HOW DOES THE IMDG CODE* IDENTIFY WHICH PROPER SHIPPING NAMES REQUIRE THE ADDITION OF TECHNICAL NAMES?
In Column 6 of the IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List, Special Provision 274
identifies shipping names that must be supplemented with technical names.
The technical names, when required, must be included on the package marks
and shipping papers for vessel shipments. The technical names are necessary
because generic shipping names and corresponding UN identification numbers
do not provide adequate information for emergency response purposes.
Recognized chemical names must be used for this requirement. Trade names
are not acceptable. Generally, the two constituents that contribute most to
the hazard should be shown. Sometimes there is only one constituent that
contributes to the hazard so it must be shown. If a material has multiple
hazards, technical names representing the primary and subsidiary hazard
should be included. If a material is a marine pollutant, the chemical name
of the marine pollutant is required. The technical name requirements are
detailed in Chapter 184.108.40.206.1 of the IMDG Code.
*International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, issued by the International