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Interpretation Response #01-0105 ([FedEx Ground Safety Department] [Mr. Jerry W. Freeman])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: FedEx Ground Safety Department

Individual Name: Mr. Jerry W. Freeman

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

JUN 4, 2001


Mr. Jerry W. Freeman                     Ref. No. 01-0105
TSM Manager
Hazardous Materials Administration
FedEx Ground Safety Department
1000 FedEx Drive
Moon Township, PA 15108

Dear Mr. Freeman:

This is in response to your letter dated April 23, 2001, concerning modification of the shipper's certification on shipping papers under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you asked whether the words "and requirements of FedEx Ground" may be added to the end of the certification statement specified in § 172.204 (a) (1)

The answer is no. The certification statement specified in § 172.204(a) (1) must be written as specified and may not be modified. Thus, it is unacceptable to include additional wording in association with the certification language stated in 172.204(a) (1). The HMR, however, do not preclude an additional, separate statement on the shipping paper indicating that the lading is also shipped in accordance with FedEx Ground requirements.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Edward T. Mazzullo
Director, Office of Hazardous
Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.204 Shipper's certification