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Interpretation Response #01-0047 ([Aaron Oil Co., Inc.] [Ms. Lynn Clemmons])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Aaron Oil Co., Inc.

Individual Name: Ms. Lynn Clemmons

Location State: AL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

FEB 22, 2001

Ms. Lynn Clemmons                      Ref. No. 01-0047

Aaron Oil Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 2304

Mobile, AL 36652

Dear Ms. Clemmons:

This is in response to your request for clarification of authorized packagings for "Solids containing flammable liquid, n.o.s." under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). You state that the material in question is petroleum oil contaminated filters and absorbents, containing negligible amounts of free liquid. You ask whether a 1.5 cubic yard steel box with a latching lid is authorized as a non-DOT specification closed bulk bin under § 173.240.

Section 173.240 authorizes sift-proof non-DOT specification closed bulk bins. The bulk bins must be enclosed packagings that are strong, firm, durable and constructed so that they are securely closed and contents cannot pass through. The packagings also must meet the applicable requirements in

§§ 173.24 and 173.24b. Therefore, "Solids containing flammable liquid, n.o.s." may be transported in your packaging provided it meets these requirements.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if you have additional questions.



Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief

Regulatory Review and Reinvention

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.240 Bulk packaging for certain low hazard solid materials