[ RadSafe ] Harmony of IATA and DOT Rules and Regs

Owen Bugg cfrbug at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 18:19:37 CST 2014

Short answer is probably "no." First of all, IATA is the "Industry" book and
ICAO is the regulation recognized by DOT. IATA happens to incorporate both
ICAO as well as "State" (read "Country") variations as well as carrier
differences, so the IATA book is probably the "better" choice when offering
any hazmat by air. The carriers each can set their own limits on hazmat that
are more stringent than the regulations. Highway carriers can do that as
well, but they don't have an industry book that compiles the info into one

Bruce Bugg
cfrbug at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
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 14:19
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
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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