6.12 Marking Requirements
A. Packages containing hazardous materials that are offered by installations for shipment must
be marked in accordance with the requirements outlined in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart D,
DoD POP data base, and MIL-STD-129.
B. A guide for determining marking requirements is shown in Section II, Appendix E of this
6.13 Labeling Requirements
A. Requirements for labeling are cited in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart E. Each person who
offers for transportation or transports a hazardous material must label the package with labels
specified for the material in Column 6 of the table in 49 CFR, Section 172.101.
B. Exception to Labeling Requirements. Certain exceptions to labeling requirements are
provided for limited quantities as applicable in Part 173 of Title 49 CFR.
C. Selected labeling requirements which may be of special interest to DoD personnel are
summarized as follows:
shipped by or on behalf of the DoD when in freight container load, carload or truckload
shipment, if loaded and unloaded by the shipper or DoD. A label is also not required for unitized
or palletized break-bulk shipments by cargo vessel under charter to DoD if at least one required
label is displayed on each unitized or palletized load.
2. A label is not required on a package containing a hazardous material other than ammunition
that is loaded and unloaded under the supervision of DoD personnel and escorted by DoD
personnel in a separate vehicle.
D. In addition to transportation labels, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
requires hazard warning labels on a package. Prior to leaving the installation, each container of
hazardous materials will be labeled with the: (1) identity of the hazardous chemical(s), (2)
appropriate hazard warnings, and (3) name and address of the chemical manufacturer, importer,
or other responsible party. New labels need not be affixed if existing labels already convey the
required information. When the manufacturer's label has been removed or obliterated, the DoD
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard warning label may be produced from the CD-ROM
version of the HMIS.
E. A guide for determining transportation related labeling requirements is shown in Section III,