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Interpretation Response #06-0127 ([Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company] [Mr. Michael S. Fiddes])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Individual Name: Mr. Michael S. Fiddes

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Aug 8, 2006


Mr. Michael S. Fiddes                 Reference No. 06-0127
Environmental, Safety & Health Integration
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
P.O. Box 748, Mail Zone 6876
Fort Worth, TX 76101-0748

Dear Mr. Fiddes:

This responds to your May 16, 2006 letter requesting clarification on the use of the
International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of
Dangerous Goods by Air. Specifically, you ask if the Hazardous Materials Regulations
(HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) authorize use of the “Radioactive Material, Excepted
Package” label for motor vehicle or highway-only transportation.

Section 171.11 of the HMR authorizes the use of the ICAO Technical Instructions for transportation by air and by motor vehicle either before or after transportation by aircraft when the hazardous material is packaged, marked, labeled, described and certified on a shipping paper and otherwise in condition for shipment as required by the ICAO Technical Instructions. Based on § 172.401 (c)(3), the “Radioactive Material, Excepted Package” label required under the ICAO Technical Instructions is not prohibited under the HMR and would be acceptable for use under the provisions of § 171.11 for motor vehicle transportation either before or after being transported by aircraft, as well as highway-only shipment that does not involve transportation by aircraft.

I hope this answers your inquiry.



John A. Gale
Chief, Standards Development
I Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

171.11, 172.401(c)(3)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.401 Prohibited labeling