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Interpretation Response #00-0298 ([University of Hawaii at Manoa] [Ms. Julie Coughlin])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Individual Name: Ms. Julie Coughlin

Location State: HI Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

November 27, 2000

Ms. Julie Coughlin                Ref. No. 00-0298
University of Hawaii at Manoa
St. John 307
3190 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

Dear Ms. Coughlin:

This is in response to your October 24, 2000, letter requesting clarification of shipments of agricultural samples packaged with dry ice under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically you ask if agricultural samples frozen with more than 2.3 kg (5 pounds) of dry ice shipped to a chemistry laboratory for analysis are excepted from shipping paper and certification requirements under the provisions of § 173.217(e).

The answer is no.  The exception from the shipping paper and certification requirements under § 173-217 (e) is limited to the transportation of material for diagnosis or treatment (i.e., the diagnosis or treatment of humans or animals).

I hope this satisfies your request.

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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.217 Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice)