Regulatory Update - Major Changes in the 2011-2012 Edition - 民航處

Regulatory Update - Major Changes in the 2011-2012 Edition - 民航處

香 港 特 別 行 政 區 政 府民 航 處Civil Aviation DepartmentThe Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionRegulatory Update - Major Changes in the 2011-2012 Edition of theICAO Technical InstructionsBackgroundThe 2011-2012 edition of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the SafeTransport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284), upon which the Dangerous Goods (Consignment by Air)(Safety) Ordinance (CAP. 384) and Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations (Schedule 16 to CAP.448C) are based, will come into effect on 1 January 2011.DisclaimerThe major changes below have been produced to facilitate the industry in the transition from the 2009-2010edition TI and make advanced preparation for the new international requirements for the safe air transportof dangerous goods. THE CHANGES BELOW ARE NOT EXHAUSTIVE. For compliance with statutoryrequirements, it is the responsibility of the industries and the parties concerned to refer to the current editionof TI.AcknowledgementThe authors wish to acknowledge assistance provided for developing this major changes to TI by theDangerous Goods Office of UKCAA.Prepared byDangerous Goods OfficeCivil Aviation Department Hong KongSeptember 2010

Major changes to Technical Instructions with effect from 1 January 2011Main changes to ICAO Technical Instructions for 2011-2012TIReferencePart 1. GeneralDetail1; Excess Baggage containing dangerous goods permitted in checkedbaggage may be consigned as cargo if it has been presented bypassenger at check in but it exceeds the passenger’s baggageallowance.ConcernedPartyOperator1;2.2.1 New operator exception providing for electronic flight bags, personalentertainment devices, credit card readers etc.1;3.1 New/amended definitions:Baggage - Personal property of passengers or crew carried on anaircraft by agreement with the operator;Cargo transport unit - A multimodal freight container or portable tank;OperatorOperatorShipperFreightForwarderClosed cargo transport unit - A cargo transport unit which totallyencloses the contents by permanent structures with complete andrigid surfaces. Cargo transport units with fabric sides or tops are notconsidered closed cargo transport units.Excess baggage - Baggage which a passenger has presented tocheck-in as accompanied checked baggage, but which exceeds thepassenger’s baggage allowance specified by the operator and whichis consequently consigned as cargo in order to be sent to the samedestination as the passenger.Exemption – an authorization granted to permit the transport ofdangerous goods which are forbidden in normal circumstances; or toprovide an alternative means of compliance with the TechnicalInstructions.Intermediate bulk containers - Any rigid or flexible portablepackaging, other than those specified in Part 6;3 of theseInstructions, as described in Chapter 6.5 of the UN ModelRecommendations, that is designed for mechanical handling and isresistant to the stresses produced in handling and transport, asdetermined by tests. Note: IBCs are only authorized by theseInstructions for UN 3077, Environmentally hazardous substance,solid, n.o.s. as provided for in Packing Instruction 956.Metal hydride storage system - A single complete hydrogen storagesystem, including a receptacle, metal hydride, pressure relief device,shut-off valve, service equipment and internal components used forthe transport of hydrogen only.Net explosive mass - The total mass of the explosive substances,without the packagings, casings, etc. (net explosive quantity (NEQ),net explosive contents (NEC), or net explosive weight (NEW) areoften used to convey the same meaning).-2-

Main changes to ICAO Technical Instructions for 2011-2012TIReference1;3.1(Continued)DetailOpen cryogenic receptacle - A transportable thermally insulatedreceptacle for refrigerated liquefied gases maintained at atmosphericpressure by continuous venting of the refrigerated liquefied gas.Pressure receptacle - A collective term that includes cylinders, tubes,pressure drums, closed cryogenic receptacles, metal hydride storagesystems and bundles of cylinders;ConcernedPartyThrough or into - For the transport of Class 7 material, through or intothe countries in which a consignment is transported but specificallyexcluding countries “over” which a consignment is carried by air,provided that there are no scheduled stops in those countries.1;4.2.2 Clarified that personnel must be trained before performing anyduty specified in Table 1-4 or 1-5.Part 2. Classification of Dangerous Goods2;Introductorychapter 3.5Clarified that although traces of substances may not need to betaken into account for classification purposes, those traces mayaffect the properties of the substance and do need to be taken intoaccount when considering the compatibility requirements of 4;;2.2 Gases of division 2.2 are not subject to the Technical Instructionswhen contained in carbonated beverages, balls intended for use insports, tyres meeting Special Provision A59 and light bulbs.OperatorShipperFreightForwarderShipperShipper2;9.2Optional status as dangerous goods of UN3077 Environmentallyhazardous substance, solid, n.o.s and or UN3082 Environmentallyhazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s. removed such that they are nowsubject to the provisions of the Technical Instructions.Magnetized material now only regulated if compass deflection ofmore than 2 degrees occurs at a distance of 2.1 m.ShipperOperatorShipperPart 3. Special Provisions and Limited and Excepted Quantities3;Table 3-2SpecialProvisionsA1/A2 Approval required from the State of the operator as well as theState of origin;A2 modified to now only apply to transport on cargo aircraft. UNnumbers previously with SP A109 have now been given A2. A109 isnow “not used”.A88 Prototype or low production (annual production less than 100)lithium batteries that have not been tested in accordance with the UNTest and Criteria Manual may be carried on cargo aircraft if approvedby the State of Origin, subject to conditions;OperatorShipperFreightForwarderShipper-3-

