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Re: [at-l] Re:Stoves/Mailing



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 )

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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From: David Hicks <DaveHicks@worldnet.att.net>