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Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulation Subscription
(49 CFR Parts 100-185) – 2014
(Subscription provides print and 24/7 web versions as well as email alerts!)

W65-679 Dangerous Goods Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185, 2013/2014
W65-652S NewIATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 55th Edition:
Spiral Book (Mandatory January 1, 2014)
W65-652P NewIATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 55th Edition:
Perfect Bound (Mandatory January 1, 2014)

Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 Edition:
(Latest Edition 8/12)

W65-645 IMDG Code Amendment 36 2012 Edition:
Two Volume Set ( Mandatory January 1, 2014)
W65-644S IMDG 2010 Edition: Supplement for Water Carriers (Latest Edition. Works with Amendment 36)

Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations Subscription
49 CFR Parts 100-185 – 2014 (Subscription provides print and 24/7 web versions as well as email alerts!)

Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185 – 2010 is available for purchase.The full text of the regulations, 49 CFR Parts 100-185, covering the classification, marking, labeling, packaging, and documenting a dangerous goods shipment as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Updated and easy-to-read Table of Hazardous Materials & Special Provisions (§172.101). Changes to the U.S. hazmat shipping regulations are occurring more frequently as the U.S. DOT continues to bring its regulations into conformance to international standards. These regulations cover all requirements for shipments via truck, rail, air and ocean. This is a critical publication to have in your regulatory reference library. The Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations (HMR) contain the full text of 49 CFR Parts 100 – 185 covering the labeling, packaging, shipping and transportation of hazardous materials. Containing the latest Hazardous Material Handling Table, HMT: 49 CFR § 172.101 and recent changes, the HMR will enable you to determine if your goods are subject to Hazmat regulations and if so how to proceed. You need this book to keep up with the rapidly changing regulatory area of Hazardous Materials. We recommend our update service due to the many regulatory changes throughout the year. 1048 pages, Tabbed Dividers, Full text on the Web, E-mail Updates. Re-subscriber Discount Price is $325!

Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185 – 2014
W65-714 Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185 – 2014

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Dangerous Goods Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185, 2013/2014 Dangerous Goods Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185 2013 Edition is available for purchase.

If you are a shipper of hazardous materials, this is a publication that you cannot be without.  It is absolutely necessary for applying and complying with the U.S. regulatory requirements for classifying, packing, marking, labeling, documenting and segregating hazardous materials in all modes of transport to, from, or within the U.S.. 

This comprehensive and easy-to-use version of 49 CFR Parts 100-185 contains not only the official, complete and most up- to-date text of the U.S. hazmat regulations but it also contains a number of “extras” that make compliance simple.  Shippers, freight forwarders and carriers will appreciate the clear notes and illustrations as well as the sample checklists to assist with shipping paper preparation, placarding, labeling and marking requirements.  Keeping track of US hazmat regulatory changes is also easy with this book.  Regulations that have changed since the prior printing are highlighted in color throughout, so there is no need to wonder if changes have been included or what those changes are.

Dangerous Goods Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185, 2013/2014 (11/13 Edition)
W65-679 Dangerous Goods Regulations 49 CFR Parts 100-185 11/13 Edition

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2012 Emergency Response Guidebook

2008 Emergency Response Guidebook is available for purchase.



The official Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is a guide for use by transporters, firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material.  It is used by first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident.  The ERG is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology.

The 2012 ERG can help you satisfy DOT's requirements that hazardous materials shipments be accompanied by emergency response information (49 CFR 172.602).  The DOT Emergency Response Guidebook helps emergency responders find vital information fast.  It is a great aid in emergency preparedness, planning, and training. 

The ERG is developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT). For a list of changes, click here.

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) - 2012 Edition
W70-012PS Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) - 2012 Edition (Pocketbook 4" X 6")

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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations - 55th Edition (Mandatory Jan. 1, 2014)

iata 55th 2014Are you a logistics professional who ships dangerous goods by air?  

If so, we know that you want to avoid penalties and fines as well as make sure your shipments arrive safely and on time. The IATA Dangerous Good Regulations (DGR) guide is the trusted source to help you classify, mark, pack, label, and document dangerous shipments, based on international and national air regulations as well as airline-specific requirements. It’s the only up-to-date, user-friendly reference recognized by the world’s airlines for over 50 years.

If your company ships dangerous goods by air, being aware of current regulations can save your company costly fines and timely delays.  The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is the only manual trusted by shippers and airlines to provide a reliable and comprehensive outline of dangerous goods regulations.

By ordering the 55th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Regulations from Unz & Co., your company is aware of how to ship all dangerous goods in the safest and fastest method.  

Changes and Amendments to the 55th Edition (mandatory January 1, 2014 unless otherwise noted) include:

  • Recommended practice for how operators should provide information to the pilot-in-command for certain items of dangerous goods permitted in passenger and crew baggage has been inserted in 1.4.2.
  • Clarification on the requirements that apply for viscous flammable liquids that are assigned to
    Packing Group III in accordance with the provisions of
  • New entries have been added to the list of dangerous goods which are currently assigned UN numbers, but had not previously appeared in the air transport Regulations for completeness. In the absence of provisions for transport by air, these “new” entries are all forbidden for transport by air.
  • The documentation provisions for lithium ion and lithium metal batteries in Section IB of
    PI 965 and PI 968 have been revised to mandate the use of a Shipper’s Declaration. To assist shippers there is a three-month transition period until 31 March 2014, during which time the information required may still be provided on an air waybill.
  • Clarification on the dimensions applicable to the lithium battery handling label, including the
    dimensions of the reduced size lithium battery handling label.
  • Appendix H—The inclusion of a new Appendix H that provides the detail of the changes that will come into effect as of 1 January 2015 based on the adoption of the changes arising from the 18th revised edition of the UN Model Regulations as well as the changes that have been agreed to date by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel for inclusion into the 2015 – 2016 Technical Instructions.
  • FULL LIST (will open in new window)

Make sure your shipments are safe and your business is compliant!

2014 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations - 55th Edition
W65-652S Spiral Bound Book
W65-652P Perfect Bound Book

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IMO's International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, 36th Amendment, 2012 Ed. Regulations now in effect starting Jan. 1, 2014

imo imdg 36th 2012Are you a Logistics Professional who ships Dangerous Goods by Sea?

Then you’ll want to have the latest amendments to the IMDG code, which sets out in detail the requirements applicable to each individual substance, material, or article.  Since it was first published, it has undergone many changes, both in layout and content, in order to keep pace with the expansion and progress of the industry.

The 2012 edition is the most current. (Publication date: 11/2012)

Significant changes have been made to regulations concerning:

            • Sources of heat
            • Stowage and Segregation
            • Foodstuffs
            • Limited quantities
            • Explosives
Volume 1 (parts 1, 2 and 4-7 of the Code) contains sections on:
  • general provisions, definitions, training; classification
  • packing and tank provisions; consignment procedures
  • construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks and road tank vehicles
  • transport operations

Volume 2 contains sections on:
  • the Dangerous Goods List (equivalent to the schedules in previous editions of the Code), presented in tabular format
  • limited quantities exceptions
  • the Index
  • appendices

The 2012 Edition incorporating Amendment 36-12, was voluntary starting January 1, 2013 and became mandatory on January 1, 2014.

The 2010 IMDG Code Supplement remains current as there have been no changes.

imdg 2010 water carrier supplement

IMDG Code 2010 Supplement for Water Carriers (Current through 2014)
The IMDG 2010 Supplement is to be used in conjunction with the IMDG Code Amendment 35 and will add to your knowledge of ocean transportation regulations.  The supplement covers the Reporting Procedures,  Safe Use of Pesticides, EMS Guide, Medical First Aid Guide, Packing Cargo Transportation Units, and INF Code.

International Maritime Dangerous Goods 2012, Amendment 36 – Vol. 1 & 2
W65-645 IMDG Code Amendment 36 (2012)  Two Volume Set
International Maritime Dangerous Goods 2010, Amendment 35 – SUPPLEMENT (Current until 2014)
W65-644S IMDG 2010 Supplement for Water Carriers



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