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Interpretation Response #01-0217 ([Mr. Alan Wilds])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Mr. Alan Wilds

Location State: NY Country: US

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Response text:

September 7, 2001


Mr. Alan Wilds                             Ref. No: 01-0217
8135 Donna Place
Williamsville, NY 14221

Dear Mr. Wilds:

This responds to your August 8, 2001, letter regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to the transportation of dental amalgam.  You state that the dental amalgam consists of 50% mercury, 25% silver and small quantities of tin, copper and zinc.  You also state that the material is not subject to the Environmental Protection Agency's manifest requirements and none of the materials exceed their reportable quantities.

Based on the information you have provided we agree that the dental amalgam described above is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this information is helpful,



John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility