Significant Changes and Amendments to the 63rd Edition (2022)

IATA has issued their Significant Changes and Amendments to the 63rd Edition (2022) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. These changes will become effective January 1, 2022 unless otherwise indicated.

Notable changes include:

  • Lithium Batteries:
    • Removal of Section II from PI 965 and PI 968 (Lithium ion and lithium metal batteries alone). This change will require small/excepted lithium battery shipments (UN3480 and UN3090) to be prepared under Section IB or IA, depending on the particulars of the shipment.
      • Shipper may continue to use Section II provisions until 31 March 2022 to allow for the transition in requirements.
      • Special provision A334,, Table 9.1.A and Table 9.5.A amended to incorporate the removal of Section II for Packing Instruction 965 and 968.
    • Revision to PI 966 and PI 969 “packed with equipment”, Section I, to clarify packing requirements for UN specification packaging. Packaging options for Section II are removed.
  • List of Dangerous Goods
    • “Fuel system components” revised to include the reference to Dangerous Goods in Articles as well as machinery and apparatus.
  • Updates to Radioactive materials related to unlisted radionuclides
  • Appendix I – details the upcoming changes adopted at the UN or ICAO that will be incorporated into the 64th Edition IATA DGR for 2023

You don’t have to read about the changes, you can hear about the changes from Mr. David Brennan, IATA Assistant Director, Cargo Safety and Standards here.

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