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Interpretation Response #00-0073 ([Delta Analytical Corporation] [Mr. T. Jeff Jones])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Delta Analytical Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. T. Jeff Jones

Location State: MC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

April 19, 2000

Mr. T. Jeff Jones                Ref. No. 00-0073
Delta Analytical Corporation
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite I 000
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Dear Mr. Jones:

This is in response to your letter dated February 22, 2000, regarding whether sodium hypochlorite solutions containing less than 5.25% and 6.8% available chlorine is subject to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  You provided data for both the 5.25% and 6.8% sodium hypochlorite solutions.

Based on the data you provided, this Office concurs with your opinion that both of the sodium hypochlorite solutions containing less than 5.25% and 6.8% available chlorine, respectively, would not be classed as corrosive material in accordance with the definition specified in 49 CFR 173.136.  Thus, your products, containing these amounts of sodium hypochlorite solutions, are not subject to the requirements of the HMR for purposes of transportation in commerce.

I hope this satisfies your inquiry.  If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility