DD Form 2890 DoD Multimodal Dangerous Goods Declaration

What Is a DD Form 2890?

DD Form 2890, DoD Multimodal Dangerous Goods Declaration is a form used for declaring hazardous items. The form meets the requirements of SOLAS 74, Chapter VII, regulation 54 and MARPOL 79/78, Annex III, Regulation 4.

The latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2890 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in September 2015. An up-to-date DD Form 2890 fillable version is available for download and digital filing below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.

The DoD provides several 24-hour emergency hotlines that provide assistance and information about hazardous materials. See the top of the first page of the form for detailed information.

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DOD MULTIMODAL DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION
This form may be used as a dangerous goods declaration as it meets the requirements of SOLAS 74, Chapter VII, regulation 54;
MARPOL 79/78, Annex III, Regulation 4.
1. SHIPPER/CONSIGNOR/SENDER
4. SHIPPER'S REFERENCE (TCN)
2. TRANSPORT
3. PAGE 1
DOCUMENT NUMBER
OF
PAGES
5. FREIGHT FORWARDER'S
6. CONSIGNEE
7. CARRIER (To be completed by the carrier)
REFERENCE
24-HOUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
DOD HAZ CLASS 1
DOD SECURE HOLDING:
DOD
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL
DOD RADIOACTIVE
(EXPLOSIVES) ONLY:
(800) 826-0794
NON-EXPLOSIVE
WARFARE MATERIAL:
MATERIALS: COLLECT
(For TSPs/drivers emergency
COLLECT:
(703) 695-4695/4696
HAZMAT:
ARMY:
secure holding issues, accidents,
(703) 695-4695/4696
(800) 851-8061/
(301) 981-5058
USAF:
(410) 436-6200
delays, and incidents)
225-4695/4696
(804) 279-3131
or DSN:
(800) 851-8061
DLA:
DSN:
OIL/CHEMICAL SPILLS:
(Watch Officer)
AT SEA:
AT SEA:
NRC & TERRORIST HOTLINE:
584-6200
(804) 279-3131
COLLECT:
COLLECT:
(800) 424-8802
USN/MC: Use 24-hour
(804) 279-3131
AT SEA:
emergency response number
202) 267-2675
COLLECT: (
provided by activity.
8. THIS SHIPMENT IS WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS PRESCRIBED FOR:
(X as applicable)
9. CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATE OR
VEHICLE PACKING DECLARATION,
MILITARY VESSEL
COMMERCIAL VESSEL
HIGHWAY/RAIL
DD FORM 2781, IS ATTACHED
10. VOYAGE DOCUMENT NUMBER AND
11. PORT/PLACE OF LOADING
(X if applicable)
SAILING DATE
(To be completed by the carrier)
12. PORT/PLACE OF DISCHARGE
13. DESTINATION
14. SHIPPING
DESCRIPTION OF GOODS (UN No., PSN, HC, SHC, PG, number and kind of package, and additional information
NET MASS/QTY
GROSS MASS
MARKS
as required by regulations)
(kg/l)
(kg)
16. SEAL NUMBER(S)
17. CONTAINER/VEHICLE AND TYPE
18. TARE
15. CONTAINER IDENTIFICATION NO./
MASS
VEHICLE REGISTRATION NO.
(kg)
19. ADDITIONAL HANDLING INFORMATION
20. RECEIVING ORGANIZATION RECEIPT
Received the above number of packages/containers/trailers in apparent good order and condition, unless stated hereon:
a. RECEIVING ORGANIZATION REMARKS
b. HAULER'S NAME
c. VEHICLE REGISTRATION
d. SIGNATURE AND DATE
e. DRIVER'S SIGNATURE
NO.
21. SHIPPER PREPARING THIS FORM
SHIPPER'S DECLARATION. I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the Proper Shipping Name,
and are classified, packaged, marked, and labeled/placarded and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and
national government regulations.
a. NAME OF COMPANY/MILITARY UNIT
b. NAME/STATUS OF DECLARANT/CERTIFIER
c. PLACE AND DATE
d. SIGNATURE OF DECLARANT/CERTIFIER
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
DD FORM 2890, SEP 2015
Adobe Designer 9.0
DOD MULTIMODAL DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION
This form may be used as a dangerous goods declaration as it meets the requirements of SOLAS 74, Chapter VII, regulation 54;
MARPOL 79/78, Annex III, Regulation 4.
1. SHIPPER/CONSIGNOR/SENDER
4. SHIPPER'S REFERENCE (TCN)
2. TRANSPORT
3. PAGE 1
DOCUMENT NUMBER
OF
PAGES
5. FREIGHT FORWARDER'S
6. CONSIGNEE
7. CARRIER (To be completed by the carrier)
REFERENCE
24-HOUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
DOD HAZ CLASS 1
DOD SECURE HOLDING:
DOD
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL
DOD RADIOACTIVE
(EXPLOSIVES) ONLY:
(800) 826-0794
NON-EXPLOSIVE
WARFARE MATERIAL:
MATERIALS: COLLECT
(For TSPs/drivers emergency
COLLECT:
(703) 695-4695/4696
HAZMAT:
ARMY:
secure holding issues, accidents,
(703) 695-4695/4696
(800) 851-8061/
(301) 981-5058
USAF:
(410) 436-6200
delays, and incidents)
225-4695/4696
(804) 279-3131
or DSN:
(800) 851-8061
DLA:
DSN:
OIL/CHEMICAL SPILLS:
(Watch Officer)
AT SEA:
AT SEA:
NRC & TERRORIST HOTLINE:
584-6200
(804) 279-3131
COLLECT:
COLLECT:
(800) 424-8802
USN/MC: Use 24-hour
(804) 279-3131