Main changes to ICAO Technical Instructions for 2011-2012TIReference3;Table 3-2SpecialProvisions(Continued)3;4 limitedquantitiesDetailA99 Clarification that lithium batteries having a mass exceeding 35kg may be transported if approved by the State of origin, includingwhen packed with or contained in equipment;A130 Clarification of classification requirements for dangerous goodsmeeting the criteria of excepted radioactive material and otherclasses of dangerous goods;A178 Some types of security type attaché cases fitted with lithiumbatteries, gas cartridges and/or pyrotechnic material are not subjectto the Technical Instructions if the various conditions of Specialprovision A178 are met;A181 Clarified that if a package contains lithium batteries both in andwith equipment, the package must be marked as “with” equipment;A182 Equipment containing only lithium batteries must be classifiedas either UN3091 or UN3481 as appropriate i.e. UN3171 Batterypowered equipment must not be used;A183 Waste batteries (all types) being shipped for recycling ordisposal may only be transported by air if approved by the States oforigin and the operator;LTD QTY and/ or limited quantity marking will be replaced with Y in adiamond to facilitate multi modal transport. Marking must be 100 mmx 100 mm or 50 mm X 50 mm if package size won’t accommodatelarger marking.ConcernedPartyShipperShipperOperatorShipperShipperFreightForwarderShipperFreightForwarderShipperFreightForwarderOperatorShipperFreightForwarder3;5.1exceptedquantitiesProvisions for excepted quantities expanded to clarify that they aresubject to the prohibition in air mail, definitions, loading restrictionsand the reporting of dangerous goods accidents and incidents.Excepted quantity provisions removed for ID8000 Consumercommodities.OperatorShipperFreightForwarder-4-

Main changes to ICAO Technical Instructions for 2011-2012TIReferenceDetail7;5.1.1 Purchasers of tickets online should not be able to complete thepurchase process until they have indicated that they haveunderstood the restrictions on dangerous goods in baggage. This willbecome mandatory from 1 January 2013.7;5.1.3 New recommendation that operators should provide informationabout dangerous goods which passengers are permitted to carry;either via their websites or in some other way.7;5.1.4 When passengers are able to check in remotely (e.g. via theinternet), they should not be able to complete the check-in processuntil they have indicated that they have understood the restrictionson dangerous goods in baggage. This will become mandatory from 1January 2013.7;5.1.5 When passengers are able to check in at an airport without theinvolvement of any other person (e.g. automated check-in facility),they should not be able to complete the check-in process until theyhave indicated that they have understood the restrictions ondangerous goods in baggage. This will become mandatory from 1January 2013.7;6.1 Information about indications of forbidden dangerous goods in cargoand baggage; and dangerous goods permitted in baggage nowrequired to be provided to cargo reservations and sales staff andpassenger reservations and sales staff.Part 8. Provisions concerning Passenger and Crew8;1.1.1 Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) forbidden in carry-on orchecked baggage or on the person.ConcernedPartyOperatorOperatorOperatorOperatorOperatorOperatorPart 8;1.1.2Dangerous goods permitted for carriage by passengers or crew maybe contained in excess baggage.Pilot in command must be informed of the number of oxygen or aircylinders carried by passenger for medical use, and their loadinglocation.Provisions for fuel cells amended such that spares containingflammable liquids, flammable gases, corrosive substances, hydrogenin a metal hydride may be in either checked or carry-on baggage.Spare fuel cell cartridges containing water reactive substances mustbe carried either on the person or in carry-on baggage.Provision made for security type attaché cases, cash boxes etc. tobe carried as checked baggage only, subject to any pyrotechnicbeing excluded from Class 1, any lithium batteries not exceeding theSection II limits of the various lithium battery packing instructions andany gas receptacles fitted (e.g. to expel dye or ink) not exceeding 50mL capacity.OperatorOperatorOperatorOperator-7-

Main changes to ICAO Technical Instructions for 2011-2012TIReferencePart 8;1.1.2(Continued)DetailEnergy efficient light bulbs when in retail packaging permitted inchecked or carry-on baggage.Mobility aids• Clarified that “mobility aid” is for use by passenger whose mobility isrestricted by either a disability, their health or age, or a temporarymobility problem (e.g. broken leg);• Must be carried such that unintentional activation, and damage bythe movement of baggage, cargo etc. are prevented;• Provision made for mobility aids powered by lithium batteries.Provision made for lithium battery portable medical electronicdevices e.g. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).ConcernedPartyOperatorOperatorOperator-8-

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