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Interpretation Response #01-0214 ([Honeywell] [Ms. Barbara Konrad])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Honeywell

Individual Name: Ms. Barbara Konrad

Location State: NJ Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

October 19, 2001


Ms. Barbara Konrad                                   Reference No. 01-0214
Manager, Transportation Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 10957
Morristown, NJ 07962-1057

Dear Ms. Konrad:

This is in response to your letter asking if the aerospace equipment contaminated with blood and human remains that your company collects from accident sites is regulated as an infectious substance under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (I-IMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  You stated that your company has no reason to believe these items meet the definition in § 173.134 for an infectious substance.

Your understanding is correct.  Provided the aerospace equipment is not contaminated with other material within the aircraft that meets the definition of an infectious substance, such as an infectious substance package that has released its contents, it would not be regulated under the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

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