October 31, 2012: (FR) IATA Amendment #2 53rd Ed. (2012)

IATA DGR Amendment 2 to 53rd Edition (2012)

IATA has issued an unprecedented second amendment to the 2012 IATA DGR effective November 1, 2012. This change reflects IATA’s (and ICAO’s) decision to allow postal operators to accept lithium batteries contained in equipment with CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approval beginning on November 1, 2012. These regulations were intended to be effective January 1, 2013 but some postal carriers were able to obtain approval early, hence the change in effective date. You can see IATA’s website and comments on that same page, as well as the original Amendment 1 to the 53rd edition.

Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.