C. Shipping Labels. Unless excepted in 49 CFR 172.400a, all non-bulk packages and bulk
packages of less than 640 cubic feet or 1000 gallons containing hazardous materials that meet one or
more hazard class definitions and are offered for transportation must have a hazardous material
shipping label. Each hazard class or division has a specific label design that is widely recognized and
understood, helping to rapidly identify the type of packaged material. Label according to Title 49
CFR, Part 172, Subpart E and applicable transportation modal regulations. Examples of warning
labels and a description of each is provided in Table 2-1.
D. Marking. Mark each package, freight container, or transport vehicle offered for transportation
containing a hazardous material as specified in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart D and MIL-STD-129.
2.7 Environmental Protection Agency Requirements. The labeling requirements for pesticides are
contained in Title 40 CFR Part 156. Every pesticide product shall bear an EPA label containing the
information specified by FIFRA, including warning and precautionary statements. The front panel
statements are determined by the toxicity category of the pesticide, category I being the most toxic
and IV the least. Toxicity category I requires the "DANGER!" signal word, category II
"WARNING!", and category III and IV "CAUTION!". If a category I is assigned based on oral,
inhalation or dermal toxicity, the word "POISON" in red is added. The signal word is followed by
precautionary statements about hazards to humans and domestic animals, hazards to the environment,
and physical or chemical hazards. The table used to assign a toxicity category is illustrated in Figure
2-7. Pesticides in toxicity categories I and II are usually regulated, labeled and/or marked for
transportation, but category III and IV pesticides are not. These pesticides with the "CAUTION"
label should be evaluated for hazardous materials storage. The category IV pesticides have a very
low hazard and do not require hazardous materials storage.
2.8 DoD Requirements
A. MIL-STD-129, "Marking for Shipment and Storage", provides the uniform marking of military
supplies and equipment for shipment and storage. Marking is defined as the application of numbers,
letters, labels, tags, symbols, or colors to provide identification and to expedite handling during
shipment and storage. Unless exempted at the time of acquisition, all DoD supplies and equipment,
including material shipped from storage, are marked in accordance with MIL-STD-129.
B. Markings and Labels. Even if a material is not regulated as hazardous for transportation, it may
pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when stored, used or discarded. The
following examples are other labels and markings that may indicate an item is hazardous:
1. If the Federal Supply Classification (FSC) of the material is listed in Table I of FED-STD-313,
"Material Safety Data, Transportation Data and Disposal Data for Hazardous Materials Furnished to
Government Activities", it is possible that the item contains a hazardous material. The Table I FSCs
are primarily in the 6800, 8000, and 9100 series and are chemical type items. All FSCs listed in
Table I generally require the submission of an MSDS. Those listed in Table II require an MSDS if
they are identified by the manufacturer as hazardous. It should be recognized, however, that not all
chemical items are hazardous. The MSDS will provide the data to allow health professionals and
other technical personnel to determine if a hazard exists.