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Interpretation Response #08-0231 ([Shane Havoc Consulting, LLC] [Mr. Gregory Sutherland])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Shane Havoc Consulting, LLC

Individual Name: Mr. Gregory Sutherland

Location State: SC Country: US

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Response text:

October 16, 2008

Mr. Gregory Sutherland

Shane Havoc Consulting, LLC

1905 English Ivy Court

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Ref. No.: 08-0231

Dear Mr. Sutherland:

This responds to your September 12, 2008, letter requesting clarification on the proper spelling of a proper shipping name under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if you are permitted to use an alternate spelling of the proper shipping name, "Extracts Flavouring Liquid" instead of the United States spelling "Extracts Flavoring Liquid" for shipments within the U.S. and vessel shipments.

The HMR authorize the use of alternate spellings for proper shipping names as found in international standards, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. See §172.101(c)(1). Authorization to use such alternate spellings is not limited to shipments intended for international transportation or for which all or part of the transportation is by air or vessel. Thus, "Extracts Flavouring Liquid" is an authorized proper shipping name under the HMR.

I hope this answers your inquiry.


Susan Gorsky

Acting Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table