The environmentally hazardous substance mark is now mandatory

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Don't let you shipments get refused. The latest version of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods introduced a new marking for goods classified as Marine Pollutants. This rule became effective January 1, 2010 for IMDG shipments and January 14, 2010 under 49 CFR. According to the U.S. DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IMDG Code

A non-bulk package for sea transport that contains a marine pollutant. The mark shall be placed in association with the hazard warning labels. A bulk packaging that has a capacity of less than 3,785 L (1,000 gallons). The package must be marked on at least two opposing sides or two ends other than the bottom. The markings must be visible from the direction it faces. (Marking may have the same outside dimensions as a placard). A Marine Pollutant marking measuring at least 250 mm per side must be applied to:

A bulk packaging having a capacity of 3,785 L (1,000 gallons) or more. The packaging must be marked on each end and each side. The mark must be visible from the direction it faces. A transport vehicle or freight container (CTU) that contains any of the above packagings must be marked with the Marine Pollutant mark. The mark must appear on each side and each end of the transport vehicle or freight container.

Contact ICC The Compliance Center to place your order for the new markings, or for more information.

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