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Interpretation Response #01-0121 ([Tri-State Hospital Supply Corporation] [Mr. Trent Sisco])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Tri-State Hospital Supply Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Trent Sisco

Location State: FL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

October 3, 2001


Mr. Trent Sisco                             Reference. No. 01-0121
Tri-State Hospital
  Supply Corporation
30409 Commerce Drive
San Antonio, FL 33576

Dear Mr. Sisco:

This responds to your letter requesting clarification of the packaging exceptions for regulated medical waste (RMW) under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). specifically, you inquire whether your non-bulk, non­specification fiberboard packaging conforms to 49 CFR 173.134 (b) (3). You stated in a telephone conversation with a member of my staff that the RMW is transported by a private or contract carrier.

The answer is yes.  As provided by § 173.134(b)(3), a regulated medical waste that is transported by a private or contract carrier is excepted from: (1) the "INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE" label, if the outer packagingis marked with a "BIOHAZARD" marking conforming to 29 CFR 1910.1030, and (2) for other than a waste culture or stock of an infectious Substance, the specific . packaging requirements in § 173.197, if packaged in a rigid, non­bulk package conforming to 173.24 and 173.24a, and 29 CFR

I trust this satisfies your inquiry.  Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.



John Gale
Transportation  Regulations   Specialist
office of Hazardous Materials Standards



Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.134 Class 6, Division 6.2-Definitions and exceptions