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Interpretation Response #03-0256 ([The RxFire Company] [Mr. Peter Nopper])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: The RxFire Company

Individual Name: Mr. Peter Nopper

Location State: FL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Dec 8, 2003


Mr. Peter Nopper                Reference No.: 03-0256


The RxFire Company

335 Palo Verde Drive

Leesburg, FL 34748

Dear Mr. Nopper:

This is in response to your letter concerning the small quantity exceptions under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). You ask ifa small quantity (29 g) of a Division 4.1 flammable solid packaged in metal foil meets the provisions of § 173.4(a)(2)(ii). In a subsequent conversation with a member of my staff, you stated you plan to wrap the fused flammable solid, which is cylindrical in shape, in foil with the overlap securely taped and the ends crimped.

It is the opinion of this office, that the packaging you describe is an acceptable inner packaging for a small quantity of fused flammable solid, provided the foil is securely closed to prevent the escape of any material.

I trust this satisfies your inquiry.



Hattie L. Mitchell

Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.4 Small quantities for highway and rail