Section 24: Hazardous Material File

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Hazardous Material File (MQ/MR)

The purpose of this application is to provide Nlets users with on-line information on hazardous materials.

Inquiry and Response

The inquiry will be made on a four (4) digit internationally recognized code called a "UN number". This number, normally found on a placard on the vehicle, will relate directly to the hazardous material therein.

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The response will indicate a variety of information including:

  • Chemical name
  • Personal safety precautions
  • General handling procedures
  • Disposal methods
  • Degree of hazard to public health and
  • Availability of countermeasure materials.
  • Administering First Aid

The database will be housed and maintained by the Nlets system in Phoenix, Arizona. The base file and updates will be provided to Nlets by the Department of Transportation and, with a few minor exceptions, will mirror the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Emergency Response Guide.

The National Response Center is staffed 24/7/365 by qualified people who can assist you with hazardous materials. Each guide delivered by Nlets will refer to the National Response Center which can be reached by calling 800-424-8802.

Inquiry formats and examples of responses may be found below.

XML Tag: Legacy Prefix: Field Size: Data Requirements: Explanation:
j5:HazardousMaterialCode
UNN/ 4 - 6 String UN number (Legacy: no period)
n2-mr:ChemicalNameText
NAM/ 1 - 50 String Chemical Name. Can use a percent symbol as a wildcard
Note: Destination address MUST ALWAYS BE 2-character code "NL".
Queries by rail car ID are currently not supported.

Hazardous Materials Information Guide

The following information is provided by Nlets from data supplied by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Hazardous Materials Transportation.

ERG GUIDE NUMBER: 27
FIRE OR EXPLOSION:
  • FLAMMABLE/COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL MAY BE IGNITED BY HEAT, SPARKS OR FLAMES.
  • VAPORS MAY TRAVEL TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION AND FLASH BACK.
  • CONTAINER MAY EXPLODE IN HEAT OF FIRE.
  • VAPOR EXPLOSION HAZARD INDOORS, OUTDOORS OR IN SEWERS.
  • RUNOFF TO SEWER MAY CREATE FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD.
HEALTH HAZARDS:
  • MAY BE POISONOUS IF INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN.
  • VAPORS MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS OR SUFFOCATION.
  • CONTACT MAY IRRITATE OR BURN SKIN AND EYES.
  • FIRE MAY PRODUCE IRRITATING OR POISONOUS GASES.
  • RUNOFF FROM FIRE CONTROL OR DILUTION WATER MAY CAUSE POLLUTION.
EMERGENCY ACTION:
  • KEEP UNNECESSARY PEOPLE AWAY:
  • ISOLATE HAZARD AREA AND DENY ENTRY.
  • STAY UPWIND:
  • KEEP OUT OF LOW AREAS.
  • WEAR SELF-CONTAINED (POSITIVE PRESSURE IF AVAILABLE) BREATHING
  • APPARATUS AND FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
  • ISOLATE FOR 1/2 MILE IN ALL DIRECTIONS IF TANK CAR OR TRUCK IS INVOLVED IN FIRE.
  • FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CALL CHEMTREC (800) 424-9300.
  • IF WATER POLLUTION OCCURS, NOTIFY APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.
FIRE:
  • SMALL FIRES: DRY CHEMICAL, CO2, WATER SPRAY OR FOAM.
  • LARGE FIRES: WATER SPRAY, FOG OR FOAM.
  • MOVE CONTAINER FROM FIRE AREA IF YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT RISK.
  • COOL CONTAINERS THAT ARE EXPOSED TO FLAMES WITH WATER FROM THE SIDE
  • UNTIL WELL AFTER FIRE IS OUT.
  • FOR MASSIVE FIRE IN CARGO AREA, USE UNMANNED HOSE HOLDER OR MONITOR NOZZLES;
    IF THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, WITHDRAW FROM AREA AND LET FIRE BURN.
  • WITHDRAW IMMEDIATELY IN CASE OF RISING SOUND FROM VENTING SAFETY DEVICE OR
    ANY DISCOLORATION OF TANK DUE TO FIRE.
SPILL OR LEAK:
  • SHUT OFF IGNITION SOURCES: NO FLARES, SMOKING OR FLAMES IN HAZARD AREA.
  • STOP LEAK IF YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT RISK.
  • USE WATER SPRAY TO REDUCE VAPORS.
  • SMALL SPILLS: TAKE UP WITH SAND OR OTHER NONCOMBUS??TIBLE ABSORBENT
    MATERIAL AND PLACE INTO CONTAINERS FOR LATER DISPOSAL.
  • LARGE SPILLS: DIKE FAR AHEAD OF SPILL FOR LATER DISPOSAL.
FIRST AID:
  • MOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR: CALL EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.
  • IF NOT BREATHING, GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION.
  • IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT, GIVE OXYGEN.
  • IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH MATERIAL, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES WITH RUNNING
    WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. WASH SKIN WITH SOAP AND WATER.
    REMOVE AND ISOLATE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND SHOES AT THE SITE.

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GJXDM (DEPRECATED)

GJXDM has been deprecated. Please contact Nlets for additional assistance with GJXDM.

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NIEM

Hazardous Materials NIEM Specifications

This section provides NIEM format and examples for a hazardous material file inquiry and response (MQ/MR).

Inquiries must be sent to the Destination "NL". The inquiry can be made on a four (4) digit internationally recognized code called a "UN number". This number, normally found on a placard on the vehicle, will relate directly to the hazardous material therein.

The response will indicate a variety of information including:

  • chemical name
  • personal safety precautions
  • general handling procedures
  • disposal methods
  • degree of hazard to public health
  • availability of countermeasure materials.

The National Response Center is staffed 24/7/365 by qualified people who can assist you with hazardous materials. Each guide delivered by Nlets will refer to the National Response Center which can be reached by calling 800-424-8802.

All Nlets NIEM messages must be based on the Nlets NIEM Message Structure and include the standard Nlets XML Header as detailed in Message Structure. The NIEM header and hierarchy of the elements in this section have been omitted to avoid redundancy. The associated schemas and instances should be consulted to determine the correct XPaths of the elements.

Note: Queries by rail car ID are currently not supported.

Element Dictionary

Transaction types detailed below include: Query by United Nations Number (MQ), Query by Chemical Name (MQ) and Response Messages (MR)

Query Formats

Query by UN Number (MQ)

n2:NLETSInquiryData
This element will contain all elements specific to this transaction.

  n2-mr:ChemicalInquiry
  This element will encapsulate the inquiry information about a chemical.

  nc:Chemical
   This element will include chemical information.

    j:HazardousMaterialCode
    A hazardous material.
    This element will contain the United Nations Number, also called a material code number or UNN of the chemical being queried.

Query by Chemical Name (MQ)

n2:NLETSInquiryData
This element will contain all elements specific to this transaction.

  n2-mr:ChemicalInquiry
  This element will encapsulate the inquiry information about a chemical.

  nc:Chemical
   This element will include chemical information.

    n2-mr:ChemicalNameText
    This element will contain the chemical name to be queried.

Response Formats

Response Messages (MR)

n2:NLETSResponseData

  n2:ResponseText

  This element will contain the free text response. Nlets recommends the use of a CDATA section

<![CDATA[]]>

  to ensure that the response does not contain any characters illegal in XML.

Hazardous Materials NIEM Examples

Example 1: Hazardous Material query by United Nations Number.

<n2:NLETS xmlns:nh2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hdr/1.0" n2:version="4.00" xmlns:nc="http://niem.gov/niem/niem-core/2.0" xmlns:n2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/1.0">
  <n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
    <nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>MQ</nh2:MessageKeyCodeText> 
    <nh2:OriginatingORIID>AZNLETS20</nh2:OriginatingORIID> 
    <nh2:DestinationORIID>NL</nh2:DestinationORIID> 
    <nh2:DocumentControlFieldText><![CDATA[1234567890]]></nh2:DocumentControlFieldText>
  </n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
  <n2:NLETSInquiryData n2:key="MQ">
    <n2-mr:ChemicalInquiry xmlns:n2-mr="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hazardous-materials/1.0">
      <nc3:Chemical xmlns:nc3="http://release.niem.gov/niem/niem-core/3.0/">
        <j5:HazardousMaterialCode xmlns:j5="http://release.niem.gov/niem/domains/jxdm/5.2/">1234</j5:HazardousMaterialCode>
      </nc3:Chemical>
    </n2-mr:ChemicalInquiry>
  </n2:NLETSInquiryData>
</n2:NLETS>

Example 2: Hazardous Material response based on United Nations Number.

