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Interpretation Response #00-0356 ([Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.] [Mr. Paul M. Krug])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Paul M. Krug

Location State: MA Country: US

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Response text:

February 8, 2001

 

Mr. Paul M. Krug                         Ref.  No. 00-0356            
Manager, Transportation Compliance
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 859048
Braintree, MA 02185-9048

 

Dear Mr. Krug:

This responds to your December 13, 2000 letter requesting clarification on the information authorized in a shipping description under §§ 172.202 and 172.203(c) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (I-HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask for clarification on where the waste code and letters “RQ” should be located in the proper shipping descriptions provided in your letter.

As provided in § 172.203(c), the waste code used to identify the hazardous substance must be entered in association with the basic description, but should not be placed before the proper shipping name.  The letters "RQ" must to be entered on the shipping paper either before or after the basic description.  When entering the letters “RQ” and/or the word “Waste”, they now become part of the sequence of a shipping description.  Examples of proper shipping descriptions for the two products you asked about are:

1 .   For Waste Mercury:

RQ, Waste Mercury, 8, UN 2809, PG 111, (D009)
Waste, Mercury, 8, UN 2809, PG III, RQ, (D009)

2.    For Waste Toxic solid, inorganic, n.o.s.:

RQ, Waste, Toxic solid, inorganic, n.o.s., 6.1, UN 3288, PG 11 (Lead sulfate, Silver
chloride) (D008)
Waste, Toxic solid, inorganic, n.o.s., 6. 1, UN 3288, PG 11, (Lead sulfate, Silver chloride), RQ, (D008)

RQ, Waste, Toxic solid, inorganic, n.o.s., (Lead sulfate, Silver chloride), 6.1, UN 3288,
PG 11, (D008)
Waste, Toxic solid, inorganic, n.o.s., (Lead sulfate, Silver chloride), 6.1, UN 3288, PG II,
RQ, (D008)

I hope this answers your inquiry.

Sincerely,

 

Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

 

172.202, 172.203(c)(2)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers
172.203 Additional description requirements