49 CFR 172 Special Provision 386 (Numeric Codes)

These provisions are multi-modal and apply to bulk and non-bulk packagings.
DescriptionWhen transported by private motor carrier only, the following corrosive liquids may be packaged in polyethylene bottles with a capacity no greater than 3.785L (one gallon), further packed inside an open-top, heavy wall, high density polyethylene box (i.e., crate) in a manner that the polyethylene bottles are not subjected to any superimposed weight, and the boxes must be reasonably secured against movement within the transport vehicle and loaded so as to minimize the possibility of coming in contact with other lading:
  • Compounds, cleaning liquid, NA1760, PG II or III;
  • Corrosive liquid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s., UN3264, PG II;
  • Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s., UN3265, PG III;
  • Corrosive liquid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s., UN3266, PG II;
  • Hypochlorite solutions, UN1791, PG III;
  • Hydrochloric acid solution, UN1789, PG II; and
  • Sulfuric acid, UN2796, PG II.
  • a. No more than four bottles, securely closed with threaded caps, may be packed in each box.
  • b. Each empty bottle must have a minimum weight of not less than 140 grams and a minimum wall thickness of not less than 0.020 inch (0.508 mm).
  • c. The completed package must meet the Packing Group II performance level, as applicable for combination packagings with a plastic box outer packaging, in accordance with subpart M of part 178 of this subchapter.
    • (i) Tests must be performed on each type and size of bottle, for each manufacturing location. Samples taken at random must withstand the prescribed tests without breakage or leakage.
    • (ii) One bottle for every two hours of production, or for every 2500 bottles produced, must be tested by dropping a bottle filled to 98% capacity with water from a height of 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) onto solid concrete directly on the closure.
    • (iii) A copy of the test results must be kept on file at each facility where packagings are offered for transportation, and must be made available to a representative of the Department upon request.
    • (iv) The name or symbol of the bottle producer, and the month and year of manufacture, must be marked by embossing, ink-jet printing of permanent ink, or other permanent means on the face or bottom of each bottle, in letters and numbers at least 6 mm (0.2 inch) high. Symbols, if used, must be registered with the Associate Administrator.
    • (v) The box must be constructed from high-density polyethylene in the density range 0.950-0.962, and be capable of holding liquid when in the upright position.
HazMat with this Code

Back - Show all Numeric Codes