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Interpretation Response #00-0308 ([US Environmental Protection Agency] [Mr. David Friedman])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: US Environmental Protection Agency

Individual Name: Mr. David Friedman

Location State: DC Country: US

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Response text:

December 4, 2000

Mr. David Friedman                 Reference No. 00-0308
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
Washington DC 20460

Dear Mr. Friedman:

This is in response to your letter dated August 22, 2000 regarding the shipment of environmental samples.  Specifically, you ask if a inside receptacle of a combination packaging that does not meet the outage requirements of 49 CFR 173.24a(d) may be placed inside a secondary packaging capable of containing all of the liquid in the primary receptacle.

Section 173.24a(d) states that liquids may not completely fill a receptacle at a temperature of 55 C (131 F) or less.  It is die opinion of this office that hazardous material may be placed in an inside container of a combination packaging that does not itself meet the outage requirements of § 173.24a(d) provided that the inner packaging is placed within a secondary inside packaging which does meet the outage requirements and other applicable packaging requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180).

I hope this satisfies your request.

Sincerely,

Thomas G. Allan
Senior Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

172.101

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table