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Interpretation Response #08-0004 ([Hyundai America Shipping Agency] [Mr. Herb Giles])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Hyundai America Shipping Agency

Individual Name: Mr. Herb Giles

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

January 18, 2008

Mr. Herb Giles

Manager, Hazardous Materials

Hyundai America Shipping Agency

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Suite 400

Irving, TX 75063

Ref. No.: 08-0004

Dear Mr. Giles:

This is in response to your letter dated November 17, 2007 regarding the shipping paper and marking requirements contained in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) that are applicable to a portable tank containing the residue of a hazardous material. Specifically, you ask for confirmation that the allowance in § 172.203(e)(1) to include the words "RESIDUE: Last Contained" as part of the description on the shipping paper does not require the proper shipping name marking, provided by § 172.326(a), to be supplemented with the words "RESIDUE: Last Contained."

Your understanding is correct. You are not required to supplement the proper shipping name marking on a portable tank containing residue of a hazardous material with the words "RESIDUE: Last Contained." The requirement provided in § 172.203(e)(1) allows you to include the words "RESIDUE: Last Contained" on the shipping paper in association with the basic description of the hazardous material previously contained in the package.

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, 172.326

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.203 Additional description requirements
172.326 Portable tanks