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Interpretation Response #00-0307 ([Rinchem Company, Inc.] [Mr. Robert L. Edgar])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Rinchem Company, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Robert L. Edgar

Location State: NM Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

November 27, 2000

Mr. Robert L. Edgar                Ref.  No. 00-0307
Rinchem Company, Inc.
Training Center
6149 Edith NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Dear Mr. Edgar:

This is in response to you letter of October 26, 2000, and subsequent phone conversations with Michael Johnsen, of my staff, regarding emergency response information required by § 172.602 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you asked if § 172.602(b)(3) requires that the 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Aguide number@ that applies to a hazardous material represented on the shipping paper be printed on the shipping paper.

The answer is no.  Neither the ERG "guide number" nor the page number needs to be printed on the shipping paper.  If a carrier uses the ERG to fulfill the emergency response information requirements, the proper shipping name and UN ID number are acceptable to cross reference the correct entry in the ERG.

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.602 Emergency response information