Class 9 Miscellaneous
These pages provide US DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) definitions for class 9 materials. Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR) also known as the Federal Motor Carriers Safty Regulations (FMCSR) requires the use hazardous materials placards when shipping hazardous materials cargo and dangerous goods in the United States. Canada, Mexico and many other countries have simular regulations that also require the use of these placards.
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Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials
A material which presents a hazard during transportation but which does not meet the definition of any other hazard class. This class includes:
- Any material which has an anesthetic, noxious or other similar property which could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to a flight crew member so as to prevent the correct performance of assigned duties; or
- Any material that meets the definition in 49CFR 171.8 of this subchapter for an elevated temperature material, a hazardous substance, a hazardous waste, or a marine pollutant.
ERG GUIDE NUMBER: 171
Assignment of packing group.
- The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in Column 5 of the 49CFR 172.101 Table.
Last updated: Feb 2007
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