DOT to Eliminate ORM-D Designation for Hazardous Materials

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 10/12/20 5:00 PM

On December 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is scheduled to eliminate the hazardous materials Other Regulated Materials – Domestic (ORM-D) designation. The phase out of the ORM-D designation was announced in the January 7, 2013 final rule HM-215K.

This designation applies only to consumer commodities for ground shipments. After December 31, 2020, qualifying consumer commodities will need to be packaged, marked, and shipped as limited quantities.

Final Rule HM-215K can be found here:

Topics: Dangerous Goods, DOT

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