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Interpretation Response #04-0022 ([Department of the Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Operations Center] [Major Mark P. Wyrosdick])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Department of the Army
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Operations Center

Individual Name: Major Mark P. Wyrosdick

Location State: VA Country: US

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Response text:

Jan 29, 2004

 

Major Mark P. Wyrosdick                Reference No.  04-0022
Chief of Safety
Department of the Army
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Operations Center
661 Sheppard Place
Fort Eustis, VA 23604-1644

Dear Major Wyrosdick:

This is in response to your letter dated January 28, 2004 and subsequent conversations with Mr, Duane Pfund regarding the hazardous material documentation requirements of the IMDG Code for multi-modal shipments.  Specifically you ask if the “Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods” form utilized for the air mode of a shipment is authorized for onward movement under the IMDG Code.

In accordance with the IMDG Code Amendment 31, paragraph 5.4.1.2.1 “A dangerous goods transport document may be in any form, provided it contains all of the information required by the provisions of this Code.” It is not the intent of the IMDG Code to restrict the form of the required dangerous goods transport documentation.  Therefore, the IMDG Code allows for the use of the “Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods” form to the extent that the form meets all information requirements of the Code.  However, this also does not prevent individual competent authorities or individual vessel carriers from applying more restrictive provisions, as they deem necessary.

I hope this answers your inquiry.

Sincerely,

 

Robert A. Richard
International Standards Coordinator
  for Hazardous Materials Safety

171.12

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.12 North American Shipments