<n2:NLETS xmlns:nh2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hdr/1.0" n2:version="4.00" 
xmlns:nc="http://niem.gov/niem/niem-core/2.0" xmlns:n2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/1.0">
  <n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
    <nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>MR</nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>
    <nh2:OriginatingORIID>NL0000000</nh2:OriginatingORIID>
    <nh2:DestinationORIID>AZNLETS20</nh2:DestinationORIID>
    <nh2:DocumentControlFieldText><![CDATA[1234567890]]></nh2:DocumentControlFieldText>
    <nh2:MessageReceiveDate>06/23/2019</nh2:MessageReceiveDate>
    <nh2:MessageReceiveTime>06:39</nh2:MessageReceiveTime>
    <nh2:MessageSendDate>06/23/2019</nh2:MessageSendDate>
    <nh2:MessageSendTime>06:39</nh2:MessageSendTime>
    <nh2:ReceiveMessageNumeric>00000</nh2:ReceiveMessageNumeric>
    <nh2:SendMessageNumeric>00002</nh2:SendMessageNumeric>
  </n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
  <n2:NLETSInquiryData n2:key="MQ">
    <n2-mr:ChemicalInquiry xmlns:n2-mr="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hazardous-materials/1.0">
      <nc3:Chemical xmlns:nc3="http://release.niem.gov/niem/niem-core/3.0/">
        <j5:HazardousMaterialCode xmlns:j5="http://release.niem.gov/niem/domains/jxdm/5.2/">1234</j5:HazardousMaterialCode>
      </nc3:Chemical>
    </n2-mr:ChemicalInquiry>
  </n2:NLETSInquiryData>
  <n2:NLETSResponseData n2:key="MR">
    <n2-mr:ChemicalInformation xmlns:n2-mr="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hazardous-materials/1.0">
      <nc3:Chemical xmlns:nc3="http://release.niem.gov/niem/niem-core/3.0/">
        <j5:HazardousMaterialCode xmlns:j5="http://release.niem.gov/niem/domains/jxdm/5.2/">UN1234</j5:HazardousMaterialCode>
        <n2-mr:ChemicalNameText>METHYLAL</n2-mr:ChemicalNameText>
        <n2-mr:SubstanceAugmentation>
          <n2-mr:ChemicalGuideText><![CDATA[
=============================  REPORTING HAZARDS  =============================
    REPORT SPILLS TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER: 800-424-8802  HOURS: 24/7
=============================  REPORTING HAZARDS  =============================


===============================  CHEMICAL NAMES  ==============================
CHEM NAME: METHYLAL
UN NUMBER: 1234
 


=============================  POTENTIAL HAZARDS  =============================

FIRE OR EXPLOSION:
  HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: WILL BE EASILY IGNITED BY HEAT, SPARKS OR FLAMES.
  VAPORS MAY FORM EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH AIR.
  VAPORS MAY TRAVEL TO SOURCE OF IGNITION AND FLASH BACK.
  MOST VAPORS ARE HEAVIER THAN AIR. THEY WILL SPREAD ALONG GROUND AND COLLECT IN LOW OR CONFINED AREAS (SEWERS, BASEMENTS, TANKS).
  VAPOR EXPLOSION HAZARD INDOORS, OUTDOORS OR IN SEWERS.
  THOSE SUBSTANCES DESIGNATED WITH A (P) MAY POLYMERIZE EXPLOSIVELY WHEN HEATED OR INVOLVED IN A FIRE.
  RUNOFF TO SEWER MAY CREATE FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD.
  CONTAINERS MAY EXPLODE WHEN HEATED.
  MANY LIQUIDS ARE LIGHTER THAN WATER.

HEALTH:
  INHALATION OR CONTACT WITH MATERIAL MAY IRRITATE OR BURN SKIN AND EYES.
  FIRE MAY PRODUCE IRRITATING, CORROSIVE AND/OR TOXIC GASES.
  VAPORS MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS OR SUFFOCATION.
  RUNOFF FROM FIRE CONTROL MAY CAUSE POLLUTION.

===============================  PUBLIC SAFETY  ===============================
  CALL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TELEPHONE NUMBER ON SHIPPING PAPER FIRST. IF SHIPPING PAPER NOT AVAILABLE OR NO ANSWER, 
REFER TO APPROPRIATE TELEPHONE NUMBER LISTED ON THE INSIDE BACK COVER.
  AS AN IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, ISOLATE SPILL OR LEAK AREA FOR AT LEAST 50 METERS (150 FEET) IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
  KEEP UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AWAY.
  STAY UPWIND, UPHILL AND/OR UPSTREAM.
  VENTILATE CLOSED SPACES BEFORE ENTERING.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:
  WEAR POSITIVE PRESSURE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA).
  STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTERS' PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WILL ONLY PROVIDE LIMITED PROTECTION.

EVACUATION:

LARGE SPILL:
  CONSIDER INITIAL DOWNWIND EVACUATION FOR AT LEAST 300 METERS (1000 FEET).

FIRE:
  IF TANK, RAIL CAR OR TANK TRUCK IS INVOLVED IN A FIRE, ISOLATE FOR 800 METERS (1/2 MILE) IN ALL DIRECTIONS; 
ALSO, CONSIDER INITIAL EVACUATION FOR 800 METERS (1/2 MILE) IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

 IN CANADA, AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE ASSISTANCE PLAN (ERAP) MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE CONSULT 
THE SHIPPING DOCUMENT AND/OR THE CANADA AND UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTERS REFERENCE DOCUMENT. :



=============================  EMERGENCY RESPONSE  ============================

FIRE:

CAUTION: ALL THESE PRODUCTS HAVE A VERY LOW FLASH POINT: USE OF WATER SPRAY WHEN FIGHTING FIRE MAY BE INEFFICIENT.:

CAUTION: FOR FIRE INVOLVING UN1170, UN1987 OR UN3475, ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM SHOULD BE USED.:

SMALL FIRE:
  DRY CHEMICAL, CO2, WATER SPRAY OR ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM.

LARGE FIRE:
  WATER SPRAY, FOG OR ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM.
  DO NOT USE STRAIGHT STREAMS.
  MOVE CONTAINERS FROM FIRE AREA IF YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT RISK.

FIRE INVOLVING TANKS OR CAR/TRAILER LOADS:
  FIGHT FIRE FROM MAXIMUM DISTANCE OR USE UNMANNED HOSE HOLDERS OR MONITOR NOZZLES.
  COOL CONTAINERS WITH FLOODING QUANTITIES OF WATER UNTIL WELL AFTER FIRE IS OUT.
  WITHDRAW IMMEDIATELY IN CASE OF RISING SOUND FROM VENTING SAFETY DEVICES OR DISCOLORATION OF TANK.
  ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM TANKS ENGULFED IN FIRE.
  FOR MASSIVE FIRE, USE UNMANNED HOSE HOLDERS OR MONITOR NOZZLES; IF THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, WITHDRAW FROM AREA AND LET FIRE BURN.

SPILL OR LEAK:
  ELIMINATE ALL IGNITION SOURCES (NO SMOKING, FLARES, SPARKS OR FLAMES IN IMMEDIATE AREA).
  ALL EQUIPMENT USED WHEN HANDLING THE PRODUCT MUST BE GROUNDED.
  DO NOT TOUCH OR WALK THROUGH SPILLED MATERIAL.
  STOP LEAK IF YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT RISK.
  PREVENT ENTRY INTO WATERWAYS, SEWERS, BASEMENTS OR CONFINED AREAS.
  A VAPOR-SUPPRESSING FOAM MAY BE USED TO REDUCE VAPORS.
  ABSORB OR COVER WITH DRY EARTH, SAND OR OTHER NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL AND TRANSFER TO CONTAINERS.
  USE CLEAN, NON-SPARKING TOOLS TO COLLECT ABSORBED MATERIAL.

LARGE SPILL:
  DIKE FAR AHEAD OF LIQUID SPILL FOR LATER DISPOSAL.
  WATER SPRAY MAY REDUCE VAPOR, BUT MAY NOT PREVENT IGNITION IN CLOSED SPACES.

