Interpretation Response #00-0024
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Interpretation Response Details
March 15, 2000
Mr. Floyd A. Whitney Ref. No. 00-0024
Western Poly Drums, Inc.
8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-4200
Dear Mr. Whitney:
This is in response to your letter of January 25, 2000, requesting clarification of the requirements for leakproof testing of non-bulk packagings under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). Specifically you ask whether you may follow the methods outlined in Appendix B to Part 178--Alternative Leak proofness Test Methods, as an alternative to the testing procedure required
by § 178.604.
The answer is yes. As stated in § 178.604(d) Test method, "other methods, at least equally effective, may be used in accordance with appendix B of this part."
I hope this information is helpful.
Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards
|§ 178.604||Leakproofness test|