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[pct-l] mailing gas - from the USPS website
At 02:20 PM 5/20/02, Steve Courtway wrote:
>342.22 Mailable Gases
Actually this would only apply to cartridge fuel stoves
It turns out that mailing everclear to yourself is illegal
422.11 Intoxicating Liquors
Intoxicating liquors having 0.5 percent or more alcoholic content are nonmailable. This includes taxable liquors with 3.2 percent or less alcohol, as well as those obtained under a prescription or as a collector's item. The prohibition of the mailing of intoxicating liquors is contained in federal law (18 U.S.C. 1716).
We also need to know about alcohol gasoline and kerosine stoves.
Gasoline (white gas) is out
343.22 b. Gasoline (UN1203) is a flammable liquid that normally has a flashpoint of -50 degrees F. Gasoline is nonmailable under any circumstances.
Kerosene and diesel fuel are essentially the same (as is JetA fuel) so this applies to Kerosene
e. Diesel Fuel (NA1993) is a combustible liquid that normally has a flashpoint between 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) and 190 degrees F (88 degrees C). It is acceptable for mailing provided the fluid can qualify as an ORM-D material and the liquid is sent within the conditions in 343.22. Mailpieces must be prepared following Packaging Instruction 3B in Appendix C
Denatured Alcohol - This is ethyl alcohol with just enough 'denaturant' to make you violently ill if you try to make a cocktail out of it. Denaturants vary, but the most common one is a few percent methyl alcohol (methanol). Flashpoint 10-13 C
Acceptable (with restrictions) for domestic mail via surface transportation only. Follow requirements for Packaging Instruction 3A in Appendix C, as applicable.
Try as I might, I was unable to find "Appendix C"
Brick Robbins mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org