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Interpretation Response #01-0148 ([URS Corporation] [Mr. Andrew N. Romach])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: URS Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Andrew N. Romach

Location State: NC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

June 26, 2001


Mr. Andrew N. Romach                          Ref. No. 01-0148

URS Corporation

P.O. Box 13000

Research Triangle Park, NC 27560

Dear Mr. Romach:

This is in response to your June 13, 2001i letter requesting clarification of marking requirements in § 172.322(d) 3)of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to the highway transportation of a placarded bulk packaging or transport vehicle containing a hazardous material that is also a marine pollutant.

A packaging containing a marine pollutant must have the "Marine Pollutant" mark placed on each bulk and non-bulk packaging when transported by vessel.  For transportation by highway, rail, or air, the "Marine Pollutant"  mark is required on each bulk packaging that contains a marine pollutant, And each vehicle or freight container that contains a package that requires the "Marine Pollutant" mark.  However, as provided by § 172.322(d)(3), the "Marine Pollutant" mark is not required on a bulk package or transport vehicle that is already labeled or placarded in accordance with Subpart E or F of Part 172, except when transported by vessel.

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A. Gale

Transportation Regulations Specialist

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.220 Internal combustion engines, vehicles, machinery containing internal combustion engines, battery-powered equipment or machinery, fuel cell-powered equipment or machinery