==================================  FIRST AID  ================================
  ENSURE THAT MEDICAL PERSONNEL ARE AWARE OF THE MATERIAL(S) INVOLVED AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.
  MOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR.
  CALL 911 OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE.
  GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION IF VICTIM IS NOT BREATHING.
  ADMINISTER OXYGEN IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT.
  REMOVE AND ISOLATE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND SHOES.
  IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH SUBSTANCE, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH SKIN OR EYES WITH RUNNING WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.
  WASH SKIN WITH SOAP AND WATER.
  IN CASE OF BURNS, IMMEDIATELY COOL AFFECTED SKIN FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE WITH COLD WATER. DO NOT REMOVE CLOTHING IF ADHERING TO SKIN.
  KEEP VICTIM CALM AND WARM. 






LAST UPDATED: 4/27/2017
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]]></n2-mr:ChemicalGuideText>
        </n2-mr:SubstanceAugmentation>
      </nc3:Chemical>
    </n2-mr:ChemicalInformation>
  </n2:NLETSResponseData>
</n2:NLETS>

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Legacy (DEPRECATED)

Hazardous Material Legacy Specifications

The purpose of this application is to provide Nlets users with on-line information on hazardous materials (MQ/MR message types).

Note: Destination address MUST ALWAYS BE 2-character code "NL".
Queries by rail car ID are currently not supported.

The inquiry can be made on a four (4) digit internationally recognized code called a "UN number". This number, normally found on a placard on the vehicle, will relate directly to the hazardous material therein.

The response will indicate a variety of information including:

  • Chemical name
  • Personal safety precautions
  • General handling procedures
  • Disposal methods
  • Degree of hazard to public health and
  • Availability of countermeasure materials.

The National Response Center is staffed 24/7/365 by qualified people who can assist you with hazardous materials. Each guide delivered by Nlets will refer to the National Response Center which can be reached by calling 800-424-8802.

Query Formats

The format for hazardous materials inquiries is described below.

Entry # Char. Explanation
MQ. 2 Message type followed by a period.
Message Header 13-25 Standard input message header, may include control field.
Destination must be "NL".
TXT 3 Fixed filed prefix to beginning of message
CR,LF,DEL 3 Control characters (optional).
UNN/ 4 Prefix to identify UN #.
UN number 4 UN number (no period)
NAM/ 4 Prefix to identify Chemical Name.
Chemical Name 1 - 50 Can use a percentage symbol as a wildcard. You should only use UN Number or Name, but not both. In a situation, where both are provided, the UN Number will be processed and the name will be disregarded.
Hazardous Materials Legacy Examples

Example 1: Hazardous Material query by United Nations Number.

MQ.AZNLETS20.NL.TXT
UNN/1938

Example 2: Hazardous Material response based on United Nations Number.


MR.NL0000000
13:23 05/12/2017 15972
13:23 05/12/2017 00078 AZNLETS20
*CROSSFIRE1
TXT
UNN: UN1938
Chemical Name: BROMOACETIC ACID
Chemical Name: BROMOACETIC ACID, SOLUTION
Guide Information:
============================= REPORTING HAZARDS =============================
REPORT SPILLS TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER: 800-424-8802 HOURS: 24/7
============================= REPORTING HAZARDS =============================


=============================== CHEMICAL NAMES ==============================
UN# 1938 CHEM NAME: BROMOACETIC ACID
UN# 1938 CHEM NAME: BROMOACETIC ACID, SOLUTION


ISOLATION AND SAFETY DISTANCE INFORMATION GUIDE
ER GUIDE#: 156
ISOLATION AREA: 30 M OR (100 FT)
DAYTIME PROTECTION: 0.1 KM OR (0.1 MI)
NIGHTTIME PROTECTION: 0.1 KM OR (0.1 MI)
LARGE SPILL ISOLATION AREA: 30 M OR (100 FT)
LARGE SPILL PROTECTION DAYTIME AREA: 0.2 KM OR (0.2 MI)
LARGE SPILL PROTECTION NIGHTTIME AREA: 0.3 KM OR (0.2 MI)
============================= POTENTIAL HAZARDS =============================

