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Interpretation Response #07-0151 ([Hawkins, Inc.] [Mr. Chris W. Gibson])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Hawkins, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Chris W. Gibson

Location State: MN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Sep 6, 2007

Mr. Chris W. Gibson                   Reference No. 07-0151

EHS&R Manager

Hawkins, Inc.

3100 East Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55413

This is in response to your February 8, 2007 letter concerning the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR: 49 CFR 171-180) to the location of placards on Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC5). We apologize for the delay.

In your letter, you state that many IBCs are now built with large-radius corners. You state that these large-radius corners provide an area on which to affix a placard. You also provide photographs of a placard affixed on a large-radius corner of an IBC. You ask whether these corners are an acceptable "side" to affix a placard as required by the HMR.

It is the opinion of this Office that provided the placards are affixed on two opposite sides of an IBC, a large-radius corner is an acceptable area to affix a placard.

I hope this information is helpful.


John A. Gale,

Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.514 Bulk packagings