To qualify for the small quantity exception the shipper must ensure all conditions below detailing classes, quantities and containers are met.
If your chemical or chemical mixture falls into the following DOT Class or Hazard and your material quantities do not exceed maximum allowance per inner container, the Small Quantity Exception can be utilized (see packing requirements).
Spontaneous combustible material
Dangerous when wet material
Division 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
(PGII and PGIII only)
Except for self-reactive
||Division 5.1 (PGII and PGIII only)
||Division 5.2 (only in first aid or chemical kit)
||Division 6.1 (PGI)
||Division 6.1 (PGII and PGIII)
||Class 8 (PGII and PGIII)
If you are able to utilize Excepted Quantities continue below for packaging and marking requirements, otherwise return to DOT webpage for further shipping guidance.
PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS EXCEPTED QUANTITIES
- Each inner container must be closed (capped) and it’s cap is secured with tape or other positive means
- Chemically compatible absorbent/cushioning material must added around the inner container capable of absorbing the entire liquid contents of the inner container(s).
- The inner containers must be packaged in a strong, rigid outer packaging
- Outside packaging must be capable of sustaining drops on all sides and edges from a height of 1.8 m (5.9) ft onto a solid surface.
- Shipper must mark the package with the Excepted Quantities label
* Primary DOT hazard class
** name of shipper (DOT trained)
- The shipper must be DOT trained in shipping Excepted Quantities
If you are able to utilize Excepted Quantities, package and mark according to requirements, otherwise return to DOT webpage for further shipping guidance.