Hazmat Labels: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 USC 6921 to 6939e and regulations at 40 CFR 262.31 to 262.34

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Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 USC 5101 to 5127 and regulations at 49 CFR Part 172

Pretransportation requirements for hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.31 to 262.33

Selecting shipping name—Hazardous Materials Table (HMT): 49 CFR 172.101

Definitions: 49 CFR 171.8

Labels: 49 CFR 172.400 to 172.450

Applicability and general requirements: 49 CFR 172.400

Additional labeling: 49 CFR 172.402 to 172.404

Labeling exceptions: 49 CFR 172.400a

Label design and placement: 49 CFR 172.406 to 172.450

Label size: 49 CFR 172.407(c)

Label color: 49 CFR 172.407(d)

Label placement: 49 CFR 172.406

Markings: 49 CFR 172.300 to 172.338

Applicability: 49 CFR 172.300

Marking design and placement: 49 CFR 172.304

General requirements for nonbulk packaging:

Proper identification (ID) number: 49 CFR 172.101(e) and 49 CFR 172.301

Large quantities of single hazardous material: 49 CFR 172.301(a)(3)

Additional descriptive markings: 49 CFR 172.301

Special permit package markings: 49 CFR 172.301(c)

General requirements for bulk packaging:

Placement of markings: 49 CFR 172.302(a)

Size of markings: 49 CFR 172.302(b)

Special permit packaging markings: 49 CFR 172.302(c)

Specific marking requirements: 49 CFR 172.310 to 172.331

Prohibited marking: 49 CFR 172.303

ID number markings: 49 CFR 172.301(a), 49 CFR 172.302(a), and 49 CFR 172.332 to 172.338

ID number exceptions: 49 CFR 172.336(c)

Prohibited display of ID numbers: 49 CFR 172.334

Replacement of ID numbers: 49 CFR 172.338

Placards: 49 CFR 172.500 to 172.560 and 49 CFR 172, Appendix C

Placarding applicability: 49 CFR 172.500 and 49 CFR 172.504

General specifications for placards: 49 CFR 172.519

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