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Interpretation Response #05-0311 ([MHF Logistical Solutions] [Mr. Kurt Colburn])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: MHF Logistical Solutions

Individual Name: Mr. Kurt Colburn

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 3, 2006


Mr. Kurt Colburn                          Reference No. 05-0311
Director of Technical Services
MHF Logistical Solutions
800 Cranberry Woods Drive, Suite 450
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Dear Mr.Colburn:

This is in response to your December 5, 2005 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you request clarification regarding placarding requirements for multiple bulk packages on a single transport vehicle.

Except as otherwise provided in the HMR, each bulk packaging, freight container, unit load device, transport vehicle or railcar containing any quantity of a hazardous material must be placarded on each side and each end with the types of placards specified in Subpart F of Part 172.

The requirement to placard the motor vehicle may be met by the placards displayed
on freight containers or portable tanks (172.516). However, except as provided in § 172.336, a placard bearing an identification number may not be used to meet the requirements of Subpart F of Part 172 unless it is the correct identification number for
all of the hazardous materials of the same class in the transport vehicle or freight container on which it is displayed.

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

172.504, 172.805

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.504 General placarding requirements