- DOT Proposes to Extend Use of ORM-D Mark for Hazmat Packaging
July 20, 2012 — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a proposal authorizing the continued use of packaging marked “Consumer Commodity, ORM-D” for domestic highway, rail, and vessel transportation until December 31, 2015.
ORM-D is a DOT marking for mail or shipping that identifies other regulated materials for domestic transport only. The ORM-D system allows for the reclassification and transportation of limited quantities of hazardous materials without being subject to many of the DOT hazmat transportation requirements. Small shipments of many common cleaning products qualify for the ORM-D classification.
To read the complete DOT proposal, click here.
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