AT SEA:
emergency response number
202) 267-2675
COLLECT: (
provided by activity.
8. THIS SHIPMENT IS WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS PRESCRIBED FOR:
(X as applicable)
9. CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATE OR
VEHICLE PACKING DECLARATION,
MILITARY VESSEL
COMMERCIAL VESSEL
HIGHWAY/RAIL
DD FORM 2781, IS ATTACHED
10. VOYAGE DOCUMENT NUMBER AND
11. PORT/PLACE OF LOADING
(X if applicable)
SAILING DATE
(To be completed by the carrier)
12. PORT/PLACE OF DISCHARGE
13. DESTINATION
14. SHIPPING
DESCRIPTION OF GOODS (UN No., PSN, HC, SHC, PG, number and kind of package, and additional information
NET MASS/QTY
GROSS MASS
MARKS
as required by regulations)
(kg/l)
(kg)
16. SEAL NUMBER(S)
17. CONTAINER/VEHICLE AND TYPE
18. TARE
15. CONTAINER IDENTIFICATION NO./
MASS
VEHICLE REGISTRATION NO.
(kg)
19. ADDITIONAL HANDLING INFORMATION
20. RECEIVING ORGANIZATION RECEIPT
Received the above number of packages/containers/trailers in apparent good order and condition, unless stated hereon:
a. RECEIVING ORGANIZATION REMARKS
b. HAULER'S NAME
c. VEHICLE REGISTRATION
d. SIGNATURE AND DATE
e. DRIVER'S SIGNATURE
NO.
21. SHIPPER PREPARING THIS FORM
SHIPPER'S DECLARATION. I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the Proper Shipping Name,
and are classified, packaged, marked, and labeled/placarded and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and
national government regulations.
a. NAME OF COMPANY/MILITARY UNIT
b. NAME/STATUS OF DECLARANT/CERTIFIER
c. PLACE AND DATE
d. SIGNATURE OF DECLARANT/CERTIFIER
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
DD FORM 2890, SEP 2015
Adobe Designer 9.0
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING DD FORM 2890,
DOD MULTIMODAL DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION
Item 1. Shipper/Consignor/Sender. Enter the address and telephone
Item 14. Shipping Marks (Continued).
number where the HAZMAT was certified.
7. Except for transportation by aircraft, the total quantity of hazardous
materials covered by the description must be indicated (by mass or
Item 2. Transport Document Number (Ocean container shipments only).
volume, or by activity for Class 7 materials) and must include an indication
The vessel manifest number to which the Multimodal Dangerous Goods
of the applicable unit of measurement, for example, "200 kg" (440 pounds)
Declaration will be attached may be entered in this block. The shipper need
or "50L" (13 gallons). The following provisions also apply: For Class 1
not enter this number. The accepting operator may enter it at the time it is
materials, the quantity must be the net explosive mass. For an explosive
assigned. Leave blank for breakbulk shipments. Shipper enters container "V"
that is an article, such as Cartridges, small arms, the net explosive mass
number.
may be expressed in terms of the net mass of either the article or the
Item 3. Page __ of __ Pages. Enter the page number and total number of
explosive materials contained in the article.
pages. Example: Page 1 of 1.
8. Ammunition transported by Government Vehicle, Unit will enter the total
net quantity for non-explosive material in metric measure. U.S. measure
Item 4. Shipper's Content Reference Number (TCN). Enter the 17-
may be added in parentheses underneath the metric measure. For
character TCN.
ammunition, enter the total number of rounds/articles and NEW in kg.
Exception: Net total quantity is not required for bulk packages, empty
Item 5. Freight Forwarder's Reference. Leave blank.
packages and cylinders of Class 2.
Item 6. Consignee. Enter the six-digit DODAAC and/or the in-the-clear
9. Radioactive material. The description for a shipment of a Class 7
geographical location of the ultimate consignee (if known). For shipments of
(radioactive) material must include the following additional entries as
infectious substances, enter also the full address, name and telephone
appropriate:
number of a responsible person for contact in an emergency.
a. The name of each radionuclide in the Class 7 (radioactive) material that
is listed in Section 173.435 of this subchapter. For mixtures of
Item 7. Carrier. Enter Vessel Carrier Name. To be completed by the carrier.
radionuclides, the radionuclides required to be shown must be determined
24 Hour Assistance Telephone Number(s). Circle applicable emergency
in accordance with Section 173.433(g) of this subchapter. Abbreviations,
number(s).
e.g., "99 Mo," are authorized.
b. A description of the physical and chemical form of the material, if the
Item 8. Shipment Within the Limitations Prescribed for Military Vessel/
material is not in special form (generic chemical description) is acceptable
Commercial Vessel/Highway/Rail. Mark X in the appropriate block.
