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Interpretation Response #06-0010 ([Pioneer Eclipse Corporation] [Ms. Genie G. Bost])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Pioneer Eclipse Corporation

Individual Name: Ms. Genie G. Bost

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Jan 24, 2006

Ms. Genie G. Bost                     
Reference No. 06-0010
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Pioneer Eclipse Corporation
P0 BOX 909
Eclipse Road
Sparta, NC 28675

Dear Ms. Bost:

This is in response to your January 18, 2006 telephone conversation with a member of my staff and subsequent letter requesting clarification regarding the marking requirements for hazardous materials as specified under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). In your scenario, you ship non-bulk packages of corrosive and flammable materials overseas by both air and vessel. Specifically, you ask if there are any foreign or domestic requirements that require you to mark the outside of these packagings with an indication of the mass.

This Office handles questions regarding the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce as specified in the HMR. Under the HMR, there are no provisions that require an indication of the mass on the outside of a non-bulk packaging containing either a flammable or corrosive material.

I hope this information is helpful.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.301 General marking requirements for non-bulk packagings