What is an excepted package?

Excepted Packaging is used to transport material with extremely low levels of radioactivity. Excepted packagings are authorized for limited quantities of radioactive material that would pose a very low hazard if released in an accident.

What is special form radiation?

Special form radioactive material means radioactive material that satisfies the following conditions: (1) It is either a single solid piece or is contained in a sealed capsule that can be opened only by destroying the capsule; (2) The piece or capsule has at least one dimension not less than 5 mm (0.2 in); and.

What is a Type B package?

Type B packages are used to transport materials with high levels of radioactivity, such as spent fuel from nuclear power plants. These large, heavy packages provide shielding against the radiation. The size of the Type B packages can range from small containers to those weighing over 100 tons. Package Testing.

Which placard is used for low radiation levels?

Standard Placard The package will always have a Yellow-III label regardless of radiation level. HRCQ shipments by highway will require the standard placard on a white square background with a black border as shown at left.

What is an excepted quantity?

Excepted quantities are another way of shipping small quantities of hazardous goods with less stringent regulations. In most cases, the package may be exempt from marking, UN Packaging, and Labeling requirements outlined in the various regulations.

What does special form coverage mean?

Unlike the named peril coverage forms, special form coverage is also known as “open peril” or “all risk” coverage. It essentially means everything is covered except what is listed as an exclusion. Overall, this is much broader than the named peril forms.

What does radioactive LSA mean?

Low specific activity
Low specific activity (LSA) material means radioactive material which by its nature has a limited specific activity, or radioactive material for which limits of estimated average specific activity apply.

What is a Type C package?

Type C packaging is an overpack for transportation of radioactive material without any activity limits by any conveyance including aircraft. The Type C package must maintain its containment upon impact onto a target at a velocity of 90 m/s (this is similar to a fall from a height of 450 m).

What are Type A containers?

Type A containers are used to protect radioactive materials with high-activity rates by maintaining sufficient shielding under conditions normally encountered during transportation. These packages are usually used to transport medical and industrial products.

Does all radioactive material require placards?

Some radioactive material packages do not require labels. Bulk packages containing large volumes of low-level radioactive material may not require labels although vehicle placards may be required. When required, labels must be applied to opposite sides of the package.

What is the CFR that addresses DOT requirements for transporting radioactive materials?

NRC regulation 10 CFR 71.5 requires NRC licensees transporting radioactive material to comply with DOT regulations when NRC regulations do not apply. For transportation purposes, radioactive material is defined as any material which has a specific activity greater than 0.002 microcuries per gram.

What is an exemption from the federal motor carrier safety regulations?

The exemption allows the company to secure large metal coils to its trailers using a cargo securement system that differs from that required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

How do I contact dot for Class 7 (radioactive) material?

Based on U.S. DOT and NRC regulations in effect on October 1, 2015; Rev. 2 Contacts: DOT – [email protected]; NRC – [email protected] 1. Minimum Required Packaging for Class 7 (Radioactive) Material: [1] (49 CFR 173 and 10 CFR 71) [2]

When do I need to submit my dot form f?

• Any person required to register must submit a complete and accurate registration statement on DOT Form F 5800.2 by June 30th for each registration year, or in time to have on file a current Certificate of Registration in accordance with § 107.620.

What is an exemption from the medical certification requirements?

The exemption from the medical certification requirements in 49 CFR 391.51 (b) (7) (ii) allows the company to use newly hired drivers without having to obtain a motor vehicle record that reflects the latest medical certification status during the first year of employment.