ORM-D Rules


Anyone know what this says?

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I think these are the important bits for us:

Effective January 1, 2011 UPS will no longer accept hazardous materials, including, but not limited to Consumer commodity, ORM-D and combustibles, via UPS Ground service to and from Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Elimination of ORM-D Classification

In an attempt to harmonize and align with international standards, the DOT has amended the 49CFR regulations regarding the ORM-D classification. Effective January 19, 2011, with the publication of the HM-215K final rule, the hazard class of ORM-D is being eliminated. Those materials may still be shipped classified as a limited quantity (ltd qty). In conjunction with ORM-D hazard class elimination in HM-215K, limited quantity ground shipments will no longer require shipping papers when prepared under the new rule. This includes those materials previously classed as ltd qty that required shipping papers via ground transport.

And there is a new TRIANGLE symbol instead of the old blue ORM-D stickers. Seems like it will now actually be easier and we don’t have to mark SMALL ARMS CARTRIDGES on the package.


The reason behind this that even Ground shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico normally go by Air. ORM-D stuff is not permitted to be shipped via air.


I was also specifically told that Catalina Island (CA) is out as well. Sorry Catalina.