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Interpretation Response #05-0232 ([Kilgore Flares Company, LLC] [Mr. David W. Herbage])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Kilgore Flares Company, LLC

Individual Name: Mr. David W. Herbage

Location State: NY Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Nov 30, 2005


Mr. David W. Herbage                           Reference No. 05-0232
Marketing Manager
Kilgore Flares Company, LLC
155 Kilgore Drive
Toone,TN 38381

Dear Mr. Herbage:

This is in response to your September 20, 2005 letter requesting clarification of the
Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if cartridges, small arms manufactured and classed by your company under the provisions
of § 173.56(h), may be classed as Cartridges, small arms, 1.4S, UN 0012 for domestic and international transportation.

The answer is yes. Cartridges, small arms meeting all the criteria of § 173.56(h) may be assigned a classification code of 1.4S by the manufacturer, for both domestic and
international transportation without obtaining an approval from the Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals. You should know however that a country may choose not accept a classification assigned by another country or the manufacturer. In
such cases, a country may require further examination and testing of Class 1 materials such as Cartridges, small arms, or a written concurrence from the Competent Authority. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will provide such
concurrence upon request of the shipper, if needed.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if you require additional assistance.



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

173.56(h), 172.101

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table