(When applying a Packing Instruction which stipulates the use of PG II performance packaging, is it necessary to mark PG II in the PG column of the Declaration?)

Q.
PI 134 is for Explosives which do not have a PG, but the PI stipulates use of a PG II performance packaging. PI 856 is for PG III Class 8 Corrosive material in liquid form, but the PI stipulates use of PG II performance packaging. In both cases, are we supposed to correct the PG column on the DGD to show PG II? (31 Mar 14)

A.
No, you must not alter the PG column on the Declaration. Explosives do not have a PG rating, so even if you are directed to use a PG II performance packaging, you must not enter PG II on the DGD but leave the PG column blank. The substance has no PG assigned and you are only directed to use a PG II packaging. In the case of PI 856, the substance is graded PG III, but you are directed to use one grade higher PG II performance packaging. It does not mean that the substance is up-graded to PG II. You must leave the PG column as PG III. The PG rating of the substance has not changed. Only one grade higher packaging is to be used.


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