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Interpretation Response #02-0037 ([Dr. Arnel D. Potte])

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: Dr. Arnel D. Potte

Location State: IL Country: US

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Response text:

May 8, 2002

Dr. Arnel D. Potter                     Reference No. 02-0037
490 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Dear Dr. Potter:

This is in response to your January 31, 2002 letter requesting clarification on the correct proper shipping name for your material as specified in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if the proper shipping name for your material should be "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s." or "Toxic solids, oxidizing, n.o.s."

Under § 173.22, it is the shipper's responsibility to properly class and describe their material in accordance with parts 172 and 173 of the HMR.  This Office does not perform that function.  A material not specifically listed in the § 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table (§ 172.101 HMT) and meets the definition for Division 5.1, PG II and Class 8, PG III must be described as "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s., 5.1, 8, UN3085, II." If the material is not specifically listed in the § 172.101 HMT and meets the definition for Class 6.1, PG I for dermal toxicity and Division 5.1 PG II or III then the material must be described as "Toxic solids, oxidizing, n.o.s., 6.1, 5.1, UN3086, L"

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table