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Interpretation Response #01-0324 ([Peerless Coatings, Inc.] [Ms. Sandra Via])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Peerless Coatings, Inc.

Individual Name: Ms. Sandra Via

Country: US

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Response text:

March 5, 2002


Ms. Sandra Via                              Reference  No. 01-0324
Peerless Coatings, Inc.
1611 2nd Street SE
Cullman, AL 35055-5465

Dear Ms. Via:

This is in response to your letter dated December 28, 2001, concerning the proper shipping name for acetone under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask whether you may use the shipping name “Paint related material (UN 1263)” to describe acetone.

The answer is no.  Generic shipping descriptions (e.g., Paint related material) are appropriate for materials not specifically listed by technical name in the § 172.101 Table.  Acetone is specifically listed by name in the § 172. 101 Table.  Therefore, the appropriate description for acetone is “Acetone, 3, UN1090, PG II.”.  I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding this issue, I hope it has not caused you any inconvenience.  I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table