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Interpretation Response #07-0003 ([Commonwealth of Virginia Department of State Police] [Sgt. David P. Feather])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Commonwealth of Virginia Department of State Police

Individual Name: Sgt. David P. Feather

Location State: DC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Feb 8, 2007

Sgt. David P. Feather                      Reference No. 07-0003

Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of State Police

9801 Braddock Road

Fair VA 22032

Dear Sergeant Feather:

This is in response to your December 29, 2006 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) concerning the transportation of gasoline in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Specifically, you ask whether there is an oversight in Column 7 of the § 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table regarding the use of Special IBC Packing Provision 1B2 for a material classed as "Gasoline, 3, UN1203."

The answer is no. Special IBC Packing Provision 1B2 is only authorized for liquids with a vapor pressure less than or equal to 110 kPa at 50 ºC (1.1 bar at 122 F), or 130 kPa at 55 ºC (1.3 bar at131 ºF). The vapor pressure of gasoline exceeds these amounts; therefore, Special IBC Packing Provision 1B2 is not authorized for a material classed as "Gasoline, 3, UN 1203."

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

Sincerely,

Charles E. Betts

Senior Transportation Specialist

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

172.101

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table