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Interpretation Response #04-0073 ([MOL America, Inc] [Mr. Fumie Sloan])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: MOL America, Inc

Individual Name: Mr. Fumie Sloan

Location State: CA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 18, 2004


Mr. Fumie Sloan                Reference No. 04-0073
Supervisor  -   Hazmat
MOL   America,    Inc.
One   Concord   Center
2300 Clayton Road, Suite 1500
Concord,   CA    94520

Dear Mr. Sloan:

This responds to your letter concerning the technical name f6r “Self-Reactive Solid, Type D, 4.1, UN 3226, PG II” under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180).  It is your opinion that “modified Azodicarbonamide” as shown on the Dangerous goods declaration is not an acceptable technical name because it is not listed as a technical name in the § 173.224(b) table of the HMR or in the table of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

You are correct; “modified Azodicarbonarnide” is not an acceptable technical name under the HMR and the IMDG Code.  A self-reactive material that is not identified by technical name in the Self-Reactive Materials Table of § 173.224(b) of the HMR must be approved by the Associate Administrator under the provisions of § 173.124(a) (2) (iii). Similarly, under the IMDG Code, classification of new self-reactive substances or formulations that are not listed in the table and assignments to a generic entry must be made by the competent authority of the country of origin.  Classification procedures, test methods, and criteria relating to self-reactive substances of Division 4.1 are found in the United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part II.

I trust this satisfies your request.



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

172.101,  173.224

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table
173.224 Packaging and control and emergency temperatures for self-reactive materials