Friday, August 6, 2010
New Requirement for Hazardous Materials Shipments
October 1, 2010, hazardous materials shipments with the United States and Puerto
Rico as origin and/or destination will require new Emergency Response Registrant
(ERR) information to be printed on shipping documents. A new field 'ERR
Registrant' will be added onto UPS shipping systems, in which customers should
fill in the registrant's name associated with the Emergency Response Telephone
Customers who fail to comply by October 1 may be subject to significant
government fines up to US$50,000 per package and potential loss of
license. Not every shipper is affected, so the first step is to determine
whether the new ERR information requirement applies. Please do this by visiting
www.phmsa.dot.gov and refer to Docket
If the requirement does apply, please review the steps outlined below.
For UPS WorldShip™
- Note that the new ERR information field will be enabled only in UPS
WorldShip 2010 version 12.0. If you're using an earlier version of UPS
WorldShip, please upgrade your software by downloading from www.ups.com/worldshipsupport or
installing the software from the enclosed CD.
- For UPS WorldShip 2010 version 12.0 users, the new ERR information field
will be applied as part of electronic updates scheduled for third quarter 2010.
If you need UPS WorldShip technical assistance, please call local technical
helpline number by country). Alternatively, you may wish to contact your
UPS account executive or local customer service representative for more
Please visit this website for regular updates.