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Interpretation Response #00-0358 ([Abbott Laboratories] [Mr. Michael P. Monaghan])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Abbott Laboratories

Individual Name: Mr. Michael P. Monaghan

Location State: IL Country: US

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Response text:

February 8, 2001


Mr. Michael P. Monaghan                       Ref. No.  00-0358
Abbott Laboratories
1401 Sheridan Road
North Chicago, IL 60064-4000

Dear Mr. Monaghan:

This is in response to your letter and subsequent telephone conversation with a member of my staff concerning transporting your product as “Consumer commodity” under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
Specifically, you ask whether the lack of an informational product label prohibits a product from being transported as “Consumer commodity, ORM-D.”

The answer is no.  The HMR do not require informational product labels; however, a consumer commodity package must be marked “Consumer commodity, ORM-D” in accordance with § 172.316.

I hope this information is helpful.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional  information.



Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief
Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards



Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.8 Definitions and abbreviations