1. Hazardous materials entries must be entered first on the GBL or in a color that clearly
contrasts with any description of nonhazardous materials appearing on the GBL or;
2. The material must be identified as hazardous by entry of an "X" placed before the proper
shipping name in the column of the GBL captioned "HM" (block 17). The "X" may be replaced
by "RQ" when appropriate.
3. The description of hazardous materials on shipping papers must conform in all respects
with the applicable requirements of Title 49 CFR, Subpart C, Sections 172.202 and 172.203.
B. Unless specifically provided for in Title 49 CFR, a shippers certification statement
conforming to one of those delineated in Title 49 CFR, Section 172.204, will be entered on the
face of the GBL.
6.32 DoD Documentation Requirements. For shipments of hazardous materials by military
airlift, the Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods is required to accompany the material.
Instructions for completion and distribution of the shipper's certification is contained in
attachment 17 of AFJMAN 24-204/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19/DLAM
6.33 Commercial Air Documentation. The Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods is the
shipping paper used for commercial air transport. ICAO TIs are used to prepare shipping papers
for air transport as authorized by Title 49 CFR, section 171.11; however, most commercial air
carriers use IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations to prepare commercial air shipping papers. The
US Government, specifically DOT, does not recognize IATA as an official regulatory body.
Shippers using IATA will verify that the latest edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods
Regulations is used to prepare hazardous materials for commercial air shipment.
6.34 Commercial Shipping Papers, International. Shipping papers for hazardous materials to
be transported by water are prepared as described in the IMDG Code as authorized by Title 49
CFR, sections 171.12, 171.12a, 172.102, and 176.24. In addition IMDG requires a certification
that containers and vehicles have been properly packed and secured as specified in sections
12.3.7 and 17.7.7 of that regulation.
6.35 Placarding Requirements
A. Placards are required on motor vehicles or freight containers shipped domestically by
highway or rail as specified by Title 49, Section 172.504 and 172.505.
B. Installations will provide the motor carrier with the required placards for the material being
shipped prior to shipment or at the same time the material is offered for transportation as required
by section 172.506 of Title 49 CFR. Installations will obtain written acknowledgment from the
motor carrier that placards were provided.