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Interpretation Response #00-0125

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 06-14-2000
Company Name: Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.    Individual Name: Mr. Robert Dritschel
Location state: NJ    Country: US

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Response text:

June 14, 2000

Mr. Robert Dritschel                Ref. No. 00-0125
Technical Services
Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.
124 River Road
Middlesex, NJ; 08846

Dear Mr. Dritschel:

This is in response to your letter dated April 13,.2000, concerning identification number marking requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if identification number markings may be handwritten when displayed on placards.

The answer is yes, provided the handwritten identification number markings meet all the requirements under §s172.332(c) and 172.519. Section 172.332(c) requires that the identification number marking be displayed in 88 mm (3.5 inches) black Alpine Gothic or Alternate Gothic No. 3 numerals on a white background 100 mm (3.9 inches) high and approximately 215 mm (8.5 inches) wide.  Section 172.519(a) requires placards meet specific strength and durability standards.

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 172.519 General specifications for placards