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Interpretation Response #01-0018 ([Overnite Transportation Company] [Mr. Garry Howell])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Overnite Transportation Company

Individual Name: Mr. Garry Howell

Location State: SC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

FEB 21, 2001

Mr. Garry Howell                      Ref. No. 01-0018
Environmental Supervisor
Overnite Transportation Company
P.O. Box 246
Gaffney, SC 29341-0246

Dear Mr. Howell:

This is in response to your letter dated January 10, 2001, concerning hazardous material shipping paper requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Your questions are paraphrased and answered as follows:

Ql. May a “#" sign be used as a unit of measure to indicate weight on a shipping paper (i.e., pounds)?

A1. Yes. a “#" Section 172.202(a) (5) does not prohibit the use of sign as a unit of measurement.

Q2. Maya shipping paper contain more than one emergency response telephone number?

A2. Yes. However, when more than one emergency response telephone number is entered on a shipping paper, each must meet the requirements under § 172.604(a) and (b). In addition, an emergency response telephone number that is specific to a particular shipping description must be clearly identified as such.

I hope this satisfies your request.


John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.604 Emergency response telephone number