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DOT Special Permit Packaging

The table below lists the known packaging that can be used to package specific hazardous materials that UPS requires to be in DOT Special Permit packaging. You may find other acceptable Special Permit packages offered by your hazardous materials packaging professional. Be sure that the packaging you purchase are approved by the DOT and are covered under a current Special Permit.

The table below lists the known packaging that can be used to package specific hazardous materials that UPS requires to be in DOT exemption packaging. You may find other acceptable exemption packages offered by your hazardous materials packaging professional. Be sure that the packaging you purchase are approved by the DOT and are covered under a current exemption.

Exemption Number

Applicable UPS Modes

Classes/Divisions*

Manufacturer

DOT-SP-8249

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9

LPS Industries
1-800-275-6577

DOT-SP-9168

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9

Berlin Dangerous Goods
1-800-413-8867
All-Pak was acquired by Berlin.

DOT-SP-10672

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9

Burlington Packaging
1-800-797-4118

DOT-SP-10962

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8 or 9 

International Compliance Center
1-716-283-0002

DOT-SP-10977

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8 or 9

Federal Industries Corp.
(612) 476-1500

DOT-SP-11248

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8 or 9

HazMatPac, Inc.
1-800-923-9123

DOT-SP-13355

Ground or passenger aircraft

Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9

HAZPlus
1-866-596-6786

*Division 6.1 packages must be prepared without hazard labels.
**Division 5.1 and 5.2 materials are accepted in Ground Service only.

You must use the Special Permit package corresponding to the class of hazardous material authorized by the Special Permit. The manufacturer's instructions for assembly must be followed completely. This includes using only components that are specifically designed as part of the Special Permit packaging system.

The package must be stamped by the manufacturer with "DOT - SP" followed by the Special Permit number on the side of the carton. The "DOT - SP" number must also appear on the UPS Shipping Paper and the Shipper's Certification indicating that the Special Permit applies to this specific shipment of hazardous material.

Finally, UPS requires that a copy of the written DOT Special Permit be placed on the package in a re-sealable pouch.

If "yes" appears in the "Ground Shipments - DOT Special Permit or 173.13" or the "Air Shipments - DOT Special Permit or 173.13" columns the package must conform to the applicable DOT Special Permit or 173.13.

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