Interpretation Response #06-0081
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Interpretation Response Details
May 9, 2006
Mr. Don Lampshire Reference No. 06-0081
Gas Service and supply
3396 Swan Lake Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Dear Mr. Lampshire:
This responds to your April 4, 2006 letter requesting clarification on the shipment of meter provers under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171- 180). Specifically, you ask if your volumetric provers are excepted from any packaging requirements under the HMR.
According to your letter, your company manufactures volumetric provers used to calibrate meter deliveries of gasoline, diesel, or propane. When calibrations are completed, all the liquid from the volumetric provers is transferred back to the customer storage tank. The provers are transported with residual vapors (no liquid) from the product previously transferred during the calibration. You ask if your meter provers are excepted from any packaging requirements under the HMR.
The answer is yes. Section 173 .5a provides requirements for the shipment of meter provers. Section 173.5a(b)(2) excepts meter provers from the specification packaging requirements in Part 178 of the HMR provided the provisions in § 173.5a (b)(2)(i-v) are met.
I hope this answers your inquiry.
Chief, Standards Development Office of Hazardous Materials Standards
John A. Gale
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards
173.5a (b)(2), 173.29
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