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Interpretation Response #02-0039 ([DCm DECOmetal International Trading GrnbH] [Maria Posch])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: DCm DECOmetal International Trading GrnbH

Individual Name: Maria Posch

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 12, 2002

Ms. Maria Posch                    Reference No. 02-0039
DCm DECOmetal International Trading GrnbH
Grazerplatz 5,
A-8280 Furstenfeld

Dear Ms. Posch:

This is in response to your letter requesting confirmation that the test results of a sample of 75% ferrosilicon product demonstrate that it is not subject to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  You state that your product was tested in accordance with the test method described in 49 CFR Part 173, Appendix E (revised edition as of October 1, 1996), and found it does not meet the definition of a Division 4.3 (dangerous when wet) material.

As provided in § 173.22, it is the shipper's responsibility to properly classify a hazardous material.  Such determinations are not required to be verified by this Office.  If the sample of ferrosilicon was tested in accordance with requirements that now appear in the U.N. Manual of Tests and Criteria, and the results of the test demonstrate that it does not meet the criteria of a Division 4.3 material, nor any other hazard class criteria, it is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this information is helpful.  Please contact this office if we may be of further assistance.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table