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Interpretation Response #05-0068 ([Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, a UPS Company] [Ms. Maureen McCallister])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, a UPS Company

Individual Name: Ms. Maureen McCallister

Location State: OH Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Dec 5, 2005


Ms. Maureen McCallister                    Reference No. 05-0068

Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, a UPS Company
1 Emery Plaza, Dayton International Airport
Vandalia, Ohio 45377

Dear Ms. McCallister:

This responds to your March 29, 2005 letter requesting clarification on the revised Form DOT F 5800.1, Hazardous Materials Incident Report concerning undeclared shipments under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 17 1-180). Specifically, you ask what information is required on the incident report form for an undeclared shipment.

The nature of an undeclared shipment is such that complete information about the shipment may not be known at the time of discovery. If the undeclared shipment is discovered because material was released from the package during transportation, then the information in Part II and Part III of the incident report should be completed to the extent that specific information is known. Similarly, Parts IV and V of the report concerning the consequences of the incident should also be completed. If the undeclared shipment was discovered and no material was released from the package, then you should provide as much information as possible, including the carrier information in item 10 of Part II, the shipper/off information in item 11 of Part II, and the shipment origin and destination information in items 12 and 13 of Part II. For all reports related to undeclared shipments, you should describe the events that led to the discovery of the undeclared shipment in Part VI of the report. Finally, for all reports related to undeclared shipments, you should complete Part VIII to provide contact information. For information that is not known at the time the undeclared shipment is discovered, you may indicate on the report that the information is not known.

I hope this answers your inquiry.



John A. Gale
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.16 Detailed hazardous materials incident reports