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NMFC Changes effective August 7, 2021

NMFC Changes effective August 7, 2021The Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB) has published a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®). These NMFC changes are effective 08/07/2021.  Some notable changes are listed below.

Machinery or Machines, NOI, or Machinery or Machine Parts, NOI

  • Density breaks have been added at 5, 10 and 15 PCF for item 133300.
  • Item 133300 is now a 8 scale density item instead of a 6 scale density item.

Cereals

  • New Item 72310 was created for Cereals, NOI and will have 3 classes predicated on density breaks at 8 and 12 PCF.
  • Items 42300 (Cereal Group), 42310 (Cereals), 42315 (Cereals, NOI, in boxes), 42318 (Cereals, Infant), 42320 (Cereals, Cooked), 42330 Bran, Bran and Wheat Combined), 42350 (Combination Packs), 42380 (Granola), 42390 (Granulated), 42410 (Popped or Puffed) and 42436 (Wheat) are canceled with reference to new item 72310 (Cereals, viz).

Charcoal, coconut shell, nut shell, NOI, or fruit pit, not activated

  • Item 42450 is amended to a two tier class structure based on packaging (Class 85 and Class 65).
  • The bomb burst symbol has been removed and now is only applicable when not regulated by the U.S. DOT for placarding.

Flag Poles, Staffs or Sticks, or Sections thereof, including Flag Pole, Staff or Stick Bases or Stands

  • New Item 160420 was created for Poles, Staffs, or Sticks, flag, or Sections thereof, NOI, with or without baes, holders or stands; or Flag Pole, Staff or Stick Bases. Holders or Stands with classes are predicated on greatest dimension and density, with breaks at 6 and 12 PCF.
  • Items 22060 (Bases), 69990 (Flag Poles, Staffs or Sticks, or Sections thereof), 70000 (Flag Poles, Staffs or Sticks, or Sections thereof), 70010 (Flag Poles, Staffs or Sticks, or Sections thereof), 94880 (Flag Holders or Stands, iron) are canceled with reference to new item 160420.

Shields, Guards or Flaps, mud or fender, automobile

  • Item 19480 (Shields, Guards or Flaps) is canceled with reference to item 18260 (Body Parts; Parts; or Trim).

Chemicals Oxygen Generators

  • New Item 45470 was created for Oxygen Generators with classes based on density with density breaks at 4 and 8 PCF.
  • Item 43865 (Candles) is canceled with reference to new item 45470 (Oxygen Generators).

Spools

  • New Item 177400 was created for Spools, NOI with classes based on the 11 sub full scale density scale.
  • Items 177450 (Aluminum, wire shipping, used), 177470 (Aluminum, NOI), 177500 (Brass, Bronze, or nickel-silver), 177520 (Chemically hardened fiber and pulpboard, wood or metal combined), 177540 (Chemically paper or pulpboard, or chemically hardened paper or pulpboard and wood combined), 177560 (Compressed ground wood or fiberboard wallboard heads (ends) and fiberboard drums), 177580 (Iron, Steel or wooden, or iron or steel and wood combined, assembled or not assembled), 177600 (Magnesium, or Magnesium alloy, cast, rubber thread shipping), 177620 Paper or pulpboard, NOI) and 177640 (Rubber composition or wood and rubber composition combined) are canceled with reference to new item 177400 (Spools, NOI).

Gratings or Foot Walks, aluminum

  • New Item 13450 was created for Footwalks, Walkways or Grating with classes predicated on greatest dimension and density, with breaks at 9 and 12 PCF.
  • Item 13490 (Gratings or Foot Walks) is canceled with reference to item 13450 (Footwalks, Walkways or Gratings).

Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials – Hazard Class 9, and infectious Substances- Hazard Class 6, Hazard Division 6.2

  • A new item, Item 45322, has been established for Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials, NOI, including Environmentally Hazardous Substances, NOI, or Other Regulated Substances, NOI.
  • The class is predicated on density breaks at 20 and 30 PCF.

Patient Care, Comfort or Treatment Kits or Sets

  • Item 56790 (Kits) is canceled with reference to item 56785 (Kits or Sets, patient care, comfort or treatment).
  • Item 56785 is a full scale density item.

Bulbs or Tubers

  • Item 71130 (Bulbs or Tubers) is canceled with reference to item 71120 (Bulbs or Tubers, NOI).
  • Item 71120 is amended to provide classes predicated on packaging and density, with breaks at 9 and 15 PCF.

Brick, building or paving, or Firebrick

  • Item 32100 (Brick) is amended to provide classes predicated on a density break at 30 PCF.

Artists’ or Crafters’ Material or Supplies

  • New Item 14535 was created for Artists’ or Crafters’ Materials or Supplies with classes based on the 11 sub full scale density scale.
  • Items 14530 (Artist’s Board), 14540 (Artists’ Materials and Paints) and 14560 (Kits, craft, NOI) are canceled with reference to 14535 (Artists’ or Crafters’ Materials or Supplies viz).

Halogenated Monomethyldiphenyl-Methanes, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), or Polyhalogenated Biphenyls or Polyhalogenated Terphenyls

  • This item is no longer approved for use in the United States but can be manufactured in the United States for export to other countries.
  • Class 500 will apply if inadvertently accepted.

