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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by svtruth, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. svtruth

    svtruth Well-Known Member

    What does this mean?
    It is on UPS packages when they deliver ammo.
  2. Telperion

    Telperion Well-Known Member

    Other Regulated Materials - Domestic
  3. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Well-Known Member

    also translated as: charge his a$$ ex$e$$ive amount$ for $hipping.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Just like Telperion said.

    Further, it's a Dept. of Transportation marking for a regulated hazardous material that has requirements established for safe shipping.

    Shipping a teddy bear has no requirements.

    Shipping small arms ammunition does, and should, have requirements to help keep the people bringing that ammunition to you safe.;)

    Such requirements include training and special handling requirements for the shipper/transportation personnel and limitations on amounts transportable by ground and air.
  5. mp510

    mp510 Well-Known Member

    NO! I shipped about 25 pounds of 7.62x54 ammo properly marked a couple months ago. I paid the same price that I would have paid for UPS ground that I would have paid for sending 25 pounds of tools, scrap iron, or teddy bears- assuming that I could fit them in the same sized package. The catch, is that not all locations accept ORM-D packages, which must go common carrier. I needed to go to the UPS depot in Hartford, not the UPS store, or Kinkos (FEDEX).
  6. MisterPX

    MisterPX Well-Known Member

    ORM-D is also required if you ship spray paint ;)
  7. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    i had always seen but didn't know what it meant either, that is pretty neat, thanks guys, see you learn something everyday.
  8. EOD Guy

    EOD Guy Well-Known Member

    Close, but not correct. ORM-D stands for Other Regulated Materials - D. The D has no specific meaning. There used to be 5 different subdivisions of the hazard class ORM. they were A-E. All except D have been dropped.

    ORM-D is only used in the US and mostly for what DOT calls Consumer Commodities. These are small containers of hazardous materials that are packaged for sale to the consumer. The ORM-D hazard class contains many exemptions to the marking, labeling, placarding, and shipping paper requirements of the hazardous material regulations.

    Small arms ammunition may also be shipped as ORM-D material if packaged in accordance with the excepted package requirements in the regulation.

    Generally, shippers do not charge a HAZMAT fee for shipping ORM-D materials.
  9. svtruth

    svtruth Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all

    So I'm guessing it would go on the package of any of that stuff the post office says don't mail.
  10. EOD Guy

    EOD Guy Well-Known Member

    Absolutely not! Only certain ORM-D materials are mailable. Mismarking a hazardous materials package is a felony. Marking a package that does not contain hazardous material with a hazardous materials marking is also a felony


    I think I may have misunderstood your reply above. I thought you were talking about mailing those items. The pain medication I'm on may have clouded my thinking.

    There are some ORM-D items that can be mailed. They include small quantities of hazardous materials that are not flammable, corrosive, oxzidizers, organic peroxides, or explosive.

    There are also quantities and types of hazardous materials that are not eligible for reclassification as ORM-D.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2006

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