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Interpretation Response #05-0234 ([Letexco U.S.] [Mr. Kevin M. Callinan])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Letexco U.S.

Individual Name: Mr. Kevin M. Callinan

Location State: CT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Dec 5, 2005


Mr. Kevin M. Callinan                     Reference No. 05-0234

Letexco U.S.
54 Quail Run
Madison, CT 06443

Dear Mr. Callinan:

This is in response to your September 29, 2005 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if hazard warning labels required under Belgian regulations, may remain on a package for transportation in the United States. You describe a material that is subject to Belgian regulations but is not subject to the HMR or the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

Section 172.401(c) permits labeling in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions, IMDG Code, or Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations if a material is a hazardous material or a dangerous good under any of these regulations. A package may not display a hazard warning label for transportation in the United States if it contains a material regulated only under Belgian regulations. The hazard warning label must be removed, obliterated or securely covered for transportation in the United States.

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



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

172.401, 172.402

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.401 Prohibited labeling
172.402 Additional labeling requirements