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Dangerous Goods - LQ and RQ

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  • What is the significance of Limited Quantities (LQ) and Reportable Quantities (RQ) in SAP EHS - Dangerous Goods?
  • Where are these fields located in the Transport Classification/DG property tree?
  • Does the functionality restrict allowed delivery quantities by means of an error message/warning message at the time of delivery creation or shipment?

Thank you,

Sruthi

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    Jun 11, 2013 at 09:37 AM

    Hi Sruthi,

    Please check below configurations to actvate Reportable Quantity checks.

    EHS->DG->Dangerous goods checks->Usage profiles for DG checks

    EHS->DG->Dangerous goods checks->DG Check methods

    if there is no entry for RQ, copy FM HAZMAT_SET_RQ do your modifications and assign it to above config.

    Please check below screen shots.

    This is check will be triggered if the material contains DG RQ entry in DG master data

    Thanks

    Rambabu


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    • Dear Sruthi

      regarding:

      hi Christoph,

      "A reportable quantity (RQ) is the minimum quantity of a hazardous substance which, if released, is required to be reported"

      In this context the customer receives a product from a vendor, and if there is a leakage in the product received (at time time of GR) this quantity has to be reported as part of regulatory compliance.

      Any thoughts on how this scenario can be captured in EHS?

      => the "reportable quantity" is part of documents which you have to provide to the customer (either SDS/MSDS or transport documemts): The same way the other way around: if you receive a chemistry you need the informtaiotn and you should get SDS/MSDS or tranport doucments

      Now you can enter the data in EHS and therefore you can report that (using some EH&S quiries etc.)

      C.B:

  • Jun 13, 2013 at 06:23 AM

    thank you Rambabu, Christoph for your inputs. I have another question regarding DG Checks:

    As part of configuration, we can set up the following check methods:

    1. GENERAL CHECKS; 2.PERMISSIBILITY OF MODE-OF-TRANSPORT CATEGORY;3.POISONOUS BY INHALATION;4.INITIALIZATION MODULE FOR HEADER CHECK METHODS;5.MIXED LOADING CHECKS; DANGEROUS GOODS PRODUCT RELEASE

    As part of these check methods, what parameters does the system exactly check?

    When we incorporate DG checks, the system issues a message saying "DG Checks carried out. No log issued". What exactly the system checks as part of these check methods?

    Thank you,

    Sruthi

    Thank you,

    Sruthi

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    • Former Member Christoph Bergemann

      Reportable quantity also applies for situtations other than goods receipt. You could have a release to the environment during operations as well as during shipment. For releases that require reporting to a regulatory agency, you should consider using incident management. The new incident management has a incident type for environmental with fields for release type, quantity, etc.

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 04:00 PM

    Hi All,

    I've read this thread with interest but I still have questions with regards to:

    'Limited Qtys'

    From what I understand, limited qty values are stored in the DG Master and, in terms of the DG regulations, describe the qtys up to which a material may be granted an exemption from full DG regulation.

    But the question is : Does this relate to any functionality in SAP? I can't see anything.

    My business requirement is to produce a 'Limited Qty ADR' document for when shipping small qtys of DG. But how can this be automatically generated based on the Limited Qty settings in the DG master.

    I believe an 'Exemption' flag can only be set in the DG appendix table (LIPSDG).......so is the only way to set this flag via a custom DG check function module??

    Even then it would be highly complex to work out if it qualifies for a limited qty exemption or not!!

    Appreciate any hints / tips.

    Thanks

    Guy


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    • Dear Guy

      a.) From what I understand, limited qty values are stored in the DG Master and, in terms of the DG regulations, describe the qtys up to which a material may be granted an exemption from full DG regulation.

      => this is a good explanation of the "legal" part of LQ

      b.)

      But the question is : Does this relate to any functionality in SAP? I can't see anything.

      => yes and no: as mentioned in parallel thread (and if i remember correct); theres is nothing delivered by Standard via SAP: you have to do it by your own; as mentioned "LQ" information is very important on "transport documents" and can be of interest in SDS/MSDS

      c:)

      I believe an 'Exemption' flag can only be set in the DG appendix table (LIPSDG).......so is the only way to set

      this flag via a custom DG check function module??


      I believe that the flag is "set" (if needed) in the DG filling (or DG maintenance by user); normally you maintain something on REAL_SUB/DG_CL_SUB/Material level to indicate "LQ" exemptions


      Important is the "principal" legal handling on this; e.g. if a truck transport is done with chemcial goods with "LQ" exemption a label must be on the truck (and on material level (on outer package); in most cases a label is on the "package" of the material as well and in most cases information is part of transport documentation etc.


      In regards of:

      Even then it would be highly complex to work out if it qualifies for a limited qty exemption or not!!


      You need to differentiate "SAP" part an "legal" part. If you have prepared usefull SAP set up you can maintain "LQ" information; if so you can later check LQ (in e.g. DG Check) or print on documents


      So this is not "highly complex" but straightforward and quite standard in use (if you have a good understanding in EHS DG).


      C.B.


      PS: may be check Best Practise documents, I am not sure if there is a "LQ" example inside

      PPS: e.g. check: DGTPK: Limited Quantities - Dangerous Goods Management (EHS-DGP) - SAP Library


      May be this document could help you as well: https://www.consolut.com/en/s/sap-ides-access/d/s/doc/YP-RELNEHS_605_LOGEHSCI2_DG