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Interpretation Response #00-0037 ([North American Group] [Ms. Cassie Mayrand-Burney])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: North American Group

Individual Name: Ms. Cassie Mayrand-Burney

Location State: MI Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

March 23, 2000

Ms. Cassie Mayrand-Burney                Ref. No. 00-0037
Ford Motor Company
QMP Building – Room 351-2
Safety Office
North American Group
Dearborn, MI 48121

Dear Ms. Mayrand-Burney:

This is in response to your letter dated January 31, 2000, regarding the transportation of aerosols under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically you ask if aerosols may be offered for transportation in packages that exceed 30 kg (66 pounds).

Materials transported under the proper shipping name "Aerosols" must be packaged in accordance with § 173.306. Under ' 173.306 each outside package may not exceed 30 kg (66 pounds) gross weight.  However, a limited quantity of aerosols that meets the definition of consumer commodity may be renamed consumer commodity and reclassed ORM-D (see § 173.306(h)). The 30 kg (66 pound) gross weight limitation does not apply to materials classed as ORM-D when shipped under the provisions of § 173.156(b)(1) or (2).

I hope this satisfies your request.

John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.306 Limited quantities of compressed gases