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IMDG CODEInternational Dangerous Goods Code
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* Revising and adding vessel stowage codes listed in column 10B of the HMT and segregation requirements in [section] 176.83 consistent with the IMDG Code;
It is additionally recommended that the following be incorporated on the packing certificate: "It is declared that the packing of the goods into the unit has been carried out in accordance with the provisions of of the IMDG Code."
IMDG Code, Section requires the person who affixes the signature also be identified on the document.
* Part 11 requires compliance with the IMDG Code for international transport by sea and compliance with the Clear Language Regulations for domestic marine transport.
Similarly toxic substance have to be defined so as to include (but not to be restricted to) all materials covered by the international IMDG code, all radioactive substances and all discharges of stored or used munitions.
To remedy this, Belgium proposes the creation of a new Special Provision (SP) "similar to SP 274 and SP 318 for safety hazards," requiring the PSN to be supplemented with the technical name for the marine pollutant in the IMDG Code only, to be assigned to a number of generic entries in the Dangerous Goods List.
The IMDG Code was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic, and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances.