49 CFR 173.2 - Hazardous materials classes and index to hazard class definitions.

§ 173.2 Hazardous materials classes and index to hazard class definitions.

The hazard class of a hazardous material is indicated either by its class (or division) number, its class name, or by the letters “ORM-D”. The following table lists class numbers, division numbers, class or division names and those sections of this subchapter which contain definitions for classifying hazardous materials, including forbidden materials.

Class No. Division No. (if any) Name of class or division 49 CFR reference for definitions
None Forbidden materials 173.21
None Forbidden explosives 173.54
1 1.1 Explosives (with a mass explosion hazard) 173.50
1 1.2 Explosives (with a projection hazard) 173.50
1 1.3 Explosives (with predominately a fire hazard) 173.50
1 1.4 Explosives (with no significant blast hazard) 173.50
1 1.5 Very insensitive explosives; blasting agents 173.50
1 1.6 Extremely insensitive detonating substances 173.50
2 2.1 Flammable gas 173.115
2 2.2 Non-flammable compressed gas 173.115
2 2.3 Poisonous gas 173.115
3 Flammable and combustible liquid 173.120
4 4.1 Flammable solid 173.124
4 4.2 Spontaneously combustible material 173.124
4 4.3 Dangerous when wet material 173.124
5 5.1 Oxidizer 173.127
5 5.2 Organic peroxide 173.128
6 6.1 Poisonous materials 173.132
6 6.2 Infectious substance (Etiologic agent) 173.134
7 Radioactive material 173.403
8 Corrosive material 173.136
9 Miscellaneous hazardous material 173.140
None Other regulated material: ORM-D 173.144
[Amdt. 173-224, 55 FR 52606, Dec. 21, 1990, as amended at 57 FR 45460, Oct. 1, 1992; Amdt. 173-234, 58 FR 51531, Oct. 1, 1993]

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Title 49 published on 11-Jan-2018 04:46

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR Part 173 after this date.

  • 2017-03-30; vol. 82 # 60 - Thursday, March 30, 2017
    1. 82 FR 15796 - Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards (RRR)
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Final rule.
      Effective date: This rule is effective March 30, 2017, except for instruction 22, which is effective January 2, 2019. Voluntary compliance date: January 1, 2017. Delayed compliance date: Unless otherwise specified, compliance with the amendments adopted in this final rule is required beginning January 1, 2018. Incorporation by reference date: The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of March 30, 2017.
      49 CFR Parts 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, and 180

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