[ RadSafe ] Harmony of IATA and DOT Rules and Regs

Doug Aitken JAitken at slb.com
Thu Nov 13 13:26:43 CST 2014

Chris: my first reaction is no. As this is the "international" RP list, you must consider what goes on outside the US. And in the specific instance of air shipping, IATA brings together many "country exceptions" that have to be considered when presenting goods for shipment outside the US. 
But remember that IATA is just the air transport companies compilation of regulations (from the ICAO and country regulators) to aloe you to put your goods on their aircraft. 
Of course, if you are only concerned with transport within the borders of the US, DOT is what you must follow!

Doug Aitken
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Chris Alston
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:19 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Harmony of IATA and DOT Rules and Regs


My understanding is that the regulatory Agents intend the DOT's Final Rule (Fed. Reg. Vol 79 No. 133 p 40590; July 11, 2014) to bring their rules into better agreement with IATA's.  Does anyone (paging Sean or
Roy) know how good the agreement will be?  Specifically, will we be able to dispense with a copy of IATA's rules, and consult only the DOT's instructions, or will we still have to keep up with somewhat different rules for transport by air?

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