FIRE OR EXPLOSION:
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL: MAY BURN BUT DOES NOT IGNITE READILY.
SUBSTANCE WILL REACT WITH WATER (SOME VIOLENTLY) RELEASING FLAMMABLE, TOXIC OR CORROSIVE GASES AND RUNOFF.
WHEN HEATED, VAPORS MAY FORM EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH AIR: INDOORS, OUTDOORS AND SEWERS EXPLOSION HAZARDS.
MOST VAPORS ARE HEAVIER THAN AIR. THEY WILL SPREAD ALONG GROUND AND COLLECT IN LOW OR CONFINED AREAS (SEWERS, BASEMENTS, TANKS).
VAPORS MAY TRAVEL TO SOURCE OF IGNITION AND FLASH BACK.
CONTACT WITH METALS MAY EVOLVE FLAMMABLE HYDROGEN GAS.
CONTAINERS MAY EXPLODE WHEN HEATED OR IF CONTAMINATED WITH WATER.

HEALTH:
TOXIC; INHALATION, INGESTION OR CONTACT (SKIN, EYES) WITH VAPORS, DUSTS OR SUBSTANCE MAY CAUSE SEVERE INJURY, BURNS OR DEATH.
CONTACT WITH MOLTEN SUBSTANCE MAY CAUSE SEVERE BURNS TO SKIN AND EYES.
REACTION WITH WATER OR MOIST AIR WILL RELEASE TOXIC, CORROSIVE OR FLAMMABLE GASES.
REACTION WITH WATER MAY GENERATE MUCH HEAT THAT WILL INCREASE THE CONCENTRATION OF FUMES IN THE AIR.
FIRE WILL PRODUCE IRRITATING, CORROSIVE AND/OR TOXIC GASES.
RUNOFF FROM FIRE CONTROL OR DILUTION WATER MAY BE CORROSIVE AND/OR TOXIC AND CAUSE POLLUTION.

=============================== PUBLIC SAFETY ===============================
CALL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TELEPHONE NUMBER ON SHIPPING PAPER FIRST. IF SHIPPING PAPER NOT AVAILABLE OR NO ANSWER, REFER TO APPROPRIATE TELEPHONE NUMBER LISTED ON THE INSIDE BACK COVER.
AS AN IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, ISOLATE SPILL OR LEAK AREA IN ALL DIRECTIONS FOR AT LEAST 50 METERS (150 FEET) FOR LIQUIDS AND AT LEAST 25 METERS (75 FEET) FOR SOLIDS.
KEEP UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AWAY.
STAY UPWIND, UPHILL AND/OR UPSTREAM.
VENTILATE ENCLOSED AREAS.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:
WEAR POSITIVE PRESSURE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA).
WEAR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING THAT IS SPECIFICALLY RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. IT MAY PROVIDE LITTLE OR NO THERMAL PROTECTION.
STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTERS' PROTECTIVE CLOTHING PROVIDES LIMITED PROTECTION IN FIRE SITUATIONS ONLY; IT IS NOT EFFECTIVE IN SPILL SITUATIONS WHERE DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE SUBSTANCE IS POSSIBLE.

EVACUATION:

SPILL:
SEE THE INITIAL ISOLATION AND PROTECTIVE ACTION DISTANCES FOR HIGHLIGHTED MATERIALS. FOR NON-HIGHLIGHTED MATERIALS, INCREASE, IN THE DOWNWIND DIRECTION, AS NECESSARY, THE ISOLATION DISTANCE SHOWN UNDER "PUBLIC SAFETY".

FIRE:
IF TANK, RAIL CAR OR TANK TRUCK IS INVOLVED IN A FIRE, ISOLATE FOR 800 METERS (1/2 MILE) IN ALL DIRECTIONS; ALSO, CONSIDER INITIAL EVACUATION FOR 800 METERS (1/2 MILE) IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

IN CANADA, AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE ASSISTANCE PLAN (ERAP) MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE CONSULT THE SHIPPING DOCUMENT AND/OR THE CANADA AND UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTERS REFERENCE DOCUMENT. :



============================= EMERGENCY RESPONSE ============================

FIRE:
NOTE: MOST FOAMS WILL REACT WITH THE MATERIAL AND RELEASE CORROSIVE/TOXIC GASES.

SMALL FIRE:
CO2, DRY CHEMICAL, DRY SAND, ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM.

