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Interpretation Response #02-0011

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 01-10-2002
Company Name: Quadra Chemicals Western, Inc    Individual Name: Edward Doheny
Location state: OR    Country: US

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Response text:

January 10, 2002

Mr. Edward Doheny                 Reference No.: 02-0011
Chemist, CHMM
Quadra Chemicals Western, Inc.
Regulatory Affairs Department
5700 NW Front Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

Dear Mr. Doheny:

This is in response to your letter requesting clarification relating to shipments of "foodstuffs" in the same motor vehicle with material that is labeled POISON GAS under the provisions of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if it is permissible to transport Division 2.3 materials in the same transport vehicle with material known to be foodstuffs.

The answer is yes.  Section 177.841(e)(1) does not restrict the transportation of Division 2.3 materials from being transported with foodstuffs; the restriction in ' 177.841(e)(1) applies only to materials bearing a POISON or POISON INHALATION HAZARD label in Division 6. 1.

I trust this satisfies your inquiry.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 177.841 Division 6.1 and Division 2.3 materials