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Interpretation Response #08-0115

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 05-20-2008
Individual Name: Mr. Roy A. Parker, Ph.D.
Location state: LA    Country: US

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Response text: May 20 2008

Mr. Roy A. Parker, Ph.D.
Radiation Physics Consultant
5061 Abelia Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Ref. No.: 08-0115

Dear Mr. Parker:

This is in response to your April 24, 2008 inquiry requesting clarification regarding the Class 7 (radioactive) materials marking requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically you ask whether a shipper is required to mark a package in accordance with § 172.310(b) if the package specification marking required by
§ 178.350 is already present.

It is not necessary that package marking entries required by Part 172, Subpart D be separate and distinct from those specified in § 178.350(c). A packaging properly marked "USA DOT 7A Type A" in accordance with §§ 178.3 and 178.350 would satisfy the requirements in
§ 172.310(b).

We will address this issue in a future rulemaking.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if you require additional assistance.



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

172.310(b) 178.3(a)(4)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 172.310 Class 7 (radioactive) materials