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Interpretation Response #05-0259 ([Akzo Nobel Chemicals] [Mr. Mark A. Connolly])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Akzo Nobel Chemicals

Individual Name: Mr. Mark A. Connolly

Location State: IL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Feb 27, 2006


Mr. Mark A. Connolly                           Reference No. 05-0259
Manager, Transportation Regulations
   and Security
Akzo Nobel Chemicals
525 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3 823

Dear Mr. Connolly:

This responds to your letter regarding clarification of the shipping paper requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) as they apply to the export of hazardous materials by vessel in accordance with § 171.12(b). Specifically, you asked if your company is required to include a consignor’s name and address on the shipping paper as prescribed under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

In § 171.12(b), the HMR authorize the use of the IMDG Code for hazardous materials shipments offered and accepted for transportation or transported within the United States when all or part of the transportation is by vessel. Paragraphs (b)(2) — (4) of this section allow the alternative use of the IMDG Code subject to certain conditions and limitations. If you elect to ship your product in accordance with the IMDG Code, you must comply with all IMDG Code requirements. Thus, the shipping paper must include the consignor’s name and address.

I hope this satisfies your inquiry. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.



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

171.12 (b), 172.202

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.12 North American Shipments
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers