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Interpretation Response #04-0010 ([World Environmental, Inc.] [Mr. Mike Gilmore])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: World Environmental, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Mike Gilmore

Location State: CT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Oct 12, 2004


Mr. Mike Gilmore                Reference No. 04-0010
World Environmental, Inc.
1026 Long Cove Road
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Dear Mr. Gilmore:

This is in response to a request we received from Brian Grenier of your company
concerning a follow-up to his question to the Hazardous Materials Information Center asking if the container type of a hazardous material must be indicated on the shipping paper under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180). You stated the answer you received in the center was that it was not required. We apologize for the delay in responding and any inconvenience this may have caused.

The answer you received is incorrect. Section 1 72.202(a)(6) specifies that the number and type of package must be indicated on a shipping paper for a hazardous material
transported in commerce. The type of packaging may be indicated by word description, such as “12 boxes” or “12 drums,” and may include the packaging specification number, such as “6 1H1 drums.” See the enclosed final rule.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief
Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials



Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers