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Interpretation Response #05-0099 ([State of Utah, DEQ] [Mr. Jule Fausto])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: State of Utah, DEQ

Individual Name: Mr. Jule Fausto

Location State: UT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Jun 13, 2005


Mr. Jule Fausto                     Reference No. 05-0099

Transportation Specialist

State of Utah, DEQ

Division of Radiation Control

168 North 1950 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4850

Dear Mr. Fausto:

This is in response to your April 19, 2005, letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if radioactive materials are excluded from the general requirements for packagings and packages in § 173.24(b)(1).

The answer is no. Each package used for the shipment of hazardous materials shall be designed, constructed, maintained, filled, its contents so limited, and closed, so that under conditions normally incident to transportation, there will be no identifiable (without the use of instruments) release of hazardous materials to the environment ( l73.24(b)(1)). These general requirements for packagings and packages apply to all hazard c1as unless otherwise excepted.

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A. Gale

Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.24 General requirements for packagings and packages