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Interpretation Response #00-0146 ([Quality King Distributors, Inc.] [Mr. Ron Mihalek])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Quality King Distributors, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Ron Mihalek

Location State: NY Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

June 14, 2000

Mr. Ron Mihalek                Ref. No. 00-0146
Quality King Distributors, Inc.
2060 Ninth Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Dear Mr. Mihalek:

This is in response to your letter dated May 2, 2000, and subsequent telephone conversation with a member of my staff regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you request the definitions of  "Hazardous material" and  "Consumer commodity" under the HMR, and the requirements for preparation of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

The definitions for the terms  AHazardous material@, and  "Consumer commodity" are provided in §171.8  a copy of which is enclosed.  The HMR apply to the offering of hazardous materials for transportation and transportation of hazardous materials in interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce.  The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the preparation and maintenance of an MSDS.

I hope this satisfies your request

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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to persons and functions