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.