49 CFR: Transportation 2008 Edition Now Available From American Nautical Services

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New edition includes all US regulations for transportation as of October 1, 2008

Title 49 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) contains all US regulations dealing with transportation into, out of, and within the United States. The Title has nine volumes, and various components of the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security author the regulations it contains. Most notably, 49 CFR contains the US Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) in Parts 100-185.

The government finalizes a new edition on October 1 of every year. This and all other marine-oriented titles of the CFR are available from American Nautical Services, a US-based retailer of nautical books and charts.

The new 2008 editions of all CFR titles have red covers. Changes to 49 CFR since the last edition year, aside from non-substantive housekeeping changes, include the following:

  • Gasoline/Ethanol Fuel Blends now appear in the Hazmat table. UN 1203 and UN 1987 proper shipping name variants were added to better describe these mixtures, and UN 3475 was created. (49 CFR, Parts 171 and 172)
  • Shipping Papers now must declare marine pollutants in non-bulk packaging if any or all of the transportation is by vessel. Previously, shippers preparing documentation for these shipments had no obligation to declare the marine pollutants if the initial transport was by road or rail. This would usually lead to a freight forwarder improperly describing the shipment when passing it along to a vessel carrier. (49 CFR, Parts 171 and 172)

American Nautical Services has priced each of the nine volumes of 49 CFR individually, from $11.22 for the seventh volume to $36.25 for the second or sixth volume. These prices are more than 40% discounted from the Government Printing Office list price. To order, please call +1 (877) 999-4921 or email sales(at)amnautical.com.

American Nautical Services (ANS), established in Miami, Florida, in 1977, is a distributor of marine technical publications and nautical charts from the International Maritime Organization, US Government Printing Office, British Admiralty, NOAA and others. ANS also acts as non-exclusive Marine Surveyors for the National Cargo Bureau, Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, and others. The company's 32 years of experience in providing support services for the marine industry make it uniquely qualified as supplier. For additional information visit http://www.amnautical.com or http://www.MaritimeCompliance.com.


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