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Interpretation Response #01-0262 ([BAE Systems, Ordnance Systems, Inc.] [Mr. Charles Richmond])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: BAE Systems, Ordnance Systems, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Charles Richmond

Location State: TN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

November 15, 2001


Mr. Charles Richmond                          Reference  No. 01-0262
BAE Systems, Ordnance Systems, Inc.
4509 West Stone Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660-9982

Dear Mr. Richmond:

This is in response to your September 28, 2001 letter concerning the shipment of explosives under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask whether you may use your customer's EX and UN numbers for booster charges.  You state that your customer will supply the explosive fill and assemblies and that your company will perform the filling of the booster charges by melt pouring.

Based on the information in your letter, the product you propose to transport meets the definition for a new explosive under § 173.56(a) and you must submit an application for approval in accordance with
§ 107.705.

I hope this information is helpful.  Please contact this office if you need additional assistance.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.56 New explosives-definition and procedures for classification and approval