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Packaged Hazardous Materials & Solid Hazardous Materials in Bulk Section


This group is responsible for developing standards for safe carriage of hazardous bulk solids and packaged hazardous cargoes, evaluating hazards of chemicals for bulk shipment by vessel, and issuing special permits for bulk solids.

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

USCG IMO Homepage

IMO Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes, and Containers Sub-Committee (DSC)

USCG DSC Homepage

United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNTDG)

Committee of experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally harmonized system of Classification and labeling 

Department of Transportation (DOT) (Hazmat)

Help desk # 1-800-HMR-4922 (1-800-467-4922) 
or 202-366-4488

USCG Maritime Security Directorate

Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 

Help desk # 1-877-MTSA-Aid (1-877-687-2243) 
or 202-366-9991

Explosives Policy Letter

Safety Assessment for Explosive Risk (SAFER)

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB Committee on the Transportation of Hazardous Material

Container Inspection Training and Assistance Team (CITAT)

Contact the Hazardous Materials Division (CG-ENG-5):

Commandant (CG-ENG-5)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Stop 7509
Washington DC 20593-7509
Tel: +1 (202) 372-1420

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Last Modified 1/12/2016