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Interpretation Response #01-0084 ([Crompton Corporation] [Mr. Donald Hodder])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Crompton Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Donald Hodder

Location State: CT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

APR 27, 2001


Mr. Donald Hodder                      Ref. No. 01-0084
Crompton Corporation
Benson Road
CT 06749

Dear Mr. Hodder:

This is in response to your letter dated March 29, 2001, requesting
clarification on the applicability of the Hazardous Materials
Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR. Parts 171-180) to the transport of a combustible liquid. Specifically, you ask if a combustible liquid that
also meets the definition of a marine pollutant is excepted from the
HMR under § 173.150(f) (2) when transported by highway, rail, or
aircraft in a non-bulk packaging.

The answer is yes. Section 173.150(f) (2) specifies that the HMR do
not apply to a combustible liquid in a non-bulk packaging unless the
combustible liquid is a hazardous substance, a hazardous waste or a
marine pollutant. The requirements specific to marine pollutants do
not apply to a non-bulk packaging transported by motor vehicle, rail
car or aircraft (§ 171.4(c)). Therefore, a combustible liquid that
is not a hazardous substance or a hazardous waste but is a marine
pollutant as defined in § 171.8, is not subject to the HMR when transported in a non-bulk packaging by motor vehicle, rail car, or aircraft.

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.4 Marine pollutants