for chemical form).
c. The activity contained in each package of the shipment in terms of the
Item 9. Container Certification/Vehicle Declaration. Declarant must mark
appropriate SI units (e.g. Becquerels (Bq), Terabecquerels (TBq), etc.).
X if applicable. U.S. Coast Guard or port officials may require verification of
The activity may also be stated in appropriate customary units (Curies (Ci),
the container certification/vehicle declaration. DD Form 2781 is a detailed
milliCuries (mCi), microCuries (uCi), etc.) in parentheses following the SI
checklist which meets USCG/Customs requirements. DD Form 2781 must be
units. Abbreviations are authorized. Except for plutonium-239 and
signed and attached to DD Form 2890.
plutonium-241, the weight in grams or kilograms of fissile radionuclides
Item 10. Voyage Document Number and Sailing Date (To be completed by
may be inserted instead of activity units. For plutonium-239 and
the carrier). Enter the voyage document number and the date of sail.
plutonium-241, the weight in grams of fissile radionuclides may be inserted
in addition to the activity units.
Item 11. Port/Place of Loading. Enter the three-digit POE code and/or the
in-the-clear geographical location of the port of embarkation.
Item 15. Container ID Number/Vehicle Registration Number. Enter ID
number of the container or vehicle registration number. A dash (-) or blank
Item 12. Port/Place of Discharge. Enter the three-digit POD code and/or
space is acceptable before the check digit.
the in-the-clear geographical location of the port of debarkation.
Item 16. Seal Number(s). Enter seal number installed on container.
Item 13. Destination (in the clear). Enter destination address.
Item 17. Container/Vehicle and Type. Enter type and size of container
Item 14. Shipping Marks.
(20 or 40 ft.) or vehicle description (e.g., HUMVEE).
1. The identification number prescribed for the material as shown in Column
(4) of the Section 49 CFR 172.101 table;
Item 18. Tare Mass (kg). Enter tare weight of the container.
2. The proper shipping name prescribed for the material in Column (2) of the
Section 172.101 table;
Item 19. Additional Handling Information.
3. The hazard class or division number prescribed for the material, as shown
If applicable, provide additional handling instructions.
in Column (3) of the Section 172.101 table. The subsidiary hazard class or
Enter the Emergency Response Guide (ERG) Number(s) of the HAZMAT
division number is not required to be entered when a corresponding
and attach the specific ERG page to DD Form 2890.
subsidiary hazard label is not required. Except for combustible liquids, the
If applicable, drivers transporting regulated HAZMAT on European
subsidiary hazard class(es) or subsidiary division number(s) must be entered
highways must be provided Transport Emergency Cards (TREMCARDS) in
in parentheses immediately following the primary hazard class or division
the host nation language which must be attached to the shipping papers.
number. In addition: The words "Class" or "Division" may be included
Item 20. Receiving Organization Receipt. Leave blank as this will be
preceding the primary and subsidiary hazard class or division numbers. The
filled out by the receiving organization. Signing this block states that the
hazard class need not be included for the entry "Combustible liquid, N.O.S."
shipment is in good order, unless otherwise noted.
For domestic shipments, primary and subsidiary hazard class or division
names may be entered following the numerical hazard class or division, or
Item 21. Shipper Preparing This Form.
following the basic description.
a. Name of Company/Military Unit. Enter the name of company.
4. The packing group in Roman numerals, as designated for the hazardous
b. Name/Status of Declarant/Certifier. Enter the name and status of the
material in Column (5) of the Section 172.101 table. Class 1 (explosives)
person signing the form.
materials; self-reactive substances; batteries other than those containing
c. Place and Date. Enter the place and date the material was certified.
lithium, lithium ions, or sodium; Division 5.2 materials; and entries that are not
d. Signature of Declarant/Certifier. The person who certifies on behalf of
assigned a packing group (e.g., Class 7) are excepted from this requirement.
DoD that the shipment complies with the applicable regulatory
The packing group may be preceded by the letters "PG" (for example, "PGII");
requirements must sign the form.
5. Enter additional information from the IMDG, chapter 5.4, as required (i.e.
Marine Pollutant, Flashpoint, Toxin Inhalation Hazard, RQ, etc.).
6. Enter the number and kind of packaging.
DD FORM 2890 (BACK), SEP 2015

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What Is the DD Form 2890 Used for?

The DD Form 2890 is used to document the movement of dangerous materials.

A DD Form 2890C, DoD Multimodal Dangerous Goods Declaration (Continuation Sheet) may be attached to the original form when the space provided on it is not enough for the information about a shipment.

DD Form 2890 Instructions

The DD 2890 consists of 21 items on the first page and a description of filing procedures on the second page. Instructions for completing the form are as follows:

  • Box 1 requires the address and phone number of the place where the hazardous materials were certified.
  • Box 2 is for ocean container shipments only and requires the vessel manifest number to which this multimodal dangerous goods declaration will be attached.
  • The total number of pages should be indicated in Box 3.
  • Box 4 is intended for 17-character Transportation Control Number (TCN).
  • Box 5 should be left blank. Box 6 requires providing a six-digit Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) or an in-the-clear location. Transportation of infectious substances demands an address, name, and telephone of the individual in charge to contact in case of emergency.
  • Box 7 should include the name of the vessel carrier and is completed by the carrier.
  • Boxes 8 and 9 contain self-explanatory checkboxes and are used for describing the shipment and an attached container or vehicle packing certificate.
  • The voyage document number and the sailing date go in Box 10.
  • Boxes 11 and 12 require the appropriate POE or POD codes, as well as the geographical locations of ports of embarkation and debarkation respectively.
  • Box 13 is reserved for the destination address.
  • Block 14 is intended for the description of the shipped goods. This includes an identification number, a shipping name, a hazard class or division number, a packing group, etc.
  • Box 15 requires the ID number of the container or the vehicle registration number.
  • Box 16 is for specifying the seal number installed on the container.
  • The type and size of the container or vehicle description should be in Box 17.
  • The tare weight of the container should go in Box 18.
  • Box 19 is reserved for any additional handling information or instructions. The Emergency Response Guide (ERG) number may be entered in this field. In this case, a specific ERG page must be attached to the DD 2890.
  • Box 20 has to be completed by the receiving organization. The signature in this part of the document means that the shipment is in good order unless the opposite is indicated.
  • Box 21 is designed for the shipper who prepares the form. It should include the name of the company, the name & the signature of the individual certifying that the shipment meets the regulatory requirements, and the place and date the material was certified.

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