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Interpretation Response #00-0044 ([Photographic Solutions, Inc.] [Mr. David M. Stone])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Photographic Solutions, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. David M. Stone

Location State: MA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

April 20, 2000

Mr. David M. Stone                Ref. No. 00-0044
Photographic Solutions, Inc.
P.O. Box 135
Onset, MA 02558

Dear Mr. Stone:

This is in response to your letter and subsequent telephone conversation with a member of my staff requesting clarification of the small quantity exceptions under 49 CFR 173.4.  Specifically, you ask whether .8 ml of  AMethanol@ contained in a hollow plastic handle which serves as a cleaning swab may be transported under the provisions of § 173.4. You state that the handle is covered with a sponge material and overwrapped with a soft poly fiber material.  You further state that both of these materials would fully absorb the contents of the handle.  The package is then heat sealed with a one mil poly bag and is placed in a strong outside  package with a camera.

A package may be transported under the small quantity exceptions if the material is prepared in accordance with the quantity limits and packaging requirements in § 173.4.  Based on the information you submitted, we concur that your package may be transported under the small quantity exceptions, provided all other provisions in § 173.4 are met.  The packing of a nonhazardous material in the same package is permitted provided there is no violation of § 173.21.

I hope this information is helpful.  Please contact this office if you need additional assistance.

Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief
Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.4 Small quantities for highway and rail