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Interpretation Response #03-0225 ([Arbonite] [Mr. Lee K. Robinson])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Arbonite

Individual Name: Mr. Lee K. Robinson

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Oct 30, 2003


Mr. Lee K. Robinson               Reference No. 03-0225
Sales Manager
3826 Old Easton road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Dear Mr. Robinson:

This responds to your September 8, 2003, letter requesting clarification on § 180A07(f) under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if a lining is required for a trailer carrying concentrations of 93-98% sulfuric acid (UN 1830) at ambient temperature.

The answer is no. In accordance with Special Provision B84, packagings containing sulfuric acid or spent sulfuric acid in a concentration up to 65.25 percent must be protected with non-metallic linings or have a suitable corrosion allowance. A lining is not required for packagings containing sulfuric acid in concentrations greater than 65.25 percent.

I hope this answers your inquiry.



Susan Gorsky,
Senior Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
180.407 Requirements for test and inspection of specification cargo tanks