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Interpretation Response #00-0294 ([Goldschmidt Chemical Corp.] [Mr. Michael Brobst])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Goldschmidt Chemical Corp.

Individual Name: Mr. Michael Brobst

Location State: OH Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

January 22, 2001


Mr. Michael Brobst                     Ref.  No. 00-0294
Goldschmidt Chemical Corp.
5777 Frantz Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Dear Mr. Brobst:

This responds to your October 18, 2000 letter requesting clarification on the classification of your material under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you request clarification on the proper hazard class of a solid material containing 10-20% alcohol (isopropyl or ethanol), water, and a non-hazardous organic material.

Under § 173.22, it is the shipper’s responsibility to properly classify a hazardous material.  This Office generally does not perform that function.  You state that your mixture is a. solid and does not meet the hazard class criteria for a Class 3 flammable liquid material, a Division 4.1 flammable solid material nor any other hazard class defining criteria in Part 173, and is not a hazardous waste, hazardous substance, or marine pollutant.  Therefore, this material is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this answers your inquiry.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility