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Interpretation Response #06-0190 ([RWE NUKEM Corporation] [Mr. Stan Hodges])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: RWE NUKEM Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Stan Hodges

Location State: SC Country: US

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Response text:

Oct 3, 2006


Mr. Stan Hodges                Reference No. 06-0190
RWE NUKEM Corporation
3800 Fernandina Road
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29210-3854

Dear Mr. Hodges:

This is in response to your August 14, 2006 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the total activity required to be entered on shipping papers for radioactive materials must include the activity of all radionuclides in the package, the activity of all parent radionuclides in the package, or only the activity of the radionuclides that are required to be listed on a shipping paper per § 172.203(d)(1).

Section 172.203(d)(3) requires the total activity contained in each package of the shipment to be included on the shipping paper. The activity required to be included on the shipping paper must be the sum of the activities of all radiornuclides present in the package, including those of both parent radionuclides and daughter products.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.



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

172.203(d), 173.433(g)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.203 Additional description requirements
173.433 Requirements for determining basic radionuclide values, and for the listing of radionuclides on shipping papers and labels