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Interpretation Response #06-0057 ([Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.] [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 Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Mark A Connolly

Location State: IL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Mar 23, 2006

Mr. Mark A Connolly                      Reference No. 06-0057
Manager Transportation Regulations and Security
Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.
525 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607-3 823

Dear Mr. Connolly:

This is in response to your March 3, 2006 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) regarding the shipment of Organometallic substance, liquid, pyrophoric, water-reactive, 4.2, 4.3, UN3394, PG I, which is being offered for transportation in accordance with the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. You state in your letter that your package conforms to the requirements of the IMDG Code, but not to the requirements of 173.181.

As provided by § 171.12, a hazardous material that is packaged, marked, classed, labeled, placarded, described, stowed and segregated, and certified in accordance with the IIMDG Code may be offered and accepted for transportation and transported within the United States subject to certain conditions and limitations. A material that is transported by vessel may be prepared in accordance with the IMDG Code instead of the specific provisions of § 173.181.

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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.12 North American Shipments