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Interpretation Response #00-0195 ([AGWORKS, Inc] [Ms. Esmeralda Garcia])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: AGWORKS, Inc

Individual Name: Ms. Esmeralda Garcia

Location State: IA Country: US

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Response text:

September 15, 2000


Ms. Esmeralda Garcia                           Ref.  No. 00-0195
P.O. Box 250
Preston, IA 52069-0250

Dear Ms. Garcia:

This is in response to your letter of July 7, 2000, requesting clarification on placarding requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
Specifically, you ask if the weight of bulk containers loaded on the same transport vehicle with non-bulk containers need to be included when determining the total weight of Table 2 materials on the vehicle under § 172.504(c).

The answer is no.  As provided by § 172.504(c) except for bulk packages, a transport vehicle carrying less than 454 kg (1,001 pounds) aggregate gross weight (packaging plus contents) of Table 2 hazardous materials need not be placarded.  When calculating the 454 kg (1,001 pounds) aggregate gross weight, only the weight of Table 2'hazardous materials in non-bulk packaging needs to be included.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.504 General placarding requirements