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All hazardous materials shippers must process their shipments using a UPS compliant shipping solution in conjunction with hazardous materials shipment preparation software. You may utilize the current version of UPS provided WorldShip (in order to be compliant with the Oct. 1, 2010 ER Registrant requirement), purchase approved third-party software or use a comparable system which will provide UPS with the necessary computer generated documentation (shipping papers for DOT prepared packages or DG Declarations for IATA prepared packages) and electronic information.

In addition, all hazardous materials customers must be in compliance with the current UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions.

Effective July 1, 2015, UPS will only accept for air transportation, UN3090 Lithium Metal Batteries or Cells from approved shippers.

In addition to the approval, UPS requires the Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO) Handling Label on all air shipments of UN3090 Lithium Metal Batteries or Cells.

Effective January 1, 2012 UPS will only accept for transportation, shipping papers and packages containing Lighters bearing an approval number beginning with the prefix "LAA-" indicating compliance with HM-237. Shipping papers indicating approval numbers beginning with the prefix "T" will no longer be accepted as they are no longer valid.

Effective January 1, 2011 UPS will no longer accept hazardous materials, including, but not limited to Consumer commodity, ORM-D and combustibles, via UPS Ground service to and from Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Catalina Island. All regulated materials not requiring shipping papers in Air or Ground transport, must be prepared according to air regulations when destined to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Catalina Island via UPS Ground service.

For safety, UPS recommends that all combination packages of nitric acid include intermediate, non-reactive plastic or metal packagings between the inner container and outer packaging.

Authorized single packagings may now be offered for ground service only in the 48 contiguous States. Authorized single packagings are those allowed by the regulations, with the following additional UPS requirement: For the UPS small parcel environment, rigid packagings must be used (e.g. plastic, steel, aluminum, etc.) in order to withstand the normal rigors of small package transportation. Additional handling charges may apply.

If you have any questions about shipping hazardous materials with UPS, please call the Materials Support Center at 1-800-554-9964.

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