[DOT 49 CFR 172.101(b)(4)] Do All "n.o.s." Names Require Technical Names?
No. When completing shipping papers and marking packages for shipments of hazardous
materials that are assigned a generic shipping name, the shipper must identify
the technical name(s) of the component(s) of the material that are the source
of the hazard.
Proper shipping names ending with “n.o.s.” do not always require
the addition of technical names on hazardous materials. According to 49
CFR 172.101(b)(4), technical names are required to be entered in parentheses on
shipping papers when a “G” symbol is noted in Column 1 that is
associated with a generic shipping name in Column 2 of the DOT Hazardous Materials
Table. Not all “n.o.s.” names in the table have a “G” symbol.
Hydrocarbons, liquid, n.o.s. and Alcohols, n.o.s. are examples of proper shipping
names that do not have a “G” symbol and do not require the addition
of technical names.
A shipping name denoted with a “G” must be supplemented with technical
names, for example: Flammable liquids, n.o.s. (toluene, acetone).