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Interpretation Response #00-0368 ([American Dental Supply, Inc.] [Mr. Les Hochhauser])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: American Dental Supply, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Les Hochhauser

Location State: PA Country: US

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Response text:

January 19, 2001

 

Mr. Les Hochhauser                         Reference No. 00-0368
American Dental Supply, Inc.
2600 William Penn Highway
Easton, PA 18045

Dear Mr. Hochhauser:

This is in response to your December 15, 2000 letter regarding the emergency response telephone number requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180).  You asked whether a countrywide pager number meets the requirements for the emergency response telephone number.

The answer is no.  As required by § 172.604, the emergency response telephone number must be monitored at all times the hazardous material is in transportation by a person who is either knowledgeable of the characteristics of the hazardous material and has comprehensive emergency response information, or has immediate access to a person who possesses such knowledge.  Services that require a "call back" (e.g., answering service, answering machine or pagers) are not acceptable and are not in compliance with the requirements in § 172.604.

I hope this satisfies your request.

Sincerely,

 

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

172.604

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.604 Emergency response telephone number