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Interpretation Response #01-0029 ([Georgia Public Service Commission] [Capt. Bruce Bugg])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Georgia Public Service Commission

Individual Name: Capt. Bruce Bugg

Location State: GA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Feb 8, 2001

Capt. Bruce Bugg                      Ref. No. 01-0029
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30354-5701

Dear Capt. Bugg:

This is in response to your letter dated January 25, 2001, requesting clarification on the Class 3 label specifications in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you inquired whether a sample you provided of the Flammable Liquid label, as printed on a corrugated box, is in conformance with the color tolerances of the HMR.

The color of your Class 3 label does not satisfy the requirements of §§ 172.407 and 172.419 of the HMR. Specifically, the symbol, text, numbers and border of the Class 3 label is required to be black or white. White" as defined by the American College Dictionary is an achromatic color of maximum lightness; as new snow.

I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.407 Label specifications