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Pipeline and Haz. Matls. Safety Admin., DOT 

§ 172.514 

(b)  Chemical ammunition. Each rail 

car containing Division 1.1 or 1.2 (ex-
plosive) ammunition which also meets 
the definition of a material poisonous 
by inhalation (see § 171.8 of this sub-
chapter) must be placarded EXPLO-
SIVES 1.1 or EXPLOSIVES 1.2 and 
POISON GAS or POISON INHALATION 
HAZARD. 

[Amdt. 172–29, 41 FR 15996, Apr. 15, 1976, as 
amended by Amdt. 172–103, 51 FR 5971, Feb. 
18, 1986; Amdt. 172–110, 52 FR 29528, Aug. 10, 
1987; Amdt. 172–111, 52 FR 36671, Sept. 30, 1987; 
Amdt. 172–123, 55 FR 52601, Dec. 21, 1990; 56 
FR 66260, Dec. 20, 1991; 57 FR 45460, Oct. 1, 
1992; Amdt. 172–248, 61 FR 28676, June 5, 1996; 
Amdt. 172–151, 62 FR 1231, Jan. 8, 1997; 62 FR 
39398, July 22, 1997] 

§ 172.512

Freight containers and air-

craft unit load devices. 

(a)  Capacity of 640 cubic feet or more. 

Each person who offers for transpor-
tation, and each person who loads and 
transports, a hazardous material in a 
freight container or aircraft unit load 
device having a capacity of 640 cubic 
feet or more shall affix to the freight 
container or aircraft unit load device 
the placards specified for the material 
in accordance with § 172.504. However: 

(1) The placarding exception provided 

in § 172.504(c) applies to motor vehicles 
transporting freight containers and 
aircraft unit load devices, 

(2) The placarding exception provided 

in § 172.504(c) applies to each freight 
container and aircraft unit load device 
being transported for delivery to a con-
signee immediately following an air or 
water shipment, and, 

(3) Placarding is not required on a 

freight container or aircraft unit load 
device if it is only transported by air 
and is identified as containing a haz-
ardous material in the manner pro-
vided in part 7, chapter 2, section 2.8, of 
the ICAO Technical Instructions (IBR, 
see § 171.7 of this subchapter). 

(b) Capacity less than 18 m 3 (640 cubic 

feet).  (1) Each person who offers for 
transportation by air, and each person 
who loads and transports by air, a haz-
ardous material in a freight container 
or aircraft unit load device having a 
capacity of less than 18 m

3

(640 cubic 

feet) shall affix one placard of the type 
specified by paragraph (a) of this sec-
tion unless the freight container or air-
craft unit load device: 

(i) Is labeled in accordance with sub-

part E of this part, including 
§ 172.406(e); 

(ii) Contains radioactive materials 

requiring the Radioactive Yellow III 
label and is placarded with one Radio-
active placard and is labeled in accord-
ance with subpart E of this part, in-
cluding § 172.406(e); or, 

(iii) Is identified as containing a haz-

ardous material in the manner pro-
vided in part 7; chapter 2, section 2.8, of 
the ICAO Technical Instructions (IBR, 
see § 171.7 of this subchapter). 

(2) When hazardous materials are of-

fered for transportation, not involving 
air transportation, in a freight con-
tainer having a capacity of less than 
640 cubic feet the freight container 
need not be placarded. However, if not 
placarded, it must be labeled in accord-
ance with subpart E of this part. 

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) 

and (b) of this section, packages con-
taining hazardous materials, other 
than ORM-D, offered for transportation 
by air in freight containers are subject 
to the inspection requirements of 
§ 175.30 of this chapter. 

[Amdt. 172–29, 41 FR 15996, Apr. 15, 1976] 

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tations affecting § 172.513, see the List of CFR 
Sections Affected, which appears in the 
Finding Aids section of the printed volume 
and at www.fdsys.gov. 

§ 172.514

Bulk packagings. 

(a) Except as provided in paragraph 

(c) of this section, each person who of-
fers for transportation a bulk pack-
aging which contains a hazardous ma-
terial, shall affix the placards specified 
for the material in §§ 172.504 and 172.505. 

(b) Each bulk packaging that is re-

quired to be placarded when it contains 
a hazardous material, must remain 
placarded when it is emptied, unless 
it— 

(1) Is sufficiently cleaned of residue 

and purged of vapors to remove any po-
tential hazard; 

(2) Is refilled, with a material requir-

ing different placards or no placards, to 
such an extent that any residue re-
maining in the packaging is no longer 
hazardous; or 

(3) Contains the residue of a haz-

ardous substance in Class 9 in a quan-
tity less than the reportable quantity, 

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