Withdrawal of the Final Rule making HM-215N in the United States

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The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the United States made an announcement on 08 March, 2017 that they will not take enforcement action where either the 2015-2016 or the 2017-2018 Edition of the Technical Instructions are used for the carriage of dangerous goods on flights to, from, through or within the US.  This includes accepting and transporting shipments in compliance with the 2017-2018 ICAO TI.  This means the FAA will not take any action when you ship engines, flammable liquid powered, UN3528 carried on a passenger aircraft when the net weight exceeds 25Kg as per Limitations in USG-13 d, when transporting dangerous goods re-designated from UN3166 to UN35238 in the 2017-2018 ICAO TI.

This announcement also confirmed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMAS) that they will not take enforcement action against any offeror, carrier who is using the 2017-2018 versions of the ICAO Technical Instructions or the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).

The announcement gives any offeror or carrier who offers or accepts for domestic or international transportation by any mode, packages marked or labeled in accordance with either the 2017-2018 version or the 2016-2017 version of the ICAO TI, IMDG Code until this notice is rescinded or otherwise modified.  You can view the announcement by the PHMSA at http://phmsa.dot.gov .

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