AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
Figure A14.1. Continued.
The following special codes may follow the packaging type code:
Special packaging meeting the tests specified in 49 CFR 178.601(g)(2).
Packaging of the same type as specified by the UN requirements, but not meeting the same
general construction requirements. The transport of such packagings is subject to written
approval from the competent authority. For approval see 49 CFR 178.601(h).
Identified first is the PG the configuration has been successfully tested too. X is used for
PG I. Y is used for PG II. Z is used for PG III. Items of a lesser (less hazardous) PG may
be packaged in a packaging that has been tested to a higher PG provided the requirements of
the test report are complied with. For single packagings, the relative density, rounded off to
the first decimal will follow the PG, for which the container has been tested. This may be
omitted when the relative density does not exceed 1.2. For packagings intended to contain
solids or inner packagings, the PG will be followed by the maximum gross weight, in
kilograms, that the packaging configuration has been tested.
For single packagings intended to contain liquids, the next marking indicates the maximum
test pressure, in kPa, rounded off to the nearest 10 kPa which the container was tested
(hydraulic test). For packagings intended to contain solids or inner packagings, use the
letter "S." For air shipment of packagings intended to contain inner packagings, see
A3..2.1. Also, if the inner packaging is plastic ensure the requirements of A3.1.2 are met.
The last two digits of the year during which the packaging was manufactured. Packagings
of types 1H1, 1H2, 3H1, and 3H2 must also be marked with the month of manufacture. The
month of manufacture may be marked on the packaging in a different place than the UN
specification packaging marking.
The country authorizing the allocation of the mark.
The symbol of the party responsible for ensuring that the UN requirements have been met.
The symbol must be registered with the US DOT, Office of Hazardous Materials
Transportation. In place of a symbol, the in-the-clear name of the party responsible for
ensuring the UN requirements have been met can be used. The Department of Defense uses
the symbol "DoD."
Reconditioned packagings must be marked to indicate they have been properly reconditioned.
This marking must be applied near the initial marking and must replace the country and
symbol of the party responsible for ensuring the UN requirements have been met, or be in
addition to the initial marking. After reconditioning a packaging, the reconditioner must apply
the following markings in sequence:
The country in which the reconditioning was conducted.
The name or registered symbol of the reconditioner.
The year the packaging was reconditioned.
Enter the letter "R."
Enter the letter "L" for every packaging successfully passing the leakproofness test.