Disposable Clothing and Related Articles

  • Item 56710 (Drapes, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Washclothes or Patient Examination Gowns) is canceled with reference to item 56545 (Clothing and Related Articles).
  • Item 56545 (Clothing and Related Articles) is amended to provide classes based on density breaks at 6 and 10 pcf.

Belts, abrasive

  • Item 1060 (Belts, abrasive) is amended to a full scale density item.

Refrigeration Units (reefer Units), truck, trailer or marine container

  • Item 123600 has been amended to provide classes predicated on greatest dimension and density, with breaks at 8 and 15 PCF.

Seats, bathtub or shower

  • Item 172680 (Seats, bathtub, baby, nested) is canceled with reference to item 159000 (Seats, bathtub or shower, including Baby bath Seats).
  • Item 159000 is amended from class 77.5 to class 150.

Butchers’ Block (Butcher Blocks); or Butchers’ Cutting or Chopping Tables or Table Tops

  • New Item 39120 was created for Butchers’ Blocks (Butcher Blocks); or Butchers’ Cutting or Chopping Tables or Table Tops with classes predicated on greatest dimension and density, with a single density break at 12 PCF.
  • Item 24120 (Blocks, butchers; Cutting or Chopping Tables; or Butchers’ Cutting or Chopping Table Tops) is canceled with reference to item 39120 (Butchers’ Blocks (Butcher Blocks); or Butchers’ Cutting or Chopping Tables or Table Tops).

Chemicals (Specific Provisions for Commodities regulated as Hazardous Materials)

  • Items 44950 (Sulfate, crude), 44960 (Sulfate, refined) 44690 (Bromide) and 47110 (Tin Bichloride) are canceled with reference to item 44155 (Corrosive Materials).
  • Items 44855 (Isobutyric Anhydride), 45260 (Methyl Acetone), 46023 (Pyroligneous Acid), and 46850 (Cumene) are canceled with reference to item 44500 (Flammable Liquids, NOI; or Combustible Liquids).
  • Items 44910 (Peroxide, ground, dry), 44920 (Peroxide, paste),  46270 (Chromate), 46480 (Perborate), and 47100 (Thorium Nitrate) are canceled with reference to item 45467 (Oxidizers, NOI).
  • Items 45960 (Potassium-Xanthate) and 46690 (Sodium-Xanthate) are canceled with reference to item 44515 (Flammable Solid, Spontaneously Combustible or Dangerous When Wet Materials).
  • Items 45325 (Monochloroacetic Acid), 45900 (Silicofluoride), 46530 (Prussiate), 46870 (Dinitrochlorobenzene (Dinitrochlorobenzol)), 46890 (Dinitrotoluol, dry), 46930 (Mononitrotoluol) and 46970 (Orthodichlorobenzol) are canceled with reference to 45615 (Poisonous or Toxic Materials).

The below rules have been updated and clarified.

Item (Rule) 250- Definition of or Specification for Cylinders

  • Packaging specifications for cylinders is amended to ensure it can withstand the LTL environment.

Item (Rule) 680- Freight that Must be Floor-Loaded

  • Section 17 has been added.

Item (Rule) 220- Definition of or Specification for Boxes

  • Notes 3 and 4 are canceled.

Item (Rule) 235- Specifications for Bundles, Coils, Reels or Rolls

  • This item has been amended by adding “Except where more specifically provided in individual items,”

Item (rule) 240- Specifications for Carboys

  • Packaging specifications for cylinders is amended to ensure it can withstand the LTL environment.

The following items are canceled as obsolete:

39710 Outfits, amateur retouching
40340 Gelatine
40380 Paper and Tin Ring
40610 Clinker
40960 Cans, cream or milk shipping
40970 Cans, ice cream, fiberboard, insulated
40980 Cans, oyster shipping, iron
42500 Checks, baggage or parcel
43510 Blasting Chlorate, NOI
48375 Ore, actinolite
48383 Ore, beryllium
50020 Color, butter
50023 Color, cheese
50395 Compounds, wood splitting preventive
54230 Unginned (Cotton in the Seed)
54670 Match Book, not cut to specific size, printed
55060 Shot
55500 Concentrated Sweet Cream
55510 Egg Albumen Concentrate
55895 Christmas Trees, natural, preserved, flocked or not flocked, mounted on stands
55905 Christmas Trees, with wooden trunks and flock coated metal branches
56210 Ruscus or Eryanthus
57580 Doubletrees, Eveners, Neckyokes or Singletrees
57900 Hydrobarometers
58960 Malt Tonics
62725 Platters, phonograph turntable
62740 Racks, mine lamp charging
64460 Sumac
65660 Pails, fruit gathering, iron, with cloth bottoms
65780 Seed Corn Driers
65800 Silo Door Frames
67940 Felt or Felt Wheels
67960 Felt, gun wad
67970 Felt, hair, not woven
68660 Fiberware
68960 Filling, sisal
69790 Fish Roe, fresh
69930 Fish Livers, salted or chemically preserved
69980 Fish Scrap
71240 Lily of the Valley Roots (Pips)
71840 Foliage or Leaves
72460 Citrons or Lemons

Additional detail is included in the DOCKET 2021-2 bulletin. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

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