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Re: [at-l] Fw: Mailing Fuel



     GOOD LORD! I guess I thank the stars above that all I look for to fill 
     my poor ol' SVEA is the local 
     AMACO/BP/Bigfoot/Chevron/Exxon/Mobil/QuickieMart/Texaco!
     You kids are too much!
     
     See you ON THE TRAIL in 2000!
     Sloetoe'79


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Subject: [at-l] Fw: Mailing Fuel
Author:  "KC" <felton@bluenet.net> at ima
Date:    12/16/98 10:17 AM


>Here are the specifics for shipping fuel. This is pretty long and drawn 
>out,,,but the short of it,,,,you can send small amounts of fuel through 
>surface mail.....Hope this helps. KC (will be sending all of my fuel 
>through the mail for my thru hike next year)....
> Print out CO23 Hazardous Matter. Section 3.0 Flammable Materials. Section 
>3.1 Flammable liquids: (a) Are NOT acceptable for air transportation or 
>international mail. (b) And semiliquids with a flashpoint of 20 degrees F 
>(-6.7 degrees C) (closed-cup) or below are nonmailable. If the flashpoint 
>is above 20 degrees F and (-6.7 degrees C) up to 73 degrees F (23 degrees 
>C) (closed cup), the item may be accepted in the domestic surface mail. (c) 
>Must be in metal containers not over 1-quart capacity or in other 
>containers not over 1-pint capacity, each packed in a strong outside 
>container. Packages must be plainly and durably marked on at least one side 
>with the proper shipping name of the flammable liquid. (d) Flammable 
>liquids with a flashpoint of 73 degrees F (23 degrees C) or more, but less 
>than 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C) are acceptable for domestic surface 
>transportation only, subject to the 1-gallon restriction in 3.2d. Section 
>3.2 Combustible liquids: (a) Are not acceptable in international mail. (b) 
>With a flashpoint of 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C) or more, but no higher 
>than 141 degrees F (60.5 degrees C) (closed-cup), may also be accepted for 
>domestic surface transportation, subject to the 1-gallon quantity 
>restrictions in 3.2c and 3.2d. (c) With a flashpoint above 141 degrees F 
>(60.5 degrees C) up to and including 200 degrees F (93.3 degrees C) 
>(closed-cup) may be accepted for domestic surface or air transportation, 
>subject to the quantity restrictions described below. There are no 
>restrictions for liquids with a flashpoint above 200 degrees F (93.3 
>degrees C) (closed-cup). (d) Containers of combustible or flammable liquids 
>described in this section must not exceed 1 gallon, and each must be packed 
>in a strong outside container. For domestic air transportation, each 
>outside container must have enough cushioning within to absorb all leakage. 
>The cushioning material and primary container must be enclosed within 
>another sealed container within the outside container, and the flashpoint 
>must be listed on the outside of the parcel. Section 3.3 Flammable Solids: 
>(I paraphrased this part) Flammable solids must be enclosed within inside 
>containers; each with a net weight of contents of 1 pound or less. Section 
>3.5 Matches; Strike-anywhere matches may not be mailed. Safety matches 
>(book, card, or strike-on-box) are mailable domestically (but not in 
>international mail) subject to these conditions: (d) less than 50 pounds 
>gross weight. (e) packed tightly to prevent movement within the container 
>and to prevent ignition by rubbing against adjoing boxes. Section 5.0 
>Compressed Gases: Section 5.1 General; These items are generally considered 
>mailable domestically if the requirements of 49 CFR for Consumer Commodity, 
>ORM-D material are met. Compressed gases are NOT acceptable in 
>international mail. Section 5.2 Definitions; Compressed gas is any material 
>or mixture within a container that has (a) an absolute pressure exceeding 
>40 psi at 70 degree F; (b) an absolute pressure exceeding 104 psi at 130 
>degrees F regardless of the pressure at 70 degrees F; or (c) any flammable 
>liquid that has an absolute vapor pressure exceeding 40 psi at 100 degrees 
>F. Flammable compressed gas is any material defined above which (a) forms a 
>flammable vapor at a 13% mixture with air; (b) projects flame more than 18 
>inches beyond the ignition source with the valve opened fully, or which 
>flashes back and burns at the valve with any degree of valve opening; or 
>(c) significantly propagates flame away from the ignition source when 
>subjected to Bureau of Explosives test. Section 5.3 Containers: Containers 
>of compressed gases made of other than metal may be accepted, if the water 
>capacity of the containers is 4 fluid ounces (7.22 cubic inches) or less. 
>Both nonflammable and flammable compressed gases are acceptable in 
>containers that have a water capacity up to 27.7 fluid ounces (50 cubic 
>inches) per inside metal container, depending on their internal pressure. A 
>Department of Transportation (DOT) 2P container must be used if the 
>internal pressure is from 140 psi to 160 psi at 130 degrees F (55 degrees 
>C) and a DOT 2Q container must be used if the pressure is from 160 psi to 
>180 psi at 130 degrees F (55 degrees C). Internal pressures over 180 psi 
>are not acceptable. As a general rule, flammable compressed gases are 
>restricted to 27.7 fluid ounces per parcel and are only acceptable in the 
>domestic surface mail. Nonflammable compressed gases are acceptable in 
>individual 27.7 fluid-ounce containers up to USPS weight limits. Section 
>5.4 Marking: Packages must be marked on at least one side or end with the 
>proper shipping name of the nonflammable or flammable gas. A shippers' 
>declaration for dangerous goods is also required for air transportation of 
>nonflammable compressed gas, with the designation "ORM-D AIR."
>
     
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