Bulk packaginga packaging, including a transport vehicle or freight container in which hazardous materials are loaded with no intermediate form of containment, with a capacity greater than:
- 450 L (119 gallons) for a liquid,
- 450 L (119 gallons) and a net mass greater than 400 kg (882 lbs.) for a solid, or
- water capacity greater than 454 kg (1000 lbs.) for a gas
California Hazardous Waste Manifestshipping paper which must accompany all shipments of hazardous waste.
CalTransCalifornia Department of Transportation
Carboya bottle or rectangularc ontainer that holds from 5 to 15 gallons of liquid. Carboys are made of glass, plastic, or metal and are often cushioned in a wooden box.
Cargo tankany bulk liquid or compressed gas packaging, whether or not permanently attached to any motor vehicle, which by reason of its size, construction, or attachment to a motor vehicle, is loaded or unloaded without being removed from the motor vehicle. Any packaging fabricated under specifications for cylinders is not a cargo tank.
Carriera person engaged in the transportation of passengers or property by land or water (as a common, contract, or private carrier) or by civil aircraft.
CCRCalifornia Code of RegulationsTitle 13 and Title 22
CFRCode of Federal RegulationsTitle 49
CHPCalifornia Highway Patrol
Compressed Gasany gaseous material, or liquefied gas, kept in a container under pressure. (See more specific Class 2 definitions in 49 CFR 173.115.)
Consigneethe business or person to whom a shipment is delivered.
CVC §California Vehicle Code Section.
Cryogenic liquida refrigerated liquefied gas having a boiling point colder than -130°F at 14.7 p.s.i.a.
Cylindera pressure vessel designed for pressures higher than 40 p.s.i.a. and having a circular cross section. It does not include a portable or cargo tank.
DMVDepartment of Motor Vehicles
DOTDepartment of Transportation (Federal)
DTSCDepartment of Toxic Substance Control
EPAU. S. Environmental Protection Agency
FAAFederal Aviation Administration
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
FMCSAFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Freight containera reusable container designed and constructed to permit being lifted with its contents intact and intended primarily for containment of packages (in unit form) during transportation.
Gross Weightthe weight of the packaging plus the weight of its contents.
Hazardous materialany material that poses an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property during transportation. These materials are named by the DOT in the Hazardous Materials Table.
Infectious substances or etiologic agentsa living microorganism, or its toxin, which causes or may cause human or animal disease.
Limited quantitywhen specified as such in a section applicable to a particular material, it means the maximum amount with specific placarding, labeling, and packaging exceptions.
Markingapplying the descriptive name(s), identification numbers, instructions, cautions, weight(s), or specification marks required to be placed on the outside of hazardous materials packages and/or their transport vehicle(s).
Mixturea material containing more than one chemical compound or element.
Name of contentsthe proper shipping name as specified in the Hazardous Materials Table.
n.o.s.not otherwise specified
Outagethe amount by which a packaging falls short of being liquid full, usually expressed in percent by volume. The amount of outage required for liquids in cargo tanks depends on how much the material will expand with temperature change during transit. Different materials expand at different rates. Enough outage must be allowed so that the tank will still not be full at 130°F.
Overpackan enclosure used by a single shipper to provide protection or convenience in handling of a package or to combine two or more packages. Overpack does not include a transport vehicle or a freight container.
Portable tankany bulk packaging (except a cylinder having a 1000 lbs. or less water capacity) designed primarily to be loaded in, on, or temporarily attached to, a transport vehicle. A portable tank is equipped with skids, mounting, or accessories to facilitate handling of the tank by mechanical means.
Proper shipping namethe name of the hazardous material shown in Roman print (not italics) in the Hazardous Materials Table.
p.s.i.Pounds per square inch.
p.s.i.a.Pounds per square inch absolute.
PUCPublic Utilities Commission
Registered Hazardous Waste Transporterperson registered by DTSC who engages in the offsite transportation of hazardous waste by air, rail, highway, or water.
Reportable quantity (RQ)the quantity (per single package) which equals or exceeds the quantity specified in column 3 of the List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities. Reportable quantities are treated as hazardous materials and have specific spill reporting requirements.
Shippers certificationa statement on a shipping paper, signed by the shipper, saying he or she prepared the shipment properly according to law.
This is to certify that the above named materials are properly classified, described, packaged, marked and labeled and are in proper condition for transportation according to the applicable regulations of the Department of Transportation.
I hereby declare that the contents of this consignmentarefullyandaccuratelydescribed above by the proper shipping name and are classified, packaged, marked and labeled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and national governmental regulations.
Shipping papera shipping order, bill of lading, manifest or other shipping document serving a similar purpose and containing the information required by the regulations.
Tank vehicleany commercial motor vehicle with any size fixed tank(s) (except tanks necessary for vehicle operation such as: air, gas, and oil) or portable tanks of 1,000 gallons or more capacity.
Also includes any fixed tank in excess of 119 gallons mounted on any vehicle or vehicle combination which requires a CDL or placards.
To transport hazardous materials or wastes, a Tank Vehicle Endorsement and a HAZMAT endorsement is required for a fixed tank(s) regardless of the weight of the vehicle or the size of the tank. If the tank is portable and is under 1,000 gallons, only the HAZMAT endorsement is required.
Technical namea recognized chemical name or microbiological name currently used inscientificandtechnicalhandbooks,journals, and texts.
Title 13California Code of Regulations Motor Vehicles.
Title 22California Code of Regulations Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste.
Transport vehiclea cargo carrying vehicle such as an automobile, van, tractor, truck, semitrailer, tank car, or rail car used for the transportation of cargo by any mode. Each cargo carrying body (trailer, rail car, etc.) is a separate transport vehicle.
VC §California Vehicle Code Section.
Water reactive materialany material (including sludges and pastes) which when mixed with water, is likely to ignite or give off flammable or toxic gases in dangerous quantities. Water reactive material is required to be labeled DANGEROUS WHEN WET.
To Purchase Reference Materials
A California Vehicle Code book may be viewed online at www.dmv.ca.gov or be purchased at any DMV office.
California Regulations relating to commercial vehicles are contained in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR).
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Copies of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, or Title 22, CCR, Division 4.5 may be purchased from:
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