      The Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order became effective on August 14, 2014.
      49 CFR Part 109
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