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Ammo Mailing Labels & Info

Post by mjmensale » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:23 am

Use either of these labels when you need to ship ammunition. Either is acceptable as there is no standard for colors, just the wording. Some of you may not have a color printer available.

Right click the picture then click "save picture as" and save it to your computer. When you need a label, print one out, cut it out and tape it to your package. Or you can print right from here by right clicking on the label.

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HAZMAT Fees - Applies only to ammo components. Loaded ammo does not require any additional hazmat fees. Only normal shipping fees apply.

Most UPS or Fedex stores will not take ammo shipments. You must normally bring your shipment to a hub or customer service location. Ammo can be shipped by regular ground. Overnight shipping is not required.
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Post by RevCharlie » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:08 pm

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Post by g.willikers » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:39 am

There's been some changes in the requirements since 2008.
Anyone have the info?
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Post by mjmensale » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:29 am

g.willikers wrote:There's been some changes in the requirements since 2008.
Anyone have the info?
Nothing has changed. What you're referring to was unsubstantiated internet BS started by someone in CA who couldn't figure out how to call UPS and ask them.

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Re: Ammo Mailing Labels & Info

Post by mjmensale » Sun May 26, 2013 4:10 pm

There has been some confusion recently regarding the correct designation of factory made small arms ammunition and the correct label for shipping purposes. Part of this stems from an article posted on a CA gun board several years ago (linked to above) which is completely wrong because their due diligence was invalid and not properly verified. Also, information on the UPS website, recently posted on FSN, supposedly indicated that the ORM-D classification is being discontinued and replaced with something different. Well, it's not. The UPS article, while technically correct, did not fully explain the changes and what they applied to.

The Federal government is soley responsible for making these regulations. They are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations and the CFR is maintained up to date to within the last week. The links below are from there.

In short, the ammo mailing labels shown above are currently valid until December 31, 2020, unless otherwise changed. If you find different labels elsewhere, beware that they are not correct for shipping purposes. "Consumer commodities" and "small arms ammo" are not the same thing. Labels showing ORM-D, Consumer Commodities or just ORM-D are not valid. The correct label is ORM-D, Cartridges, Small Arms.

Only complete, factory loaded ammo comes under the ORM-D rules. Ammunition components ARE classified as hazmat items and follow completely different rules.


1 - 173.144 Other Regulated Material (ORM) - Definitions. Factory made small arms ammunition is listed as an ORM item, not as a hazmat.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c= ... .9.4.25.18

2 - 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table. Small arms ammunition (cartridges, small arms) is shown as an ORM item, not as a hazardous material.
Column 3 - listed as ORM-D, not in a hazmat class. See link 3 for more detail.
Column 8a - the code shown here indicates a packaging exception which further indicates it's not a hazmat. See link 4 for more detail.
Column 9a - indicates that each package is limited to 66 pounds total weight.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c= ... 3.8.2.25.1

3 - 173.2 Listing of Hazardous Materials Classes. Shows that ORM-D classification is seperate from a hazmat classification.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c= ... 3.9.1.25.2

4 - 173.63 Packaging Exceptions. The exception code in the link 2 Table further clarifies that ORM-D items are not hazmat items.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c= ... .9.3.25.14
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Re: Ammo Mailing Labels & Info

Post by Wulfmann » Sun May 26, 2013 9:04 pm

My UPS hub insist I put the ORM-D Cartridges Small Arms in ink by hand copying the required label.
They will not accept the copy of the printed label.
I do not know if they are wrong I just do it as they want to make it easier.

Some hubs will say they will not take ammo from a personal shipper only from a dealer/licensed.
That is incorrect and if they tell you that call the UPS hazmat department 1-800 554-9964 even better if you call from the HUB and watch them get straightened out in person.

the changes some are referring to are not for ammo but other items but a clerk may think there has been changes and a friendly "yes there have but not to ammo that is the same" works better than "hey idiot!"

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Post by pushead » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:09 pm

I work in a bank and just place it out front for the daily route driver to pick up.

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Post by czharry » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:36 pm

This was the label on ammo that was shipped to me in Jan. 2015. I'm guessing this is the new label?
What about the other ORM-D labels? Still good?

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Post by josh8042 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:43 pm

czharry wrote:This was the label on ammo that was shipped to me in Jan. 2015. I'm guessing this is the new label?
What about the other ORM-D labels? Still good?

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That's a standard hazmat label.

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Post by 305tillimoved » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:45 pm

The ORM-D classification and the ORM-D marking are being phased out. The use of the old ORM-D classification and "Consumer Commodity" as proper shipping name, the combination which was only allowed to be used on domestic U.S. ground (truck and rail) shipments, will end on December 31, 2013. You may continue current marking (ORM-D-AIR) and document practices for U.S. air transport until December 31, 2012. The reason for the elimination of the ORM-D classification is to more closely harmonize with international practices. With dates 21 months and 33 months out, there is always the possibility that full implementation could be delayed. We will advise our membership if there are any date or other implementation changes. In the interim, both the existing markings for ORM-D classified materials and the new markings for Limited Quantities are acceptable.

Effective January 1, 2014, the marking for Limited Quantities for surface transport in the U.S. is the image below on the left (without the "Y"). It is a 4" square on point mark, although the mark may be as small as 2" square if the size of the package so requires. The marking must be durable, legible and of a size relative to the package as to be readily visible. The marking must be applied on at least one side or one end of the outer packaging. The color in the upper and lower areas of the mark must be black with the center area being white or a suitable contrasting color. The wording "or a sustainable contrasting color" means that natural kraft color is acceptable. No chemical ID, UN marking, or hazmat shipping paper is required for road or rail shipments. The requirement remains that the Limited Quantity package is "capable" in the same manner as before. It is recommended that however capability is determined (past experience, testing of similar packaging, actual testing, etc.), that it be documented (written). On balance, the new regulations look like they are easier to manage. There is only one definition: "Limited Quantities" and one "Mark" for both domestic and international shipments. For customers, there are no shipping papers for Limited Quantities, but the packaging options may be more limited with the demise of the ORM-D classification.

Effective January 1, 2013, Air shipments of Limited Quantities require the mark on the lower right (with the "Y"), the 4" square on point label for the appropriate Hazard Class, proper shipping name and UN ID # and hazmat shipping papers.

Transport by ship requires either of the new Limited Quantities marks and hazmat shipping papers, but no 4" square on point Hazard Class label or proper shipping and UN ID # markings.
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Post by boomboom » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:38 pm

I received a shipment of ammo last week with the old blue ORM-D sticker on the box.
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