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Interpretation Response #01-0169

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 08-20-2001
Company Name: Solkatronic Chemicals    Individual Name: Mr. Eugene Y. Ngai
Location state: PA    Country: US

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Response text:

AUG 20, 2001


Mr. Eugene Y. Ngai                      Ref. No. 01-0169
Vice President
Corporate Development and Technology
Solkatronic Chemicals
351 Philadelphia Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067

Dear Mr. Ngai:

This is in response to your letter dated June 29, 2001, requesting clarification of labeling requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the empty label required under § 173.428 for an empty radioactive material package may be used for a cleaned and purged packaging that formerly contained a non­radioactive hazardous material.

The answer is yes. A shipper may apply the empty label depicted in § 172.450 to an empty packaging that formerly contained a hazardous material of any hazard class.

I hope this satisfies your request.


John A. Gale

Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 173.428 Empty Class 7 (radioactive) materials packaging