HAZMAT Class 9 Miscellaneous


The miscellaneous hazardous materials category encompasses all hazardous materials that do not fit one of the definitions listed in Class 1 through Class 8.


Class 9A: Lithium batteries

The miscellaneous hazardous material is a material that presents a hazard during transportation but which does not meet the definition of any other hazard class. This class includes:

  1. Any material which has an anesthetic, noxious or other similar property which could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to a flight crew member so as to prevent the correct performance of assigned duties; or
  2. Any material that meets the definition in 49 CFR 171.8 for an elevated temperature material, a hazardous substance, a hazardous waste, or a marine pollutant.

A new sub-class, class 9A, has been in effect since January 1, 2017. This is limited to the labeling of the transport of lithium batteries.


  Hazardous Materials
Class 9: Miscellaneous

Compatibility TableEdit

Load and Segregation Chart
  Weight 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3 3 4.1 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 6.1 7 8
The absence of any hazard class or division or a blank space in the table indicates that no restrictions apply.
  • X: These materials may not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility during the course of transportation.
  • O: Indicates that these materials may not be loaded, transported or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility during the course of transportation, unless separated in a manner that, in the event of leakage from packages under conditions normally incident to transportation, commingling of hazardous materials would not occur.

Source: United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 CFR §177.848 - Segregation of hazardous materials.[1]

Packing GroupsEdit

The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in Column 5 of the 49CFR 172.101 Table.


  1. ^ Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) (October 1, 2011). "49 CFR 177.848 - Segregation of hazardous materials" (PDF). Government Publishing Office. p. 852. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  • 49 CFR 173.140
  • 49 CFR 173.141