Environmental Health & Safety

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Addendum II


January 2010

Users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked to note the following amendments and corrections to the 50th Edtion.  The changes listed below, specifically apply to Amherst College shipments.

JPG (Japan)

Amend as follows:

JPG-11  Radioactive material (Class 7), except for "excepted radioactive material", must not be stowed in the same cargo compartment together with packages containing Class 1, 2, 3 or 8 dangerous goods.

JPG-22 "not used"

Changes to IATA Policy

Primary (non-rechargeable) lithium metal batteries and cells (UN 3090) are forbidden for transportation aboard passenger carrying aircraft.  Such batteries transported in accordance with Part 2 of Packing Instruction 968 must be labeled with the "Cargo Aircraft Only", label.  Such batteries transported in accordance with Part 1 of Packing Instruction 968 must be marked "Primary Lithium Batteries - Forbidden for Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft" or "Lithium Metal Batteries - Forbidden For Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft".

  • Primary (non-rechargeable) lithium metal batteries and cells contained in or packed with equipment (UN 3091) are forbidden for transportation aboard passenger carrying aircraft unless:
  1. the equipment and the batteries and cells are transported in accordance with Packing Instruction 969 or 970, as appropriate;
  2. the package contains no more than the number of lithium metal batteries or cells necessary to power the intended piece of equipment.
  3. the lithium content of each cell, when fully charged, is not more than 5 grams.
  4. the aggregate lithium content of the anode of each battery, when fully charged, is not more thanj 25 grams and;
  5. the net weight of lithium batteries does not exceed 5kg (11 lbs).

Primary (non-rechargeable) lithium metal batteries and cells contained in or packed iwth equipment (UN 3091) and transported in accordance with Part 2 of Packaging Instruction 969 or 970 that do not conform to the above provisions are forbidden for transportation aboard passenger carrying aircraft and must be labelled with the "Cargo Aircraft Only" Label. 

Primary (non-rechargeable) lithium batteries and cells contained in or packed with equipment (UN 3091)  and transported in accordance with Part 1 of Packaging Instrucntion 969 or 970 that do not conform to the above provisions are forbidden for transportation aboard passenger-carrying aircraft and must be marked "Primary Lithium Batteries - Forbidden For Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft" or " Lithium Metal Batteries - Forbidden  For Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft".