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Interpretation Response #04-0046 ([W. M. Barr & Co] [Mr. John Rhodes])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: W. M. Barr & Co

Individual Name: Mr. John Rhodes

Location State: TN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Apr 5, 2004


Mr. John Rhodes                Reference No. 04-0046
W. M. Barr & Co.
2105 Channel Avenue
Memphis, TN 38101

Dear Mr. Rhodes:

This responds to your letter concerning the proper shipping name for “removing compound” under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180).  You state that the compound contains methylene chloride (dichloromethane), methanol, ammonium hydroxide solution and other non-hazardous material.  A dermal corrosivity test found the material to be dermal corrosive in Packing Group II.  You ask whether “Paint related material, UN 3066” is the correct name to describe your material.

The answer is yes.  It is the opinion of this office that “Paint related material, 8, UN 3066, PG II” is the proper shipping description for your material.  Section 173.173 identifies “Paint related material” as the proper shipping name for a paint thinning, drying, reducing or removing compound.  However, if a more specific description is listed in the § 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table, that description must be used.

I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table