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Interpretation Response #05-0115

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 07-27-2005
Company Name: United States Enrichment Corporation    Individual Name: Mr. Don McCarty
Location state: OH    Country: US

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Response text:

Jul 27, 2005


Mr. Don McCarty                       Reference No. 05-0115
Manager, Packaging and Transportation
United States Enrichment Corporation
P.O. Box 628
Piketon, OH 45661

Dear Mr. McCarty:

This is in response to your April 28, 2005, letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) regarding the marking requirements for other than a DOT 7A Type A specification packaging and to Department of Energy (DOE) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certified Type B packagings used to transport radioactive materials and wastes. Specifically, you ask whether non-specification radioactive materials packages meeting the requirements in
§ 172.302 and other relevant sections of Subpart D are required to be marked with the United Nations identification number on an orange panel.

The answer is yes. The general bulk package markings required by 49 CFR. 172.302 (i.e. identification numbers on orange panels or placards, etc.) must be applied to all specification or non-specification packages of radioactive material when these packages are marked to meet 49 CFR 172.301, 172.310 and other relevant sections of Subpart D.

I trust this information is helpful.



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

172.302, 172.310

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 172.310 Class 7 (radioactive) materials