LARGE FIRE:
WATER SPRAY, FOG OR ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM.
FOR CHLOROSILANES, DO NOT USE WATER; USE AFFF ALCOHOL-RESISTANT MEDIUM-EXPANSION FOAM.
MOVE CONTAINERS FROM FIRE AREA IF YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT RISK.
USE WATER SPRAY OR FOG; DO NOT USE STRAIGHT STREAMS.

FIRE INVOLVING TANKS OR CAR/TRAILER LOADS:
FIGHT FIRE FROM MAXIMUM DISTANCE OR USE UNMANNED HOSE HOLDERS OR MONITOR NOZZLES.
DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
COOL CONTAINERS WITH FLOODING QUANTITIES OF WATER UNTIL WELL AFTER FIRE IS OUT.
WITHDRAW IMMEDIATELY IN CASE OF RISING SOUND FROM VENTING SAFETY DEVICES OR DISCOLORATION OF TANK.
ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM TANKS ENGULFED IN FIRE.

SPILL OR LEAK:
ELIMINATE ALL IGNITION SOURCES (NO SMOKING, FLARES, SPARKS OR FLAMES IN IMMEDIATE AREA).
ALL EQUIPMENT USED WHEN HANDLING THE PRODUCT MUST BE GROUNDED.
DO NOT TOUCH DAMAGED CONTAINERS OR SPILLED MATERIAL UNLESS WEARING APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
STOP LEAK IF YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT RISK.
A VAPOR-SUPPRESSING FOAM MAY BE USED TO REDUCE VAPORS.
FOR CHLOROSILANES, USE AFFF ALCOHOL-RESISTANT MEDIUM-EXPANSION FOAM TO REDUCE VAPORS.
DO NOT GET WATER ON SPILLED SUBSTANCE OR INSIDE CONTAINERS.
USE WATER SPRAY TO REDUCE VAPORS OR DIVERT VAPOR CLOUD DRIFT. AVOID ALLOWING WATER RUNOFF TO CONTACT SPILLED MATERIAL.
PREVENT ENTRY INTO WATERWAYS, SEWERS, BASEMENTS OR CONFINED AREAS.

SMALL SPILL:
COVER WITH DRY EARTH, DRY SAND OR OTHER NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL FOLLOWED WITH PLASTIC SHEET TO MINIMIZE SPREADING OR CONTACT WITH RAIN.
USE CLEAN, NON-SPARKING TOOLS TO COLLECT MATERIAL AND PLACE IT INTO LOOSELY COVERED PLASTIC CONTAINERS FOR LATER DISPOSAL.

================================== FIRST AID ================================
ENSURE THAT MEDICAL PERSONNEL ARE AWARE OF THE MATERIAL(S) INVOLVED AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.
MOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR.
CALL 911 OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE.
GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION IF VICTIM IS NOT BREATHING.
DO NOT USE MOUTH-TO-MOUTH METHOD IF VICTIM INGESTED OR INHALED THE SUBSTANCE; GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION WITH THE AID OF A POCKET MASK EQUIPPED WITH A ONE-WAY VALVE OR OTHER PROPER RESPIRATORY MEDICAL DEVICE.
ADMINISTER OXYGEN IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT.
REMOVE AND ISOLATE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND SHOES.
IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH SUBSTANCE, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH SKIN OR EYES WITH RUNNING WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.
FOR MINOR SKIN CONTACT, AVOID SPREADING MATERIAL ON UNAFFECTED SKIN.
KEEP VICTIM CALM AND WARM.
EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE (INHALATION, INGESTION OR SKIN CONTACT) TO SUBSTANCE MAY BE DELAYED.






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Example 3: Chemical Name Query.

MQ.AZNLETS20.NL.TXT
NAM/BROM%ACETIC

Example 4: Hazardous Material response based on Chemical Name Search.


MR.NL0000000
13:21 05/12/2017 15918
13:21 05/12/2017 00076 AZNLETS20
*CROSSFIRE1
TXT
UNN: UN1938
Chemical Name: BROMOACETIC ACID
Chemical Name: BROMOACETIC ACID, SOLUTION

UNN: UN3425
Chemical Name: BROMOACETIC ACID, SOLID

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