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DOT Chart 16 - Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide

DOT Chart 16 Cover

PHMSA has developed a searchable mobile application for both iOS and Android platforms to assist shippers, carriers, and other stakeholders to quickly access information regarding hazardous materials markings, labels and placards.*

The latest version of the  Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide includes the following changes:

  • Addition of the Lithium Battery handling marking old and new, and the transition date of December 31, 2018 for the old version.
  • Addition of the Class 9 Label for Lithium battery handling with an effective date of January 2019.  
  • Replacement of the yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2 Placard with red and yellow Organic Peroxide 5.2.

* This application is intended for general guidance only and should not be used to determine compliance with 49 CFR, Parts 100-185. 

Last updated: Wednesday, August 16, 2017