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DOT Proposes Modifications to Packaging Requirements for Air Transport of Liquids

Siros_Steven_COLORBy Steven M. Siros

On May 14, 2010, the Department of Transportation issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would impose new packaging requirements on the transport of liquids by air.  Packing Group I liquids would require a secondary means of closure, absorbent materials and a rigid, leakproof liner or intermediate packaging.  Packing Groups II and III liquids would be able to satisfy the secondary closure requirements through use of a leakproof liner if it can be demonstrated that a secondary closure cannot be applied or is impracticable.  Comments on the notice must be submitted by July 13, 2010.

Click here to see Federal Register Rule-Making Notice.

PEOPLE: Steven M. Siros