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Interpretation Response #00-0045 ([National Packaging Services, Inc.] [Mr. Robert Strasser])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: National Packaging Services, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Robert Strasser

Location State: NJ Country: US

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Response text:

February 28, 2000

Mr. Robert Strasser                Ref. No. 00-0045
National Packaging Services, Inc.
61 Kansas Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Dear Mr. Strasser,

This is in response to your letter of February 10, 2000, requesting clarification of the notification requirements in § 178.28 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically you ask how often a manufacturer or subsequent distributor of a packaging must provide closure instructions to a customer.

Once notification has been made it is not necessary to send identical notification again, provided such notification is clearly identified as being applicable to a particular packaging for a stated amount of time, or "until further notice" or similar language.  Therefore, only one notification is necessary as long as the package design remains the same and there is no change in closure or other use instructions.

I hope this information is helpful.


Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections