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 HazMat Compliance Checklist  (return to services)
  *This checklist is provided to assist in your preparation of compliant hazardous material Bill of Ladings

Shipping Papers: Shipper Responsibility
_____1. Shipper name and address
_____2. Consignee name and address
_____3. Proper Shipping Name
             (per CFR49, 172.101 Hazardous Material Table)
_____4. Hazard Class/Division
_____5. Hazard Identification Number
             (example: UN1263 or NA1760)
_____6. Packing Group (I, II, III)
_____7. Piece Count and Package Type
_____8. List Hazmat Items First
_____9. Emergency Response Phone Number
_____10. Emergency Response Contract Number OR Contract Holder's Name/Company Name
_____11. Shippers Certification

Each description of a hazardous material must be in sequential order (items 3, 4, 5 and 6 or 5, 3, 4, and 6 from checklist). Abbreviations are prohibited except for packaging type, quantity, or Limited Quantity (LTD QTY). Emergency response information must accompany shipment.

Hazardous substances - the letters "RQ" are required before or after basic description. "RQ" may be substituted for an "x" in HM column.

Package Marking: Shipper Responsibility
Package must show proper shipping name; hazard identification number; and name and address of shipper or consignee. Markings must be durable; in English; printed or affixed to packaging; and in contrasting color, unobscured and away from other markings.

Placards: Shipper Responsibility
Placards must be provided for all hazardous material shipments. They must be in good condition.

Labels: Shipper Responsibility
Labels must be securely affixed to package near proper shipping name and unobscured and away from any other markings. Labels must represent the hazard class of the product being shipped. Multiple labels are required in special cases including "Toxic by Inhalation". No labels are required for "Limited Quantity" shipments except Class 6 (Poisons).

For more information please contact:
PHMSA (Pipeline or Hazardous Material Safety Administration)
Hazardous Material Hotline: 1-800-467-4922

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