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Interpretation Response #01-0304 ([The Sherwin Williams Company] [Ms. Sandra L. Basharn])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: The Sherwin Williams Company

Individual Name: Ms. Sandra L. Basharn

Location State: OH Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 7, 2002


Ms. Sandra L. Basharn                    Reference No. 01-0304
The Sherwin Williams Company
101 West Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-1075

Dear Ms. Basham:

This is in response to your letter dated October 22, 2001 requesting clarification of the labeling requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR;49 CFR Parts 171-180). In a subsequent letter, dated January 14, 2002, you submitted a sample hazardous warning label for our review.  Specifically, you asked if the label, as printed, is in compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations with regard to the size.

As provided by § 172.407(c) each hazardous material warning label (diamond) must be square-on-point and at least 100mm (3.9 inches) on each side with each side having a solid line inner border 5.0 to 6.3 mm (0.2 to 0.25 inches) from the edge.  The FLAMMABLE LIQUID label you enclosed is not in compliance with the labeling specifications as prescribed in § 172.407(c). The “FLAMMABLE LIQUID” label must be as shown in §172.419 with all points being square.  Except for your label not being “square-on-point,” the enclosed label otherwise conforms to the provisions specified in § 172.407(c).

I hop this satisfies your request.



Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.407 Label specifications