Small Quantity / Excepted Quantity (49 CFR)

49 CFR 173.4 Small Quantity Exception Changes - Mandatory January 2010

Changes to regulation 49 CFR 173.4 went into effect on January 1, 2010. The complete mandatory requirements for Small Quantity Exceptions under 49 CFR are found online at:

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49 CFR 173.4 - Small quantities for highway and rail

  • Must be marked with new statement of: "This package conforms to 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only"

49 CFR 173.4a - Excepted quantities

  • Applicable marking for domestic air (or surface) and international air EQ packages meeting passenger aircraft provisions

49 CFR 173.4b - De minimis Exceptions

  • Material must meet all provisions set forth in regulations to qualify


Small Quantity / Excepted Quantity (49 CFR)